2022 Honda Accord vs. Subaru Legacy

Honda Accord vs Subaru Legacy - Germain Honda of Beavercreek

Searching for an award-winning1 midsize sedan? Whether you’re looking for value, performance, efficiency, or innovative tech features — the Honda Accord continues to earn accolades and recognition from both drivers and automotive critics across the industry. To help prove how the Accord continues to set the benchmark for its class, our team at Germain Honda of Beavercreek has assembled this thorough model comparison. Placed side-by-side, you’ll quickly learn how the Honda Accord compares to the Subaru Legacy. Eager to find out more? Let’s take a closer look!

Honda Accord vs Subaru Legacy

Honda Accord
Subaru Legacy
2022 Honda Accord LX VS 2022 Subaru Legacy Premium
$26,125 MSRP (excluding destination charges)* $25,245
192 HP / 192 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 182 HP / 176 LB-FT
30 / 38 / 33 ✓ MPG (city/hwy/combined)** 27 / 25 / 30
3,150 lbs ✓ Curb Weight 3,504 lbs
Multi-Link ✓ Rear Suspension Double Wishbone
Standard ✓ Push-Button Start Requires Higher Trim Level
16.7 cubic feet ✓ Trunk Cargo Volume 15.1 cubic feet
37.3 / 40.4 inches ✓ Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.2 / 39.5 inches
Standard ✓ USB Audio Interface Optional

Comparing equivalent trim levels of both sedans, the Honda Accord LX goes head-to-head against the Subaru Legacy Premium. Although the Legacy Premium does begin this matchup with a very slight price advantage, you’ll quickly discover that choosing the Accord LX proves to be the much smarter financial decision.

Equipped with its standard 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, the Accord LX offers a sizable performance advantage compared to the Legacy Premium with a total of 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. In addition to this significant power advantage, the Accord still even manages to offer superior fuel economy across all three categories of EPA-estimated MPG measurements**. Further contributing to its more engaging driving experience is the lower curb weight and more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension of the Honda Accord.

Turning our attention towards interior features, you’ll quickly spot the standard push-button ignition system inside the Accord LX. Choosing the Accord also means that you’ll enjoy more room inside the trunk, perfect for taking that extra suitcase along for your next weekend getaway. Keep your electronic devices charged and listen to your favorite songs on the way to your destination using the standard USB audio interface. Both friends and family will agree that the Accord is the better choice thanks to superior head and legroom for backseat passengers.

Car and Driver 10Best Award

Honda Accord – Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars1

Don’t just take our word for it either! The Honda Accord has routinely earned praise and recognition from top critics in the industry. Its latest honor is being named to the prestigious Car and Driver 10Best Cars list for an astounding 36th time1.

Honda Accord Features

Winner – Honda Accord

Regardless of which category you investigate, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Honda Accord. The Subaru Legacy simply cannot measure up to the premium standard amenities, generous interior room, remarkable performance, and inspired efficiency of the Accord. Our team at Germain Honda of Beavercreek is here to help you choose the right model from our extensive selection of the latest Accord models in our inventory.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,015 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T and Special Edition. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T. 48 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

1 Source: 2022 Car and Driver 10Best Awards List. – 10Best Awards List