2021 Mazda6 vs 2021 Subaru Legacy 

2021 Mazda6 vs 2021 Subaru Legacy

At first glance it’s clear the Mazda6 is in a different league than rivaling midsize sedans. The car mimics premium marques with timeless clean lines and supple driving dynamics. So, how does it compare to the other performance-focused cars in its class? In this case there’s no better entry to compare it to than the Subaru Legacy itself.

Here we explore some of the advantages that have buyers in Memphis, TN choosing Mazda in this comparison of the 2021 Mazda6 versus the rivaling 2021 Subaru Legacy midsize sedan.

2021 Mazda6


2021 Subaru Legacy

$24,475 Starting MSRP $22,895
2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G inline-4 Base Engine 2.5-liter flat-4
187 horsepower Standard Output 182 horsepower
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Available

Which Midsize Sedan is a Better Value? 

The comparison table shows that both cars hover in the 180 to 190 horsepower range with the base engine, but the Mazda6 has arguably the best dynamics in the class. The standard G-Vectoring Control Plus system makes subtle automatic adjustments to engine power and braking, giving it that velvety ride Mazda fans love. The Mazda6 lineup upgrades to a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine on Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature models. That turbo doles out 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque on premium fuel. Both cars can score up to 35 mpg on the highway, but the Mazda6’s base engine has a cylinder deactivation feature that helps to save more fuel.

Both sedans include lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams – but only the 2021 Mazda6 has standard rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Mazda6’s automatic emergency braking system also has a pedestrian detection function at speeds over 6 mph.

In the competition between the 2021 Mazda6 and the 2021 Subaru Legacy, we say go with the Mazda. You can find more information on the 2021 Mazda6 sedan when you speak with our team of experts here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown.

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