The Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan that’s family-oriented. All Legacy models are equipped with all-wheel drive and have a higher ground clearance that most midsize cars. Subaru launched the Legacy in 1989 to compete in the highly competitive midsize sedan market. The Legacy is now in its fifth generation, having been introduced with the 2010 model years.
There is a lot of competition in the midsize sedan market, but the Subaru Legacy stands out on a few key points. The Legacy is a sedan that comes with all-wheel drive, which makes it an excellent choice for those who live in areas where there is a lot of snow or rain. All-wheel drive allows for tight handling and gives the driver confidence in emergency maneuvers. The suspension of the car is very smooth and responsive. Although the Legacy has its drawbacks, they offer some reason to consider other sedans. The Legacy’s acceleration is slow, particularly in situations like freeway merging and climbing steep canyon roads. If you plan to drive the car for long distances, it can be difficult to store your luggage.
Pricing and Trims
Subaru offers the Legacy with a variety of trim levels. The 2.5i base trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning and cruise control, as well as automatic headlights, air-conditioning, cruise controller, and a four speaker sound system with an auxiliary jack. The 2.5i Premium models have 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver’s seat and a six-speaker soundsystem. They also come with a leather-wrapped steering column. The 2.5i Limited model comes with foglights and dual-zone climate control. Leather upholstery, wood trim, rear seat air conditioning, Harman Kardon sound systems, and leather upholstery. You can add heated front seats and side mirrors, a sunroof and voice controls to your 2.5i Limited models. Also available is a rearview camera, navigation system, and an auto-dimming reverse mirror. The 3.6R model comes with the same standard equipment and a stronger engine. The MSRP for a Subaru Legacy is approximately $21,500 and a $25,500 factory invoice. The vehicle’s MSRP will be increased by $1,500 if you choose the Premium trim level. The Limited adds an additional $3,000. The MSRP for 3.6R models is approximately $25,600. As a member, you will always receive an upfront price with guaranteed savings and a hassle-free car buying experience at your Certified dealer.
Performance and Engine
The 2.5-liter engine is standard on all Subaru Legacy models, except for the 3.6R. The 2.5-liter boxer-flat four-cylinder engine generates 173 horsepower and 174 pound feet of torque. All trims have a six-speed manual transmission, except the Premium and Limited that come standard with a CVT transmission. All-wheel drive is standard with symmetrical. The EPA estimates that fuel consumption will be between 24 and 32 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on highways, and 27 mpg when combined. Buyers who desire more power can choose a 3.6R model with a flat six engine of 3.6-liters that produces 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is the only option. It is controlled by paddles mounted on the steering wheel. The city gets 18 mpg, while the highway gets 25 mpg and combined gets 20 mpg.
The Legacy’s interior colors are black, gray and tan, with a limited selection of white. The Legacy’s interior is more luxurious than other Subaru models. It has a futuristic, upscale look that makes it feel premium. Some surfaces in the interior can be a little rough to touch, reminiscent of the cheap economy cars that were popular a few years back. The interior’s assembly is precise, giving it a high level of craftsmanship. Lower trim levels have the easiest controls, while higher trims offer more options and more buttons. It can be difficult to get used to the complex buttons and switches in Legacy. The car’s optional navigation touchscreen is the most difficult feature to master. It has buttons that sometimes do not respond to your touch. The stereo’s base stereo has poor sound quality and can be drowned out on freeway speeds. The Harman Kardon stereo offers a different experience. It has a rich sound that fills the car and drowns out any road noise. The interior is spacious and allows for three adults of average size to be seated in the rear. After a long drive, the seats are supportive but not too sore. The trunk space of the car is very small at 14.7 cubic feet. This is a typical size for a sedan in this class.