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The Legacy is one of the roomier, quieter, and more refined midsized sedans--attributes that help it become one of our top-scoring models in the class. Its ride is more comfortable than some luxury cars', and handling is sound and secure. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder is no rocket, but it gets the job done and returns 26 mpg overall. A stronger, quieter 3.6-liter six-cylinder transforms the car, giving it strong performance. The unobtrusive CVT behaves much like a conventional automatic. The infotainment system includes an easy-to-use touch screen with internet radio and Bluetooth. A rear camera is standard. Advanced safety gear such as blind-spot monitoring and the EyeSight safety suite, including automatic emergency braking, is optional.

See Reliability page for the latest 2017 Subaru Legacy recalls.

Road Test

At first blush the Subaru Legacy is a great all-around sedan, thanks to its standard all-wheel drive and reasonable price. But dig a bit deeper and you'll realize that is selling the car short. This is a car with very few compromises, effectively ble...


  • By far the most affordable all-wheel-drive midsized sedan
  • Little or no price premium for all-wheel drive


  • Bland styling that looks a lot like the last one
  • Leisurely acceleration

Best Version to Get

What's impressive is that the Legacy, with its standard all-wheel drive, doesn't cost much of a premium over the typical front-wheel-drive midsized sedan. The best value is the 2.5i Premium, which comes very well-equipped for under $25,000. That's not bad nowadays.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 3 year/unlimited
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3.6-liter 6 (256 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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