2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2022 Subaru Legacy Comparison in Columbus, OH

Since they first came onto the scene decades ago, the Subaru Impreza and Legacy have been the bread and butter of the Subaru car lineup. With their combination of efficiency, advanced features, classic but unique design, and solid performance, the Impreza and Legacy represent the Subaru nameplate as well as any other Subaru models.

In this comparison, we'll be examining the new 2022 Subaru Impreza and 2022 Subaru Legacy so you can see for yourself where these models differ and where they overlap. We'll take a closer look at the specifications, dimensions, features and more of these 2022 Subaru cars to give you a full picture of the value each one is bringing to the table. Keep reading to see which 2022 Subaru car is right for you.

2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2022 Subaru Legacy Exterior

2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Subaru Legacy: Design & Exterior

Take a stroll around the outside of these two models and some basic differences are apparent. For one, the 2022 Legacy is bigger than the 2022 Impreza when it comes to height, weight, length, and width. Both Subaru cars also have their own distinctive design and set of standard exterior features such as the LED steering responsive headlights, which are only found on the top-of-the-line 2022 Impreza. Both models, however, come standard with daytime running lights. The Subaru Legacy also has a bigger trunk than the standard Subaru Impreza, but if you want versatility, the 2022 Impreza is the only model that offers roof crossbar mounting points and roof rails (Standard on the 2022 Subaru Impreza Premium 5-Door). In fact, with the 2022 Impreza, you can also get a hatchback model for more space and convenience. The 2022 Legacy, on the other hand, is only available as a sedan. The 2022 Impreza may not be as big, but it makes up for its lack of size with increased versatility and functionality.

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2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2022 Subaru Legacy Interior

2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Subaru Legacy: Technology

Moving on to technology, both the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Legacy have a lot to offer with advanced infotainment systems. Both come standard with a STARLINK® multimedia suite that includes Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Bluetooth® and a touch-screen display. The STARLINK® infotainment system in the 2022 Legacy has enhancements like dual LCD touch-screen displays that are larger (7" vs. 6.5") than the single display of the 2022 Impreza, dual USB ports instead of one, HD Radio®, and STARLINK® cloud-based applications. Both Subaru cars have larger and more advanced STARLINK® multimedia systems in higher trims, but the largest LCD touch-screen available in the 2022 Impreza is an 8'' display while the 2022 Legacy has an available 11.6" touch-screen on higher trims. 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability and the Harman Kardon premium audio system are both available on these two Subaru cars, but they're standard features on more trim levels of the 2022 Legacy than they are on the 2022 Impreza.

2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Subaru Legacy: Performance

Underneath the hood, both the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Legacy offer punchy standard engines with impressive fuel-efficiency. The 2022 Impreza has a standard 2.0-liter DOHC engine with 152 horsepower and 145 lb/ft of torque while getting up to 28 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. The 2022 Legacy has a standard 2.5-liter DOHC engine and a bit more juice in it with 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque to provide up to 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway. Both Subaru cars come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for greater control and capability, but only the 2022 Legacy has another engine available on higher trims, a 2.4-liter turbocharged DOHC engine that ups the performance to 260 horsepower and 277 lb/ft of torque. Whichever Subaru car you choose, you're getting solid performance and impressive fuel-efficiency.

2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2022 Subaru Legacy Features

2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Subaru Legacy: Safety

Nothing is more important than safety, and both the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Legacy embody the Subaru commitment to safety. The new Subaru Impreza and Subaru Legacy both earned five-star overall safety scores from the NHTSA, the highest possible score. The Subaru suite of driver-assist technologies known as EyeSight® is standard on every 2022 Legacy and on every 2022 Impreza equipped with an automatic transmission. The suite, though, offers different features for different models. The 2022 Impreza comes with a pre-collision braking system and lane departure warning while the 2022 Legacy offers those same features along with adaptive cruise control as part of EyeSight® Driver Assist. The Subaru Legacy also comes standard with high-beam assist, which is only found on the top-of-the-line Subaru Impreza.

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2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Subaru Legacy: Price & Value

Subaru is known for offering affordable models that offer great value for everyday drivers. Neither the 2022 Impreza or 2022 Legacy are any different, with both models being competitively priced for their segments. The 2022 Subaru Impreza has a starting MSRP of $18,795 while the 2022 Legacy, with its greater size, upgraded engine, and increased standard features, begins at $22,995. Whichever Subaru model you choose to go with, there's no doubt you'll be getting a high-quality car at a fair and affordable price.

If you'd like to learn more about the 2022 Subaru Impreza or 2022 Subaru Legacy, get in touch with our staff at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus, Ohio, with any questions you have or to set up your own test drive.

2022 Subaru Impreza2022 Subaru Legacy
$18,795Starting MSRP*$22,995
2.0-Liter SUBARU BOXER 4-CylinderStandard Engine2.5-Liter SUBARU BOXER 4-Cylinder
152 HP / 145 lb/ftPerformance Output (Horsepower / Torque)182 HP / 176 lb/ft
Standard On All TrimsSubaru Intelligent All-Wheel DriveStandard On All Trims
36 MPG / 28 MPGStandard Fuel Economy (City / Highway)35 MPG / 27 MPG
99.8 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume 105.5 Cubic Feet
STARLINK® 6.5" MultimediaStandard Infotainment Display STARLINK® Dual 7.0" Multimedia
StandardApple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™Standard
Available On Entry-Level TrimEyeSight® Driver Assist TechnolgyStandard On All Trims
5/5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety Score5/5 Stars

*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.