2019 Subaru Legacy

2019 Subaru Legacy
Save up to $2,589
2019 Subaru Legacy
Save up to $2,589

What’s new

  • All models will come with EyeSight driver assist functionality
  • Base Legacy 2.5i now has a 6.5-inch multimedia display
  • Part of the sixth Legacy generation introduced in 2015

Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive for extra wet-weather traction
  • Excellent outward visibility
  • Standard active driver assist features

Cons

  • Engines less powerful compared to those of rivals


Which Legacy does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Subaru Legacy already comes well equipped, so for our money, we'd opt for the 2.5i Sport. Its large 18-inch wheels, and unique interior and exterior trim let it stand out from other Legacy's, while it comes with features like a moonroof and trunk spoiler.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Car shoppers looking for a vehicle that can comfortably carry four or five passengers, in deep snowbelt territory, often see SUVs as the only way to get around. But the 2019 Subaru Legacy proves that this midsize sedan has what it takes to keep up when the roads get nasty.

And that's thanks to Subaru's all-wheel-drive system. This system modulates power to all four wheels so that no single wheel can slip and cause the whole vehicle to lose momentum. Additionally, driver assist functions, such as adaptive cruise control and forward collision mitigation, are now standard on every Legacy trim level. Combine these attributes with the Legacy's top-notch crash test safety scores and you've got a vehicle that gives you peace of mind.

On a more tangible level, we like that the Legacy comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability as standard. This setup allows drivers to flexibly integrate their phone into their car as much as they'd like. Excellent outward visibility, comfortable seats and easy-to-use controls all mean drivers can quickly adapt to the Legacy without effort. It's a car that works well in the city and on long stints on the highway.

But while on the highway, you'll notice the Legacy's one main flaw: The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that's in just about every Legacy trim level is a bit underpowered. (A more powerful 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine is available.) You'll have to plan out those highway passing maneuvers with a little extra care. Also, the Legacy doesn't have as much panache as some more recently redesigned sedans such as the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. Overall, though, the Legacy is worth checking out, especially if you can take advantage of its all-wheel-drive capability.

2019 Subaru Legacy configurations

The 2019 Subaru Legacy is a five-passenger midsize sedan available with two engines and five trim levels: the base 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited. Legacy 2.5i versions have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (175 hp and 174 lb-ft) while the 3.6R has a 3.6-liter six-cylinder (256 hp and 246 lb-ft). All Legacy models come with a continuously variable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The 2.5i feature set includes 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, four USB ports (two up front and two in back), and a four-speaker sound system a CD player and HD and satellite radio. Subaru's EyeSight safety package is also standard. It includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.

The 2.5i Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an All-Weather package (heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer), dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, and six speakers for the sound system.

The 2.5i Sport is pretty similar to the Premium but has 18-inch wheels, LED foglights, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a variety of exterior and interior trim flourishes. The Sport also receives blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The 2.5i Limited reverts to the Premium's styling but gains an upgraded suspension, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, heated rear seats, leather upholstery and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. With the 3.6R Limited, you also get the six-cylinder engine and turn-adapting LED headlights.

Notable options for the Legacy, depending on the trim level, include a sunroof, a navigation system and extra driver assist safety features such as automatic high beams and reverse automatic braking.

Driving

Acceleration is tepid from the Legacy's four-cylinder engine, but it's pretty smooth and relatively quiet. The continuously variable automatic transmission performs simulated shifts so it feels more like a traditional automatic. Handling and steering are acceptable.

Acceleration

The 2.5-liter engine produces 175 horsepower. Expect a 0-60 mph time of about 9.5 seconds. This Legacy is one of the slowest cars in the class, and it feels like it out on the road.

Braking

The Legacy's brakes don't feel all that strong on the road. The pedal is spongy, but the brakes are easy to modulate to come to a smooth stop.

Steering

The steering has an intuitive operation and good weighting, and it feels natural in its action. The Legacy turns into corners nicely, but not so quick that it's abrupt.

Handling

This Legacy is no sport sedan, but it has easy-to-control manners despite considerable body roll around turns.

Comfort

Seat comfort is excellent front and rear, and we were especially impressed with the soft and grippy cloth material. The cabin is fairly quiet. The engine is subdued in most situations, but it can get loud at high rpm.

Seat comfort

The front seats have good cushioning, covered with soft, high-quality cloth. Lateral support is minimal. The door and center armrests have thick padding. The rear seats have good comfort and nice upper-back support, although the seatback rake is a bit upright.

Ride comfort

The Legacy has a quiet highway ride with minimal tire noise and barely perceptible engine noise. The CVT is good about not pegging revs during acceleration, which is nice because the engine can get thrashy at high rpm.

Interior

It's an airy cabin, with not only ample room for passengers but also slim roof pillars for better visibility. There are plenty of handy storage bins for small items, too.

Utility

Cargo volume is generous due to the airy trunk. On the inside, numerous pockets and compartments ensure there's a place for all your personal belongings.

Small-item storage

The door pockets are narrow but feature bottle holders. The good-size front bin has a security door. The armrest bin is easily accessible. The deep compartment in front of the shifter easily holds a phone and wallet.

Cargo space

The trunk opens wide to reveal a large opening and holds a decent 15 cubic feet. The rear seats are split 60/40, with a seatback release in the trunk. The center pass-through is wide but not tall.

Technology

What the Legacy gives up in performance it makes up for in tech. Most digital systems are controlled through the touchscreen. It has a bright, high-contrast display with large buttons and clear text. We like that every Legacy comes standard with frontal collision mitigation and lane keeping assist.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$24,695
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
MSRP
$29,245
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
MSRP
$22,545
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
MSRP
$26,795
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Legacy safety features:

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Includes a variety of driver aids, including lane departure intervention and emergency automatic braking for imminent front collisions.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Sends power to any of the four wheels with the most grip. Keeps the car pointing in the right direction when the roads are wet.
Blind-Spot Detection
Warns you if you're about to move into an occupied lane. It's paired with rear cross-traffic alert.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Subaru Legacy vs. the competition

2019 Subaru Legacy

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2019 Subaru Impreza

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Subaru Legacy vs. Subaru Impreza

These two Subaru siblings share a lot of similarities. The big difference lies in the size. The Impreza is a compact sedan, while the Legacy is a midsize. If cargo space is a priority, you can get the Impreza as a hatchback, which gives you more space than the Legacy's trunk. There's also the Subaru Outback, which related to the Legacy. We'll call this matchup a draw.

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Subaru Legacy vs. Subaru Outback

You could simply call the Outback the Legacy wagon, but there are differences under the skin. The main one is the Outback's increased ride height and superior off-road ability. And, of course, the Outback has a lot more cargo space than the Legacy. But the Legacy is less expensive, and it gets a little better fuel economy.

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Subaru Legacy vs. Honda Accord

Even with a smaller four-cylinder engine, the Accord's turbocharging allows it to have more power and torque yet achieve better fuel economy than the Legacy. Both vehicles have excellent interior space, though the Accord edges the Subaru for maximum cargo and rear seat space. Honda, however, doesn't offer an all-wheel-drive version of the Accord.

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2019 Subaru Legacy Overview

The 2019 Subaru Legacy is offered in the following submodels: Legacy Sedan. Available styles include 2.5i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 3.6R Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT).

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