2021 Subaru Legacy vs 2021 Honda Accord


Both the 2021 Subaru Legacy and the 2021 Honda Accord are great vehicles and picking between the two can be a bit of a challenge.

That's why we came up with this guide to highlight some of the great things each vehicle offers and point you in the right direction depending on what vehicle better fits your needs. So, keep reading and we'll break down everything you need to know about these awesome vehicles!

2021 Subaru Legacy

The 2021 Subaru Legacy is an outstanding choice in the Subaru lineup. With tons of space, features, and performance specs, there's not much that the 2021 Legacy can't do.

The Powertrain

If you're interested in the Subaru Legacy, there are two different powertrain options for you to choose from. The Subaru Legacy comes standard with a 2.5L engine that pushes 182 horsepower and 176 ft-lb of torque.

However, they do have an upgraded 2.4L turbocharged engine that ups those performance numbers to 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

No matter what engine option you go with, every Subaru Legacy comes with all-wheel-drive as a standard feature.

Cargo Space and Clearance

Just because you're driving a sedan doesn't mean you can't have any storage space. With 15.1 cubic feet of storage space, there's more than enough room for you to pack all your gear.

Meanwhile, the Subaru Legacy has 5.9 inches of ground clearance. That's not high compared to crossovers or SUVs, but for a sedan, it's on the higher side of things.

You still shouldn't take your Subaru Legacy too far off the open road, but if you need to go down some gravel roads to reach a campsite or something similar, between the higher ground clearance and the all-wheel-drive system you won't have any problems getting there.

Standard Features

Safety shouldn't be optional, and Subaru agrees. The Subaru Legacy comes standard with automated emergency braking, a lane-departure warning system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane-centering.

Every Subaru Legacy also comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty that gives you plenty of peace of mind that you won't have to fix anything anytime soon after you drive it off the lot.

2021 Honda Accord

If you're looking for a super reliable vehicle, it's hard to top the 2021 Honda Accord. But reliability isn't all that the Accord has to offer. It's also spacious and has a ton of engine options for you to pick from. We'll break it all down for you here.

The Powertrain

The Honda Accord has three different engine options for you to pick from. Their 1.5L turbocharged engine comes standard, and this engine pushes 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

However, if you want a little more power, they have a larger 2.0L turbocharged engine, which pushes 252 horsepower and has 273 lb-ft of torque.

The final option you have with the Honda Accord is a 2.0L hybrid engine. It offers 212 horsepower but just 129 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the advantage of going with a hybrid engine has everything to do with fuel efficiency and nothing to do with the torque!

Every 2021 Honda Accord comes with a front-wheel-drive system, and there's no ability to upgrade it to a rear-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive system if that's what you want.

Cargo Space and Clearance

The Honda Accord is another sedan with a more spacious interior, and the 16.7 cubic feet of storage space highlights this. It's more than enough space for groceries or other gear you need to take with you wherever you go.

The ground clearance for the Honda Accord is 5.5 inches, which is pretty much standard for a mid-sized car. It's high enough where you don't have to worry about bottoming out on bumpy roads but not so high that you should feel comfortable taking it off-road.

Standard Features

Honda is all about standard features, and the Accord is certainly no exception. Some of the standard features that come with the Accord include automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

The warranty that comes with the Accord is identical to the one that comes with the Legacy. It's a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. It's protection you can feel good about, knowing that you won't have to worry about repairs any time soon.

When You Want a Subaru Legacy

If you want a vehicle that can handle tougher road conditions or even get off the pavement from time to time, the Legacy is the clear choice. Not only does it sit a little higher off the ground, but with its all-wheel-drive system it can handle inclement weather with ease.

It also delivers in the performance and space department, giving you just about anything you could want in a vehicle.

When You Want a Honda Accord

While the Honda Accord doesn't have an all-wheel-drive system, it still delivers in just about every other way. It's extremely reliable and offers a little bit more space than the Legacy.

It's more of a family car for sure, and it doesn't offer the same spirit of adventure that you get with the Legacy. But there's no argument about how reliable it is, and it's full of safety features and newer technologies that make it fun to get behind the wheel.

Final Thoughts

Both Accord and the Legacy are great choices for you to choose from, and we're confident that you'll be happy with either vehicle. But hopefully you have a better understanding of where each vehicle thrives and which one is a better choice for your needs.

Do you have any questions about the 2021 Honda Accord or the 2021 Subaru Legacy? The pros at Granite Subaru would love to help you out and answer any questions you might have.

And if you're interested in test driving one for yourself, Granite Subaru would love to help you out there too! So, reach out and see what they can do for you!