CARS.COM — Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in June 2014 about the 2015 Subaru Legacy. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
Families in the market for a midsize sedan face an overwhelming array of choices, but if you’re looking for one with all-wheel drive, the list gets narrowed a quite a bit. One option, the Subaru Legacy, was redesigned for 2015 with fresh exterior styling, a new multimedia system and a more comfortable cabin. There’s plenty of room for two child-safety seats in the new Legacy, but parents may have a bit of trouble with the sedan’s Latch anchors.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- In both rear- and forward-facing modes, the convertible was easy to install and fit well. There was no need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate the car seat in rear-facing mode and no need to raise the car’s head restraint with the convertible in forward-facing mode.
- The Legacy’s relatively flat backseat accommodated our booster seat nicely. The buckles are also on stable bases and easy to use because they stick out just far enough for small hands to easily grasp.
What We Don’t
- The two sets of Latch anchors are behind Velcroed fabric flaps and sit deep in the seat bight surrounded by seat foam cushioning, which encroached on the anchors and complicated connection.
- We had to move the front passenger seat forward just a bit to make room for the rear-facing infant seat, and it was a little difficult to access the Latch anchors with the infant seat’s hooklike connectors.