2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Subaru Legacy in Sioux Falls, SD

  

 
  Honda Accord
 Subaru Legacy
 Base MSRP
 $23,570 $22,195
 City/HWY Fuel Economy
 30/38 25/34
 All-Wheel Drive
 Not Available
 Standard
 Passenger Space (cu. ft.)
 105.6 104.6

*While the Accord has a better fuel mileage estimate, it does not offer AWD, which affects MPG estimates. In our opinion, we'd rather have the peace of mind of all-wheel drive with the weather we experience here in the Sioux Falls area. After all, mpg hardly matters if you can't reach your destination safely to begin with!


Head-to-Head: 2018 Subaru Legacy vs 2018 Honda Accord

The 2018 Subaru Legacy is alone in many respects, but you know what they say about the view from the top - while it's hard to find another sedan that can really compete with what the 2018 Legacy has to offer, the 2018 Honda Accord is a fine challenger. The Honda Accord offers a trustworthy brand-name, a solid drive, and quite a few tech features along the way, but we invite folks from Sioux Falls, Brookings, Brandon, SD and Sioux City, IA to spend a little time with this one-to-one comparison. We're pitting the 2018 Subaru Legacy against the 2018 Honda Accord to give Sioux Falls drivers the chance to find the very best sedan for daily driving. From commuting to road trips, the Legacy won't let you down, but first, allow it to win you over.

As we get ready to pit the 2018 Subaru Legacy against the 2018 Honda Accord, we've narrowed things down to a handful of categories we know drivers from the greater Sioux Falls area care about. We've lined up these two handsome sedans, so let's see how they comare:



Performance & Capability

We can't mention performance and capability without mentioning all-wheel drive (AWD). With the 2018 Subaru Legacy, legendary Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard. And that's "standard" as in "no extra cost," as in, "not a penny more;" if you want all-wheel drive on the 2018 Honda Accord, sorry Charlie, you're out of luck. The 2018 Honda Accord doesn't offer an all-wheel drive system at all, not even if you pay extra for it.


Subaru Legacy Performance in Winter

2018 Subaru Legacy Design

Style, Appearance & Materials

In terms of style and design, the 2018 Subaru Legacy has just undergone an exciting refresh, giving it a more compelling, dynamic exterior design and a sense of refinement and sophistication on the inside. The 2018 Honda Accord has also gotten a redesign for the 2018 year, though its styling is a little adolescent compared to the refinement of the Legacy; however, its biggest accomplishment is adding a few inches to the overall length (and thus interior room) of the vehicle. The Subaru hasn't changed size much, but it did adopt a stylish new front fascia design as well as new upscale interior materials like available leathers and wood, creating a more refined, more comfortable Legacy than ever. So, perhaps the Accord is a smidge roomier than the Legacy-the 2018 Legacy is still the more comfortable, more sophisticated option.


Interior Comfort & Technology

As we mentioned above, the 2018 Subaru Legacy received quite a bit of attention on the interior, bringing chrome accents, a new steering wheel design, and available wood-patterned inlays with aluminum finishes, and elegant contrast stitching, giving the interior of the 2018 Legacy a decidedly upscale, sophisticated air. As for tech, 2018 Subaru Legacy drivers will enjoy Subaru's infotainment system, Subaru STARLINK™ Multimedia system, which arrives standard with support for Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Pandora® integration. Pair your phone wirelessly and get to enjoying your favorite tunes and supported apps comfortable. On the other hand, Honda's infotainment system also supports Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, but if you want telematics or stolen-vehicle tracking, you'll have to elect for it as an extra.


2018 Subaru Legacy STARLINK 
Multimedia System


2018 Subaru Legacy Interior

Safety

When it comes the vehicle you'll drive every day, to the vehicle you'll drive your children around in, that car needs to be safe. For a lot of Sioux Falls drivers, that means a robust safety offering, including both passive safety features like side curtain airbags as well as active safety features, like those found in the Subaru EyeSight® suite of technology. If you compare the offerings found on both the 2018 Subaru Legacy and the 2018 Honda Accord, we think you'll agree the Legacy has the upper hand:

  • Available on most Legacy trims, Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology offers the following features for safety-minded drivers: Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Vehicle Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Incline Start Assist, and an electronic Hill Holder System (though the latter two are standard on all 2018 Legacy models).
  • By contrast, the 2018 Honda Accord offers a collision-mitigation braking system, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control with low-speed, traffic-sign recognition, a rearview camera, and lane-keep assist. The 2018 Accord will also offer the following as available features: blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, a rear cross-traffic monitor, and a driver-awareness monitor, available as part of a higher trim or standalone package.