2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 VW Passat Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

With a new turbocharged engine, a cutting-edge touchscreen multimedia system and all-wheel drive, the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy is not only one of the most comfortable midsize sedans on the market, it's also one of the most capable! It's a joy to drive with an efficient, smooth engine and exceptional grip that most rivals in this segment -- such as the 2020 Volkswagen Passat -- just can't provide. We'll show you all the benefits of the 2020 Subaru Legacy below! In this side-by-side comparison, you'll discover what makes it a much better choice for your life and your budget compared to its Volkswagen rival.

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2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 VW Passat: Comfort

The 2020 Subaru Legacy has an even roomier passenger cabin than the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, allowing everyone a little more room to stretch out. This despite being three inches shorter overall, so it's both more comfortable and easier to park! Whether you're seated up front or in the back, you'll find the Legacy a great place to spend time.

Best of all, premium 2020 Subaru Legacy trim levels offer available luxury features that you won't find on any 2020 VW Passat! Such exclusive options include real Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a 10-way power-adjusting driver's seat.

Subaru Legacy Touchscreen

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 VW Passat: Technology

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2020 Subaru legacy both feature standard Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ -- but on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, it's controlled through a meager 6.3" touchscreen display. In the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy, you get a pair of 7" touchscreens that keep even more controls and functions at your fingertips! Or, when you upgrade to a more premium trim level, you get a large, 11.6" portrait-oriented touchscreen that's even more vivid, modern and easy to use! You'll be able to enjoy hands free-calling, texting, music streaming and navigation easier than ever, all from your connected smartphone.

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2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 VW Passat: Performance

The entry-level 2020 Subaru Legacy doesn't make quite as much power as the 2020 VW Passat, however it's not a big enough difference that you're likely to notice during normal, everyday city and highway driving. What you will notice is that the Legacy is much more efficient around town -- it gets 4 additional city MPG so you won't have to fill up as often!

But if it's power and performance you crave, step up to the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy XT models. Featuring a turbocharged engine, these vehicles deliver 260 horsepower and a mighty 277 lb-ft of torque for even more highway passing power and surprisingly quick acceleration. Now you can get sports car performance in a comfortable midsize cruiser!

Best of all, every 2020 Subaru Legacy features all-wheel drive for superior all-weather grip. The 2020 VW Passat is only available with front wheel drive.

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2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 VW Passat: Safety

The 2020 Subaru Legacy took home the 2020 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety! It's the IIHS's most exclusive safety accolade identifying only the very safest vehicles in a given model year. The 2020 VW Passat achieved solid IIHS crash test scores, but it didn't qualify for any awards.

What's more, the 2020 Subaru Legacy isn't just safer in a crash -- it's a safer investment. With our standard 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, we stand behind our work longer than Volkswagen. If your vehicle's powertrain suffers damage or defect through no fault of your own for the first five years or 60,000 miles of ownership, Subaru will make it right at no cost to you. You only get up to four years or 50,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage from VW.

Subaru Legacy Following Driver Information Display

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 VW Passat: Driver Assistance

While both these cars come standard with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, there's even more standard driver assistance on the 2020 Subaru Legacy thanks to Subaru EyeSight®! This advanced safety technology also includes lane keep assistance and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment. Those features are also available on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, but not on the entry level model. You'll have to pay more for an upgrade.

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Why A Subaru Is Right For Life In Northern California

Since both the 2020 Subaru Legacy and 2020 VW Passat have a nearly identical standard price, the Legacy clearly has an advantage when it comes to value! You get superior performance, greater efficiency and more advanced technology. And if you choose a super-premium Legacy XT model, you'll also get incredible quickness that no Volkswagen sedan can match! Starting at an MSRP of $22,745, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is the finest midsize sedan in its segment. Discover more during a test drive at Shingle Springs Subaru.

2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Volkswagen Passat
$22,745Starting MSRP*$22,995
35 Highway - 27 CityFuel Economy (MPG)34 Highway - 23 City
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive (AWD Not Available)
182Standard Horsepower174
105.5 ft3Passenger Volume102 ft3
StandardAutomatic Climate ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardFloor MatsAvailable Upgrade
StandardLane-Keep AssistAvailable Upgrade
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade
5 Years - 60,000 MilesPowertrain Warranty4 Years - 50,000 Miles

*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.