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2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Subaru Legacy

Front passenger angle of a red 2020 Nissan Altima on left VS front driver angle of a grey 2020 Subaru Legacy

When you research new sedans, there are several different areas to focus on to see if that sedan is right for you. This can include the engine capabilities, fuel efficiency, how much it carries, safety features, and more. Here at Charlie Clark Nissan, we’re here to help you find the perfect sedan. To do this, we have compared two popular sedans in the market, the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Subaru Legacy! For our comparison, we used the 2.5 S trim for the Altima and the Base for the Legacy. For comparison purposes, the trims we selected are the standard trims for each sedan.

2020 Nissan Altima


2020 Subaru Legacy

2.5-Liter, 188-hp Engine 2.5-Liter, 182-hp
28 city mpg*
39 highway mpg*
32 combined mpg*
Fuel Economy 25 city mpg
34 highway mpg
29 combined mpg
15.4 cubic feet Maximum Interior Cargo Volume 15.1 cubic feet
Intelligent Key Proximity Key Not Available
Available Parking Assist Not Available
Available Blind-Spot Monitoring System Not Available

Advantages of the 2020 Nissan Altima

There are many differences between the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Subaru Legacy. The engines on these models are very similar, but the Altima comes ahead in horsepower. For fuel economy, the Altima is the clear winner. The Altima surpasses the Legacy on city, highway, and combined mpg* by a great margin so you can save on gas. Another close feature that these two sedans share is the maximum interior cargo volume. However, the Altima again comes out ahead by offering a bit more space. Finally, the Altima provides features that is not available on the Legacy. The 2020 Nissan Altima includes an intelligent key for its driver. Parking assist and blind-spot monitoring is also available while the Legacy doesn’t offer the options. Overall, the 2020 Nissan Altima shows its advantages in its engine, efficiency, cargo volume, proximity key, and safety technology.

Customers looking for more details on the new 2020 Nissan Altima are encouraged to contact our team here at Charlie Clark Nissan! We will reach out to you with answers for any questions and help you give this sedan a test drive.

*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.