Long-Term Review

2016 Subaru Legacy: Little Flaws

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$18,988
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$18,488
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$18,588
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$17,982
RELATED READING
See all Subaru Legacy articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Doug DeMuro May 2016

One of the reasons we like to have a fleet of long-term test cars is that driving a car beyond the usual day or week we spend with a press car helps us to find little issues you wouldn't normally see in a short time behind the wheel. And while these issues may not be immediately apparent on a quick test drive, they could become annoying over the long haul.

Our 2016 Subaru Legacy has a few examples: Although we've generally enjoyed our time with the new midsize Subaru, we've also found some flaws here and there.

The Little Flaws

One such flaw: Sometimes when you're talking on the phone and you climb into the car, the Bluetooth fails to connect to your call. This annoyance isn't just unique to the Legacy, but it's worth noting for drivers who spend a lot of their driving time on the phone, because no one want to hang up and call back again every time you get in the car.

We've also discovered a few flaws with the Legacy's driving experience. The biggest relates to the transmission, which seems to feel a little jerky at low speeds, in places like parking lots. Additionally, some editors have complained that the ride is a little rougher than we'd expect on roads that are especially bumpy and uneven.

In addition, we're noticing that the trunk in our 2016 Subaru Legacy is getting a little hard to open. We're not sure why this is, though we're sure it wasn't a problem about 1,000 miles ago.

Interior Update

With all that said, we're happy to report one item that absolutely isn't a flaw: the Legacy's interior, which seems to be holding up well so far. This is a big contrast to the interior in our recently departed Chrysler 200 long-term test car, which showed some noticeable wear and discoloration after only a few months in our possession.

Find a Subaru Legacy for sale

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$18,988
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$18,488
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$18,588
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
Used 2016 Subaru Legacy
$17,982
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
2016 Subaru Legacy: Little Flaws - Autotrader