In the market for a new sedan? Looking for something that's spacious, efficient, and sporty? If so, then it's time for you to decide between the 2021 Subaru Legacy and the Subaru Impreza. To help make that decision easier for you, we at Ira Subaru have crafted this Impreza vs. Legacy comparison.

After reading, you'll have a clearer picture of which model will better enhance your Wakefield, Reading, or Danvers, MA, travels. Ready to get started? Keep reading!

Plenty of Space: Legacy vs Impreza Dimensions

When purchasing a new sedan, it's important to know your new ride has plenty of space for all your friends to join you at Lake Quannapowitt for a day in the sun while also making on-street parking and squeezing into tighter parking spots a breeze.

Either the Subaru Legacy or the Impreza is a good choice when comparing their dimensions because they offer equal space.


Subaru Legacy

Subaru Impreza


190.6/72.4/59.1 inches

182.7/70/57.3 inches

Headroom (front/rear)

39.4/37.2 inches

39.8/37.2 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

42.8/39.5 inches

43.1/36.5 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

58.1/57.4 inches

56.7/55.6 inches

Because of their similar dimensions, you'll have an equally easy time parking and fitting friends and family members inside either the Legacy or the Impreza.

The biggest difference between these models' dimensions is their cargo capacities. The Subaru Impreza sedan has a maximum cargo capacity of 12.3 cubic feet. The Legacy, on the other hand, has a maximum cargo capacity of 15.1 cubic feet.

If extra cargo space is what you need, then the Subaru Legacy may be the better option.

If extra front-row legroom sounds perfect, then the Subaru Impreza may be the sedan for you.

Subaru Impreza vs Legacy Fuel Efficiency

You spend a lot of time behind the wheel of your vehicle. From commuting to and from work, running errands, and meeting with friends on the weekend, your car's odometer is steadily adding more miles. While adding more miles means enjoying more adventures, one thing you don't want to add is more stops at the gas station.

Both Subaru models work hard to ensure you'll make as few stops as possible thanks to their impressive fuel efficiencies:

  • Subaru Legacy EPA-estimated MPG: 27 city/35 highway MPG*
  • Subaru Impreza EPA-estimated MPG: 28 city/36 highway MPG*

Regardless of which sedan you drive, you're likely to find it possible to spend more time driving down the highway and less time at the pump thanks to their fuel efficiency ratings.

What's this mean for you? More trips to The Water Park of New England with your nieces and nephews, more trips to Alfalfa Farm Winery with your friends, and lots of road trip potential.

Impreza vs Legacy Standard Features

You need the interior of your Subaru sedan furnished with a wide selection of comfort and technology features to enhance your commute. Whether you choose the Impreza or the Legacy, there's no shortage of premium amenities you're sure to love.

Standard Feature

Subaru Legacy

Subaru Impreza




Infotainment Screen Size

7 inches

6.5 inches

Number of Speakers



No matter which model you choose, you'll have access to the same amenities, making either the 2021 Legacy or the 2021 Impreza a great choice.

In addition to these features, both sedans come with a STARLINK® Multimedia system, which includes features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and more so you can easily sync your smartphone directly to your sedan and travel with the songs saved to your phone.

Subaru Legacy vs Impreza Trim Levels

Having a variety of standard features on your new Subaru sedan is great, but both the Subaru Impreza and the Legacy offer additional, optional features-such as heated front seats, 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, and much more-that are found on higher trim levels.

The addition of other trim levels makes it easy to get the optional amenities you want with your ride. And, when comparing the Subaru Impreza vs. Legacy trim levels, it's clear both models offer plenty of choices.

Subaru Legacy Trim Levels

Subaru Impreza Trim Levels

  • Legacy
  • Legacy Premium
  • Legacy Sport
  • Legacy Limited
  • Legacy Limited XT
  • Impreza
  • Impreza Premium
  • Impreza Sport
  • Impreza Limited

On the surface, it seems like the Legacy offers more trim levels than the Impreza; however, the Impreza offers each of its four trim levels as either a sedan or a 5-door configuration to give you additional control over the look and feel of your model.

No matter which model you choose, you have plenty of trim levels to choose from.

Legacy vs Impreza: The Verdict

As you can see in our Legacy vs. Impreza comparison, both 2021 models are full of features that will enhance your Wakefield, Reading, or Danvers, Massachusetts, travels. With both models offering equal dimensions, fuel efficiencies, standard features, and trim levels, the only thing left is to decide which model better fits your lifestyle.

Head over to Ira Subaru to get an up-close look at each model before taking them for at test drive around town. No matter which one you choose, you're in for a premium commute upgrade.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle's condition.

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