Compare the new 2019 Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion models in Olympia, WA

For generations, the midsize sedan has been a staple of our roadways throughout the Pacific Northwest, and you can get one with all-wheel drive. Subaru cars are especially popular in this area, so you'll likely think first of the new 2019 Subaru Legacy, but did you know that Ford is offering AWD on their new Fusion sedan? Both models start out at nearly the same price, and we got curious about how the latest Ford Fusion compares to the new 2019 Subaru Legacy. Below, we preview the facts and compare these two respectable midsize sedans in terms of value, features, performance, and safety.

Once you're as convinced as we are about the benefits of a new Subaru Legacy, come experience one firsthand before making your final decision. We think you'll find that nothing drives quite like an AWD Subaru, and we'd like to show you a better dealership experience at Hanson Subaru next to Tumwater, WA.

Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion Interior Styling

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Ford Fusion: Feature Comparison

The interiors of the new 2019 Subaru Legacy and Ford Fusion are well equipped. At the start of the lineup, these midsize sedans start out with nearly the same MSRP and they're both of similar size. However, after a minute of looking around inside each car, small differences begin to appear that add up to a lot of value. Standard equipment like a rear center armrest, floor mats in the front and rear, and exterior temperature display add a lot to the entry-level Subaru Legacy, but you'll have to pay extra for such features in the new Ford Fusion.


Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion Technology

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Ford Fusion: Technology Comparison

Behind the wheel of the new Subaru Legacy are paddle shifters and when you turn on the radio, there's a huge range of options thanks to standard satellite radio with included trial subscription. These will cost you extra as upgrades on the new Ford Fusion. Of course, connecting smartphones to modern vehicles is easy. At least it is in the 2019 Subaru Legacy with its touchscreen infotainment system equipped standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. Once again, you'll be looking at an additional options package for this convenience in the Ford Fusion.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion Performance

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Ford Fusion: Performance Comparison

When you look at the numbers, the new 2019 Subaru Legacy and Ford Fusion show virtually identical power. However, this doesn't mean you'll experience the same performance from behind the wheel. That's because the new Subaru Legacy is also equipped standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a flat BOXER® engine. These add up to a level of handling the Ford Fusion, with its traditional vertically-mounted engine and standard front-wheel drive, just can't match. The performance advantage of the Subaru Legacy also comes with noticeably better fuel economy, especially when you compare against the AWD Ford Fusion.


Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion Safety

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Ford Fusion: Safety Comparison

Safety is a key part of any new car decision, and the new Subaru Legacy continues the brand's reputation for building some of the safest vehicles on the road today. In fact, the experts at the IIHS awarded the new Subaru Legacy with their top 2019 Top Safety Pick + honor. The new Ford Fusion wasn't recognized with an award from this respected nonprofit.

When we looked at government crash testing, a similar distinction was found between these two sedans. While the 2019 Subaru Legacy earned top 5-star ratings across the board, the Ford Fusion fell short with just 4-stars for frontal crash and rollover safety.


Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion Driver Assist Technology

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Ford Fusion: Driver Assistance Technology

We're glad to find that the latest driver assist technology, like pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist, are standard in each of these midsize sedans. However, the Subaru Legacy is available with additional driver assistance features that you won't find on the Ford Fusion. These include reverse automatic braking, LED steering-responsive headlights, and satellite telematics that can respond to an accident even if you left your phone at home. Another nice thing about this technology through STARLINK™ Safety and Security is that it can help locate your vehicle if it's ever stolen.

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Why Choose Subaru for Your Next Vehicle for Getting Around the Portland Area?

While Subaru is crushing records as one of the fastest-growing names in the industry, it helps to look at some of the reasons behind this success. For starters, the experts at ALG continue to recognize Subaru as the car brand that best holds its value over time. Kelley Blue Book recently recognized Subaru as their Most Trusted Brand for the fourth year in a row. Not even the likes of Toyota or Honda can compete with that! What's more, Subaru models are among the safest ever made, and many of them are built in the nation's first zero-landfill automotive manufacturing plant in Indiana. We're proud to represent all things Subaru, and we'd love the chance to tell you more at Hanson Subaru just west of Hawks Prairie north of Tenino, WA.