2018 Subaru Legacy

Pros: Spacious interior; controlled, comfortable ride; standard all-wheel drive; large trunk

Cons: Middling fuel economy with 6-cylinder engine; some ergonomic issues with climate controls and available navigation system

CG Says: The Subaru Legacy is refreshed for 2018 with updated front and rear fascias and revised interiors. Legacy now has more sound insulation for a quieter interior. Subaru’s midsize sedan has two engines choices: a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder and a 256-hp 3.6-liter six-cylinder. Both are paired with a CVT automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. Available safety features include pre-collision warning and autonomous braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic reverse braking. These midsize cars are pleasant to drive, have great interior room, and come with a lot of equipment at reasonable prices. Standard all-wheel drive is a bonus for snow-belt states. While any Legacy is a solid choice, we like the 3.6R models, which have good power and lots of features for the money.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Subaru
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.5i: $23,055
2.5i Premium: $25,155
2.5i Sport: $27,205
2.5i Limited: $29,955
3.6R Limited: $32,805

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
175
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34

Optional Engine
3.6-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
256
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

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2018 Subaru Legacy
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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