2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Subaru Legacy 

2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Subaru Legacy

If you’re looking for an athletic midsize sedan with a surprisingly upscale cabin, the Mazda6 deserves a good look. Today, we’ve decided to put this sophisticated model to the test by bringing it toe-to-toe with the performance-driven Subaru Legacy. See how these feuding sedans compare when we stack them against each other in this 2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Subaru Legacy model comparison.

No matter which sedan you opt for, you’re guaranteed frugal, cost-saving efficiency. The 2019 Mazda6 returns 26 city/35 highway mpg with the standard engine and 23 city/31 highway mpg with the available turbo. The 2019 Subaru Legacy comes ever-so-slightly behind at 25 city/34 highway mpg with the standard engine and 20 city/28 highway mpg with the available 3.6-liter engine.

2019 Mazda6 


2019 Subaru Legacy 

$23,800  Starting MSRP  $22,545 
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (184 hp)  Base Engine  2.5-liter 4-cylinder (175 hp) 
26 city / 35 highway  Fuel Economy  25 city / 34 highway 
6.4 seconds  Acceleration (0 – 60 mph)  7.1 seconds 

Main Differences Between the 2019 Mazda6 and 2019 Subaru Legacy 

At the base level, both the Mazda6 and the Subaru Legacy come suited with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Mazda6 lineup’s base engine manages to take first with 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Legacy weighs in at 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.

Both lineups feature five trim levels to choose from. The top three trims of the Mazda lineup are upgraded to a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that dishes out 250 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 149 mph. The 2019 Subaru Legacy’s 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine is reserved only for the highest trim, returning 256 horsepower, 247 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 139 mph.

The Subaru sedan puts up a good fight in engine performance, but there’s no taking on the Mazda6 in feature availability. The 2019 Mazda6 features a standard 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, a 6-speaker sound system, Push Button Start, a Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support with collision warning, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, a Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-keep Assist and High Beam Control.

While still solidly impressive, the 2019 Subaru Legacy lineup is less generous, offering a standard 6.5-inch infotainment system, a 4-speaker sound system, a Pre-Collision Braking System, Lane-keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

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