The Subaru Legacy III Estate features 130 l
larger luggage compartment
than the BMW 3-Series E46 Sedan.
Such a difference is quite relevant
and it will matters when it comes to the comfort of the
vehicle’s usage. It is worth to note that
the Subaru Legacy III Estate 2.0 125HP manual 4x4 has
boot size than the average in its class. Roomy
trunk will be useful during family
traveling as well as while
The winner of this comparison in the aspect of fuel tank size is Subaru Legacy III Estate that is able to hold by 5 % more gasoline in comparison to the BMW.
The Subaru Legacy III Estate 2.0 125HP manual 4x4 has 1 cc larger engine capacity in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E46. Because the difference is not big, the Subaru should accelerate only slightly dynamically, of course assuming that other paramerters are does not play a role.
The Subaru Legacy III Estate is 4 % longer when compared to the BMW 3-Series E46 Sedan 318 i 143HP manual. The length of the car is significant in terms of travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Subaru Legacy III Estate 2.0 125HP manual 4x4 probably will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. Aditionally the Subaru will be better driven but the BMW will be a slightly easier to park due to shorter length of the body.
A Boxer engine installed in the
Subaru Legacy III is significantly
better because it is smaller and generates less vibrations compared to engine with cylinders arranged in a straight line.
Additionally it is worth knowing
configuration results in that a
vehicle has a lower center of
gravity what affects the better grip. The advantage of In-line
engine, like the one
placed inside the BMW, is that because of its simplicity of
construction it can be fuel efficient compared to
other types of engines.
Number of doors
A five-door car usually is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and as a result the Subaru Legacy III Estate, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat giving more space for cargo, has the edge over the four-door BMW 3-Series E46 Sedan with the hinges for the boot that opens under the rear window.
If you are a tall driver or you carry in the trunk stuffs of big dimensions, the Subaru Legacy III Estate, which is by 11 percent higher than the BMW, is appropriate option for you. However, presented vehicles do not differ much in its height and it should not be much noticeable.