2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Toyota Camry in Chicago, IL

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You work hard and deserve a better commute. The new Subaru Legacy and new Toyota Camry are ideal options for your daily drive, but which one should you choose? We've compared the Legacy and Camry side-by-side to see which one drivers in the Chicagoland area should consider first. Learn which new sedan delivers a contemporary design, cutting edge technology, and a dynamic performance below. If you have questions, contact the team at Grand Subaru near Chicago by calling (888) 840-3934.

For our analysis, we'll compare the 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i against the 2018 Toyota Camry L.

2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Interior & Exterior Design

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Engineered with contemporary design and modern comfort, the new Legacy is ideal for your commute to work, and provides greater convenience than the new Camry. Differences in design and amenities that you'll notice between the Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry are as follows:

  • Eight cup and bottle holders are included throughout the interior of the Legacy.
  • Only the Legacy is equipped with an underfloor storage tray in the trunk.
  • The Legacy offers silver metallic accent trim with a knurled finish throughout the interior. The Camry only offers upgraded interior accents on the higher packages.
  • The new Legacy offers a choice of 17-in. steel wheels or 17-in. aluminum-alloy wheels. The Camry comes standard with only 16-in. steel wheels.
  • Projector-beam halogen headlights come standard with the Legacy, but aren't offered with the Camry.

2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Safety & Technology

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Which new sedan provides intelligent safety and connected technology for you to enjoy? The new Subaru Legacy comes standard with comparable adaptive driver aids to the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system included with the new Camry. However, the infotainment interface for the new Legacy is much more intuitive and offers a much more user-friendly experience. Toyota's Entune™ system isn't nearly as easy to navigate or pair with your smartphone. Important differences in technology between the Legacy and Camry include:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control, and a high-resolution rear-vision camera are standard with the new Legacy.
  • The new Legacy provides a frontal airbag system, seat-mounted front side impact airbags, driver and front passenger seat cushion airbags, and side curtain airbags. The Camry's airbag system isn't nearly as comprehensive.
  • The SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system is only available with the Legacy and offers seamless Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Pandora®, and Aha™ app integration. Toyota's Entune™ system isn't nearly as user-friendly or inclusive.

2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Performance

When it comes to drivability, the 2018 Subaru Legacy leaves the 2018 Toyota Camry in the dust. Developed with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the new Subaru Legacy comes standard with the traction and control to make it through all the wildly varying weather conditions you'll come across in Chicago. The Toyota Camry is front-wheel drive only. Standard performance specs for the 2018 Subaru Legacy are as follows:




175 HP


174 lb.-ft.

Fuel Efficiency

25 MPG city
34 MPG highway

2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Incentives & Pricing

While the 2018 Toyota Camry may look like a bargain with its $24,390 starting MSRP, the 2018 Subaru Legacy starts at only $23,055 MSRP. It's also possible to save even more on a new Legacy at Grand Subaru near Chicago with factory-direct incentives and special offers. Discover your deal at our Subaru dealership and drive the new Legacy for much less than a new Camry!

Which sedan should I test drive?

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The new Subaru Legacy provides a contemporary design, upgraded technology, all-wheel drive performance, and superior value that the new Toyota Camry can't compete with. Discover your new Legacy sedan at Grand Subaru near Chicago, and schedule a test drive today! You can make an appointment by calling (888) 840-3934 or contacting our team through our test drive form. A better daily commute is right around the corner at Grand Subaru!

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