2021 MINI Cooper 4dr Hardtop vs Subaru Legacy Comparison in Torrance, CA

When it comes to finding that perfect car for your family, it's important to make the right decision. You need solid safety features, ample space, and the technology to keep you connected to the outside world. That's why we think the 2021 MINI hardtop 4-Door is the perfect choice. We also know there are a lot of family vehicles to choose like the 2021 Subaru Legacy, so we've put together this head-to-head comparison for you below. Once you've finished reading, stop into South Bay MINI in Torrance for a test drive.

MINI Hardtop 4-Door utility specs

2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door vs 2021 Subaru Legacy: Size & Comfort

You might think just from the name MINI that the 2021 Hardtop 4-Door would be much smaller than a midsize sedan like the 2021 Subaru Legacy. While the Legacy is longer and wider, they both seat five people and the Hardtop 4-Door has more headroom than the Legacy! The Legacy may have more cargo room behind the rear seats but only the Hardtop 4-Door can lay it's rear seats flat to open up for even more room.

When it comes to comfort, the Hardtop 4-Door is the clear winner over the Subaru Legacy. The MINI comes standard with Sensatec leatherette upholstery while the Legacy only offers cloth; you would have to choose the Legacy's highest trim level to get leather seating surfaces. Heated front seats and a dual-zone climate control system also come standard on the Hardtop 4-Door, features only available on higher trim levels of the Legacy.

MINI Hardtop 4-Door technology specs

2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door vs 2021 Subaru Legacy: Technology

Even though the multimedia display screens are bigger in the Subaru Legacy, the controls for the MINI hardtop 4-Door are intuitive and easy to use. Start off with a 6.5-inch touchscreen or upgrade trim levels to the 8.8-inch display with navigation and a twelve-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system. The Hardtop 4-Door also has USB ports to keep all of your devices conveniently charged or you can choose the available wireless charging option.

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MINI Hardtop 4-Door performance specs

2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door vs 2021 Subaru Legacy: Performance

The MINI hardtop 4-Door S model is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that boasts 189 horsepower and 207 lb/ft of torque. The Subaru Legacy's base model engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder but only generates 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque. You can upgrade to a turbocharged engine on the Legacy for more horsepower but that will cost you extra. While the Legacy only offers an automatic transmission, you have the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic on the Hardtop 4-Door.

MINI Hardtop 4-Door safety specs

2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door vs 2021 Subaru Legacy: Safety & Driver Assist Features

Subaru has always had legendary safety features, so it's nice to know that the MINI Hardtop 4-Door comes standard with many of the same features that the Legacy does. MINI's Active Driving Assistant includes features that will reduce the risk of a collision like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. Adaptive Cruise Control is available as well as Adaptive LED headlights that will conform to changing light situations such as the sun setting or an oncoming storm.

2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door vs 2021 Subaru Legacy: Features

While both the MINI Hardtop 4-Door and the Subaru Legacy offer available features such as a panorama roof and keyless entry, only the Hardtop 4-Door has standard luxury features such as leatherette upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For comparable features on the Legacy you would have to step up several trim levels and pay more. The Hardtop 4-Door also offers numerous interior color choices.

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2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door vs 2021 Subaru Legacy: Summary

With a starting MSRP of only $23,400, the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4-Door is just under $500 more than the 2021 Subaru Legacy. And when you think of the amazing standard features you get from the Hardtop 4-Door that you would have to pay more for on the Legacy, you can see how great a value the MINI Hardtop 4-Door truly is. To see for yourself, come into South Bay Mini for a test drive.

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door2021 Subaru Legacy
$23,400Starting MSRP*$22,895
37 Highway - 26 CityFuel Economy (MPG)35 Highway - 27 City
40.7 ft3Max Cargo Volume15.1 ft3
Sensatec LeatheretteStandard UpholsteryCloth
StandardPush Button StartAvailable Upgrade
6 SpeakersStandard Audio4 Speakers
StandardHeated MirrorsAvailable Upgrade
StandardRain-Sensing Windshield WipersNot Available
Available UpgradeFog LightsAvailable Upgrade
4 Years / 50,000 Miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 MilesIncluded MaintenanceMaintenance Not Included

*Model year 2019 and 2020 MSRP does not include destination and handling charge of $850 and excludes license, registration, taxes and options and labor to install. Certain features may be optional. Actual price determined by your authorized MINI dealer.