2013 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: It's okay, but it lags far beh

2013 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

21 Total Reviews

2.5i Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
1 of 33 people found this review helpful
It's okay, but it lags far behind my Mazda6
By jjdawson on


2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


It's got ho-hum styling inside and out. It's been rattling/squeaking since about a week old. It gets slightly better gas mileage on the freeway than advertised. It's comfortable. It has lots of room inside, even for tall people; more head room than every other mid-sized sedan that I tested. It has plenty of power at almost any speed. It's a little noisy at freeway speeds. The blue tooth works well, but I would change it. The CVT is a little weird since I can't tell what speed I'm going by the sound of the engine. The 6 gears are a plus for fuel economy. The paddle shifters are cool, but automatic works great without them. However, I like my 2004 Mazda6 better in almost every way!

Favorite Features

Blue tooth was a little frustrating at first. But, now that I found a couple of secrets that I couldn't find in the manual, I like it a lot. Although I rarely use them, the paddle shifters make it a little more fun to drive. Heated seats are a plus when the temp outside is COLD. Otherwise, they aren't necessary. The air heater works very well and the air conditioner works okay. The seat adjustment is great. The auto-dimming mirror, which I didn't really care about when I bought the car, is actually great. The home-link garage door opener, on the other hand, is annoying because you have to hold down the button. The mileage gauge and computer are helpful.

Suggested Improvements

I want better gas mileage. I don't care about All-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive is good enough. My Mazda6 has only 4 gears and gets 36 MPG on the freeway and it's 8 years old. Why does this CVT with 6 gears only get 35 MPG??? That's weak. I want at least 38 MPG. I would also want better styling. It's just plain boring next to my Mazda6.
Recommend (1) (32)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411