Whether you're on your daily commutes around Bloomfield, Montclair, and Clifton, or you're heading out for a weekend adventure, you want a sedan that provides safety, great infotainment, and a comfortable ride. Two of the best choices to consider are the Subaru Legacy and the Nissan Altima.

So, which is better suited for you? Lynnes Subaru looks at this question for you in this 2019 Subaru Legacy vs. Nissan Altima car comparison.

Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima Safety

The 2019 Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima are two sedans designed for safety. Each one comes with a standard suite of driver-assist technologies that keep an eye on the road ahead. They help you stay more aware of your surroundings and will even activate the brakes as needed so you can avoid an accident.

In terms of safety ratings, the Legacy received the prestigious IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ title for 2019 thanks to its high crash test scores. The crash tests for the Altima, however, weren't as high.

While its safety ratings and technologies are impressive, the thing that really makes the 2019 Legacy unique is an engine that's designed to keep you protected when the unexpected happens. Its Subaru BOXER® engine is strategically positioned lower than a typical engine block, so that in the event of a frontal collision, it's driven down under the chassis to protect the driver and front passenger's legs and lower body.

Unfortunately, you won't find an engine design like this in the Nissan Altima.

Interior Comfort & Dimensions

Safety isn't the only thing that comes standard for the Legacy. The sedan also has an interior filled with features to make your commutes on the parkway easier. This includes:

  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia
  • Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Pandora® Integration
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control

There's also more than enough room for you and your passengers to ride comfortably in the Legacy. Overall, it has up to 104.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. It also has 42.9 inches of legroom in the front row and 38.1 inches in the back row.

The Nissan Altima has similar interior features as well as a spacious front row. However, its maximum passenger volume tops out at 100.8 cubic feet, and it only has 35.2 inches of legroom for those in the back seats.

Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima: Performance Specs

Performance for the 2019 Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima can be both powerful and efficient. Their standard four-cylinder engines and their available six-cylinder engines are designed to deliver a zippy performance while enhancing fuel economy.

If you need something that can handle off-road trails and the snowy streets of North Jersey, you'll want to take a closer look at the Subaru Legacy. In addition to a strong and efficient powertrain, this sedan offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. No matter where you're going, the system will make sure the vehicle maintains optimum grip, even in snow and rain, for a safer, more responsive ride.

You'll find an all-wheel drive system with the Altima, too. However, it's only an available feature, so you may not see it in all Altima trims.

The Right Sedan for You

When you're looking to cruise safely down Bloomfield, Montclair, and Clifton, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is a great option. Compared to the Nissan Altima, it offers more space as well as more standard features. Plus, it's performance features can provide more of the stability, safety, and control you need for your travels.

To learn more about the Legacy or to get behind the wheel, visit Lynnes Subaru and schedule a test drive!

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