2022 Subaru Legacy vs. 2022 Toyota Camry


The 2022 Subaru Legacy and the 2022 Toyota Camry are two popular outstanding sedans that are similar in size and have many of the same standard features and options. They both have comfortable seating for 5, a striking aesthetic as well as next-generation technologies. Let's take a closer look at these vehicles and see which one provides a more robust overall package and is better suited for the needs of you and your family. We will look at the exterior and interior features, the powertrains and some of the other features that are important to most buyers and can help to make your choice a good deal easier. 


The exterior of both the 2022 Subaru Legacy and the 2022 Toyota Camry are very modern, stylish and attractive. They both have LED headlights and taillights with auto On/Off, auto on/off high beams and daytime running lights. Plus, there's variable intermittent windshield wipers and heated, power, body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Both the 2022 Legacy and the Camry have a sporty stance and many of the most desirable amenities. While 17 and 18-inch rims are available on the Legacy, some Camry trims come with 19-inch rims. But if you are looking for a more well-rounded midsize sedan, the Subaru Legacy is the better choice. 


When it comes to interior space and comfort, the Subaru Legacy has a distinct advantage over the Toyota Camry. The Legacy has 105.5 cubic feet of passenger space to the Camry's 99.9 cubic feet, 39.4 inches of headroom compared to the Camry's 38.3 inches and 58.1 inches of shoulder room to the Camry's 57.7 inches. The Legacy also has slightly more legroom with 42.8 inches to the Camry's 42.1 inches. The Legacy has Leather upholstery while the Camry has premium synthetic or cloth. Both have bucket seats in the first row, second row bench seats and 8-way power-adjustable driver seats with lumbar support. Both have keyless entry, leather covered steering wheels, power windows and locks, 2nd row trunk pass-through, external temperature display and dual-zone climate control.


Both the Subaru legacy and the Toyota Camry offer a comprehensive infotainment system that have similar capabilities and apps. The Subaru Legacy with its optional 11.6 inch STARLINK Multimedia Navigation system is a lot easier to see and use than the Toyota Camry's 9 inch touchscreen system. The large screen Legacy system feels like it's a traditional tablet. Plus, it allows you to access all your phone's apps as well as your favorite streaming media. Both vehicles have navigation, USB ports, a 12 volt DC power outlet, steering wheel mounted audio controls, AM/FM radio, Satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth streaming audio. The Legacy's sound system has 12 available speakers and the Camry with its Entune 3.0 system only has 6.

Engine, Transmission And Drivetrain

The 2022 Subaru Legacy comes with All-Wheel-Drive standard and is powered by either a 2.5-liter, 182 horsepower, flat 4-cylinder engine, or a 2.4 liter, 260 horsepower, four cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The 2022 Toyota Camry comes with Front-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive is optional. It has 5 engine options. A 2.5 liter, 202 horsepower, 4 cylinder engine, a 2.5 liter, 203 horsepower, 4 cylinder engine, a 2.5 liter, 205 horsepower, 4 cylinder engine, a 2.5 liter, 206 horsepower, 4 cylinder engine and a 3.5 liter, 301 horsepower, V6 engine. They all work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Camry hybrid is powered by two electric motors, a battery and a less powerful 4 cylinder engine.

Safety And Driver Assistance Features

The 2022 Subaru Legacy and the 2022 Toyota Camry have many of the same safety and driver assistance features. They include adaptive cruise control, side, curtain and knee airbags, traction and stability control, brake assist, automatic braking, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, tire pressure monitoring indicator and a backup camera. Both vehicles got good NHTSA crash test results, have ventilated disc brakes and stabilizer bars in the front and rear and Hill Start Assist Control. 

Eyesight Driver Assist Technology

The 2022 Legacy with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that reduces rear-end crashes and injuries by as much as 85% is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Eyesight system standard on all 2022 Legacy models, monitors traffic movement, warns of swaying outside your lane and optimizes cruise control. Its Pre-Collision Braking feature can stop the car in emergency situations. Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control featuring Lane Centering helps with braking, steering and throttle control. The 2022 Legacy also has the Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System that helps reduce distracted driving. STARLINK Safety and Security provide diverse connected services like Advanced Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, All-Around Awareness and many other technologies that help keep the Legacy's occupants safe.


Both of these cars have convenience features that can give you an enjoyable driving experience. With more horsepower and an available hybrid engine, the Camry is a top performer. The 2022 Toyota Camry has a controlled ride, responsive handling and the steering feels pleasantly weighted and substantial when negotiating corners and light when maneuvering in tight spaces. Plus, the brake pedal is very responsive. The 2022 Subaru Legacy has great acceleration, perky throttle response, plus with All-Wheel drive it has a stable, well-planted feel. It corners with a flat attitude and very little lean, has a composed, buttery ride and solid traction in even very foul weather conditions. Plus, on rough pavement, it maintains a well-tuned feel. With a turning radius that's smaller than the Camry, it nimbly and more easily maneuvers in tight spots.

Overall View

With its spacious, comfortable, cabin, quality materials, excellent performance, available upgraded panoramic glass roof and outstanding appearance and driving experience, the Camry is tough to beat. But the 2022 version of the legacy is the safest, most advanced and best Subaru Legacy ever. It's the better choice if you want a great midsize sedan. Stop by Granite Subaru for a test drive and check out their amazing selection.