2008 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Better than expected MPG

2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan - Consumer Review

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Better than expected MPG
By Granby on


2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 I Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


I just traded in my '01 Maxima SE for a '08 Legacy SE and I have no regrets. I find the passenger cabin to be slightly smaller than the average sized American might like it to be, but otherwise I have no complaints. I managed to get over 29 MPG on my first two tanks of gas with mixed driving. I've been pushing it a little harder lately and I'm still getting over 26 MPG! It usually sticks to the road like glue, but I managed to get it to hydroplane in heavy rain. I attribute this to a combination of driving conditions and slightly overinflated low profile tires. I haven't driven it in the snow yet, but I took it down a muddy dirt road and was very impressed with the AWD system.

Best Features

AWD, gas mileage, spacious trunk, sport shifter, great handling

Worst Features

Roomier passenger cabin, 16 inch rims for cheaper rubber.
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