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2016 Subaru Legacy: Everyday Driving

I’m still liking the 2016 Subaru Legacy quite a bit. In normal driving, the amount of power feels fine, maybe even a little quick. However, I can see why some people say it’s underpowered — the car really does not respond well if you just stomp on the gas from a dead start. It’s a much better car when you’re already moving and trying to round tight corners or merge onto an expressway.

Fill ‘Er Up

The car is also getting fairly good fuel economy. Lately, we’ve been getting between 25 and 28 miles per gallon in mixed city and highway driving. That’s pretty good and exactly in line with the Environmental Protection Agency estimates of this car. What really stands out is that the Legacy has a fairly large gas tank, which makes the car’s range very impressive. The Legacy’s gas tank holds 18.5 gallons, about a gallon and a half more than the Toyota Camry. With a full tank, the Legacy’s range is frequently 440 miles. That makes for long gaps between fill-ups, something I really like. I like range more than I like great fuel economy. The Toyota Prius gets great fuel economy, but I’d like that to result in me going to the gas station a lot less frequently.

Comparing Competitors

I think the 2016 Subaru Legacy has more character than the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, but I think it’s almost a wash when comparing it to the Honda Accord. The Accord might have a better interior, but I’d have to see them side by side to decide for sure.

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