Comparison - Subaru Legacy Touring XT 2020 - vs - Lexus IS 300 2019

General

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
35,895
Updated: 
26 Aug 2019
$
40,760
Updated: 
29 Nov 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#2F2F2F
Crystal White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Crimson Red Pearl
#9B0000
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2B4566
Color: 
Obsidian
#090909
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Liquid Platinum
#A6A7A8
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Redline
#C42A28
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech.

Pros
Stellar value
Standard active safety features
All-wheel drive across the range
Big, 11.6-inch touchscreen
Good interior space

Cons
Evolutionary style
Turbo-4 is spendy...
...and its mileage sinks
Nearly sporty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Redesigned and more refined for 2020.Bigger touchscreen.New turbocharged engine option,Start of the seventh Legacy generation.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive for excellent wet-weather traction
Good outward visibility
Standard active driver assist features
Turbocharged engine provides robust power

Cons
CVT automatic can sometimes feel unrefined

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus IS 300 comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.Software updates improve engine response on rear-wheel-drive models.New upgraded LED headlight option.Amazon Alexa-integrated voice commands.

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
Handling capabilities don't create much driver excitement
Lackluster acceleration
A tighter back seat than those of rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus IS ranked #17 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant, comfortable interior
Smooth, relaxing ride
Sporty handling with F Sport package

Cons
Awkward infotainment system
Small trunk
Poor fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

Pros
Lots of standard equipment
Subtle, stylish look
Swift-shifting 8-speed
Long options list
F Sport headed in the right direction

Cons
Too many cooks under the hood
Awkward powertrain walk
Pricey options
Tight rear seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals.

Pros
Well-equipped
Subtly stylish
Excellent 8-speed automatic on IS 350
F Sport's mission is solid

Cons
IS 300 AWD’s weak, thirsty engine
Pricey with options
Rear-seat space
Frustrating infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.50L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
236ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
35.40Feet
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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.60in
184.30in
Width: 
72.40in
71.30in
Height: 
59.10in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.30
38.20
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
54.30in
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
44.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
36.90
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
54.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
32.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in
53.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
15.10cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.10cu.ft
10.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3790.00lbs
3737.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Premium Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

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

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

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
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
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: 
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Tech Package 2
Cargo Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #2
Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl
Trunk Spoiler - Abyss Blue Pearl
Chrome Side Window Deflectors
Moonroof Air Deflector
Splash Guads
Door Scuff Protectors
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red Preal
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
18" Mesh Alloy Wheels
18" Five-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Interior Options: 
Rear Bumper Protector Mat
Trunk Cargo Hook
Ash Tray - Silver
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Organizer
Cargo Net
Rear Seat Cover
Remote Engine Starter - Push Start
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Cargo Tray
Ash Tray Holder
All-Weather Floor Liners
Ash Tray - Black
Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Key Gloves W/F Logo
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
F SPORT Perforated Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves
Universal Tablet Holder

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Tan Nappa, premium leather
#754E3D
Color: 
Chateau, leatherette
#9E816F
Black, leatherette
#252525
Flaxen, leatherette
#997153
Nuance Black, leatherette
#191919