2021 Nissan Altima vs 2021 Subaru Legacy

Nissan Altima vs. the Subaru Legacy

Stuck between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy? Not literally stuck between, just choosing a new vehicle wise? Whether you're interested in both the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy or just one, Bill Dodge Nissan is ready to help! Our comparison page is designed to assist drivers in dealing with all the differences and similarities between vehicles. Wondering which vehicles come with standard all-wheel drive? Wondering which vehicles boasts the coolest infotainment and audio system? Check out our full vehicle comparison below!

2021 Nissan Altima
2021 Subaru Legacy

Compare Performance

The Nissan Altima comes outfitted with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Paired with the standard 2.5-liter engine is a continuously variable transmission. While the Altima features standard front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is an available upgrade option. The Nissan Altima also comes with a more powerful engine option that takes the form of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that touts 248 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque. The Legacy comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter flat-4 engine that provides a stout 182 horsepower and 176 foot-pounds of torque, making it a slightly less powerful option compared to the standard Altima powertrain. Both models offer all-wheel drive to assist with tricky weather conditions, allowing you to react safely.

Compare Design

The sporty, sleekly designed Nissan Altima offers drivers a deftly balanced futuristic sedan with the equipment to match its modern exterior design. From seating for up to five passengers to tight, nifty handling, the Nissan Altima provides drivers with a vehicle option that's more than just dashing good looks. While the Subaru Legacy does offer its share of unique style and looks, it feels a bit more subdued when compared to the flashier Nissan Altima. The dominating presence of the chrome V-Motion grille is a feature specifically designed for the Nissan Altima, which makes its presence known through every neighborhood.

Inside, you'll find that both models are equipped to seat five passengers, with ample space to stretch out comfortably. Features like a power-adjustable driver's and passenger's seat, as well as heated front seats and leather trim, are available to both sedans. Only the Altima will offer a power-adjustable driver's seat on the base model - Subaru will require you to upgrade to enjoy a similar feature.

Compare Technology & Safety

The Nissan Altima comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen display, with the available NissanConnect® eight-inch display offering access to smartphone integration from Apple and Android. You'll enjoy the seamless voice recognition that provides you simple and straightforward control over your music and apps without taking your eyes off the road ahead. The base trim configuration of the Subaru Legacy features a four-speaker audio system, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, and Apple CarPlay®/ Android Auto™ connectivity. Drivers looking for a few more features can look to higher trims, which come with a push-button start, a power moonroof, PIN-code access, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Nissan Altima also comes standard with a suite of driver assistance features that includes:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • High beam assist

The Legacy comes with Subaru EyeSight®, a bundle of driver assistance features that includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist and sway warning
  • Pre-collision braking
  • Pre-collision throttle management

However, the Subaru Legacy won't include a blind-spot monitoring system with its base model - you'll need to pay extra to unlock the feature that is standard with the Altima lineup.

Have a few questions concerning the Nissan Altima? Visit Bill Dodge Nissan today!

Our team of professionals is excited to work with drivers to find a vehicle that meets your needs! Stop by our dealership to check out our full range of Nissan Altima trims and take one for a test drive! Options abound, visit Bill Dodge Nissan today!

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