The 2013 Honda Accord vs. the 2013 Subaru Legacy

2013 Honda Accord LXThe 2013 Honda Accord sedan comes with some of today’s best comfort features, as well as class-leading fuel economy. And like the rest of Honda’s line, the Accord keeps a strong resale value and has a history of high scores in safety tests. It’s available to test drive right now at Middletown Honda near Newburgh.

The four-door midsize class is a tough market, but the 2013 Accord holds its own against vehicles like the 2013 Subaru Legacy. When it comes to value and fuel economy, though, drivers considering the Legacy may rather go with the Accord.

Power and Fuel Economy

While Subaru may be known for power, Honda has the step up in this case. Both vehicles are equipped standard with four-cylinder engines, with the Accord coming out ahead in both terms of horsepower and torque. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2013 Honda Accord LX with the CVT beats out the similarly priced Legacy 2.5i Premium with an EPA estimated highway economy of 36 mpg compared to 32 mpg.*

The difference becomes even starker when you compare both vehicles’ six-cylinder options. Again, the 2013 Accord offers more power than the Legacy, with an output of 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, while still maintaining an EPA estimated highway economy of 34 mpg when equipped with the six-speed automatic. This is compared with the 2013 Legacy’s 256 hp, 247 lb-ft of torque, and highway fuel economy of 25 mpg.

Vehicle Features

Besides a good fuel economy, drivers also want a full list of features from a four-door sedan. There are several key features that come standard on the base 2013 Accord that are non-standard on the 2013 Legacy.

These include:

  • A rearview camera
  • Automatic dual zone climate control
  • Stereo anti-theft

Take a Test Drive at Middletown Honda

If you would like to test drive the 2013 Honda Accord, we invite you to stop by Middletown Honda. We’re located at 211 Route 211 in Middletown next to GanderMountain. We’re about 35 minutes from Newburgh via I-84. If you have any questions, please feel free contact our dealership.


*Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.