The 2017 Mazda6 vs. The 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Mazda6

2017 Mazda6

2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Subaru Legacy

Have you been searching for a different kind of midsize sedan—one that delivers on the features you want while still offering up plenty of style and performance? The 2017 Mazda6 and 2017 Subaru Legacy both match the profile of a practical sedan with a unique kind of appeal, but when you start to look closer at aspects such as standard performance and luxury features, the Mazda6 begins to zoom past the competition. East Hartford and Glastonbury drivers can use this comparison guide to see exactly how the Mazda6 stacks up against the Subaru Legacy and then visit Mazda of Manchester to experience the new Mazda6 in person.

Standard Power and Fuel Economy

For those in need of a vehicle that puts out more standard power, the 2017 Mazda6 is the way to go:

  • Mazda6 – The Mazda6 comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is able to produce a sure-footed 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough muscle to allow this model to move from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.6 seconds. Fuel economy on the Mazda6 is also strong, coming in at up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. 
  • Subaru Legacy – The base engine on the Subaru Legacy is also a 2.5L four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It has an output of only 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque and takes a full 9.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Its fuel economy also comes in behind the Mazda6 at an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 25 mpg city.

Standard Features

Both Mazda and Subaru have outfitted their midsize sedans with a number of similar standard features, including Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, power windows and door locks, a USB port, HD Radio, and much more.

The Mazda6, however, is able to stand apart from the competition in many ways. That’s because it comes with with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker stereo system, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface, while the Subaru Legacy only gets standard 17-inch steel wheels, a four-speaker stereo system, and a 6.2-inch touchscreen interface.


On top of its superior performance and amenities, the 2017 Mazda6 still comes in slightly under the 2017 Subaru Legacy in terms of starting price:

  • Mazda6 – MSRP from $21,945
  • Subaru Legacy – MSRP from $21,995

Get Behind the Wheel of the New Mazda6

While there's a lot of appeal with the 2017 Mazda6 in terms of pricing, power, fuel economy, and features, it’s truly the feel of this sleek sedan that will draw you in. Take a closer look at this stylish model here at Mazda of Manchester, conveniently located at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, CT, just a short drive for our Vernon and South Windsor neighbors. If you have questions or are ready to set up a test drive, feel free to reach out to us online or by phone at (860) 645-4100.