Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima

Are you looking for a reliable sedan to get around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area? A lot of different names come up when discussing reliable sedans on the market, but the Subaru Legacy and the Nissan Altima are always in the running for the best. But how do you know which of these vehicles is right for you?

In this article, we'll help you find out by comparing the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Nissan Altima. In our comparison, we'll look at the vehicle handling, entertainment and technology, and safety features. Reading this article will help you see the similarities but, more importantly, the differences between these vehicles. You'll see which one is clearly right for you.

Read a full vehicle review of the 2017 Subaru Legacy here.

Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima: Vehicle Handling

The Subaru Legacy features the unique Subaru BOXER® engine, which lays flat under the hood. This engine features horizontally opposed valves, which help to disperse power to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The Nissan Altima is equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive.

In terms of power, each vehicle can reach the 170-horsepower range. When it comes to handling, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the Subaru Legacy takes the lead.

Entertainment and Technology

Each of these sedans is equipped with 4-speaker sound systems. The Subaru Legacy features the STARLINK™ system, which comes with a 6.2-inch high-resolution LCD screen where you can access your desired media. Each vehicle features a CD player, but the Subaru Legacy comes with HD Radio®. This radio not only delivers high-quality audio, but it also feature iTunes® tagging, which lets you select a song to download at a later time. The Nissan Altima only features a standard radio.

Safety Features

The Subaru Legacy features a rear vision camera that helps you back in and out of a space by giving you a view of what's behind your vehicle. The Nissan Altima features a rear vision camera but only after an upgrade to another trim level.

In terms of protection, each vehicle features advanced airbags that adjust their inflation rate to correspond to the severity of an impact. Each vehicle features front airbags, side impact airbags, and side curtain airbags for all rows.

Subaru Legacy vs. Nissan Altima: Comparison Outcome

By reading this vehicle comparison, drivers like you from the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area learned about the similarities and differences between the 2017 Subaru Legacy and 2017 Nissan Altima. You learned that the Legacy offers better handling due to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and better amenities like the touchscreen display and HD Radio® with iTunes® tagging.

You also learned about the safety features of each vehicle. You saw that each vehicle offers great protection, but the Subaru Legacy includes a rear vision camera. In this article, you learned that the 2017 Subaru Legacy has more to offer.

Learn more about the Subaru Legacy by scheduling your test drive with us at Winner Subaru. 


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