The market here in Greensboro is positively packed with options for midsize sedan shoppers, but for savvy customers, two names invariably rise to the top: the new Subaru Legacy and the Honda Accord.

Of course, as the premier Subaru dealer serving drivers from High Point to Reidsville, we've got an innate preference for one over the other, but that's not borne solely out of brand loyalty. In fact, we've run the numbers, compared the specs, and put together a brief comparison to show you why we think that the new Subaru Outback is such an appealing option for drivers throughout North Carolina.

The new Subaru Legacy vs. the new Honda Accord: Which of these two midsize sedans makes the grade?

If you're in the market for a midsize sedan, there's probably a lot of things you're looking for from your next car. After all, midsize sedans have sort of become the "jack-of-all-trades" for the auto market, prized by small families, daily commuters, and first-time car shoppers alike.

Can I get some extra luxuries?

Absolutely! With higher range trims, there's always option for some premium touches on both the Subaru Legacy and the Honda Accord. For example, if you opt for the new Subaru Legacy Limited, you'll get a Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia touchscreen infotainment system with an 11.6-inch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, WiFi Hotspot connectivity, and even a 12-speaker Harman Kardon Audio system. Choose the comparable Honda Accord EX-L trim, and you'll still get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but you'll have to make do with a smaller 8-inch touchscreen display and less powerful 10-speaker audio system.


First thing's first….

Let's talk about the main differentiator between these two midsize sedans: all-wheel drive. Now, like many of our new Subaru models, the new Subaru Legacy has standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which is indispensable when it comes to driving in inclement weather conditions and taking sharp corners, providing confidence-inspiring control, traction, and stability.

In fact, the new Subaru Legacy is something of an anomaly primarily because of its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive capabilities, as many of its rivals like the Honda Accord don't just lack standard all-wheel drive; they lack all-wheel drive altogether!

What about power?

While neither the new Subaru Legacy nor the Honda Accord are sports cars, that doesn't mean drivers from Reidsville to Summerfield, NC expect anything less than an engaging driving experience. In that regard, the new Honda Accord puts up a strong showing with up to 252-horsepower available on its Sport trim, but it's edged out by the Subaru Legacy XT, which delivers a healthy 260 horsepower when equipped with its turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, making the latter a much more satisfying ride.

How about safety?

Anyone who's been driving around Greensboro for a significant amount of time knows just how important it is to stay attentive, alert, and defensive on the road. Luckily, both the new Subaru Legacy and the Honda Accord can help you in that regard with their standard safety technology suites. However, when comparing the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist systems and the Honda Sensing® suite, there are some distinct differences that are worthy of note. For example, while both feature Adaptive Cruise Control systems, only the Subaru Legacy has a system that features Lane Centering capabilities, which can significantly alleviate driver fatigue on long road trips.

Interested in learning more about the advantages of buying or leasing the new Subaru Legacy?

Then you owe it to yourself to visit our Subaru dealership near High Point, NC for a test drive today! Drop in to Capital Subaru of Greensboro to see why so many of your neighbors pick the Subaru Legacy over the competition year after year.