2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Subaru Legacy

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Subaru Legacy

If the Volkswagen Jetta matches up against the Subaru Impreza, then the Volkswagen Passat has an equivalent in the Subaru Legacy. Whereas the former models are classified as compact sedans, the latter work as midsize sedans. With similar starting prices, similar builds, and even very similar specs, which is the better buy for an interested driver?

Well, that's what we aim to find out today. Subaru has often been one of the top competitors of the Volkswagen brand, which makes this matchup even more suited. Therefore, without further ado, let's begin. It's the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs the 2018 Subaru Legacy!

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Subaru Legacy

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Flat 4
174 hp / 184 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque
175 hp / 174 lb-ft
15.9 ft3 Cargo Capacity 15 ft3
$22,995 Starting MSRP

2018 Volkswagen Passat Poughkeepsie, NY

For fuel tank capacity and fuel economy, the 2018 VW Passat and the 2018 Subaru Legacy achieve exactly equal marks. Therefore, we must move onto other specs and features. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat has a lighter engine, yet also produces a good chunk of more torque compared to the 2018 Subaru Legacy, letting it improve handling and acceleration. For cargo capacity, the 2018 Passat narrowly squeaks ahead of the 2018 Legacy, however, its bigger advantages rely on its features, which include:

  • Rearview Camera System with Blind Spot Monitor
  • VW Car-Net® Guide & Inform
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Wood and Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • LED Headlights and Taillights
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Hands-Free Easy Open Trunk
  • And More!

If you'd like to test out the 2018 Passat, the 2019 Jetta, or any other VW model, please contact us here at VW of Kingston. Our dealerships sales team and staff can help explain further details and even get you inside for a tour and test drive. Reach us by phone or in person to learn more! The Volkswagen of Kingston dealership is located in Kingston, New York within Ulster County.