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Head to Head: 2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6

The mid-size sedan segment is flooded with options ,so if you’re in the market for one, make sure you do your research. We’re here to help you out with that today with a comparison of two of our favorite mid-size sedans – the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Mazda6.

The 2017 Subaru Legacy stands out from the crowd with standard all-wheel-drive while the 2017 Mazda6 does a great job of offering sleek styling and a quality built interior that is way ahead of its competitors. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6 Exterior Comparison

The 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Mazda6 battle in the same segment, however, the 2017 Mazda6 stands out in this section with its stylish exterior. The front-end of the 2017 Mazda6 is handsomely sculpted along with a sleek side profile and a sexy rear-end. The 2017 Subaru Legacy, on the other hand, keeps things a bit conservative with a very standard exterior design that won’t be turning any heads. Nonetheless, the Legacy is still a good looking car when it comes to other options in this segment.

The 2017 Mazda6 sits on a wheelbase that measures 111.4 inches with an overall length of 192.7 inches. The 2017 Subaru Legacy sits on a wheelbase that measures 108.3 inches with an overall length of 188.8 inches.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6 Interior Comparison

The inside is where things get interesting. The 2017 Subaru Legacy’s interior is quite simple but outstandingly comfortable. The 2017 Mazda6 features a cabin that is well thought out when it comes to style, quality, and space. The Mazda design team really spent its time on the interior of the Mazda6 to keep it ahead of its competition.

Measurements-wise, the 2017 Subaru Legacy offers 42.9 inches of front legroom and 38.1 inches of rear legroom. The 2017 Mazda6, on the other hand, offers 42.2 inches of front legroom and 38.7 inches of rear legroom.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6 Performance Comparison

The 2017 Subaru Legacy is available with a choice of two engines including a 175 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 256 horsepower 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. The 2017 Mazda6 is only available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Subaru Legacy is only available with a continuously variable automatic transmission while the 2017 Mazda6 is available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6 Feature Comparison

The 2017 Subaru Legacy comes standard with the brand’s STARLINK 6.2-inch Multimedia system which features Pandora, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Aha, AM/FM/CD player, HD Radio, USB/AUX ports/, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera. Upgrades include a 7-inch display, navigation, heated leather seats, a Harman Kardon sound system, dual-zone climate control, push-button start and a range of safety features.

The 2017 Mazda6 comes standard with cruise control, push button start, a 7-inch touch screen display for the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, AUX/USB ports, a rearview camera and more. Upgrades include heated leather seats, a Bose sound system, navigation, and a long list of awesome safety features.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 Mazda6 Overall Comparison

So – which is the winner? That always depends on you. The 2017 Subaru Legacy does have the advantage of standard all-wheel-drive but the 2017 Mazda6 offers sleek styling, a quality built interior, and long list of features that we just can’t ignore. Make sure you head over to your local AutoNation dealer for a test drive today.

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