2020 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Subaru Legacy

With many automobile manufacturers spending a lot of time on crossovers and SUVs, it’s reassuring to see innovation in the sedan market. The Camry has always been a front-runner sedan, but that prestigious place hasn’t made Toyota complacent.

Let’s see how two Japanese auto titans stack up against each other. Take a look at this head-to-head between the 2020 Toyota Camry and the 2020 Subaru Legacy.

2020 Toyota Camry XSE


2020 Subaru Legacy Limited




2.5L inline 4-cylinder


2.5L flat 4-cylinder

206 hp / 186 ft-lbs

Horsepower / Torque

182 hp / 176 ft-lbs




8-speed shiftable automatic



27 / 38 / 31 mpg

Fuel Economy

27 / 35 / 30 mpg


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All-Wheel Drive Returns

For a long time, the appeal of the Legacy was its standard AWD drivetrain. As many Camry enthusiasts know, the Camry hasn’t had AWD since 1991 with its All-Trac variant. Or at least that was the case until Toyota announced that the 2020 Camry would be getting AWD. But don’t worry, if you live in a place where AWD isn’t the most useful, then you don’t have to pay for it. It’s an available option for all but the base L trim. Check out the AWD Camry here.

2020 Camry AWD rear view
2020 Camry dash and infotainment showcase

Flexible Engine Choices

The Legacy has two engine options: the base 2.5L flat-four or the 260-horsepower turbocharged-2.4L flat-four. There’s a drawback to that though. The turbocharged engine is restricted to the top two trims of the Legacy. This means that if you value fuel economy over power, but also want the fully-loaded variant, you’re out of luck. The Camry also has two engine options: the base 2.5L inline-four or the 3.5L V6. Yeah, you read that right. V6. It cranks out 301 horsepower, 40 more than the upgraded Legacy. The V6 is an option for the XLE and XSE trims, but those who prefer to keep the more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine can do so without missing out on the upper trim features.

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2020 Camry AWD driving in snow