Poll: Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy?


Family values matter, and so do the sedans people haul their progeny around in. Two of the front-runners in this highly competitive segment include the Honda Accord and Subaru Legacy, but which one is a better choice?

Certainly both of these cars are fine options, but does one have an edge over the other? Here are a few basic specs on each.

Starting with the Honda, which is more popular than Subaru  two engines are available including a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. The former is good for up to 189 horses, the latter delivers 278 thoroughbreds with 252 lb-ft of twist.

As for transmissions, the Accord sedan offers a CVT or a six-speed manual with its base engine; it’s nice to have some choice. The V6 is paired exclusively with an auto-box containing half a dozen forward ratios.

In comparison, the Legacy is available with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or 3.6-liter six. Both of these propulsion units are of the horizontally opposed variety.  The former is good for 175 horses and 174 units of twist, the latter delivers 256 and 247 lb-ft.

Unlike the Accord, a continuously variable automatic is the only transmission available in this car, which makes us sad. However, giving this Subaru a leg-up is standard all-wheel drive, something that’s not even offered in the Honda.