2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Chevy Malibu near Columbia, MD

Subaru is no stranger of the well-performing sedan that operates as a master of all trades. One of their popular 2019 Subaru models is the 2019 Subaru Legacy, and our auto experts at Herb Gordon Subaru are often asked how it competes with the 2019 Chevy Malibu. Which one comes out on top?

What makes a great sedan? While opinions may vary, we believe that it takes a combination of engine power, next-level auto tech, and quality comfort to make a top-notch sedan driving experience. The 2019 Chevy Malibu attempts to reach that mark with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine set beneath the hood. While this small-scale engine may be great at saving gas, the overall engine performance can be fairly uninspiring, coming in at 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft worth of torque. While you can upgrade this base engine, you’ll have to spend a bit more cash, and even then you’ll only find a moderately more powerful four-cylinder engine. One shouldn’t expect much in terms of active safety tech either as the Chevy Malibu comes with the bare minimum, unless you’re willing to spend a pretty penny. While passengers may enjoy a decent amount of legroom, the 15.8 cubic feet of cargo room feels a little tight due to the design of the vehicle.

Alternatively, the 2019 Subaru Legacy near Columbia, MD hits the ground running with the supportive power of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft worth of torque. If you’re really looking for performance, you can even invest in a 256 horsepower V6 engine as well. In typical Subaru fashion, drivers will find an array of active safety features in base models, including active lane control and adaptive cruise control. And while the cargo space is marginally smaller by measurement than its competitor, sitting at 15 cubic feet, it still feels roomier by comparison.

If you’re looking for power, great active safety tech, and plenty of driver and passenger comfort, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is your vehicle of choice. When you visit Herb Gordon Subaru of Silver Spring our Subaru dealers can set you up with a comprehensive test drive and show you what makes the Subaru Legacy a fan favorite.

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