Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy

2022 Subaru Legacy

Pros: Standard all-wheel drive; interior room; wide range of safety features

Cons: Base engine has only adequate performance; turbo engine restricted to topline models; engine stop/start feature can feel abrupt

CG Says: The 2022 Subaru Legacy lineup is mostly unchanged save for a higher level of standard equipment on most models. The base trim level gets standard 17-inch aluminum wheels. Rear-seat HVAC vents have been added to the center console on Premium and Sport. The Sport now has standard power moonroof, blind-spot detection and reverse automatic braking. The Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan that shares its basic platform with Subaru’s SUV-flavored Outback wagon. The Legacy model lineup ascends through Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT trim levels.

A 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-liter flat 4-cylinder engine powers topline XT models. The base engine is a 182-hp 2.5-liter flat four. Both engines are paired with a CVT automatic transmission and have standard all-wheel drive. Available features include an 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen and Subaru’s DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, which sounds an alert if an instrument-panel camera senses the driver isn’t looking at the road. Standard on all models is Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering function, and lane-keep assist. Steering-linked LED headlights, rear seat alert, and rear seatbelt reminder are also standard.

The Legacy is a pleasant midsize sedan that offers a spacious interior with high-quality materials, a comfortable ride, predictable handling, and good fuel economy for an all-wheel-drive car. It has always lived in the shadow of Subaru’s far more popular Outback wagon, but the Legacy is nonetheless a good value overall—especially in northern climes where its standard all-wheel drive is appreciated.

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 Base: $24,490
Premium: $26,740
Sport: $30,285
Limited: $31,440
Limited XT: $35,990
Touring XT: $37,690

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (Base, Premium, Sport, Limited)
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
27
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder (Limited XT, Touring XT)
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Subaru Legacy
2022 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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