2014 Subaru Legacy Review

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If you're considering a 2014 Subaru Legacy, your top non-negotiable feature is obviously all-wheel drive. The car's standard all-wheel-drive system is the primary reason anyone would consider the Legacy over competitors, says Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. It's certainly not the midsize sedan's exterior styling, which differentiates itself from peers only in its datedness, Bragman says. The 1990s-fabulous interior follows suit, while the powertrain is unremarkable. Still, if you live in the snowbelt, that all-wheel drive may look mighty enticing after this year's brutal winter, especially for the price. Read Bragman's review and decide for yourself.

2014 Subaru Legacy Review

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By Matt Schmitz | February 19, 2014 | Comments (3)

2015 Subaru Legacy Video

Although the 2015 Subaru Legacy is based off the concept that debuted at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the bold grille is the most obvious thing that carried over to the production model, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Not much else made it to the new midsize sedan, however.

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Overall length is down for 2015, but Mays says there's still a good amount of head- and legroom in the backseat. Check out the video for more.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Subaru Legacy: Up Close

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Subaru used to be known for quirky cars, imported brand models that were a little left of center from the mainstream, but with the introduction of the new 2015 Legacy sedan, the company has moved its midsize family car even further to the center of the segment.

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Debuting at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, the new Legacy is a fairly mild update of the 2014 model, featuring some new sheet metal and a slightly larger interior, but keeping the same exterior dimensions, powertrains and electronic systems.

By Aaron Bragman | February 7, 2014 | Comments (6)

2015 Subaru Legacy Photo Gallery (23 Photos)

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Subaru's midsize sedan was redesigned for 2015 and although it's not nearly as stylish as the concept version that debuted in L.A., Legacy fans should still find enough to like. Aside from the sedan's large hexagonal grille and more sloping rear roofline, its exterior styling is overall conservative.

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The interior, however, got a big makeover with a new 6.2-inch touch-screen multimedia system highlighting the dash. Subaru also said passenger room is up this year since the car grew slightly larger. Check out the gallery below. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 6, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Subaru Legacy to Debut at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

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Subaru is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Legacy midsize sedan with an all-new model. The automaker hasn't released specs, but promised the production version will draw heavily from the Legacy Concept that bowed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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In front, the concept wore a wide, imposing grille, but its cab-forward profile and coupelike rear end gave it a sleeker look than the current production Legacy. The automaker released a teaser pic of the Legacy's silhouette, and it appears to maintain proportions similar to the concept's. We'll be able to take a closer look when Subaru pulls the wraps off the 2015 Legacy on Feb. 6 at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 30, 2014 | Comments (3)

Subaru Legacy Concept Photo Gallery (20 Photos)

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The current-generation of the Legacy is far from exciting looking, but it appears that Subaru just might be injecting a little excitement into the midsize sedan's styling, especially since Subaru said the concept "provides a look at the styling cues for future Legacy models." The Subaru Legacy Concept debuted today at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show with a cab-forward profile, coupelike rear end and imposing grille.

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How close will it be to the inevitable production version? The Japanese automaker is no stranger to thinly veiled production cars. In fact, Subaru debuted a close-to-production concept version of the current Legacy at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Check out the gallery below. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2013 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 2005-09 Subaru Outback, Legacy

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Subaru is recalling certain model-year 2005-09 Outback wagons and Legacy sedans due to a problem with the brake lines that could cause corrosion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In its April 1 recall report, NHTSA stated that the exact number of vehicles affected was still undetermined; a Reuters story puts the number around 200,000.

Affected vehicles were manufactured between December 2003 and April 2009 and registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. According to NHTSA, salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector and result in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. This could cause brake fluid leakage, which could necessitate longer stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.

By Matt Schmitz | April 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy

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Subaru is recalling just 14 model-year 2012 Outback wagons and Legacy sedans due to a problem with the moonroof glass that could cause it to detach, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Affected vehicles were manufactured between April 6 and May 12, 2011. An inadequate amount and position of adhesive between the glass and retainer of the moonroof could cause the glass to loosen and detach while driving, creating a potential road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash, according to NHTSA.

Subaru has already notified affected owners, and dealers will inspect the condition of the glass adhesion and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass for free, according to NHTSA. For more info, owners can call NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Earlier this month, NHTSA announced that Subaru was recalling just 16 model-year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles also manufactured from April 6 to May 12, 2011. That recall stemmed from a problem with the windshield wiper motor and was an expansion of a previous recall from 2011.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

2010 Subaru Legacy: First Drive

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I just spent all week driving Subaru’s redesigned 2010 Legacy around the Seattle area, a region whose consummate splendor in July and August very nearly makes the remaining 10 months of overcast yuck seem tolerable. (I know; I grew up here. Nirvana never gets old.)

Unlike summertime ‘round these parts, the new Legacy is nothing to write home about. Apart from having all-wheel drive and, considering that, pretty decent gas mileage, it doesn’t offer any compelling reason to look past the litany of Camrys, Accords, Fusions, Altimas and Malibus vying for that spot in your driveway. It’s also a value choice, starting under $20,000 with that all-wheel drive.

No doubt Subaru will position its contender as a unique choice; press materials already claim the car’s styling “stands apart with a bold, high-tech look.”

Alas, unique doesn’t always mean better.

By Kelsey Mays | July 6, 2009 | Comments (19)

2010 Subaru Legacy Video

Kelsey Mays checks out the 2010 Subaru Legacy at the New York auto show and shows how much utility Subaru packaged into its new midsize sedan. While the controversial styling will surely be love-it or hate-it, Kelsey finds a lot of improvements on the inside versus the previous-generation Legacy.

By Joe Bruzek | April 10, 2009 | Comments (8)

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