2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

Finding the perfect vehicle can be quite a challenge. It requires a lot of research to determine exactly which one offers all the features and performance capabilities you’re looking for. Drivers entering the market for a full-size sedan have tons of options to choose from, which can make the car-buying process even more difficult. That’s where we come in! Our team here at Capistrano Volkswagen is working to provide drivers with the information they need to make a solid decision on their next new vehicle. This time around we’re going to shine a light on the classic Volkswagen Passat by comparing it to the Subaru Legacy. In order to keep the comparison even, we’re going to focus just on the base trims for both models. Keep in mind there are additional features on higher trims available as well. Let’s dive in to learn more about the performance capabilities and available features for each model!
2017 VW Passat 1.8L S VS 2017 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
170-hp, 1.8L I-4 Engine 175-hp, 2.5L H-4
6-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed CVT
Front-wheel drive Drivetrain All-wheel drive
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Volume 15.0 cubic feet

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Subaru Legacy both have quite a bit in common when it comes to their entry-level base trims. The Legacy is equipped with a slightly larger, more powerful engine, but both are set with automatic transmissions. The Passat comes with front-wheel drive, whereas the Legacy has all-wheel drive. Both cars average 34 mpg on the highway, but the Legacy is slightly more efficient in the city.

When it comes to standard features, the Passat and the Legacy still have a lot in common. Each one is set with the following features: CD player, Bluetooth, cruise control, daytime running lights, remote keyless entry and low tire pressure indicators. The Passat comes out on top with two more speakers throughout the cabin and a longer corrosion warranty as well as the following standard features not found on the Legacy: delay-off headlights, headlight washer, theft-deterrent radio and a service-interval warning system.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Passat are welcome to contact us here at Capistrano Volkswagen for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 VW Passat wheels
2017 VW Passat dashboard
2017 VW Passat seating
2017 VW Passat front grille