When comparing the Ford Fusion's and the Subaru Legacy's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Subaru Legacy has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Fusion's and the Subaru Legacy's specifications and ratings, the Subaru Legacy is a better car than the Ford Fusion.
Ford Fusion vs. Subaru Legacy Pricing
A used 2020 Ford Fusion ranges from $16,997 to $25,151 while a used 2020 Subaru Legacy is priced between $19,989 to $29,773.
Ford Fusion vs. Subaru Legacy Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value and the Subaru Legacy loses 41.6 percent of its value. This means the Subaru Legacy retains 8.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Fusion.
Ford Fusion vs. Subaru Legacy Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.3 out of 10 while the Subaru Legacy's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Subaru Legacy being ranked 4 out of 13.
Ford Fusion vs. Subaru Legacy Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.4 out of 10. For the Subaru Legacy the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Subaru Legacy a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Fusion.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Subaru Legacy base engine makes 182 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Legacy is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 648 miles. This gives the Subaru Legacy the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Fusion. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Subaru Legacy has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear head room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Ford Fusion and the Subaru Legacy have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.