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 blending an excellent ride, responsive handling, a roomy and quiet interior, great visibility, simple controls, and easy cabin access front and rear.
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Subaru Legacy 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 blending an excellent ride, responsive handling, a roomy and quiet interior, great visibility, simple controls, and easy cabin access front and rear. This all adds up to a package that puts it among the top performers in our ratings of midsized family sedans.

Sure, the Legacy doesn't set hearts racing based on its nondescript looks or its respectable-if-unexciting acceleration numbers. But with best ride and among the best handling and braking of its competitors, it topped the category in nearly every other measure of track performance.

Subaru has also addressed most of our complaints with the previous Legacy, finally entering the modern era with a state-of-the-art infotainment system that makes it easy to pair and use a phone, stream music, and use apps.

Best Version to Get
The Legacy, with its standard all-wheel drive, doesn’t cost much more than its front-wheel drive competitors. To get the optional EyeSight advanced safety equipment, you have to buy the 2.5i Premium trim. It’s a good value, however, and is very well equipped for around $28,000.
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