Subaru Legacy Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Subaru Legacy Reviews

The Subaru Legacy is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn H4 Auto 2.5i, 4dr Sdn H4 Auto 2.5i Premium, 4dr Sdn H4 Auto 2.5i Limited and 4dr Sdn H6 Auto 3.6R Limited. The powertrains include 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp) and 3.6-liter 6 (256 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 26 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The Legacy uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mazda6, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord .

Last Model Reviewed: 2015

Reviewed Subaru Legacys from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 4-cyl CVT
  • 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited 6-cyl
  • 2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 4-cyl
  • 2005 Subaru Legacy sedan 2.5 GT Limited 4-cyl

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