There's a lot to love about Subaru, from the strong emphasis on safety and comfort to the impressive list of standard features, including all-wheel drive. The Subaru Legacy adds excellent resale value to the automaker's long list of pluses. It's no wonder Subaru fan club membership continues to grow every year.
What makes the Legacy such a strong choice? The reasons are explained well in our Expert Review: "While the 2019 Subaru Legacy sedan may not be most people's first choice, for many it may be the best choice. That's because the Legacy offers all the room, features, comfort and safety of cars like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but with the added benefit of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Better still, the Legacy's added hardware doesn't result in diminished fuel-economy figures regardless of engine choice. With the new Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion, the only other midsize sedans offering AWD, the proven Subaru Legacy remains the go-to car for those who regularly deal with winter's worst. Toss in the Legacy's excellent crash-test, resale and reliability scores, and it's hard to make an argument why anyone wouldn't want this car."
Then there are the engines. The horizontally opposed 4- and 6-cylinder powerplants help to lower the Legacy's center of gravity for improved handling while also endowing this proven sedan with a certain charm that's enhanced by a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with shift paddles and six preset ratios.
The 2.5i Premium, a well-equipped model that starts at $25,580, is a particularly good value.