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2018 Subaru Legacy


2018 Subaru Impreza

2.5L 4-Cylinder


2.0L 4-Cylinder
25 city / 34 hwy

Fuel Economy

28 city / 38 hwy
175 HP


152 HP

Differences Between 2018 Subaru Legacy & 2018 Subaru Impreza

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Subaru is famous for its boxer engines and great safety scores, but there are many more reasons to consider a sedan or hatchback from this automaker. Subaru has really stepped up the game in recent years in such competitive areas as cabin design, package options, and fuel efficiency. Two of the bestselling models from Subaru are the Legacy and Impreza.

The 2018 Subaru Legacy scarcely resembles the model bearing this name just five years ago. It's more appealing from an exterior point of view, and the driver aids and infotainment systems are top-notch. The 2018 Impreza has been given a styling refresh, and it's still available as a sedan or hatchback. Both of these models have conservative yet stylish interiors, both can be customized to some extent, and both are IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2018.

Interior Features

The 2018 Subaru Legacy is a mid-size sedan, but it seems a bit bigger than most rivals in its segment. The cabin is tall, and the high roof pillars make for excellent outward visibility and a feeling of airiness. Front headroom and outward seating elbow room is exceptional. Standard features on the base trim include split-folding rear seats, air conditioning, a rearview camera, and a 6.5-inch screen display with smartphone app integration. The upholstery is soft but not too soft. The 2018 Subaru Impreza boasts a larger interior than most compact sedans, and if the hatchback is chosen, the cargo area really impresses. The newly reorganized control panel is user-friendly, and the interior as a whole represents forward thinking in terms of ergonomics. The standard features list is similar to what is offered on the base trim Legacy but also includes cruise control as standard.

2018 Subaru Legacy Interior

*2018 Subaru Legacy Interior

Trim Options

Moving up to the higher trims on the 2018 Legacy, one gets to enjoy such standard features as an 8-inch screen display, dual automatic climate control, a sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The 3.6R trim comes with a more powerful engine, and there are several package options to consider regardless of trim chosen. These include the All-Weather Package that adds on heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer. The 2018 Subaru Impreza is available in a total of four trims, and standard features on each trim are the same for the sedan and hatchback. The Premium trim is one of the most popular and comes with heated mirrors, a sound-reducing windshield, heated front seats, and the Subaru StarLink system.

2018 Subaru Impreza Interior

*2018 Subaru Impreza Interior


Both the 2018 Subaru Legacy and Impreza are all-time all-wheel drive, something that is almost absent in the sedan category of passenger vehicles. This means added safety when driving in inclement weather or in areas where snow, ice, sleet, or rain dominates the winter forecasts. Both models have stability and traction control, and the EyeSight package, although optional on most trims of both models, is considered a must. This package bundles most or all — depending on trim — of the driver assist aids including blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and front and rear collision warning with automatic braking. Both models received the highest rating from the IIHS for total safety for 2018.

Even if you don't live in a rainy, snowy, or hilly part of the world, you'll still appreciate the all-wheel drive and safety systems on both the 2018 Legacy and Impreza. Take them both for a test drive at Proctor Subaru in Tallahassee, FL, and decide which one fills your needs bests. Contact us today to ask about current inventory of all trims of these two nicely designed, exceptionally safe vehicles from Subaru.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.