2012 Subaru Legacy Review
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Standard all-wheel drive
- excellent outward visibility
- diverse engine and transmission choices
- spacious cabin
- top safety scores.
- Weak base stereo
- fussy navigation system
- unimpressive six-cylinder fuel economy
- no automatic available with 2.5GT.
Most helpful consumer reviews
2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I came out of an SUV into a Subaru for fuel economy. While there are many good car choices in this class (Fusion, Accord, Altima) the driver seat comfort and AWD won me over. After 4500 miles the new car thrill is gone and I have a car that I like driving, is reliable, and gets good mpg's. The decision to buy a new car is personal and I'm not knocking any other cars, as there are some great choices. But this car works for me and I'd recommend it to a friend.
2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
This car is about as practical as you can get. AWD doesn't sacrifice MPG & comes in handy in snow. It's not flashy, but it looks nice, esp. w/tinted windows. My mechanics love Toyota & Lexus mechanically, but recommended the Legacy, it won me over. Got a good price, a little over $22K, practically 0% financing & Costco cash card. The PZEV reduces smell when starting up in the garage. Heated mirrors, wipers & seats in the Premium model. Rocker panel lights up when doors open. Hazard light button placed pefectly so when you shift the car to Park, just depress w/index finger. Little stuff that no one talks about, but it's been thought out. It's really a nice car that doesn't draw headlines.
2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I always feel this is one of those less talked about cars in the market. I own this year for more than an year now and extremely happy with the performance. Subaru's AWD delivers when needed in snow driving conditions and I feel safe when coming to abrupt stops on icy roads.
2.5GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I love this car. Period. Went from An Audi A4 and don't miss a thing; especially the repair bill! VERY smooth ride, great sound system, TONS of space, great power, awesome handling.. everything about this car is just fantastic.