2023 Subaru Legacy vs. Honda Accord and Toyota Camry: Compare Midsize Sedans for your Austin-area Drives

With its classy and capacious cabin, pleasing ride quality, and abundant amenities, the Subaru Legacy represents one of the most well-rounded options in the midsize sedan segment. It offers generous headroom and legroom for all passengers, a full roster of advanced driver aids, well-tuned suspension, and ample under-the-hood motivation, especially with the available 260-horsepower turbocharged BOXER engine. Plus, it's the only mainstream model in its class with the surefooted confidence of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive.

While Austin drivers have several options in the search for a midsize car, the Subaru Legacy delivers an all-around package that's tough to beat. To show you what we mean, here's a quick look at how the 2023 Subaru Legacy compares in a few key areas to three prominent class competitors, the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord.

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2023 Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota Camry

  • The Subaru Legacy is one of the few options in the midsize sedan class that offers all-wheel drive, and it's the only one that has it as standard equipment across the lineup, including with the more-powerful turbocharged engine. The Toyota Camry offers all-wheel drive as an option, but it's not standard for any trim, and you can't get it with the upgraded engine.

  • Both models come standard with many advanced driver aids. However, the Legacy's Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering system is more capable than the Camry's Dynamic Radar Cruise system, which reserves "full-speed" functionality for higher trims.

  • The Subaru Legacy's base infotainment system has dual seven-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, step up to any other trim level, and you'll get a stylish 11.6-inch display with wireless smartphone integration. The Camry's standard touchscreen is seven inches, while its optional nine-inch display is reserved for the top three trims and doesn't have wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

  • The Subaru Legacy is more accommodating, offering more headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and hip room than the Camry. Rear-seat passengers will particularly appreciate the Legacy's extra 1.5 inches of legroom and 1.7 inches of shoulder room compared to the Camry.

2023 Subaru Legacy vs. Nissan Altima

  • The Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima make similar power from their base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines. However, if you want something with more gusto, Legacy Sport and Touring XT models deliver, equipping a 2.4-liter turbo-four with 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The Altima offers a 2.0-liter turbo-four that makes 248 hp and 273 lb-ft, but that's with premium fuel. Otherwise, it makes 236 hp and 267 lb-ft.

  • The Subaru Legacy comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system, providing surefooted handling and confidence in inclement conditions. The Nissan Altima offers an AWD system, but it's only available as an option for three trims and can't be paired with the upgraded engine.

  • Both models have impressively roomy front seating. However, if you regularly carry passengers in the back seats, they'll likely prefer the Subaru Legacy, which boasts 4.3 inches more rear legroom.

  • Every Subaru Legacy comes standard with Subaru EyeSight® driver-assist technologies, including an Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control system with Lane Centering. A similar feature is available in the Altima, but it's only standard for one trim and optional for another.

2023 Subaru Legacy vs. Honda Accord

  • The Honda Accord's 192-horsepower base engine has a slight edge over the Legacy's 182-horsepower standard mill. However, if you want to kick your Round Rock commute into a higher gear, you can choose from the Legacy's Sport or Touring XT trims, which feature a 2.4-liter BOXER turbo-four with 260 horsepower. The 2023 Honda Accord no longer offers an upgraded turbocharged engine.

  • All Subaru Legacy trims except the base model feature a large 11.6-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration and an available wireless phone charger for truly cable-free connectivity.  The 2023 Honda Accord includes wireless smartphone integration on its top four trims, but only the highest tier offers a wireless charging pad.

  • Both models come standard with a full suite of advanced driver-assist technologies, including Lane Keep Assist, Pre-Collision Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control. However, the Legacy also includes Lane Centering for the adaptive cruise control system and steering-responsive headlights for better visibility around corners. These features aren't available in the Honda Accord lineup.                     

Test-Drive the 2023 Subaru Legacy near Cedar Park and Leander

Contact Subaru of Georgetown at your convenience to request more information about the 2023 Subaru Legacy, its available features and financing opportunities, and how you can reserve one suited to your needs and lifestyle. If you'd like to experience firsthand what makes the Subaru Legacy a great choice for your next daily driver, we invite you to visit our Austin-area Subaru dealership, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.