Poll: Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole
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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.

Staring with the Honda, which is more popular than Subaru’s rival, 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.

And that’s a quick look at each of these popular family haulers. But which one do YOU prefer? Well, please let us know by casting a ballot in the poll below. If you want more information about either of these cars you can compare them directly right here.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • RichardD98 RichardD98 on May 31, 2016

    Too bad the US doesn't get the manual Legacy like Canada, we get a M6 with AWD here, and it's even offered on the Outback

  • Joe Joe on Jun 01, 2016

    What's with the huge ugly chrome band on the front of the Accord? Likewise the two screen interior is ugly and awkward at best to use. Do the designers really thing these items make the car better? I am a huge Honda fan but these are show stoppers for me. If you don't need four wheel drive the Accord Sport drivers better. I see very little difference between the Accord LX and the Legacy. If it snows in your area the Legacy is the obvious choice.