Excellent fuel economy with standard AWD; a lot of passenger room; available EyeSight safety system; upscale interior; competitive pricing
Styling still a little anonymous; touchscreen could be bigger; no turbo engine option for the Sport trim
A new Sport trim is added. Building on the Premium trim, it adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a dark-gray front grille, fog lights and silver-finished turn-signal mirrors. A two-tone interior features black cloth seats with blue stitching, plus piano black and carbon-fiber trim. Limited trims with EyeSight gain reverse automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, HID low-beam headlights and high-beam assist. See the 2017 Subaru Legacy models for sale near you
The 2017 Legacy is one of our favorite midsize sedans, and the 2.5i Premium model is our favorite version. Worth every penny of its price increase over the base-level Legacy 2.5i, the Premium offers a lot of standard features, and it allows you to choose from options such as Subaru's EyeSight safety system (which we'd take), a navigation system and a power sunroof. For drivers who really want the extra power, the 3.6R Limited is also a viable option, as it does a great job combining sporty and luxury qualities. Find a Subaru Legacy for sale
The Legacy is offered in four trim levels: a base-level 2.5i model, a midlevel Premium model, the new Sport and a top-end Limited version. The 2.5i, Sport and Premium models only use the sedan's 4-cylinder engine; drivers who upgrade to the Limited can choose between the 4-cylinder and the 6-cylinder.
Opt for the 2.5i ($22,815) and you get automatic headlights with wiper activation, a backup camera, Bluetooth, a 6.2-in color touchscreen with Subaru's Starlink infotainment and security system, power accessories and steering-wheel audio controls.
Upgrade to the Premium ($24,815) and you get heated seats, heated mirrors, a power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a larger touchscreen with HD Radio and SiriusXM radio.
The Sport trim ($26,815) adds 18-in alloy wheels, a dark-gray front grille, fog lights and silver-finished turn signal mirrors. Inside, a two-tone interior features black cloth seating with blue stitching and piano black and carbon-fiber trim
Topping the Legacy lineup is the Limited ($29,660 for the 4-cylinder; $32,460 for the 6-cylinder). The trim adds a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, leather upholstery, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, a power passenger seat, driver's-seat memory, larger alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control and wood-grain trim.
Options on the Legacy include a navigation system, a power sunroof, keyless access with push-button start and the brand's EyeSight safety suite, which features adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams and, on Limited trims, reverse automatic braking, a blind spot monitoring system and HID headlights.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Ford Fusion -- The Ford Fusion boasts a handsome look and a highly useful infotainment system, along with a long list of safety features. AWD, however, is a pricey option not offered on the base trim.
2017 Honda Accord -- The Honda Accord offers some excellent technology in addition to its legendary durability and roomy interior. The Accord is also competitively priced and includes generous standard equipment (but no AWD option).
2017 Mazda6 -- The Mazda6 is one of our favorite midsize sedans. Not only does it offer excellent lines and a long list of equipment, it also boasts a sporty driving experience and reasonable pricing, though no V6 option.
Used Subaru Outback -- A 2010-2016 Outback gives you all the room, safety and comfort of the Legacy sedan but with more cargo room and additional ground clearance for light off-road adventures. Models from 2013 on may be equipped with the EyeSight safety system.