The Subaru Legacy vs Mazda6 Sedan: A Lot More for Less!

People have their reasons for choosing a sedan over most other car models: either they seek fuel efficiency, style, or just the bare essentials for their daily commute. The Subaru Legacy is one of those sedans that gives you everything you need in a reliable commuter car without all of the gaudy add-ons and other unnecessary luxury features that you do not need. As with many other new Subaru models here at Haddad Subaru in Pittsfield, MA, the new Legacy offers simplicity through its accessible, easy-to-use technology and its efficient drivability. Interestingly enough, you might find that the Subaru Legacy offers you even more than the average luxury sedan, for a lot less, so let us put this theory to the test be comparing this new midsize sedan against another well-known competitor of this class: the new Mazda6 sedan!

Technology and Safety

While both of these sedans come backed by high ratings for their standard safety features, the Mazda6 sedan falls short when it comes to more advanced features. Meanwhile the Subaru Legacy like other new Subaru models, offers standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, giving you a helpful guide on your journey through features such as Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist with Sway Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Mazda6 offers one high-tech driver-assist feature on all trims, but other Mazda-equivalent features are only available on the highest trim levels for an extra premium. If you like a little bit of extra entertainment along the way, the Subaru Legacy features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as standard fare for seamless smartphone integration.

Performance and Efficiency

Sedans are seen by many as a dependable way to travel, but what often seems to be lacking from them is good traction control on a variety of surfaces and adverse weather conditions. The Subaru Legacy shows itself to hold its own with some SUVs with the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to maximize traction evenly between all four wheels; this feature is unavailable on the Mazda6 sedan. In fact, the engine of the Mazda6 has a bit less fuel efficiency to offer as its fuel tank can hold 13.2 gallons of fuel, over the 18.5-gallon fuel tank capacity of the Subaru Legacy Sedan.

Interior Space and Versatility

Interestingly, the Mazda6 sedan is the larger of these two midsize sedans, standing at a 111.4-inch wheelbase and a length of 192.7 inches, yet the Legacy is the one which offers a greater amount of interior space for you and your passengers. While this midsize sedan measures a wheelbase of 108.3 inches, with a length of 188.8 inches, the Subaru Legacy offers a passenger volume of 104.6 cubic feet, providing ample head and shoulder room for you and your passengers in the backseats. The Mazda6 sedan features a passenger volume of 99.7 cubic feet and falls short when it comes to providing ample space for you and your copilot up front. When you pop the trunk on the Subaru Legacy, you will find that it provides lots of space for what you take with you, with up to 15 cubic feet of cargo space over the 13.2 cubic feet of the Mazda6 sedan.

Check One Out Today!

With the Subaru Legacy, you can truly get the most out of your daily driver and, with its lower starting price, you can do so at a rate that will not hurt your budget. The Legacy begins at a starting price more than $500 less than that of the Mazda6 sedan, and our financing team at Haddad Subaru can help you find a great financing or leasing rate for the long-term. All you have to do is schedule an appointment and come see us here at Haddad Subaru in Pittsfield, MA, we hope to see you soon!

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