The Sedan Challenge: 2015 Chevy Impala vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Chevrolet ImpalaThe 2015 Chevy Impala and 2015 Subaru Legacy are two fantastic options in the highly-competitive sedan market. While both are quality sedans, which one has the edge? We compared the 2015 Chevy Impala LS to the 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i to determine which car is the best choice for your hard-earned money. Read on to find out which sedan is the winner!


Both the Impala and Legacy cover all the basics: airbag system, antilock brakes, traction control, and more. But the Chevy Impala goes a step further, including more convenient and high-tech features to keep passengers safe. For example, the Impala includes power child safety locks and the Legacy only has manual safety locks. Chevy also included OnStar as a standard feature for the Impala, so drivers can get directions and emergency help with ease. The Legacy doesn’t offer this type of feature at all. For extra peace of mind, the 2015 Chevy Impala has the edge.


The Legacy and Impala both feature standard 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder engines, but these engines are not created equally. The Impala generates 196 hp to the Legacy’s 175 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque to the Legacy’s 174 lb-ft. The Impala delivers 21 more horsepower and 12 more lb-ft of torque. Though the Impala has a powerful ride, it is also completely smooth due to the front and rear gas-charged shocks, which the Legacy does not offer. The Impala’s longer wheelbase adds stability, 3.4 additional inches compared to the Legacy. On top of all that, the Impala can tow up to 1,000 pounds. The Legacy’s towing capacity is zero. The Chevy Impala is the clear winner for versatile, powerful performance.


Chevrolet offers a much more comprehensive and longer-lasting warranty than Subaru. There are also over seven times more Chevy dealers than Subaru dealers, which allows for easier access to the warranty’s benefits. Here are a few of Chevy’s other advantages:

  • An extra 40,000 miles of powertrain warranty
  • An extra year of coverage under the corrosion warranty
  • Free scheduled maintenance for 2 years and 24,000 miles


The full-size Chevy Impala is a larger vehicle overall than the mid-size Legacy. This gives the Impala almost three inches of additional front leg room, so the driver and front passenger have ample room to stretch out, and nearly 2 inches of extra rear legroom. The extra space extends to cargo capacity as well. The Subaru Legacy has 15 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while the Impala has 18.8 cubic feet. If space is a concern, you are much better off with the larger Chevy Impala.

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After careful analysis, the 2015 Chevy Impala is the victor over the 2015 Subaru Legacy. The Impala’s premium safety, versatile performance, great warranty, and spacious cabin make it a top sedan on the market. Test drive the Chevy Impala today at Biggers Chevy to experience its quality in person. You can also visit our online inventory to view our current stock of new Chevy Impalas.