Since its debut decades ago, the Subaru Legacy has become a favorite among drivers for its solid performance, impressive efficiency, award-winning safety, and affordable price. Now, in 2022 the Subaru Legacy is better than ever from its performance to features and more. But, how does it compare with competition like the Toyota Corolla?
In this model comparison, you'll find that out and more as we break down the key features and specifications of the new 2022 Subaru Legacy and 2022 Toyota Corolla. Both sedans have been mainstays in the market for years, but which one has the edge for 2022? We'll take a closer look at the engine specifications, interior features, safety, and more of both models so you can see for yourself which offers the best value for your money. Learn more about the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Corolla, below.
Starting on the outside, both the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Corolla have distinctive designs that evoke their long heritage while also staying fresh. The Subaru Legacy, though, has a few more standard features like LED steering responsive headlights, which aren't available on the entry-level Toyota Corolla and only available as part of an additional package on higher trims. The Subaru Legacy also has larger wheels, 17" vs. 15" than the Toyota Corolla, for greater grip and control. The 2022 Legacy is also quite bigger than the 2022 Corolla, in terms of length, height, and width, which means you get more passenger and cargo volume inside the Legacy than in the Corolla.
When it comes to technology, the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Corolla are quite similar in what they offer standard. The Toyota Corolla comes with a 7" touchscreen infotainment system, but the Subaru Legacy comes standard with dual 7" touchscreens. As far as features go, both the Legacy and Corolla come standard with driver favorites like Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ for smartphone integration as well as Bluetooth® hands-free capability. Both the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Corolla also come standard with dual USB ports for charging and media importing as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio. If you want to upgrade the infotainment, the Subaru Legacy offers a 11.6" LCD touchscreen on higher trims, while the largest touchscreen the Toyota Corolla can offer is 8".
It's with performance that the 2022 Legacy really begins to separate itself from the 2022 Corolla. The Subaru Legacy comes standard with a 2.5-liter BOXER® engine with an output of 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque. The Toyota Corolla, with its standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, doesn't come close to matching that performance with its 139 horsepower and 126 lb/ft of torque. Plus, the 2022 Legacy comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving you better grip on the road and more control in adverse weather conditions. The 2022 Corolla, on the other hand is a standard front-wheel drive and doesn't offer all-wheel drive on any of its trim models.
Both Subaru and Toyota have reputations for engineering some of the safest cars on the road. The 2022 Legacy and 2022 Corolla both live up to those expectations. The Subaru Legacy and Toyota Corolla both earned five-star overall safety rating scores from the NHTSA, the highest score possible. And, both models come with their own suite of driver-assist technologies standard, EyeSight® Technology for the 2022 Legacy and the Toyota Safety Sense™ system for the 2022 Corolla. Both sedans come standard with features like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure alert, and lane keeping assist. But, for security, only the Subaru Legacy comes standard with keyless entry, so you don't have to take the keys out of your pockets or bag before getting into your car, and that makes dark, lonely parking lots a bit safer.
Last, but certainly not least, we come to the price of these two cars. Subaru and Toyota are known for making affordable cars, and both the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Corolla live up to that reputation. The 2022 Toyota Corolla has a starting MSRP of $20,075 while the 2022 Subaru Legacy begins at $22,995. The Subaru Legacy may cost a bit more, but when you take into account the upgraded performance, space, features, and amenities, there's no doubt the 2022 Subaru Legacy has far superior value.
|2022 Subaru Legacy||2022 Toyota Corolla|
|260 Horsepower w/ 277 lb-ft of Torque||Maximum Power||169 Horsepower w/ 151 lb-ft of Torque|
|15.1 Cubic Feet||Trunk Space||13.1 Cubic Feet|
|17-Inches||Standard Wheel Size||15-Inches|
|Harman Kardon||Available Premium Audio System||JBL|
|Standard||All Wheel Drive||Not Available|
|Standard||Steering Responsive Headlights||Available|
|Available||Power Tilt/Sliding Moonroof||Available|
|Available||Dual-Zone Climate Control||Not Available|
|Available||Distraction Mitigation System||Not Available|
*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.