2024 Nissan Altima vs 2024 Subaru Legacy

2024 Nissan Altima vs 2024 Subaru Legacy

Why settle for something basic when you can get something worthy of showing off for a low price? Leave it to Nissan and Subaru to offer exceptional sedans that are anything but ordinary. The next time you’re in need of an affordable car, take a moment to consider the new Altima and Legacy for a ride that gives you a little more for a worthwhile treat. For more details, read on to learn the differences between the new 2024 Nissan Altima and the 2024 Subaru Legacy, courtesy of Maus Nissan of New Port Richey. After reading our guide, feel free to shop our new inventory online !

2024 Nissan Altima vs 2024 Subaru Legacy

For a sedan that’ll give you your money’s worth, both the new Altima and Legacy are worthy contenders. But when you take a moment to look at the finer details, you’ll see how the Altima has more to offer especially when it comes to safety features and interior accommodations.


Nissan gives you the choice between a 2.5L engine with 188 horsepower and a 2.0L Turbo with 248 horsepower for the Altima, both of which prove to be an excellent display of strength and energy that’s enhanced when working in tandem with the exclusive Xtronic CVT system. While the amount of horsepower is already impressive for the price, opting for the available Intelligent AWD system will give you a noticeable difference in drive feel. This newer, state-of-the-art feature proactively works to bring you an optimal driving experience by automatically adjusting your axles in accordance with the road to maintain your grip and precision. With the Altima, you can achieve up to 27 in-city and 39 highway miles per gallon which is music to our ears considering the current state of the economy.

With the new Legacy, there are also two different engines to choose from. The standard is a 2.5L at 182 horsepower which is less powerful than the Altima’s standard, but the available 2.4L Turbo is slightly higher at 260 horsepower. Subaru offers Symmetrical AWD, but it doesn’t feel quite as satisfying as Nissan’s patented Xtronic CVT system. The mileage rating also falls a bit short with 27 in-city and 35 highway miles per gallon. These two sedans may look very similar on paper, but a side-by-side test drive easily puts things into perspective.

Safety Features

Other than the standard array of safety and driver-assist features that come with every trim, the Altima is also capable of some of the latest technology that’s available through Nissan such as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Around View Monitor, and Intelligent Driver Alertness which are all advanced versions of the technology that we’ve grown to be familiar with over the years. Traffic Sign Recognition is another great example of how Nissan offers uncommon features in the Altima that can be difficult to find elsewhere.

You can expect all of the usual standard safety features in the Legacy as well but don’t expect much more than your typical warnings, alerts, and automatic braking. As far as additional features come, there’s not much to point out other than adaptive cruise control with lane assist and high beam assist.


The Altima presents drivers and passengers alike with a pleasant balance of comfort and style. The heated seats and steering wheel are always a welcome feature and 8-way power adjustments make it easy for the driver to find just the right angle. You have the option to upgrade to leather sports seats and wood or carbon fiber trim for added flair. The standard infotainment screen is 7 inches with the max being 12.3 inches which is a nice treat when paired with the available Bose premium audio system. Voice recognition and hands-free text messaging are a godsend for ease of use while driving. To top it off, 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space offers ample room for luggage for a weekend vacation or a hefty shopping trip.

The Legacy also has available heated seating and leather trim, but many people looking at the cabins side-by-side may find the Altima to be much more sleek and stylish. You can upgrade up to an 11.6-inch infotainment screen which is not only smaller than the Altima’s available 12.3-inch screen, but the uncommon size dimensions will make it difficult (and possibly pricey) to repair or replace when needed. The trunk size is also limited to 15.1 cubic feet which may not seem like much of a difference until you need to pack it to the brim for a long trip. But if you’re a fan of Harman Kardon, you have something to look forward to in the upgraded speaker system.

Bottom Line

The Altima and Legacy are very similar in many ways, but Nissan knows how to hook you up with a few extras that make it a better value. With the availability of modern tech and a comfier and more stylish cabin, we can easily recommend the new 2024 Nissan Altima to anyone who is looking for an exceptional ride on a budget.

Take the 2024 Nissan Altima for a Test Drive!

To check out the new 2024 Nissan Altima for yourself, stop by Maus Nissan of New Port Richey for an exclusive tour of the best that we have to offer! Call our staff anytime at 727-999-6287 for more details or shop our new inventory online for new Nissan vehicles near you.