If you're looking to purchase a mid-sized Sedan this year, the number of options can make the decision overwhelming. Two of the most popular choices are the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry.  Both vehicles have something to offer.  If you're wondering how the 2020 Subaru Legacy stacks up to the 2020 Toyota Camry, keep reading to find out.  If you're still undecided, vis your local Rafferty Subaru dealership today to test drive the all new and redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy.

Features of 2020 Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry

When comparing the Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry, it's best to look at several key features that are desirable for most consumers.  One of the first things people often look at is the fuel efficiency.  The 2020 Subaru Legacy gets 24-27 city mpg and 32-35 highway mpg while the 2020 Toyota Camry gets a larger range of  22-29 city mpg and 32-41 highway mpg.  The fuel efficiency for the Legacy and Camry are similar, and although the Camry can get a maximum mpg that is more efficient than the Legacy, the Legacy has a more tight and reliable efficiency in both city and highway settings.  In addition, the legacy gas tank is 5 gallons larger than the Camry gas tank.  When comparing the overall size of the Subaru Legacy vs the Toyota Camry, you see that the Legacy is also slightly more roomy than the Camry with larger passenger volume, leg room and head space even though the width of the cars is the same and the length of the Legacy is slightly smaller.  The standard Legacy has a 2.4 L, 4 cylinder Boxer engine that gets 182 horsepower but you can upgrade to the turbocharged boxer engine that gets 260 horsepower.  The Camry has a 2.5 L, 4 cylinder engine that gets 203 horsepower or you can upgrade to the 6 cylinder engine that gets 301 horsepower and significantly reduces fuel efficiency.


The 2020 Subaru Legacy has a starting MSRP of $22,745 while the Toyota Camry has a starting price of $24,295.  Each car has multiple models that go up in price from there.  The Toyota Camry has two other models that jump in price to $31,040 and then to $35,000.  The 2020 Subaru Legacy has 4 other models that gradually increase in price with the most expensive model topping out at $34,195.  This top model is the sport version with the turbocharged engine and it is still less expensive than the top tier Toyota Camry model.  Overall, comparing the Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry shows the Legacy is less expensive.


Critics praise the 2020 Subaru Legacy for impressive tech including a massive 11.6 touchscreen display and convenient features like Android Auto/Apple Carplay.  They say the new Legacy has unmatched comfort, an abundance of standard safety features,  and a turbocharged engine that has impressive power while keeping fuel efficiency.  If anything, critics say that the Legacy's exterior has not changed enough.  Some may say boring, but others may say reliable.  Reviews say that the 2020 Camry has limited trunk space, a noisy cabin and is overly designed with an exterior that attempts to make the care seem sportier than it is.  However, like the Legacy, critics say that the car has a powerful engine, good fuel efficiency and has a reasonable price tag.

Which is better Toyota Camry or Subaru Legacy?

The Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry are both great choices for mid-size sedans.  When comparing the Subaru Legacy vs the Toyota Camry, there are a lot of similarities including the size and fuel efficiency.  What sets the two apart is the standard all wheel drive in the 2020 Subaru Legacy, the standard safety features included with the Subaru Eyesight technology, and the fantastic price that makes the Subaru Legacy a bargain.  Overall, if you want a mid-size sedan that has a reputation for safety in all weather and terrain but can get you to the office every day without breaking the bank, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is the car for you. If you are interested in a hybrid option sedan, the Camry might be the right choice for you.

What is comparable to the Subaru Legacy?

The Subaru Legacy often gets compared to the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord as well as the Nissan Altima.  The Legacy can be compared to any mid-size Sedan but the Toyota, Honda, and Nissan are the models that are just as popular and are most similar to the Legacy in size, power, and fuel efficiency. nd are most similar to the Legacy in size, power, and fuel efficiency.

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