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 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 at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

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Competes with: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200
Looks like: A Chevy Malibu from the front and a Hyundai Sonata from the side
Powertrains: 175-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine; optional 256-hp, 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, CVT, standard all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Summer 2014

Subaru has taken the wraps off of its redesigned midsize 2015 Legacy sedan at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, revealing a more spacious and aerodynamic family car that retains the company's classic boxer engines and standard all-wheel drive. Four trim levels will again be offered: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited.

By Aaron Bragman | 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)

2015 Subaru Legacy Concept: First Look

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The current Legacy, Subaru's all-wheel-drive answer to the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, chugs into its fifth model year for 2014, but it appears a redesign is just around the corner. Subaru announced plans to show a 2015 Legacy Concept at next week's 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Subaru says the 2015 Legacy Concept, which arrives at the Legacy's 25th anniversary, "provides a look at the styling cues for future Legacy models."

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Subaru says all-wheel drive is standard; the concept's roofline peaks just ahead of the B-pillars, giving the car a cab-forward profile and coupe-like rear quarters. Expect the eventual production car to forego the concept's 21-inch wheels for something more ordinary.

By Kelsey Mays | November 14, 2013 | Comments (14)

Subaru Shines in Latest Crash Tests

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Subaru is coming out ahead when it comes to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. The agency has awarded the 2014 Impreza wagon and sedan and XV Crosstrek compact wagon its highest score — Top Safety Pick Plus.

The vehicles earned a good rating across all areas of testing, including the tough small front overlap test, which simulates the front corner of a vehicle crashing into a rigid barrier at 40 mph. Many automakers have had trouble with this test, but several of Subaru's vehicles have aced it. The five Subaru models to do so include the Forester, Impreza (wagon and sedan), Legacy, Outback and XV Crosstrek; winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in four out of five of the evaluations and no less than acceptable in the fifth test.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 5, 2013 | Comments (10)

Which Midsize Sedan Has the Best Resale Value?

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By Rick Popely | October 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback, 2013 Tribeca

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Subaru is recalling 202 model-year 2014 versions of the Legacy and Outback and model-year 2013 versions of the Tribeca due to a problem with the transmission, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from June 12 through June 28, 2013 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb), and are equipped with an automatic transmission. The parking rod could come loose inside the automatic transmission, which would prevent the vehicle from being taken out of the Park gear. "Furthermore, even with the transmission shifted into the Park position, the parking mechanism may not engage, and the vehicle may roll away while in the Park position, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said in a statement.

Subaru will notify owners by the end of August, and dealers will update the transmission for free. Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Jennifer Geiger | August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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