Base Sedans Fight: Nissan vs Subaru

August 3, 2012 at 09:46

Today we have two great sedans fighting for the title of the great affordable car. We have on one side the totally new and fresh model of Nissan Altima dating the year 2013, the great Japanese known for high fuel economy and quality. On the other side we have another Japanese of also year 2013 the great and fairly popular in this market segment the Subaru Legacy.

2013 Nissan Altima Photo

2013 Nissan Altima Photo

We start as usually with the price overview. Both of these Japanese models are on the affordable vehicles segment, as their price is not greater than $25,000. Nissan Altima of the year 2013 will cost the Japanese lover $21,500, while Subaru Legacy will not be much cheaper as its price is $21,295. On the engine side the situation is just as with the price. Nissan is equipped with the 2.5L 182hp I4, which fairly too much, as we think for such a car, though Subaru is also greatly equipped under the hood, having 2.5L 170hp H4 at its disposition. Now let’s see the fuel economy of these two models. From this side Nissan will be in a lead, as it can go as far as 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. For the Subaru the numbers are lower, in the city it can offer 23 mpg and on the highway 31 mpg.

2013 Subaru Legacy Car Image

2013 Subaru Legacy Car Image

So in the end we can see that Nissan Altima wins the fight!