Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima

Sedan Showdown! Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima

In the ever-popular midsize sedan class, the competition is stiff and automakers must put in a considerable amount of effort to make their vehicles stand out. Two of the most popular vehicles of this class are the Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima, and while they each have many attributes to offer drivers in the Milford, CT area, choosing between the two necessitates a head-to-head (or wheel-to-wheel) comparison.

Though at a first glance these vehicles may seem very similar, once we dig into the details we can clearly see that the Subaru Legacy is the more valuable and impressive offering. To test drive a Legacy and experience these advantages firsthand, come and see us at Dan Perkins Subaru in Milford, CT. We'll arrange a test drive, help you to compare new Subaru models, and effortlessly transition you into ownership of an exciting new Subaru Legacy.



  • Though their power and performance are nearly identical, the transmission of each is the biggest difference. The Legacy offers a 6-speed CVT, which delivers a considerably smoother drive than the 2-speed CVT of the Altima.
  • The Subaru Legacy rides atop the legendary Subaru Symmetrical AWD, making short work of even the toughest weather and road conditions. With no similar alternative, the Altima is a less-capable vehicle, especially in harsh New England winters.



  • With more available rear leg and shoulder room, the Legacy is a more spacious experience than the Altima, for everyone in the vehicle.
  • At the base level, the Legacy offers cruise control for more comfort on long drives as a standard feature. To get this on the Altima, you're going to have to drop even more money.


  • With active from seat head restraints and daytime running lights standard on every model, the Subaru Legacy once again has an advantage, the Altima simply doesn't offer these until higher trim levels.
  • The Subaru Legacy also offers the available EyeSight® driver assist technology, an autonomous safety system that has helped to continue the Legacy's impressive streak of multiple consecutive years of being an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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