2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Ford Fusion Sedan Comparison in Columbus, OH

Subaru is never afraid to stand out, and that's just what the 2019 Subaru Legacy does. Its refined look, impressive versatility, and extra space make it a natural choice for individuals and families looking for a capable and comfortable car. It's a great enough midsize car on its own, but it's especially impressive when you compare it to the more expensive 2019 Ford Fusion. When you do, you'll find that the 2019 Subaru Forester offers you more, and at a lower starting MSRP. Once you've seen the amazing value and quality that Subaru offers, check out our inventory of new 2019 Legacy models, or just head in for a test drive at Byers Airport Subaru.

A view of the rear seats in a 2019 Subaru Legacy with wavy orange arrow lines indicating heat rising from the seats.

Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion: Interior Comfort

When it comes to comfortable interior space, the 2019 Subaru Legacy has the edge. Its 104.6 cubic feet of passenger volume gives you more room to spread out than the 102.8 cubic feet in the Ford Fusion. Of course, there's more to comfort than simple space, and Subaru knows this. That's why the 2019 Subaru Legacy has available features like heated rear seats, which can't be found in the 2019 Ford Fusion.

A close-up view of a Harman Kardon speaker in a 2019 Subaru Legacy.

Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion: Tech Features

The technology you'll find in the 2019 Subaru Legacy outpaces that in the Ford Fusion. Sure, they both have standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. However, the Subaru Legacy comes with features like standard SiriusXM All Access Satellite Radio, which is an available upgrade only on the Ford Fusion. And while the Ford Fusion can be equipped with up to 11 speakers, the 2019 Subaru Legacy offers an available 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

Browse our new Legacy inventory at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus, OH
Click to save on new Subaru specials in Columbus, OH
A rear 3/4 view of a 2019 Subaru Legacy driving down a road at night, with the lights of a city visible in the background.

Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion: Performance

The 2019 Legacy has a powerful SUBARU BOXER® engine that generates 175 horsepower. This is the exact same as the horsepower in the entry-level Ford Fusion engine. However, despite their identical power, the Subaru Legacy gets better gas mileage: up to 34 miles per gallon. The entry-level 2019 Ford Fusion, on the other hand, can only get up to 31 miles per gallon.

A 2019 Subaru Legacy drives down a watery road, splashing as it goes.

Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion: Safety

Your safety is a top priority for Subaru, and it shows. Unlike the 2019 Ford Fusion, which is a front-wheel drive vehicle, the 2019 Subaru Legacy has Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. When the roads are wet or snowy, this powerful AWD system gives you extra traction so you can stay safer. While all-wheel drive is available in the 2019 Ford Fusion, it's a more expensive upgrade that's only available on certain trim levels. The Subaru Legacy also offers LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which aren't available on the Ford Fusion.

This dedication to safety has not gone unnoticed by those who know safety best. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the prestigious 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a perfect five-star safety rating in every category. The 2019 Ford Fusion, on the other hand, didn't receive any IIHS awards at all--and it got a four-star rating from the NHTSA in the frontal crash and rollover categories.

A 2019 Subaru Legacy driving quickly down a road in the daytime.

Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion: Driver Assist Technology

Every 2019 Subaru Legacy is equipped with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keep assist functions. While these features are also available on the 2019 Ford Fusion, they're only available as part of a package that costs quite a bit more.

Browse our new Legacy inventory at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus, OH
Click to save on new Subaru specials in Columbus, OH

Why Choose a New Subaru?

It's easy to talk about the reasons to love Subaru vehicles. Features like the SUBARU BOXER® engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive mean that Subaru cars and SUVs stand out from most other vehicles on the market. And, with 97% of Subaru models sold within the past ten years still on the road today, Subaru quality is hard to beat. However, Subaru is more than just a great manufacturer: it's also an ethical company that's devoted to making your life better. From helping the earth (Subaru is America's first Zero-Landfill auto maker) to helping local communities become better places, Subaru is a company that cares.

You can find that same level of care at Byers Airport Subaru. We received the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award, which means that we've demonstrated excellence in customer service and helping our community. We're part of the Byers auto family that's been around for over 120 years, so we've been around the block a few times! Our extensive inventory is filled with new Subaru models, and our regularly updated special purchase and lease offers help you save. We look forward to helping you find your next car at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

2019 Subaru Legacy2019 Ford Fusion
$22,545Starting MSRP*$22,840
34 Highway / 25 CityStandard Fuel Economy (MPG)31 Highway / 21 City
175Standard Horsepower175
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
104.6 Cubic FeetPassenger Space102.8 Cubic Feet
StandardAlloy WheelsAdditional Upgrade
StandardSiriusXM All Access Satellite RadioAdditional Upgrade
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAdditional Upgrade
2019 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety AwardsNone

*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.