2017 Mazda6 vs. 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Mazda6 vs. 2017 Subaru Legacy in Clermont FL

Family Sedan Clash Between the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the Bigger, More Functional 2017 Mazda6

In the battle between two sporty sedan titans, there has never been a more evenly matched bout than the one between the 2017 Mazda6 and the 2017 Subaru Legacy. In terms of price, interior space, and safety, they are almost neck and neck – but a clear winner emerges with the Mazda6 in terms of power, maneuverability, and features.

On the interior, the Mazda6 and the Subaru Legacy are pretty evenly matched for rear head and legroom. Length-wise, the mazda6 boasts a slightly larger, longer body – which many people prefer. The Mazda6 gains a slight lead with a more stylish interior. Once you dig under the hood, though, you can see why the 2017 Mazda6 is a better family sedan with world-class options.

Subaru’s Global Platform Not As Impressive as the Mazda SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS

The 2017 Mazda6 lives up to its design description as the “Soul of Motion,” with its impressive SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. Overall, the Mazda6 just handles better, because it utilizes weight shifting at every turn. While the Impreza is built with a lightweight, Global Platform frame, there’s no G-Vectoring unit to a help cabin balance for bumpy rides.

Both vehicles have high ratings and safety features to match, but the Mazda6 boasts more power, with 184 HP at 5700 RPM over the Legacy’s 175 HP at 5800 RPM. This translates into better torque and a few more miles per gallon overall in favor of the Mazda6. The mazda wins out as the better 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for its ability to handle better, speed up faster, and keep your family riding safely.

Test drive a 2017 Mazda6 at Headquarter Mazda in Clermont, Florida, and see how Mazda was able to engineer a feeling. Our family-oriented staff can help you with leasing, financing, and more to ensure you get the best rate on your new Mazda6. Visit us today, or call us at (407) 905-9999 to schedule an appointment.

  2017 Mazda6 2017 Subaru Legacy
MSRP* $21,945 – $30,695* $21.995 – $31,640*
Trims Sport | Touring | Grand Touring 2.5i | 2.5i Premium | 2.5i Sport | 2.5i Limited | 3.6R Limited

Power and Efficiency

City MGP** 24 – 27 20 – 25
Highway MPG** 34 – 35 28 – 34
Engine Type 2.5L SKYACTIV® – G 4-cylinder 2.5L BOXER® 4-cylinder 0r 3.6L BOXER® 6-cylinder
EPA Combined** 28 – 29 23 – 29


Transmission Options 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic CVT
Drivetrain Options FWD AWD


 Warranty Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance: 3-years / 36,000-miles

Overall NHSTA Crash Test Rating

NHTSA Rating 5 Star 5 Star