Comparing the Toyota Camry to the Subaru Legacy at Mark Jacobson Toyota
The Toyota Camry vs. the Subaru LegacyThe Toyota Camry's base engine kicks out more horsepower than the Subaru Legacy's; comparing 178 horsepower and 175, it's enough to leave the rival in your dust. The Camry's standard six-speed shiftable automatic transmission offers a considerably more engaging driving experience than the Legacy's continuously variable-speed automatic transmission. With standard Power Seats for the perfect driving position and the options of a Power Glass Sunroof and Navigation in the base trim, the Camry has more convenience than the Legacy can offer. More rear head and leg room in the Camry means your taller friends and family members will have a more comfortable ride than in the Legacy. The Camry also has a larger cargo space than the Legacy so you can fit just that much more inside on those road trips. According to Edmunds.com, the Camry has a higher average consumer rating in Performance, ensuring a more exciting drive every time you take the wheel. Also on Edmunds.com, the overall 5-year cost of ownership is lower in the Camry than in the Legacy. Your wallet will thank you. At the highest trim levels - the Toyota Camry XSE and the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited - the Camry wins with a lower price, higher fuel economy, more horsepower and torque, a 6-speed shiftable automatic compared to the Legacy's CVT, more front head room as well as more rear head and leg room, more cargo space, and a lower 5-year cost of ownership.