2016 Subaru Legacy vs. 2016 Toyota Camry

Both the 2016 Subaru Legacy and the 2016 Toyota Camry are great, affordable vehicles on the market today, so choosing between the two can seem a bit challenging. Check out this vehicle comparison from your local Subaru dealer near Bloomfield, Clifton and Montclair Lynnes Subaru to help you narrow it down.

Power and Capability

The 2016 Subaru Legacy, like all of the vehicles in the Subaru lineup, is designed to perform a certain way. Specifically, the Legacy is designed to be fuel efficient while still being capable of handling the road conditions you may encounter around Clifton, Bloomfield and Montclair. From beautiful fall and spring days to the serious rain and snowstorms, the 2016 Subaru Legacy can handle it all thanks to its two powerful engine options and its all-wheel drive drivetrain.

The vehicle's most efficient engine option gets up to an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 24 city mpg. The Legacy combines Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control, Active Torque Vectoring and Incline Start Assist to create an unbelievably nimble driving experience with great handling and control no matter the road conditions.

Another benefit is due to the SUBARU BOXER engine, which lays flat under the hood and features horizontally opposed valves that divert power to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to make its handling easy and efficient. Drivers can also thank the SUBARU BOXER engine for the great fuel economy because this engine not only eliminates drag, but it offers a lower center of gravity, which gives a better use of the fuel.

On the other hand, the 2016 Toyota Camry only offers a standard front-wheel drive drivetrain. While that might be okay for perfect weather and road conditions, the vehicle isn't going to perform as well as the Legacy in more severe weather conditions. The Camry also gets a slightly lower fuel economy with its EPA-estimated 28 combined mpg fuel economy rating.

Entertainment Technology Comparison

Both the 2016 Subaru Legacy and the 2016 Toyota Camry offer their own benefits when it comes to the interior of the vehicles. However, it seems that the major difference is in the entertainment technology equipment.

The 2016 Subaru Legacy comes standard with a 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen HD radio audio system with SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology with a CD player, four speakers, Bluetooth audio streaming, hands-free phone connectivity, and a USB port. Lovers of talk radio will appreciate the HD Radio because it offers a clearer sound, and it eliminates the irritating buzz most associated with AM stations. The vehicle also has an upgrade option to the STARLINK 7-inch multimedia plus Harman Kardon speakers and navigation. This is, by far, one of the easiest systems we've seen both to learn and use in the long run, and it offers great entertainment and informational displays for you.

To contrast, the 2016 Toyota Camry offers a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display, which uses the Entune audio system. While it's evolved over the last couple of years, the system is still seriously behind the times. With a less responsive touchscreen and a long setup process, it will take you longer to get started and a little more time to use this system going forward. Although this system offers great features, it doesn't really compare to the system featured in the 2016 Subaru Legacy.

Safety Features

A major advantage that the Subaru Legacy has is its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which offers superior handling and makes evasive maneuvers easy to execute. This, combined with the Vehicle Dynamics System, allows for the driver to be in complete control, and the traction control system will ensure that the Subaru Legacy stays on its intended path.

In terms of collision protection, the Subaru Legacy offers a lot. The Subaru advanced frontal airbag system are smart airbags. They sense how severe the impact is and inflate the airbags accordingly. The Subaru Legacy also features seat cushion airbags, side curtain airbags and seat-mounted side airbags that offer pelvis and torso protection in the event of a side impact.

The Toyota Camry features 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with stability and traction control. For collision protection, the Toyota Camry offers advanced front airbags, seat-mounted airbags and side curtain airbags for overall passenger protection.

Safety Ratings

Both the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry received overall 5-star ratings with their respective National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. The Subaru Legacy received 5-stars in all of its categories with the NHTSA. The Toyota Camry, on the other hand, only received 4-stars in frontal crash and rollover.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, both the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry were each voted as a 2016 Top Safety Pick +. In order for the IIHS to consider a vehicle a Top Safety Pick, the vehicles must pass every test swimmingly, and even offer advanced to superior front crash prevention. The Toyota Camry offers advanced front crash prevention; however, the Subaru Legacy offers superior front crash protection. In terms of safety, the Subaru Legacy offers you more protection.

2016 Subaru Legacy vs. 2016 Toyota Camry Comparison Conclusion

In this vehicle comparison, you learned all about the features that come with the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry. You now know that the Subaru Legacy offers a more powerful and fuel efficient engine, thanks in part to the unique SUBARU BOXER engine. You also learned that the technology and entertainment features are more impressive than the Toyota Camry.

Lastly, you learned about the safety features and ratings of both these vehicles. You learned that both vehicles offer great active and passive safety features; however, the Subaru Legacy offers better front crash prevention, and it shows with its IIHS crash safety ratings.

Overall, you learned that the Subaru Legacy offers you a lot, and you should get behind the wheel to see how it handles.

Test Drive the 2016 Subaru Legacy Today

The 2016 Subaru Legacy is available at your local Subaru dealer near Montclair, Bloomfield and Clifton. Lynnes Subaru offers a huge inventory of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from, including the 2016 Subaru Legacy. Give us a call at 888-442-4985 today to schedule a test drive, or stop by our showroom at 379 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ. We look forward to seeing you!

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