Subaru Impreza vs. Legacy: the Differences Explained (2020, 2019)

Subaru Impreza vs. Legacy: the Differences Explained (2021 Update)

Live a life of motion in either the 2021 Subaru Legacy or 2021 Subaru Impreza. Both of these Subaru cars have a lot to offer working professionals or small families, such as dynamic fuel economy ratings, an extensive list of safety features, and more. The 2021 Subaru Impreza starts at $19,595 MSRP and the 2021 Subaru Legacy has a starting MSRP of $23,645.

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Live a life of motion in either the 2020 Subaru Legacy or 2020 Subaru Impreza. Both of these Subaru cars have a lot to offer working professionals or small families, such as dynamic fuel economy ratings, an extensive list of safety features, and more. The 2020 Subaru Impreza starts at $19,595 MSRP and the 2020 Subaru Legacy has a starting MSRP of $23,645.

After reading this Subaru Impreza vs. Legacy guide, explore our new inventory in Moline, IL, pair a choice model with a special offer. Questions? Contact a McLaughlin Subaru representative online or call (866) 960-7363.

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy
Performance

Drive with the spirit of adventure in either the 2020 Impreza or Legacy. Both include fuel efficient powertrains designed to get you from point A to point B in a timely manner. The following information provides the specs for each model’s engines.

Model Availability Impreza Legacy Legacy
Engine 2.0L SUBARU BOXER® 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER®
Horsepower 152 HP
182 HP
260 HP
Torque 145 lb.-ft.
176 lb.-ft.
277 lb.-ft.
MPG (city/hwy) 28/36
27/35
24/32

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy
Exterior Design & Dimensions

One of the largest differences between the 2020 Subaru Impreza and Legacy are available body styles. The Impreza can be either a sedan or a five-door model, while the Legacy strictly comes as a sedan. While the Legacy has LED fog lights, the Impreza only includes regular fog lights. Additionally, the Impreza can be equipped with raised roof rails, a roof spoiler, and daytime running lights, which are not available on the Legacy. To see the exterior features that both the Legacy and Impreza possess, read on.

  • Trunk spoiler
  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • Heated power side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Two-speed windshield wipers

To discover the maximum dimensions of the 2020 Subaru Legacy and Impreza, review the following exterior specs.

2020 Subaru Impreza in red driving on highway with hilly plans along it

2020 Subaru Impreza

White 2019 Subaru Legacy driving down hill

2020 Subaru Legacy

Impreza

2020 Subaru Model

Legacy

182.7 in.

Length

190.6 in.

70 in.

Width

72.4 in.

58.9 in.

Height

59.1 in.

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy
Interior Design & Comfort

No matter which 2020 Subaru car you slide into, you’ll find amenities designed for your comfort on long and short journeys alike, as the following interior features showcase.

2020 Subaru Model

Interior Features

Impreza

  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • STARLINK® 8-in. Multimedia Plus
  • Sport cloth upholstery w/ red contrast stitching
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle
  • Heated front seats
  • Power auto-up/auto-down front windows

Legacy

  • Ten-way power adjustable driver's seat with power adjustable lumbar support
  • Eight-way power front passenger’s seat
  • Driver’s seat two-position memory
  • Ventilated and heated front seats
  • Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery
  • STARLINK® 11.6-in. Multimedia Navigation
  • Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shifter handle
  • Power tilt/sliding glass moonroof
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system with 12 speakers
  • Auto-up/auto-down windows in all positions

Cargo Space & Seating Capacity

Take advantage of similar interior dimensions within the 2020 Subaru Impreza and Legacy cars. The Legacy has slightly more second-row legroom, and the Impreza can stow more in the trunk when you choose the five-door body style. Review the following information for more specs.

Impreza

2020 Subaru Model

Legacy

12.3 cu.-ft. (sedan)

20.8 cu.-ft. (five-door)

Trunk Volume

15.1 cu.-ft.

Five

Seating Capacity

Five

100.9 cu.-ft.

Passenger Volume

105.5 cu.-ft.

39.8 in.

First-row Headroom

39.4 in.

43.1 in.

First-row Legroom

42.8 in.

37.2 in.

Second-row Headroom

37.2 in.

36.5 in.

Second-row Legroom

39.5 in.

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy
Safety Technology

Both the 2020 Legacy and Impreza share a staggering list of innovative safety features, but they also have some systems that are unique to each model. The Legacy includes an 180-degree front view monitor, DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System, and advanced adaptive cruise control. The Impreza comes with an incline start assist not found on the Legacy. To view the safety features both Subaru models have in common, check out the following list.

  • Blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reverse automatic braking
  • STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • Brake override system
  • Brake assist
  • High beam assist
  • Rear vision camera
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Keyless access with push-button start and PIN-code access
2020 Subaru Impreza in white driving on highway showing turch in the onther lane

2020 Subaru Impreza

2019 Subaru Legacy safety features

2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy
Awards & Accolades

Impreza
  • IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2020 Subaru Impreza
  • NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating for the 2020 Subaru Impreza
Legacy
  • IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2020 Subaru Legacy
  • NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating for the 2020 Subaru Legacy
2020 Subaru Impreza in red parked in parkinglot for a park
2020 Subaru legacy Birds Eye View While Driving on Highway