2016 Subaru Legacy Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on September 21, 2015 11:50 AM

The Intrepid Adventurer of Midsize Sedans

The Subaru Legacy isn't just the only midsize sedan to include all-wheel drive as standard equipment, it's one of very few midsize sedans to even offer all-wheel drive at all. But while all-weather performance remains a calling card of Subaru and the Legacy, other strengths include a solid reputation for reliability and standout resale values. The Subaru Legacy is resilient in bad weather, and also stands up to the test of time.

Totally redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Legacy is a freshly relevant entry in a strong segment, thanks in large part to a refined powertrain, increased fuel economy and a greatly improved infotainment offering. If you're looking for a midsize sedan with the added traction of all-wheel drive, the Legacy is number one on a very short list.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2016 Subaru Legacy: "Because the 2016 Subaru Legacy sedan's boxer engine sits deep in the engine bay, the car itself has a lower center of gravity and therefore improved stability in the turns. The standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder performs on par with other 4-cylinder cars in this class, but the continuously variable transmission (CVT) makes it feel more responsive than its 175-horsepower rating suggests."

Affordable All-Wheel-Drive Domination

Subaru swept the top five spots on our latest list of the 10 Best AWD Vehicles Under $25,000, and the new Legacy was part of that haul.

Build and Price

The 2016 Subaru Legacy has a starting sticker price of under $23,000 and tops out fully loaded just under $34,000. Resale value is a Subaru strength that should continue with the new Legacy. Build and price your own 2016 Subaru Legacy to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Midsize Comparison Test

The new-for-2015 Subaru Legacy was one of six midsize sedans we subjected to a 400-mile road trip for our latest Midsize Sedan Comparison Test.

Watch the Video

Follow along as KBB's intrepid video team spends some time getting to know the newest Legacy.

More Midsize Sedans

Choosing the right midsize sedan is even tougher if you don't need all-wheel drive. Check out our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide to see all your appealing options.