2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Subaru Legacy

Are you searching for the perfect mid-size sedan in the Seacoast, New Hampshire area? Check out Port City Nissan to find the one that's right for you in their incredible selection of one of the best in this class- the Nissan Altima.


Key Features of the Altima



Boasting a newly redesigned body line in 2019, the 2020 Altima turns heads with its bold, sharp contours. Besides a stylish body, it comes with 188 ponies under the hood. You can always opt up and get turbocharged with 248 horsepower if power is your thing.


With a combined mpg of 32 and a 5-star safety rating, it's hard to beat this sedan. The variable compression enhances the fuel economy by maximizing performance. Its ability to go from zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds is a fair amount of power. Additionally, kicking it up from 50 to 70 mph, prime passing power, comes in at just 4.1 seconds.


It's more than just a powerful beast too! Equipped with 178 lb-ft of torque, this mid-size sedan ranks at the top of the class in comfort. With firmer suspension tuning, the shifting of the automatic transmission is graceful. Riders will enjoy this grace as they take comfort in the smooth ride and its quiet powertrain.


Safety matters and the 2020 Nissan Altima rates well on the skid test. Perhaps its lower stature assists in its maneuverability. Tested on a 300 foot skid pad, the Altima recorded a firm .91 g of gripping prowess.


In terms of technology, it's no slacker either. It features an 8 inch touchscreen that is user-friendly. And the list of available options is impressive. From blind spot monitoring to park assistance, the Altima offers the ultimate driving experience.


If you're in need of plenty of space, then this is your go-to mid-size. With the cargo capacity to house up to 8 carry-on sized items, the split rear folding seats make light work of hauling your family's needs.


What About Its Close Competitor- the Subaru Legacy?


Available features appeal to most drivers and set the 2020 Nissan Altima apart from its rival the 2020 Subaru Legacy. As with all Subaru models, they tout the AWD standard feature. This is no longer as intriguing as the new Altima offers AWD for the 2020 model year.


So what are other specs of the Subaru Legacy? It rolls in with a combined mpg of 29, just shy of the Altima's 32. Under the hood, it has a horizontal engine with 182 horsepower and a 176 lb-ft of torque.


Although it can be said that Subaru sacrificed style for comfort as the higher wind shield and seating offers a much nicer view from inside. However, the lack of exterior styling is the result of this enhanced view.


Cargo space capacity includes the room for up to six carry-on sized pieces and also features split rear-folding seats. Although the Legacy appears to have a roomier back seat, both sedans seat two comfortably and three with some discomfort the same as all of the competitors in this class.


Known for being practical, Subaru is content with being predictable in focusing on its AWD acclaim. Open the door and you'll be happy to find a larger 11.6 inch touchscreen. The only problem is the awkwardness and lack of efficiency in its use of display. The screen size may be larger, but the display proportions don't match up.


Based on the skid test, the Legacy didn't measure up either. Recording a meager .84 g in comparison to the Altima's .91 g grip was a clear line of separation. On a positive note, Sunday drivers will enjoy the quality of the ride. The Legacy is known for its ability to tackle the road trip and offer a quality ride for the long haul.


The Altima Edges Past the Legacy


After careful review of these two sedans, it is easy to see why the Altima takes top honors. In a head-to-head comparison, it simply out performs. The key ingredients in making the Altima the winner are easy to see with these highlights.

  • City mpg 25-29

  • Highway mpg 34-39

  • Combined mpg 32

  • Inline 4 engine

  • 2.5L 188 hp

  • Optional 248 hp

  • 5-star safety rating

  • More options in driver technology

  • VC-Turbo maximizes performance and fuel efficiency

  • More cargo space

  • 8.0 user-friendly touch screen

  • Comfortable ride

  • Bold, sporty exterior

  • Solid .91 g skidding grip

Get Your New Mid-Size Sedan Today


Now that all of the hard work has already been done for you, head out to Port City Nissan to take a look at the clear winner in today's race. It doesn't matter if you have a family or not. If you are in need of a smooth ride while playing taxi driver to your kids' endless schedule of activities or simply want a roomy ride to enjoy a road trip with your friends, this Nissan delivers. Browse online at portcitynissan.com to view the amazing Altima selection. Or stop by your local dealership in the Seacoast area to test drive the athletic styling of this tech-savvy car. You'll be glad you did!


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