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post #1 of 64 Old 11-11-2014, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Subaru Legacy 2015 vs Current Accord discussion

How about a 2015 Subaru Legacy discussion here versus the Accord? Consumer Reports just gave it a glowing review. It is now their top rated family sedan scoring 89 for the 2.5 Premium model vs 85 for the Accord LX.

Pros/Cons (the major differences to me):

Acceleration: Accord (7.7 secs vs 10.2 on 4 cylinder versions)
Brake: Legacy
Ride: Legacy
Fuel economy: Accord
Others: Legacy has 60/40 split rear seat.

What do you guys / gals think?

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I think AWD and a more "conventional" interior layout vs. the Accord would sway a lot of buyers. The flat four just sounds like poo when pushed hard. Lack of a manual in the Legacy is disappointing.


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For the guys that value their self worth by having the fastest car in it's class, and by constantly harping on about how the Accord is so quick, the Accord wins. For guys that want AWD the Legacy wins. Other than that I don't see too much difference between the two - they are both utilitarian family cars that do what they are intended to do.

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Lack of a manual in the Legacy is disappointing.
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I think the Subaru is a fine ride but if you're gonna keep it for the long haul I'll bet the same rules apply to a 2015 model that applied to an '85 model:

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For the guys that value their self worth by having the fastest car in it's class, and by constantly harping on about how the Accord is so quick, the Accord wins.
Why can't you just accept that some of us really appreciate the Accord V6 as a very "quick" car in its class, without resorting to ridiculing those who value this feature?

And it is not a case of me (and others) being overly "sensitive," rather I've just heard your tired, old, "self-worth" line one too many times. Do us a favor and drop it. Thanks.

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Why can't you just accept that some of us really appreciate the Accord V6 as a very "quick" car in its class, without resorting to ridiculing those who value this feature?

And it is not a case of me (and others) being overly "sensitive," rather I've just heard your tired, old, "self-worth" line one too many times. Do us a favor and drop it. Thanks.
I do feel that some here value their self worth by how fast their car is. If this offends you then, well, feel free to put me on ignore I suppose. I can't imagine how my thoughts could offend anyone who doesn't value their self worth in this way and, at the same time, is sensitive about it when when mentioned, however. Valuing how quick your car is and basing your self worth on how quick it is are two different things, as I'm sure you're aware.

I do appreciate how quick the V6 Accord is - I own one after all. I just don't put it on a pedestal nor do I feel better about myself because I own a quick family sedan. My self worth is based on what I've accomplished in my life, not on how quick my car is. For others - YMMV I suppose.
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For the guys that value their self worth by having the fastest car in it's class, and by constantly harping on about how the Accord is so quick, the Accord wins. For guys that want AWD the Legacy wins. Other than that I don't see too much difference between the two - they are both utilitarian family cars that do what they are intended to do.
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The lease on our Altima is up, returning it tomorrow. I'm also considering a Legacy as a replacement, mostly for the AWD but not sure about the poor acceleration and I don't want the 6 cylinder cause they aren't that common and probably not as reliable. It looks a lot better than the last gen. I'm also looking at the Mazda 6 now that its got a J VIN and looks a lot better. But something about the Legacy is telling me it's a better choice, especially if this winter is going to be as bad as last year.

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The lease on our Altima is up, returning it tomorrow. I'm also considering a Legacy as a replacement, mostly for the AWD but not sure about the poor acceleration and I don't want the 6 cylinder cause they aren't that common and probably not as reliable. It looks a lot better than the last gen. I'm also looking at the Mazda 6 now that its got a J VIN and looks a lot better. But something about the Legacy is telling me it's a better choice, especially if this winter is going to be as bad as last year.
I'm guessing that the 3.6 L six-cylinder engine is on the way out, as it is only available now in the Limited trim on the Legacy and Outback models. The 2.5 L four cylinder is the dominant engine, and it gets considerably better fuel mileage than the six, albeit with slower acceleration (9.2 seconds 0-60 mph vs 7.1 seconds).

For those who desire more power, I look for Subaru to offer the new FA 2.0 L turbo engine in the Legacy and Outback at some point as a replacement for the 3.6 L engine. This 2.0 L turbo engine is already available in the Forester (250 HP) and the WRX (268 HP).

In any case, if AWD is on your list of desired features, you can't go wrong with a Subaru, IMO.

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The lease on our Altima is up, returning it tomorrow. I'm also considering a Legacy as a replacement, mostly for the AWD but not sure about the poor acceleration and I don't want the 6 cylinder cause they aren't that common and probably not as reliable. It looks a lot better than the last gen. I'm also looking at the Mazda 6 now that its got a J VIN and looks a lot better. But something about the Legacy is telling me it's a better choice, especially if this winter is going to be as bad as last year.
What car did you end up getting?
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I actually enjoy their Talking Cars Podcast - the guys who do the show seem to be pretty knowledgeable and seem to be true "car guys" not just guys who used to do home appliances and got transferred over to cars.

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