2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Subaru Legacy

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Subaru Legacy | Shelbyville, TN



There are plenty of midsize sedans out there designed to serve as sophisticated and practical commuters. But, which of these options offers the best value and the most useful features? This dare to compare will take a closer look at two competitors, the 2019 Nissan Altima and 2019 Subaru Legacy, to see which comes out on top.



Many midsize sedans will be used as family vehicles in addition to daily commuters for individuals, so it’s especially important that the sedan features a comprehensive suite of safety technologies. Each of these sedans is equipped with tools to protect. For instance, the 2019 Subaru Legacy comes with a rear view monitor and pretensioners in the front seat belts. The 2019 Nissan Altima has both of these safety features and more. The Altima offers pretensioners in the rear seat belts, as well, and also features a standard Around View Monitor in the Altima Platinum. Additionally, the Nissan Altima offers an optional back seat reminder to help drivers remember to check the rear for passengers or cargo when exiting the vehicle. This feature is not available in the Subaru Legacy.



A midsize sedan is often a vehicle that buyers plan to keep for as long as possible, which means reliability is another important factor. J.D. Power creates an annual Initial Quality Study to show how reliable a vehicle is based on how many issues arise with the vehicle in the early years of ownership. For 2018, Nissan ranked 10th in initial quality, while Subaru ranked much lower at 28th, demonstrating that Nissan vehicles are more reliable.



Fuel efficiency is important in any vehicle, and both of these sedans do their best to sip the gas. The Subaru Legacy 2.5i with all-wheel drive delivers 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The Nissan Altima S, SV, and SL trims equipped with Intelligent All-Wheel drive top that with 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway thanks to features like an automatic engine start/stop system, which drivers won’t find in the Subaru.*


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*2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.