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2014 Subaru Legacy 2014 Honda Accord
2014 Subaru Legacy 2014 Honda Accord
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Automatic Premium
  • 2.5i Automatic Sport
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 3.6R Limited
LX CVT Sedan
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX CVT Sedan
  • LX-S Manual Coupe
  • Sport Manual Sedan
  • LX-S CVT Coupe
  • Sport CVT Sedan
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX CVT Sedan
  • EX CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan
  • EX-L CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L CVT Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Touring V6 Automatic Sedan


MSRP $21,295 $22,755  
Invoice $20,119 $20,830
Avg. Paid $17,250 $18,285

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.6  
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.1
Performance 7.2 7.6
Interior 7.6 8.0
Cost to Own 9.0 9.0
Safety 9.7 9.6
Reliability 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Good fuel economy
  • Agile handling
  • Spacious rear seat
  • Good outward visibility
  • Unimpressive acceleration in base model
  • Disappointing cabin quality
  • Confusing touch-screen infotainment system
  • Firmer ride than rivals
  • No split-folding rear seat

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 24 City / 32 Hwy 27 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 108.3 109.3  
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 191.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3392 3254  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.7 15.8


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard  


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 5600 185 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4100 181 @ 3900
Transmission CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 36.8 38.1


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard

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