2018 Subaru LegacyThe Subaru Legacy and the Mazda6 are two popular options in the midsize sedan class, thanks to powerful performance, great handling, and comfortable, spacious interiors. Despite these similarities, there are some differences to consider between the two.

Fall River, Somerset, and Bristol drivers can learn more about many of the important differences between these popular sedans with our Subaru Legacy vs. Mazda6 comparison.


2018 Subaru Legacy

Both the Legacy and the Mazda6 come with a range of engine options for you to choose from. The Legacy comes standard with a 2.5-liter flat-4 with 175 horsepower, which mates to a continuously variable transmission. The optional engine is a 3.6-liter flat-6 with 256 horsepower. The Mazda6 comes with a 2.5-liter inline-4 with 187 horsepower, or an optional turbo-4 with 227 horsepower, and a 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic, transmission. 

All-wheel drive isn't an option for the Mazda6, but the Legacy includes it with all models. Though the Mazda6 has pleasing driving dynamics and sharp handling, it can't quite compete with the exceptional balance of the Legacy that gives it a sporty ride.

Interior Comfort and Space

Both the Legacy and the Mazda6 have well-appointed cabins with high-quality upholstery and comfortable, supportive seats. The difference comes in the passenger space, however, with the Legacy coming closer to the interior space of a large sedan. Adult passengers can stretch out and relax in any seating position, whereas the tight back seat of the Mazda6 is uncomfortable for many passengers.

The trunk of the Legacy fits 15 cubic feet of cargo space and features a wide, square-cut trunk opening that makes it easy to load and unload. The Mazda6 has a 14.7-cubic-foot trunk, though the opening is oddly shaped and limits the cargo you can haul. Both vehicles have small storage compartments in the cabin as well, so there's space for passengers' belongings.

Subaru Legacy vs Mazda6: Technology

2018 Subaru Legacy Interior Technology

The Legacy is well-equipped at each level, including a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for smartphone integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a rearview camera. The Mazda6 has many features as well, though its infotainment system leaves much to be desired. The Legacy, on the other hand, features one of the sharpest systems on the market, with intuitive menu options and plenty of entertainment and media possibilities.

Both the Legacy and the Mazda6 offer advanced safety features, such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Adaptive Cruise Control. These features utilize sensors and alerts to prevent collisions and mitigate their effects, making your daily drive much safer. 

Test Drive the Subaru Legacy at Stateline Subaru

The Subaru Legacy and the Mazda6 have a lot in common; but the differences in performance, utility, comfort, and technology detailed in this Subaru Legacy vs. Mazda6 comparison may make the Subaru the better choice for you. 

Somerset, Bristol, and Fall River drivers can learn more about the Subaru Legacy by taking a trip to Stateline Subaru. Contact us or visit our Subaru dealership today to view our inventory and take your test drive!

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