2019 Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord Midsize Car Comparison in Olympia, WA

When it comes to midsize sedans, the Subaru Legacy is hard to beat. Its AWD system makes it a perfect match for life in the Pacific Northwest, and it of course has legendary Subaru quality, longevity, and safety. It's a match for even the venerable Honda Accord, a staple of the midsize sedan segment.

Below, we take a look at just how these two cars compare to each other. Because we want you to have the best information possible, we've put together lots of comparison pages like this one, so you can see how Subaru compares to the competition. Or, find out more about the 2019 Subaru Legacy in our model research page. Once you've seen what Subaru has to offer, be sure to head in for a test drive.

The rear seats of a 2019 Subaru Legacy with the heat feature activated.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord: Interior

The 2019 Subaru Legacy and the 2019 Honda Accord have similar interior volume. However, when you drive the Subaru Legacy, you'll get more headroom and legroom in the front. Of course, when it comes to interior comfort, there's more than just space to take into account. While both of these cars offer available features like heated rear seats, you'll find them at a lower price point in the Subaru Legacy.


The touchscreen of a 2019 Subaru Legacy with Siri activated.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord: Technology

Staying safely connected is easier than ever today, thanks to innovations like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The STARLINK™ Multimedia system in the 2019 Subaru Legacy gives you both of these features standard. However, they're not available at all in the entry-level Accord; you have to upgrade just to get them.

But it's more than just connectivity where the Subaru Legacy excels. A four-speaker audio system is standard on both the Subaru Legacy and the Honda Accord, with several upgrades available. But the best you can get in the Honda Accord is a ten-speaker audio system. The 2019 Subaru Legacy, on the other hand, offers a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.


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A 2019 Subaru Legacy driving down a street.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord: Performance

Both of these cars have engines with plenty of power, but the driving experience is quite different. That's because you'll find a SUBARU BOXER® engine under the hood of the Subaru Legacy, while the Honda Accord has an inline engine. The horizontally opposed design of the BOXER® means that you'll get better balance and a lower center of gravity. Furthermore, the Subaru Global Platform of the Legacy works hard to provide an even smoother ride. Ride quality is a distinction that may seem hard to quantify on paper, which is why we recommend taking a test drive to see for yourself!


A Subaru Legacy driving on a rainy street.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord: Safety

We mentioned earlier how the Subaru Legacy was a perfect choice for the Pacific Northwest; this is largely due to its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Compared to front-wheel drive vehicles like the Honda Accord, the 2019 Subaru Legacy provides much better traction on wet streets, making the daily drive that much safer.

This dedication to safety hasn't gone unnoticed. Sure, the 2019 Honda Civic won the prestigious 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But the 2019 Subaru Legacy managed to top even that: it received the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award, the most prestigious one given by the IIHS.


Close-up view of the headlights of a 2019 Subaru Legacy.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord: Driver Assist Technology

Subaru EyeSight® is standard on the Legacy, while Honda Sensing® is standard on the Accord. These are driver assist suites with many similar features; however, due to the lower starting MSRP on the Subaru Legacy, you'll get these features for less money there. Furthermore, the 2019 Subaru Legacy has available features that can't be found on any Honda Accord, including LED Steering Responsive Headlights and Reverse Automatic Braking.

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Find Your Next Sedan at Hanson Subaru, Serving Lacey and Tumwater

Subaru and the Pacific Northwest are a perfect match. No other vehicle gives you quite the same combination of comfortable, city-friendly driving and adventurous capability--but that's just the start of what makes Subaru special. Your Subaru is a true companion. And, with 97% of Subaru models sold within the past decade still on the road today, you can trust that it's in it for the long haul.

When you've decided to go Subaru, head to Hanson Subaru, serving Hawks Prairie and Tenino from our convenient location at 2300 Carriage Loop SW, Olympia, WA 98502. We have a huge inventory filled with new Subaru models, but that's just the beginning. In addition to our regularly updated sale and lease incentives, we also have a Price Match Guarantee! If you find another Subaru dealership in Washington with prices lower than ours, we'll match the price they're offering.

Hanson Subaru is also proud to be part of the community. As part of the Subaru Love Promise, we work with local nonprofits and charities like the Puget Sound Blood Center and Meals on Wheels. We look forward to seeing you at Hanson Subaru!

2019 Subaru Legacy2019 Honda Accord
$22,545Starting MSRP*$23,720
34 Highway / 25 CityFuel Economy (MPG)38 Highway / 30 City
175Standard Horsepower192
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
104.6 Cubic FeetPassenger Space105.6 Cubic Feet
StandardApple CarPlay / Android AutoAdditional Upgrade
StandardPaddle ShiftersAdditional Upgrade
StandardHD & Satellite Radio ReceiverAdditional Upgrade
AvailableLED Steering Responsive HeadlightsNot Available
2019 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety Awards2019 Top Safety Pick

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.