2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy
2014 Nissan Altima 2014 Subaru Legacy
38 highway / 27 city Top Fuel Econ. 32 highway / 24 city
182 horsepower Engine Power 173 horsepower
180 ft-lbs Engine Torque 174 ft-lbs
15.4 ft.3 Cargo Volume 14.7 ft.3

2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy

Nissan Altima vs. Subaru Legacy

With vehicles that include a name like Legacy, the mid-size sedan segment always seems to evoke a grandiose sense of style and substance. Drivers looking to decide on a new mid-size vehicle are well-served to look beyond the glory of an attractive nameplate, however. While there is no denying the value of good design and an appealing alias, long-term satisfaction is an automotive quality that abides underneath the exterior surface.

In pitting the 2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy, Continental Nissan has set out to show that judging a vehicle solely on name value is similar to judging a book by its cover. It is clear that Subaru invites drivers to imagine its sedan in terms of a rich performance tradition, but the richness of that legacy pales in comparison when considered against the merits of Nissan’s 2014 Altima. Designed to deliver higher levels of power, efficiency, and even cargo volume, the 2014 Nissan Altima outshines Subaru’s sedan at almost every level—unless a model name is more important than saving money at the fuel pump each week.

Nissan Altima vs. Subaru Legacy

To fairly compare the 2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy, it is important to note that both sedans are standardly equipped with a 2.5L engine. As can be seen in the table above, Nissan is able to engineer more out of Altima’s four-cylinder, however. Not only does the sedan prove to provide higher levels of torque and horsepower, but Nissan’s engine out-earns Subaru’s by six mpg on the highway and three in the city. Perhaps Altima’s lead wouldn’t be as commanding if it were burdened by additional cargo weight—a burden that the vehicle gladly accepts with its trunk volume advantage.

After comparing the 2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy, it should be clear that one sedan is much more worthy of its automaker’s performance heritage. Available now in Countryside, Chicago-area drivers can experience that vehicle locally at Continental Nissan. Click for the dealership’s current inventory or contact Continental Nissan directly for test drive information.

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