2022 Subaru Legacy vs. 2019 Subaru Legacy


The Subaru Legacy is a midsize car. This vehicle is reliable, offering you the performance you need for an everyday commute or longer with multiple engine options and all-wheel-drive standard. You also have some excellent safety features in the Subaru Legacy and technology to keep you connected and entertained. 

Below, we are going to take a look at some of the key differences between the new 2022 Subaru Legacy and the older 2019 model. That way you can compare these two models and decide which one is the right one for your needs. If you have any questions about either model, reach out to us at Granite Subaru. 

Performance and Engine Options

First let's look at the different performance capabilities of the Subaru Legacy with the 2019 model and the 2022 model. 

For the 2019 Subaru Legacy, you have two different engine options. The first engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175-horsepower. Your second engine option is a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 256-horsepower. Both have all-wheel-drive and are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. In terms of fuel economy, the base engine can offer you the best efficiency per gallon. 

In the 2022 Subaru Legacy, you have a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182-horsepower. Your second engine option in this vehicle is a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 260-horsepower. Both engines offer continuously variable transmission and standard all-wheel-drive. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder is the engine that offers you the best fuel economy  per gallon. 

As you can see, these vehicles offer you a similar performance, but there are some key differences. The second engine option in the 2022 Legacy is a turbocharged four-cylinder instead of a six-cylinder engine. Also, the 2022 Legacy offers you slightly better fuel economy, but both vehicles are powerful and capable enough for your driving experiences. 


The Subaru Legacy is a midsize car. It measures 15.9 feet in length, and it can have a curb weight ranging from around 3,500 to 3,800 pounds. In this vehicle, you can get exterior features like a moonroof, automatic high-beam headlights, and more. You can get exterior color options like Crystal White Pearl, Abyss Blue Pearl, Brilliant Bronze Metallic, Crimson Red Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, and more. 

Both of these Legacy models give you options like LED steering responsive headlights, all-season tires, LED fog lights, keyless entry, heated exterior mirrors, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals. This is a smooth and sporty car with a great look and plenty of capability for you. Check out more about the features found in the Subaru Legacy below. 

Interior and Technology

In the Subaru Legacy, you can find comfortable seating for five people in two rows of seats. Both of these models have standard cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats, but there are optional upgrades like leather upholstery, heated seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. In the 2022 Legacy, you also have optional features like Nappa leather upholstery and ventilated front seats. In terms of cargo space, this car offers you a trunk with about 15 cubic feet of space. 

When it comes to technology, both of these models have some great features. In both of these cars, you can get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth standard. You also have an available 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo in both models, as well as USB ports. 

In the 2019 model, you get a standard Starlink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen with the ability to upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen. The 2022 Legacy offers you a larger 7-inch standard touchscreen with the availability of an 11.6-inch touchscreen. The 2022 Legacy also offers you an available Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless device charging. 

Overall, the Subaru Legacy offers you a nice and comfortable interior with some solid technology features. The 2022 Legacy model has a few more technology features like the Wi-Fi hotspot and the larger touchscreen. You also have some slightly more high-end interior options like the Nappa leather upholstery and ventilated front seats. 


When it comes to safety, both of these Subaru Legacy vehicles are looking out for you. The 2019 Subaru Legacy started to offer the EyeSight suite of safety features standard, so you have a good number of safety features standard, as well as some available. Your standard features include lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and a pre-collision warning and braking system. 

The 2022 Subaru Legacy offers all those same features standard, but also has some additional ones. In the 2022 Legacy, you can also get adaptive headlights, a head-up display, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rear-seat reminder standard. 

As for available safety features, they both offer you blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert as available upgrades, and the 2022 Legacy also offers reverse automatic emergency braking, driver attention monitoring, and a front-view camera. 

As you can see, both of these vehicles have great safety features and are designed to keep you safe. They have good safety ratings and will be capable for you. However, if you want the latest and greatest in terms of advanced safety features, you will want to go with the 2022 Subaru Legacy; this vehicle offers you more safety features standard and available than that of the 2019 Legacy. 

Overall, the Subaru Legacy is a great vehicle. It has a lot to offer you and can be a great option for many. The 2022 Subaru Legacy is a newer option with more standard and available features, but if you are looking for a more affordable Legacy, the 2019 model is still a great option and it will have a lower price tag. If you have any questions about this Subaru vehicle or any other Subaru option, you can reach out to us at Granite Subaru.