Comparing the Subaru Legacy and Honda Accord

Acquiring a vehicle is a major investment in your life. Those of us at Haddad Subaru in Pittsfield understand that; it's for that reason that we want you to be as informed as possible in making your decision.

Two popular midsize car choices are the Subaru Legacy and Honda Accord. Both vehicles present you with options, with the Legacy and Accord being abundant when it comes to things like performance and standard features for North Adams and Great Barrington drivers. Let's dig a bit further to show you what makes these cars popular choices.


Both cars offer capable engine options that provide enough to power you through. You don't have to worry when it comes to a smooth ride. The interiors are kindly styled, allowing you to enjoy the comfortable cabin and plenty of infotainment options within the two cars. The handling in both the Legacy and Accord are terrific. One noticeable difference that sets the Legacy apart from the Accord is the all-wheel-drive that is a standard in the vehicle compared to the front-wheel-drive drivetrain in the Accord.

Some may worry that having an all-wheel-drive system that comes standard may compromise fuel economy. The Legacy still gets good gas mileage despite all this. This means that you will still be able to commute freely to work, ball games, appointments, and all of the other destinations on your busy schedule without having to fill your gas tank too frequently. Peace of mind is what you'll get with standard all-wheel-drive as you commute from Lenox to Williamstown.


Both midsize cars seat five people comfortably. The interiors provide plenty of space for passengers to stretch their legs. The Accord has a tad more cargo space in its large trunk, but its narrow trunk opening presents difficulty when you try to put bulky items inside of it. The Legacy and Accord aren't midsize cars that make the passengers feel cramped due to their spacious interiors.



Technology also plays a large role when it comes to infotainment within the vehicle. You'll get a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, satellite radio, four speakers, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard within your Legacy. The infotainment system is easy to use while making you feel comfortable in the cabin. The base model in the Accord comes standard with a four-speaker stereo for listening, a 7-inch infotainment display, one USB port, and Bluetooth. Both vehicles have plenty of infotainment upgrades available. Both cars can make you happy as a driver, but the Legacy offers a little more. There's no reason why the Legacy won't perform to your needs as you drive away in Bennington, VT and Stephentown, NY. You want to trust the car you invest in.

As a prudent car buyer, you will surely want to ask questions and see what trims are available for you. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have while showing all the options within the Subaru Legacy. Stop by our showroom in Pittsfield to learn more about what makes the Legacy so special. If you're in Austerlitz, NY or New Lebanon, NY, get behind the wheel for a test drive while you're at it.


Technology plays a big role in modern cars. The Subaru Legacy and Honda Accord are no different. Both vehicles make sure useful safety features come standard. The list of standard safety features in the Legacy and Accord are impressive. We'll look at the Legacy first.

You get lane keep assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, sway warning, a rearview camera, and automatic emergency braking in the Subaru. Like the Legacy, the Accord has a standard rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning as standard safety features.

The Accord also adds automatic high-beam headlights, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and a road departure mitigation system that comes standard. These standard safety features aren't meant to drive the vehicle for you, yet they enhance the driving situation substantially. There are plenty of options for you when it comes to what safety features you value and want from these two cars.