2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition vs 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

2019 VW Passat vs 2019 Subaru Legacy

As the basis for the experimental CC and the inspiration for the brand new Arteon, the Volkswagen Passat is quiet and confident car with tons of potential. This subtle competence has been a double-edged sword though; other vehicles in its class take the spotlight while the Passat remains more of a hidden gem. Today we look at some popular competition for the Passat, the Subaru Legacy 2.5i, and compare the two side-by-side. Which will be better?

2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition


2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

$25,295 MSRP $22,545
2.0L inline 4-cyl Engine 2.5L flat 4-cyl
174 hp / 184 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 175 hp / 174 ft-lbs
FWD Drivetrain AWD
6-speed shiftable automatic Transmission CVT
25 / 36 / 29 mpg Fuel Economy 25 / 34 / 29 mpg

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Driving and Handling

The Passat has some of the most responsive and well-weighted steering of any sedan in its class, giving the driver plenty of confidence. It delivers a relaxed and comfortable ride, particularly on long drives. The Legacy, even with its AWD, feels floaty and precarious due to significant body roll.

Tech and Features

The Passat has better standard features than the Legacy, such as keyless ignition, heated seats, and leatherette upholstery. It also has available features that are completely unavailable on the Legacy, like adaptive cruise control, USB ports, and a sunroof.


The Legacy is known for its roominess and large amount of storage space. The Passat surpasses it. Despite its 15 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, the Subaru is still smaller than the 15.9 cubic feet available in the trunk of the Passat.

Interested in taking a Passat out on the road? Stop in at Hall VW in Brookfield, WI, or call ahead to schedule a drive.