Comparing Midsize Sedans: 2019 Subaru Legacy VS 2019 Toyota Camry

November 15, 2019/Car Dealership Sales

Sedan deals have been chilling throughout the recent months now as the red-hot SUV market continues to gain traction, but when it comes to mid-size sedans, the competition continues to bring the heat. A redesigned 2019 Subaru Legacy offers a huge multimedia touchscreen and added safety features. In the last year, heavy hitters in the class have also unveiled redesigned or updated models, including one of the most popular vehicles in the class, the 2019 Toyota Camry. So how does the new Legacy compare?

The latest Toyota Camry model is impressive, especially when it comes to safety, but it’s still not the best midsize sedan for your money. We think that title goes to the 2019 Subaru Legacy.

legecy-vs-camry

Safety

The Camry offers a standard Secondary Collision Brake that automatically gives the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries.
The Legacy doesn’t assemble with collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

The Camry XLE/XSE offers a discretionary Bird’s Eye View Camera to enable the driver to see protests all around the vehicle on a screen. The Legacy just offers a back screen.

Drivers Point of view:

Camry Legacy
STARS 5 Stars 5 Stars
Neck Injury Risk 20% 27%
Neck Compression 13 lbs. 42 lbs.

Passenger’s Point of view:

 

Camry Legacy
STARS 5 Stars 5 Stars
Neck Injury Risk 21% 21%
Neck Stress 136 lbs. 153 lbs.

The Euro NCAP standard sides away tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the

vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results show that the Toyota Camry is more secure than the Subaru Legacy:

Camry Legacy
Max Damage Depth 14 inches 17 inches
HIC 164 211
Spine Acceleration 35 G’s 40 G’s
Hip Force 622 lbs. 736 lbs.

Engine

Camry Legacy
 

Horsepower

203 HP 175 HP
Torque 184 lbs.-ft. 174 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Toyota Camry 4 cyl is quicker than the Legacy 2.5i:

Camry Legacy
Zero to 30 MPH 3.2 sec 4.1 sec
Zero to 60 MPH 8 sec 10.2 sec
45 to 65 MPH 5.2 sec 6.2 sec
Passing 16.3 sec 17.8 sec
Quarter Mile 91 MPH 82.3 MPH

Recommendations

Many automobiles agency recommend that the Toyota Camry is the best among Midsize Sedans:

Camry Legacy
Consumer Reports® Recommends Best Pick TRUE
Car Book “Best Bet” TRUE TRUE