A midsize sedan, like the Subaru Legacy or Audi A4, is the kind of car you trust to keep you safe, get you through tough conditions, and provide you with enough space to relax during your drive. So, which one has more of what you're looking for?

Maguire Subaru helps answer that for drivers in Ithaca by seeing what each one has to offer in this Subaru Legacy vs. Audi A4 comparison.

Subaru Legacy vs Audi A4 Interior Dimensions

Both the Subaru Legacy and Audi A4 have room for up to five people. The Subaru offers a more comfortable ride though with more space to stretch out. There's 42.9 inches of front legroom and 38.1 inches in the back seats. The Audi only gives you 41.3 inches of legroom in the front and 35.7 inches of rear legroom.

The Legacy is also better prepared to carry three passengers in the back seat with 57.3 inches of rear shoulder room. The Audi A4 forces passengers into a tighter squeeze with 54.5 inches of shoulder room.

Subaru Legacy vs Audi A4 Capability

The Subaru Legacy stands out from other midsize sedans with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This capable system makes it as versatile as an SUV and uses Vehicle Dynamics Control to make sure it grips the road and prevent skidding in the winter.

The drivetrain also includes a Traction Control System that can detect when any of your wheels start to slip. To help you regain stability, it applies the brakes to any wheels that have lost traction.

The Audi A4 offers its signature quattro® all-wheel drive system. However, it's not standard on every trim level. The base trim is only available with front-wheel drive.

Subaru Legacy vs Audi A4 Safety

In addition to standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru Legacy comes with lots of features that are designed to protect you. The interior has standard Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children in the back seats and front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters. In the event of an accident, you'll be protected by six airbags, including side-curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

To give you more awareness during your drive and decrease the odds of an accident, the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system comes standard. It's constantly checking what's around your car with features like:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning with lane Keep Assist

By making EyeSight® and all-wheel drive standard on every trim level, and packing in lots of safety features, the Subaru Legacy was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

While the Audi A4 also has six airbags, LATCH, and its own system of driver assistance features, it doesn't come with all-wheel drive or seatbelt pretensioners. As a result, it wasn't able to earn the same IIHS safety rating.

Test Drive a Versatile Midsize Sedan

Visit Maguire Subaru to learn more about this Subaru Legacy vs. Audi A4 comparison and test drive the safe and spacious Legacy. It offers drivers and families in Ithaca a comfortable interior and peace of mind in any conditions. 

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