Hyundai Sonata vs Subaru Legacy

2018 Hyundai Sonata SE Sedan2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sedan for sale in Salt Lake City

 Hyundai Sonata (SE)
Subaru Legacy (2.5i)
Total MSRP
$22,935 (AT)
$23,055 (CVT)
 City / HWY Fuel Economy
25 / 3625 / 34
 All-Wheel Drive
Not Available
Standard
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
18.518.5
* CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

While the Sonata offers slightly better highway fuel economy on paper, it's important to highlight that the Impreza is the only vehicle to offer AWD. So it becomes a choice between a few extra miles per gallon, and capability when you need it most (snow, mud, etc.).


Compare the Subaru Legacy and Hyundai Sonata Near Salt Lake City

Trying to find the right car for you can sometimes seem a bit intimidating. The new car market is overloaded with options, each promising to be better than the next. But not all new cars are made alike. And what's more, not all car-buyers are alike either. That's why we'd like to provide you the opportunity to get to know the Subaru Legacy a little better, also providing you the Hyundai Sonata as a reference point by which to understand how the Legacy excels. We hope that this page proves useful to you and other drivers like you from around Provo and beyond.

 2018 Subaru Legacy Driving On A Dry Road 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Performance

It's not every midsize sedan that offers all-wheel-drive in addition to a reliable, fuel-sipping four-cylinder engine that combine to get you where you need to go with relative ease and thriftiness. And its rarer still to find all that in a midsize car that costs less than $23,000. But that's what the Legacy offers. Also boasting an available 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Legacy is as quick as you desire, depending on which engine you choose. The Hyundai Sonata, in contrast, offers several engine choices, but they're all four-cylinder models. The upgraded "Eco" trim offers power that's very similar to the base engine in the Legacy.

Technology & Infotainment

A Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment system takes center-stage in the dashboard of every new Subaru Legacy sedan. Boasting a large 6.5-inch touch screen with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, you're always connected when you drive this Subaru sedan. The Sonata, however, also gets a competent 7-inch touchscreen system with smartphone integration.

Safety Features

Both the Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy are very safe vehicles, earning the highest marks possible from both the NHTSA and IIHS. Both sedans also come equipped with rearview cameras to make backing up a breeze. Want more safety features? You can choose several available active safety features with either vehicle. The Sonata does offer some features standard.


2018 Subaru Legacy Interior2018 Hyundai Sonata Interior

Interior Accommodations

The Subaru and Hyundai midsize sedans in question both offer you and your family plenty of space for long trips and short jaunts around town alike. As for cargo space, these sedans are similarly neck-in-neck.

Price

The Hyundai Sonata's pricing slightly undercuts that of the Subaru Legacy. Having said that, the Legacy appeals to a buyer with different needs. For one thing, the Sonata doesn't even offer all-wheel-drive - a necessity at times around here in Sandy and Murray, UT. Plus, Subaru is the top brand for residual value in 2018, according to ALG*. That means when it comes time to sell your car (if you don't run it to the ground - a viable option with the reliable Legacy), you'll likely enjoy a higher resale price and lower depreciation.

*ALG named Subaru the 2018 Top Mainstream Brand for Residual Value. ALG is the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data (www.alg.com).


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Try The Legacy On For Size!

The most effective way to figure out if the Subaru Legacy checks all the boxes for you and might be your ideal next car is to come take one for a test drive. Try the Legacy on for size, and we think you'll agree with us when we say the competition just can't beat its blend of features, pricing, and style!


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