Nissan Altima vs the Subaru Legacy

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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 fill vehicle comparison below!

The Nissan Altima

The sporty, sleekly designed Nissan Altima offers drivers a deftly balanced futuristic sedan that has 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. Plus, with eight trim configurations to consider, drivers can look forward to a plethora of equipment and feature options. 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 Nissan Altima comes outfitted with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 178 foot-pounds 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.

Tech & Comfort

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The Subaru Legacy

Featuring a The Subaru Legacy features a host of standard features that often don't come standard with most vehicles. For one, the Legacy features standard all-wheel drive. Beyond this, the Legacy comes with Subaru EyeSight, which is a bundle of driver assistance features, which includes:

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


The Legacy comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter flat-4 engine that provides a stout 175 horsepower and 174 foot-pounds of torque. The 2.5-liter engine works in unison with a continuously variable automatic transmission along with an all-wheel drivetrain. Above the 2.5-liter is an upgradeable 3.6-liter flat-6 engine that that produces an impressive 256 horsepower and 247 foot-pounds of torque.

Tech & Comfort

The base trim configuration of the Subaru Legacy features a four-speaker audio system, a 6.5-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto connectivity, and seating for up to five passengers. Drivers looking for a few more features can look to higher trims like the Legacy 2.5i, which comes with push-button start, a power moonroof, PIN-code access, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Additionally, drivers can look forward to heated front and rear seats, additional driver assistance features, and a navigation system.

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 to take one for a test drive! Options abound, stop by Bill Dodge Nissan today!