Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Kia Optima

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Kia Optima
2019 Subaru Legacy 2019 Kia Optima
Rear Leg Room
  38.1 in. 35.6 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
  57.3 in. 56.4 in.
Fuel Range (city/hwy)
  463 / 629 miles 444 / 611 miles

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Kia Optima

Serving Troy, MI

Taking the 2019 Subaru Legacy and driving it up alongside the 2019 Kia Optima, you see two impressive cars, but one car will outshine the other in the end. We're going to look at the two cars categorically to figure out which one will offer you the better value. On the one hand, you have the Legacy, which comes designed with many of the features most important to you like fuel economy, cargo space and creature comforts. On the other hand, you have the 2019 Kia Optima, a car that has long been known for its fuel economy and comfort while driving. Let's take a look at the two to see which one does better.


Kia has never been an automaker known for its performance. When people buy from this Korean automaker, they often buy from them with the intention of practicality. That is to say, they want to get back and forth from work. Performance isn't as much on their minds. With that said, the 2019 Kia Optima isn't as good. This wasn't a car built for performance. You have a 2.0-liter engine. Meanwhile, the 2019 Subaru Legacy gives you a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 175 horsepower.


The 2019 Subaru Legacy uses a simple Beige and gray interior, and this has been a common tradition since they first started making them. You can choose either the 6.5-inch touchscreen, or you can upgrade it to the 8.0-inch touchscreen. Either way, you can expect to enjoy an upgraded resolution on the infotainment system. You have a linear and direct steering wheel that handles well even on a snaking road. The seats of the 2019 Subaru Legacy use an uncommonly large cushion, and you get standard cloth upholstery even on the base model.

What does the 2019 Kia Optima interior look like? Kia's were built for comfort, and they do a fair job with the interior on this one. The moment you put hands to the steering wheel, you realize that you have entered into a new domain. This quiet and spacious cabin uses a leather interior that looks and feels great. Still, we think the Subaru does just as good of a job because you get plenty of cabin space and the materials feel like top-notch quality.


Where the 2019 Subaru Legacy far excels its rival is through the safety features. This car received five stars out of five, and if you want to keep your family safe, this is the car for you. This car comes with Standard EyeSight Driver Assist technology. The ultimate goal behind it is to lower the rear-end crashes and accidents. You also have an automatic pre-collision braking system, and the Lane Keep Assist is one of the automated driving features that works beautifully. In comparison to the 2019 Kia Optima, the safety technology seems like it's lacking in this one. You have a wonderful Traction Control System and tensile materials made to withstand an impact, but overall, it doesn't perform to the same level as the 2019 Subaru Legacy.

Are you interested in learning more about the 2019 Subaru Legacy? If so, we invite you to visit our dealership to schedule a test drive. We would love the opportunity to work with you. Our sales representatives focus on customer satisfaction. That's our highest priority, and when you have a business like that, you can trust that you will be receiving some of the best in customer service. If you'd like to learn more, call us today!

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