2017 Subaru Legacy Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $22,815 | Build
Above Average: Reliability, resale value, all-weather prowess
Below Average: Infotainment system, conservative styling
Consensus: Has a devoted following for good reasons
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.
Undergoing a recent redesign, 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.
From our full review of the 2017 Subaru Legacy: "Power-wise, the standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder offers up the same kind of power as other 4-cylinder cars in this class, but the continuously variable transmission (CVT) actually makes it feel more responsive than you'd expect from 175 horsepower."
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Build and Price
The 2017 Subaru Legacy has a starting sticker price of under $23,000 and tops out fully loaded just under $35,000. Resale value is a Subaru strength that should continue with the new Legacy. Build and price your own 2017 Subaru Legacy to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
More Midsize Sedans
The Subaru Legacy offers reliable, all-weather confidence, but it's only one of many great choices in the midsize sedan segment. Check out our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide to get to know all your good options.
Photo Gallery: Subaru Legacy Inside and Out
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