This page doesn't address how many cup holders are in the 2020 Subaru Legacy vs the 2020 Toyota Camry or how many M&M's will fit in the center console. Instead, we'll explore the main differences between the 2020 Legacy and 2020 Camry based on what consumers really want in a vehicle - a safe, affordable, quiet, and comfortable ride with a high level of technology and entertainment features. A personal space away from home.

All-Wheel Drive

Subaru is the leader in All-Wheel Drive technology and every Subaru Legacy comes with it - standard! Toyota just released a $1,400 AWD OPTION for all 2020 Camry trim levels except the base mode - making the vehicle SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive than the Legacy. Learn more about Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System and how it ensures outstanding grip in snow, rain, or rough terrain.

Comfort, Space, Visibility and Noise

Subaru's new Global Platform is paying dividends with a smoother and quieter ride.  Motor Trend reports, "There's plenty of space regardless of where you sit, and the upright profile and expansive glass area make for excellent visibility. Minimal exterior noise enters the cabin even at highway speeds, making the Legacy a great long-distance cruiser."

Everybody needs their "space". The 2020 Subaru Legacy passenger volume is 105.5 cu, ft. vs 100.4 cu. ft. for the Camry.  The Legacy has longer front leg room 42.8 vs 42.1, longer rear leg room 39.5 vs 38.0 and more shoulder room in the front and rear.

The Car Connection weighs in on both models.
"Few sedans are as quiet and comfortable as the 2020 Legacy."

"The 2020 Toyota Camry prioritizes form over function with a back seat that doesn't impress. Rear-seat riders will have to duck to crawl in thanks to the car's sloping roofline ... and the high window line means a constricted view out."

Edmunds adds that on the 2020 Camry, "Engine noise is loud and unrefined during acceleration. states. "For families with kids in car seats, two of them fit comfortably [in the 2020 Legacy] and they go in easily thanks to accessible lower anchors and clearly marked top tether anchors."

While both trunks are similar size in volume,  Subaru Legacy's rear seats fold down in a 60/40 split to accommodate longer items. Camry rear seats do not fold down.


The 2020 Subaru Legacy MSRP starts at just $23,645 vs the 2020 Toyota Camry at $25,350, including destination charges. That's $1,700 less for the Legacy - and its got all wheel drive! When you add the $1,400 AWD option for the Camry on higher trim levels, the savings are more pronounced. You'll
enjoy savings on comparable equipped higher trim levels as well.

When comparing prices from manufacturers or getting dealer quotes, ALWAYS make sure the destination charge is included.

Multi-media and connectivity

2020 Legacy and Camry both offer a multi-media/information display and both support Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and SiriusXM (subscription required). The display on the 2020 Camry is 7" on the lower trim levels and 8" on the more expensive models or as a paid option.
For the 2020 Legacy, the display is 7" for the base model only. On all other models the display is an 11.6" high-resolution touchscreen. All Subaru Legacy models INCLUDE the  SUBARU STARLINK system.

The Car Connection writes, "The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech".

Accident avoidance systems

Both Subaru and Toyota have excellent advanced active safety features, albeit they work differently and offer slightly different feature sets with different name terminology. Subaru's system is called EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and Toyota's is called Toyota Safety Sense - P.
Both vehicles have received the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating.  CLICK HERE to learn how Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology has been shown to reduce rear end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.
Call Center Subaru at 888-869-5889 to schedule a test drive.


Boxer Engine (across the entire product line)

At the heart of every Subaru is the horizontally opposed boxer engine developed to combine balance with power and efficiency. It's the same proven engine design that drives our family cars as well as our high-performance WRX-STi rally cars. 

The advantages include: Low profile, providing lower center of gravity for predictable handling. Produces less vibration than other engine designs.  SUBARU BOXER engines help enhance overall vehicle safety and longevity.
It's no wonder 96% of Legacy vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today! Toyota does not offer the boxer engine.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system in conjunction with the Subaru Boxer Engine is designed to optimize both traction and balance to
give you greater control and confidence on the road in almost any weather condition.

The entire system lies along the center line of the vehicle, balancing weight distribution between the two sides to help provide optimal performance and control.

The 2020 Toyota Camry offers an all wheel drive option on all trim levels except the base model for an ADDITIONAL $1,400. Toyota's system does not offer Dynamic Torque Vectoring on the Camry, which shifts power from wheels that slip to wheels that grip like Subaru's system does.

Edmunds sums up the 2020 Legacy vs 2020 Camry this way:

"With the combination of standard all-wheel drive, a long list of safety features, and an impressive new interior, the 2020 Subaru Legacy looks to be one of the best choices for a 2020 midsize sedan.

"But recent years have seen the Camry eclipsed by rivals offering similar value but more cutting-edge technology. The Legacy is now poised to do the same with its advanced driver aids, quiet interior and standard all-wheel drive."


Consider one other significant difference between the 2020 Subaru Legacy and 2020 Toyota Camry - Subaru X-Factor. Why is "Love. It's what makes a Subaru a Subaru" real? Why are Subaru owners so passionate and loyal? The answer, it seems, is social responsibility.

Torque News, an automotive news site, described Subaru and its customers this way.  "Subaru has created a brand image that's about building all-wheel-drive vehicles with a "go-anywhere" attitude, developed for people with active lifestyles, cars that are reliable, and a company that cares about the same issues their customers are concerned about. Consumers want to feel like they're part of something bigger than themselves, and Subaru excels at this."

The Subaru Love Promise is Subaru's vision to show love and respect to all people at every interaction with Subaru. Subaru is dedicated to making the world a better place and believes in being a positive force in the communities where we live and work with actions that set an example for others to follow. We believe in building lifelong relationships with our customers, earning their trust and exceeding their expectations by providing customer service with integrity and compassion.

It's our aim to spread the Love Promise as far as possible. That's why we work with a diverse range of organizations. Many of them fall under one of these areas of focus.


Over the past 12 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $170 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national charities including ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels and the National Park Foundation as well as thousands of local charities. At Center Subaru, we are committed to supporting our community and helping kids grow and thrive by choosing the the Northwestern CT YMCA as our Share the Love charity.  To date, Center Subaru has donated over $308,000 to the Y.

The easiest way to describe THE X-FACTOR is by comparing Subaru commercials vs. Toyota commercials. Subaru features the "Barkley" dog family in situations that you could easily see yourself in! Toyota features the "talking lady in the showroom" promoting the next sales event.

Both vehicles are made in the U.S - the Subaru Legacy in Lafayette, Indiana and Toyota Camry in Kentucky. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and the Subaru of Indiana Automotive Plant is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation - one of the great success stories in sustainability that makes other auto manufacturers green with envy.

While both vehicles seem like great choices, only the 2020 Subaru Legacy offers more value with a spacious, quiet, comfortable interior, standard symmetrical AWD, a lower price tag and the feeling that you are part of something GREAT! Don't take our word for it, schedule a test drive at Center Subaru and decide for yourself.
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