2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Subaru Legacy

White 2020 Kia Optima and white 2020 Subaru Legacy

As Kia continues to catapult itself among the top-tier automotive brands, more and more shoppers are turning towards Kia vehicles for a taste of luxury. One of the top luxury-inspired vehicles form the Kia brand is the 2020 Kia Optima. This Kia model delivers in every sense of the word, from performance to design to comfort – but how does it compare to other members of the competition?

This 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Subaru Legacy comparison is going to look at that very question and show you how the Optima rises above its competitors. Keep reading to see what the 2020 Optima has to offer Tampa-area drivers or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Optima models at Friendly Kia.

2020 Kia Optima


2020 Subaru Legacy

2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic transmission Transmission Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission
185 horsepower | 178 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 182 horsepower | 176 pound-feet of torque
25 city/35 highway mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy 27 city/35 highway mpg
Standard Blind-Spot Collision Technology Trim-specific availability
Standard Emergency Braking System Standard
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Standard
15.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 15.1 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2020 Optima Leaves a Longer-Lasting Mark than 2020 Subaru Legacy

The 2020 Kia Optima delivers everything shoppers are looking for in a perfectly sized package. Sitting at 191.1 inches long, 73.2 inches wide, and with a 15.9 cubic-foot trunk, the Optima offers enough space for five passengers and a weekend’s-worth of cargo.

Beneath the hood of the 2020 Optima is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that is ready to take drivers further on the road. The Optima pumps out 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque and offers an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 highway mpg. The competing 2020 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine and offers a comparable EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway mpg. This Subaru, however, falls short of the Optima in terms of power and interior space.

The 2020 Kia Optima offers a full lineup of standard safety systems to help keep drivers feeling safe and confident on the road. Standard equipment in the Optima includes Blind Spot Collision Warning, Parking Distance Warning-Reverse, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and more. The competing Legacy does not offer a streamlined lineup of safety features across its trim levels and limits some safety technologies to specific trim grades.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Optima, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team.