Comparison - Subaru Legacy Touring XT 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Passat SEL 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
35,895
Updated: 
26 Aug 2019
$
31,095
Updated: 
12 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetite Gray Metallic
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Crystal White Pearl
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Crimson Red Pearl
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Crystal Black Silica
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Abyss Blue Pearl
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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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
206ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
174hp
at 5 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
36.40Feet

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
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.60in
193.60in
Width: 
72.40in
72.20in
Height: 
59.10in
58.00in
Ground Clearance: 
5.40in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.30
38.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
39.10in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
15.10cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.10cu.ft
15.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3790.00lbs
3325.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
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
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
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
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In 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: 
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
8 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Fender Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
400 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Tech Package 2
Cargo Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #2
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
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
Lip Spoiler
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
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
Rubber Mats Kit
First Aid Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink
Carpeted Mats
Luggage Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Tan Nappa, premium leather
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