Comparison - Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2019

General

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Model: 
Average Price: 
24,295
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
24,415
Updated: 
06 Jul 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
#F1F0EB
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
#0E0E0F
Sage Green Metallic
#394138
Silk Blue Metallic
#063C5D
Habanero Orange Metallic
#CA4A35
Tornado Red
#AA142C
Platinum Gray Metallic
#4D5960
White Silver Metallic
#C5C9CF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Subaru Legacy ranked #18 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Subaru Legacy has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Great crash test ratings

Cons
Weak base engine
Mediocre handling and ride quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.

Pros
Sparkling safety scorecard
Better interior materials
All-wheel-drive confidence
Comfortable interior
Relatively good value

Cons
Average performance
Thirsty optional engine
Plain exterior
Extra-cost advanced safety

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised for 2018, the Subaru Legacy has freshened front and rear styling, higher-quality interior materials, a larger 6.5-inch standard display with smartphone integration, and a more powerful air-conditioning system. Subaru says it's also retuned the Legacy for smoother acceleration, a more comfortable ride quality, sportier steering feel, and reduced wind and road noise at highway speeds.

PROS
Standard all-wheel drive for extra wet-weather traction
Excellent outward visibility
Easy-to-use infotainment systems

CONS
Engines down on power compared to competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.

Pros
Docile personality
High-tech options
Good safety gear
Styling will age well

Cons
Docile personality
Breaks little new ground
Conservative, almost to a fault
Unsupportive front seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Jetta is marginally bigger than the old car, continuing a trend that has seen the Jetta grow to roughly the size of the fondly remembered B5-generation 1997–2005 Passat. The Jetta’s wheelbase has been stretched 1.3 inches to 105.7 inches, which helps the car maintain its proportions even with an overall length that has grown to 185.1 inches.

Pros
Classy interior,
responsive 1.4-liter turbo,
slick manual available.

Cons
Mute steering,
smaller trunk,
no GLI at launch.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta ranked #18 in Compact Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride
All-day supportive seats
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Competitors are more upscale
Less fun-to-drive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
30.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
40.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.40L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.80in
185.10in
Width: 
72.40in
70.80in
Height: 
59.00in
57.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
105.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
38.50
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
41.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.00
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
37.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2959.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
400 Watts Stereo Output
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5
16 X 6.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #1
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Moonroof Package
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSD/RCTA) + High Beam Assist
Cargo Package
Standard Model
EyeSight + BSD/RCTA + High Beam Assist + Moonroof Package + Navigation System
Cold Weather Package (Delayed Availability)
Exterior Options: 
Trunk Spoiler - Twilight Blue Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Twilight Blue Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica
Trunk Spoiler - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl
Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray
Body Side Molding - Twilight Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red
Trunk Spoiler - Dark Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Splash Guads
Trunk Spoiler - Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
All-Weather Floor Liners
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net - Side
Rubber Mats Kit
Carpeted Mats Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Storm Gray, leatherette
#93948D
Dark Beige, leatherette
#867054
Titan Black, leatherette
#302F2E