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Used 2015 Subaru Legacy

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Combined Fuel Economy
30 MPG
Horsepower
175 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.2 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.4 
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Pros

If you live where it snows, the 2015 Subaru Legacy should be at the top of your midsize sedan shopping list. True, it's now not the only one to offer AWD, but it remains the best and the most affordable. Other positives are the Legacy's history of reliability and strong resale value.

Cons

Desire a diesel engine, hybrid powertrain or manual transmission in your family sedan? You won't find any of those in the 2015 Subaru Legacy. And while the new Legacy looks sleeker than past models, it remains conservative compared to some design-focused rivals.

What's New For 2015

The Subaru Legacy enters is sixth generation in all-new form for 2015 with fresh looks inside and out, new technology and better fuel efficiency. The same 4- and 6-cylinder engine choices remain, but even they have been heavily revamped. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) becomes standard across the board.

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Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Expert Review

The Subaru Legacy has always stood out with its traction-enhancing all-wheel drive, yet in the face of rivals with household names like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, Subaru's midsize sedan received only marginal attention. But with a total revamp for 2015, the Subaru Legacy deserves real consideration. With a more appealing design, far better technology and improved fuel efficiency, the new Legacy is a legitimate contender among family sedans. Available with a 4-cylinder engine rated up to 36 mpg or a strong and smooth 6-cylinder that makes passing a breeze, the Legacy ranges from a roughly $22,500 deal to a $30,000-plus leather-laden sedan filled with creature comforts. All-wheel drive (AWD) remains standard, but with its rebirth for 2015, it's not the Legacy's only highlight.

Driving the Used 2015 Subaru Legacy

Both the 2.5i 4-cylinder Legacy and the 3.6R 6-cylinder model feel planted on the road thanks to their engine design. Because the Legacy's engine sits deeper, the car itself has a lower center of gravity. This translates to a grounded feeling and, combined with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, instills driver confidence in foul weather and on twisty roads. With 175 horsepower, 4-cylinder models have adequate acceleration, but you'll need quite a bit of space for high-speed passing. Six-cylinder models, with a robust 256 horsepower, are smooth, strong, and the ideal choice for drivers more interested in power than the best fuel economy. On tight, winding roads the steering feel could benefit from increased firmness, but it is laudable in just about every other driving situation. The new Legacy also mostly rectifies a past wrong regarding throttle tip in. Thanks to a reprogrammed CVT, the car doesn't lurch from a stop.

Favorite Features

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE AND UP TO 36 MPG
The 2015 Subaru Legacy has made appreciable gains in fuel efficiency thanks to improved engine operation and features like a grille that automatically closes for better aerodynamics. The result is a 36 mpg/highway fuel-economy figure in 4-cylinder models, all the more impressive considering all four wheels power this sedan.

LEAD VEHICLE ALERT
It's happened to us all: The light turns green, the traffic around us moves on, and we're at a standstill daydreaming or searching for that particular song. Lead Vehicle Alert aims to prevent honking and embarrassment via an alert that the car ahead has moved forward, so you should too.

Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Interior

The 2015 Legacy's 5-passenger cabin is now more contemporary, useful and entertaining. Changes from the previous version are most noticeable in the center stack, where even a base model is minted with a 6.2-inch touch-screen infotainment system with standard backup camera. Passenger space has been improved, as has trunk capacity that's now 15.0 cubic feet. Most controls are intuitive, and the upgraded command screen features multi-touch and swipe technology, like a tablet. Phone-pairing is easy. The driver's seat has good lumbar support, but even at its lowest setting may be too much for some people. Rear-seat legroom is generous.

Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Exterior

In the past few years, the midsize sedan segment has started to look like a beauty pageant, with automakers vying to one-up each other with style and pizzazz. In this contest, the Subaru Legacy earns the title of Miss Congeniality – or perhaps Mr. Conservative. In that, Subaru's latest Legacy remains handsome but not flashy. If there's a trend it follows, it's that of a big, trapezoidal grille. In back, 6-cylinder models are distinguished by dual stainless steel exhaust outlets. All Legacy models have good visibility thanks to thoughtful details like a small window below the A-pillar.

Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Standard Features

The 2015 Legacy comes in four trims: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited. Spend the least on a 2.5i, and you'll still get a well-equipped sedan with CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters, a 6.2-inch infotainment system with AM/FM/CD/HD Radio, Bluetooth streaming and USB/auxiliary inputs, backup camera and 17-inch wheels. Premium models add a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, upgraded infotainment with a 7-inch screen and two USB ports, dual-zone climate control, and faux wood trim. Limited trims have a 576-watt harman/kardon audio system, blind-spot and lane-departure warning, and leather. Top-line 3.6R models come with the 6-cylinder engine and HID headlights.

Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Options

Most of the Legacy's options are bundled into packages and include a power moonroof, navigation, a rear-vehicle detection system with cross-traffic alert, keyless access, and push-button start. Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist system offers adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning, and Lead Vehicle Alert. One particularly interesting option, called PIN Code Access, allows you to leave the keys in the parked car and lock and unlock the vehicle with a code via a button near the trunk. The feature is aimed at runners, swimmers and others who don't want to carry keys with them.

Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Engine

Two engine choices are available in the 2015 Subaru Legacy: a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or 3.6-liter 6-cylinder. Both engines have a horizontal or "boxer" configuration. It's called the latter because with engine's horizontal position, the pistons move sideways in and out, similar to a boxer's fists. This configuration reduces vehicle vibration and lowers the Subaru's center of gravity for a stable feel. All Legacy models now use the CVT, which has been refined to feel more like a regular automatic transmission. Fuel economy has been improved in both engines for this new model year, and both can run on regular 87-octane gasoline.

2.5-liter boxer-4
175 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm
174 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/36 mpg (estimated)

3.6-liter boxer-6
256 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
247 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29 mpg (estimated)

How Much Does the Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Cost?

The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $22,490 for a base 2.5i model. At the other end of the spectrum is the 3.6R Limited model that starts at $30,390 and can reach the mid-$30k mark with options. The Legacy's prices are in line with competitors such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion. The Legacy's real value differentiator is the fact that all models come with all-wheel drive. Only two other rivals even offer it – the Ford Fusion and revamped Chrysler 200 – and equipping them with the feature costs significantly more. An AWD Fusion begins around $27,000, while an AWD Chrysler 200 begins at nearly $30,000. Before buying your 2015 Legacy, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. In the long-run, the Legacy has a history of high resale value.

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Used 2015 Subaru Legacy Consumer Reviews

4.4 

Overall Rating

Based on 75 reviews

5 star

69%

4 star

19%

3 star

3%

2 star

4%

1 star

5%

Value
4.6 
Performance
4.3 
Quality
4.4 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.6 
Styling
4.5 

Donnie
06/14/2019
2019 Subaru Legacy

"Really good auto"

Love this car. Only negative things are #1 too many switches and levers, do not know what most of them do. #2 gas mileage is ok but could be better.
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Bacon
05/14/2019
2018 Subaru Legacy

"Great comfortable sedan, quite."

The ride and the infotainment system, awesome.
LCD had issues, Subaru replaced.
The Sport has the best look of the Legacy line period! Great ride and the 2.5 engine has enough power for my needs (nice high end). AWD with General Altimax Artic Studded snow tires have had no issues in two New Hampshire winters (traction is nuts!)
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R in Washougal
05/13/2019
2017 Subaru Legacy

"Solid but not flashy — happy with it"

Very safe car
A bit under powered compared to its peers
Good car overall. Great AWD handling, especially in winter with Michelin snow tires. Not fast, even with the 6 cylinder but adequate. Gas mileage is very good for a car this big and heavy (26-28 mpg highway, 20+ city). I use Synthetic oil which helps. Annoying that whenever I plug in my iPhone it wants to play Pandora automatically (I don’t even have a pandora account). Adaptive cruise control works well following pace of car in front. It’s a little slow to accelerate again when car in front pulls off onto a side street, and doesn’t recognize a stopped car ahead and slow down until much later than any human driver would. Generally does a decent job and cuts much of the stress of heavy traffic accelerating and braking. Twice it has activated brakes to avoid an accident (deer once and stopped cars around a corner). Would likely have hit one or both if it hadn’t activated. Be aware you’re not supposed to use tire chains in snow due to tight wheel well clearance. One annoyance: There is no way to permanently attach a roof rack that I’ve found.Read less
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2015 Subaru Legacy Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 26 mpg
  • EPA Class - Midsize Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 36 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 30 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 175 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5800 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.54 inches
  • Torque - 174 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Automatic Headlights
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/55VR17
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Fog Lights
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 3.90
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.70 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.3
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Emissions Rating - PZEV
  • CID - 152 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Transmission Sub-Type - CVT
  • Manual Mode - Manual Mode
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Paddle Shifters

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3468 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 104.6 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 119.6 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 18.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.0 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.0 inches
  • Height - 59.0 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 38.1 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Overall Length - 188.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 58.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 57.3 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 15.0 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 108.3 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 72.4 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 55.5 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 55.5 inches
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2015 Subaru Legacy Safety

5.0
Crash Test Rating
Frontal Crash
5 
Side Barrier
5 
Rollover Rating
5 
Side Crash
5 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2015 Subaru Legacy Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera

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2015 Subaru Legacy Rankings

Horsepower
175 HP
MPG Combined
30 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#20
2015 Subaru Legacy
175 HP

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