2020 Subaru Legacy vs BRZ Comparison Information in Shingle Springs, CA

It used to be that there wasn't much overlap between those looking at the sporty two-door Subaru BRZ sports car and the classy, understated Subaru Legacy sedan. But then the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy joined the lineup. With an available turbocharged engine, you now have more choices than ever when you want the safety, toughness and reliability of Subaru and a thrilling experience behind the wheel! The first-ever 2020 Subaru Legacy XT now provides comparable acceleration to the 2020 Subaru BRZ. We'll tell you more about these two models below so you can better decide which model is right for you. Or, just come to Shingle Springs Subaru and test drive them both.

2020 Subaru Legacy vs BRZ Exterior

Size & Capacity: 2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ

The 2020 Subaru BRZ is a sporty two-door coupe while the 2020 Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan. As you might've guessed, this means they're quite different in terms of size. The diminutive BRZ is just 166.7" from stem to stern; the elegant Legacy is 190.6" long from bumper to bumper. The key difference you'll notice is rear seat legroom. When you want a comfortable rear seat for even tall adults to enjoy during a long highway journey, you'd do well to select the 2020 Subaru Legacy. It provides 39.5" of legroom in the back seats. The 2020 Subaru BRZ, by contrast, provides 29.9" of legroom. Trunk space is more generous in the 2020 Subaru Legacy as well.

Comfort Features: 2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ

The 2020 Subaru BRZ has a higher starting price compared to the 2020 Subaru Legacy, but it does provide additional standard features in return. It comes standard with heated front seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara®, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button engine start. You can have all those same features on the 2020 Subaru Legacy, too, but the entry-level models lack these features.

That said, there are plenty of comfort and convenience features exclusive to the 2020 Subaru Legacy -- especially for rear-seat passengers. Only the Legacy offers heated rear seats, rear USB ports, power front seats, Nappa leather upholstery and a premium audio system by Harman Kardon®.

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2020 Subaru Legacy vs BRZ Interior

Performance: 2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ

At the entry level, the Subaru Legacy provides an efficient drive with all the zip you need for confident everyday driving. The 2020 Subaru Legacy makes 182 standard horsepower. By contrast, the much-lighter 2020 Subaru BRZ makes 205 standard horsepower, so it provides a sporty, track-ready drive even on the entry-level model.

Want the convenience and comfort of a midsize sedan with a sportier drive? Upgrade to the available 2020 Subaru Legacy XT trim levels, which get a turbocharged engine making 260 horsepower! The 2020 Subaru Legacy XT and 2020 Subaru BRZ will both accelerate from 0-60 MPH in about six seconds.

2020 Subaru Legacy vs BRZ Features

However, there's more than just a power difference between these models. There's a handling difference, too. Unlike most Subaru vehicles, the 2020 Subaru BRZ is rear-wheel drive. With a limited-slip differential, sport-tuned suspension, low-mounted BOXER® engine and standard six-speed manual transmission, the 2020 Subaru BRZ was built for the track. No vehicle at this price point provides more nimble handling and control on dry pavement.

By contrast, the 2020 Subaru Legacy provides a CVT automatic transmission only. But with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Legacy offers unmatched handling grip in all sorts of conditions -- wet or dry, paved or unpaved.

Pricing: 2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ

The trim levels of the Subaru BRZ have been rearranged for 2020, and the Limited trim level is now the base model, starting at $28,845 MSRP. Meanwhile, the 2020 Subaru Legacy starts roughly $6,000 less at $22,745 MSRP. The performance-tuned XT trim levels begin with the 2020 Subaru Legacy Limited XT, starting at $34,195 MSRP.

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The Difference Is Clear At Shingle Springs Subaru

Research pages like these help you discover what makes the new 2020 Subaru models different from one another and what sets them apart from the competition. But perhaps even more important is what makes Shingle Springs Subaru different from everybody else. We've been recognized with the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer & Community Commitment Award. That means Subaru has honored us as one of the nation's leading dealerships when it comes to customer service and community involvement. We're a certified Eco-Friendly Retailer, and we're dedicated to keeping California beautiful.

Most importantly, our expert sales team and friendly finance specialists will help you get the price you want on the right Subaru vehicle for your needs! Our customers come first at Shingle Springs Subaru. Come find the perfect Subaru for you and your family and take a test drive at 4045 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs, CA 95682.

2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Subaru BRZ
$22,745Starting MSRP*$28,845
35 Highway/27 CityFuel Economy (MPG)29 Highway/21 City
182Standard Horsepower205
176Standard Torque156
105.5 Cubic FeetPassenger Space76.5 Cubic Feet
15.1 Cubic FeetCargo Volume6.9 Cubic Feet
39.5"Rear Seat Legroom29.9"
Available UpgradeBuilt-In NavigationStandard
Available UpgradeDual-Zone Automatic Climate ControlStandard
StandardEyeSight® Driver AssistanceNot Available

*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.