2020 Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord Comparison Information in Shingle Springs, CA

The Subaru Legacy is the flagship sedan from Subaru, and it's easy to see why. With its incredible roominess, its state-of-the-art technology, and its Subaru quality, it's a car that's truly a joy to drive. But how does it compare against popular rivals like the 2020 Honda Accord? We'll take a look at these two sedans below to see what some of the key differences are.

Subaru Legacy rear seats

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Design

Take a look at these two sedans and you'll see that they're very similar cars. Both have sleek, swooping designs inspired by coupes, and the cabin volume is almost identical. However, the Subaru Legacy does have a few advantages. While both come standard with LED headlights, the Subaru Legacy offers optional LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which the Honda Accord lacks. These headlights will turn as you turn, illuminating your path better at night. Inside, the Subaru Legacy features a 60/40-split folding rear seat that gives you more versatility than the folding rear bench seat in the base Honda Accord. When you choose the entry-level Honda Accord, it's all or nothing thanks to the solid, non-split bench seat.


11.6-inch touchscreen in a Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Infotainment

The difference in technology levels between these two cars is stark. The 2020 Honda Accord comes standard with an LCD screen, not a touchscreen. There is an 8-inch touchscreen available, but only if you pay more to upgrade. Compare this to the infotainment systems available in the Subaru Legacy. It starts off with two 7-inch touchscreens. If you choose anything but the entry-level model, you'll instead be treated to an 11.6-inch touchscreen that's vertically oriented for your convenience. Not only does the Honda Accord lack the cloud-based applications you'll find in the Subaru Legacy, but the base model doesn't even have Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto&trade! These features are, of course, standard in the Subaru Legacy.

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Subaru Legacy driving down highway

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Performance

The Subaru Legacy and the Honda Accord make similar horsepower at the entry level, though the Legacy does have the lower center of gravity that comes from its flat BOXERreg&; engine. Both cars also offer available engine upgrades, with the upgraded engine in the Legacy offering greater power than the upgraded engine in the Honda Accord. But one of the biggest differences when it comes to performance is the drivetrain. The 2020 Subaru Legacy comes with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that provides extra traction and control.


Subaru Legacy driving down rainy street

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Safety

Both the 2020 Subaru Legacy and the 2020 Honda Accord are known for their safety. They even both come with standard features that are available upgrades only in many other vehicles, like adaptive cruise control. But Subaru still has the edge. In addition to headlights that were rated better by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2020 Subaru Legacy also has the all-wheel drive we mentioned. This makes it easier to stay in control. And, if an accident is unavoidable, the 2020 Subaru Legacy gives you greater peace of mind. Though the 2020 Honda Accord won the prestigious 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2020 Subaru Legacy won the even more prestigious 2020 Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Honda Accord: Value

The Subaru Legacy offers impressive capability and state-of-the-art infotainment, and it does it for less than the Honda Accord! In fact, the 2020 Honda Accord has a starting MSRP that's over $1,200 more than that of the 2020 Subaru Legacy. You'll get better value with Subaru, so head to Shingle Springs Subaru for a test drive.

2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Honda Accord
$22,745Starting MSRP*$24,020
182Standard Horsepower192
260 Horsepower / 277 lb-ft TorqueAvailable Engine Upgrade252 Horsepower / 273 lb-ft Torque
StandardAll-Wheel DriveNot Available
StandardTransmission Paddle ShiftersAvailable Upgrade
StandardApple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™Available Upgrade
Standard60/40 Split Folding Rear SeatAvailable Upgrade
StandardPre-Collision Automatic BrakingStandard
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlStandard
2020 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety Award2020 Top Safety Pick

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.