2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Subaru Legacy 2017 Toyota Camry
  18.5 gallons 17.0 gallons
  25/34 24/33
  42.9 in. 41.6 in.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Toyota Camry

Serving Harrisonburg, VA, Dayton, VA, and Massanetta Springs, VA

As mid-size sedans, the 2017 Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry are best known for their durable and economical designs. Available with the two BOXER engines, Lineartronic transmission system and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Legacy beats the Camry in the performance department. The signature EyeSight Driver Assist package also makes the Legacy a class leader in active safety.


Having four cylinders in a unique horizontal layout, the 2.5 L BOXER engine in the Subaru Legacy is capable of producing up to 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Camry is available with a 2.5 L I-4 engine that's rated at 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the 3.6 L BOXER V6 engine, the Legacy gets up to 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The Camry's six-cylinder engine has a peak output of 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Running on the Dual Active Valve Control System, the BOXER engines operate more smoothly than the Camry's engines that are controlled by the Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. Featuring the Adaptive Control and Hill Holder, this Subaru's Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission System is more dynamic than the Camry's Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission. Additionally, the Lineartronic transmission system lets you choose from six manual modes. Standard on every Legacy, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive maximizes traction on paved roads and rough trails. By adjusting the brakes and steering system, the Active Torque Vectoring improves the cornering abilities of this agile Subaru sedan. Additionally, the Incline Start Assist helps you start the Legacy on a hill.


The EyeSight Driver Assist technology adds multiple accident-avoidance features to the Subaru Legacy. If a front crash is imminent, the Pre-Collision Braking System will automatically turn on. The Toyota Camry also has the Pre-Collision System that mitigates the severity of a frontal impact. Both sedans are available with cruise control systems that stop and restart based on traffic flow. The Legacy's Lane Departure Warning is similar to the Camry's Lane Departure Alert. Thanks to the Lane Sway Warning, this Subaru offers better guidance for lane changes. The Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are other active safety features that are installed in this Subaru. The industry-leading Reverse Automatic Braking can prevent the Legacy from bumping into other cars that are directly behind. Both vehicles also have the Automatic Collision Notification that's activated immediately after an accident.


The Subaru Legacy is available with the 7-inch STARLINK multimedia system. The built-in GPS navigation software is connected to live feeds via SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. The Toyota Camry's 7-inch Entune infotainment console has a GPS navigation system that's linked to HD Radio traffic and weather updates. Both sedans also offer access to music on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Aha, Stitcher, Pandora and iHeartRadio are other entertainment services that are accessible through the STARLINK platform. You can turn on the 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system to listen to these premium radio channels. The Camry's best sound system has a total of 10 speakers that are powered by the JBL GreenEdge technology. Both cars are compatible with Siri Eyes Free for seamless integration of iPhones. Additionally, the STARLINK Safety and Security portal includes the Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and other applications.

Come to our dealership to enjoy a test drive in the 2017 Subaru Legacy. As you take control of this mid-size Subaru sedan, you'll admit that it beats the Toyota Camry in multiple categories.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.