Both the Subaru Impreza and Legacy were redesigned for 2020.  Although both updates appear subtle, there are substantial improvements.  The 2020 Impreza now includes automatic door locks, restyled front bumper, updated head and taillights, and the new Ocean Blue Pearl color option.  The 7th generation 2020 Legacy has had a facelift, rides on a new, lighter platform, and has a turbocharged engine available.  These two models are two of the smallest models Subaru makes.  The Impreza also comes in both a sedan and a hatchback version. See the comparison of the 2020 Subaru Impreza vs Legacy in the specs below.    

Specification Comparison:

Passenger Space: The new Legacy has 105.5 cubic feet of volume for passengers. The Impreza has a slightly smaller passenger volume but both still feel quite spacious.  A 6 ft person feels comfortable inside both models with more leg and head room than the 2019 models.  

Cargo Space: The 2020 Legacy has a spacious 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room which is practical for most families.  The more compact Impreza sedan has less cargo room.  However, the hatchback version has over 20 cubic feet of cargo volume and with the back seats folded down has more than 55 cubic feet of cargo volume. 

Fuel Economy: Both of these Subaru models have impressive fuel efficiency for symmetrical all wheel drive vehicles.  As usual, a manual version of these models will have lower fuel economy while the automatic models will be more efficient.  The 2020 Legacy tank holds over 18 gallons of fuel and gets 27 city mpg  and 35 highway mpg.  The more compact and sporty 2020 Impreza holds about 5 gallons less fuel gets 28 city mpg and 36 highway mpg.  

Engine: Boxer engines are standard with both models. The 2020 Impreza has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder Boxer engine with 152 horsepower and 145 lb/ft of torque.  The 2020 Legacy is slightly more powerful with a 2.5 liter four cylinder Boxer engine with 182 horsepower and 277 lb/ft of torque.  

Airbags: Both the 2020 Legacy and 2020 Impreza have substantial airbags systems. They include advanced frontal, side curtain, seat-mounted front side impact, front seat cushion, and knee impact airbags.  These airbag systems are standard in every model.  

Size: The 2020 Subaru Legacy measures in at 191 inches in length, 72 inches wide, and 59 inches high.  The 2020 Subaru Impreza comes in the sedan and hatchback versions so has more variable dimensions.  It measures 176-182 inches long, 70 inches wide, and 57-59 inches high.  

Technology: Both the 2020 Legacy and the 2020 Impreza got significant technology packages that enhance safety.  All of the 2020 Legacy models come with Subaru EyeSight driver-assistance features.  The Suite includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and pre-collision throttle management.  The 2020 Impreza Sport model now comes standard with EyeSight as well.  Available standard on every model is automatic door locks, and a rear-seat reminder which alerts you to check the back seats for children or pets.  For some models of the 2020 Legacy there is a new, redesigned front display that measures a whopping 11.6 inches.  

Price: The 2020 Subaru Legacy starts at $22,745.  The 2020 Subaru Impreza will start at $19,595 which is $100 more than the 2019 version. 

Coming soon to Rafferty Subaru

Both models were released fall, 2019 and should be arriving soon at Rafferty Subaru. Come by today to check out both the 2020 Legacy and the 2020 Impreza.  When comparing the 2020 Subaru Impreza vs Legacy, you should keep in mind the extra cargo storage space available with the hatchback version of the Impreza.  Although less cut out for hauling cargo, the Legacy provides more room for family.  At Rafferty Subaru you can compare the 2020 Subaru Impreza vs Legacy by test driving both. 

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