Is the Subaru Legacy a reliable vehicle? According to an updated Consumer Reports (by subscription), the 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan is still near the top of new midsize sedans you can buy for reliability. CR says the Legacy is “an excellent combination of passenger space, fuel economyand affordability.”
In CR’s tests, the Legacy is one of the six most reliable mid-size luxury and mainstream sedans. Legacy is the number two of nine regular midsize sedans. CR says, “The Legacy offers a super comfortable ride that surpasses that of some luxury cars.”
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Consumer Reports ranks the 2022 Honda Accord with 88 points, and the 2022 Legacy is the second best mainstream model with 87 points. They are followed by the Audi A6 luxury sedan (87), Toyota Camry (86), Hyundai Sonata (83) and Lexus ES (83).
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Legacy?
The 2022 Legacy sedan is available in six trim levels. The 2022 midsize sedan starts at $23,955 for the base trim, Premium ($26,205), Sport ($29,750), Limited ($30,905), Limited XT ($35,455) and Touring XT ($37,155). Destination and delivery charges are included in the above prices ($960). Subaru of America will now add $500 to the above price after April 26, 2022. Read the full report here.
With rising gas prices this summer (AAA average price is $4.18), the Legacy gets excellent fuel economy. Consumer Reports says the Legacy 2.5-liter engine gets 28 combined and 19/39 city/highway mpg.
The EPA says the Legacy XT 2.4-liter turbocharged engine delivers an estimated 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-4 engine gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 combined mpg.
Consumer Reports says the Legacy 2.4-liter turbo engine delivers strong acceleration and is quieter than the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter boxer engine.
Can Shoppers Find a 2022 Legacy?
With new car shortages due to chip shortages and supply chain issues, you probably won’t find new models on Subaru retailers’ lots.
A recent study by Consumer Reports says the Legacy is one of the best 3-year-old midsize sedans. CR says a lightly used Legacy hits the sweet spot due to the highest reliability ratings, safety scores, and excellent fuel economy. View the full report here.
The 2022 Subaru Legacy comes with all-weather four-wheel drive, and it is an attractive alternative to an SUV. Shoppers should look for a lightly used Legacy if you can’t find a new 2022 Subaru Legacy and don’t want to wait for the new redesigned 2023 models to arrive this fall.
Watch the 2022 Subaru Legacy Interior Fly-Through video below.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press† Checking out Subaru Report where he handles all models of the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Dennis on facebook† Twitterand Instagram†
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