Best Bet
  • (4.5) 47 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,015$16,731
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-27
  • Engine: 265-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2010 Subaru Legacy

Our Take on the 2010 Subaru Legacy

Our Take

The 2010 Subaru Legacy is a complete redesign, its first since 2005. A sister of the Outback wagon, the Legacy comes only as a sedan. It has grown for 2010, adding much-needed space to the backseat, yet its mileage has improved, according to Subaru. Due for sale in the second half of 2009, it com... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Middling cabin materials
  • Tiny stereo controls
  • Overly restrictive USB/iPod integration
  • Significant body roll in base model
  • Road noise
  • Crosswind susceptibility

Notable Features

  • Full redesign for 2010
  • Larger, restyled interior
  • Three engine choices
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard electronic stability system

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

More cars in the future will resemble the 2010 Subaru Legacy Limited, whether we like it or not.While this all-wheel drive sedan is fun, capable and good looking, it's also got a CVT connected to its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This continuously variable transmission is going to take some getting used to.See, CVTs defy the senses, and that's where the trouble begins.But there&apos... Read full review for the 2010 Subaru Legacy

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 47 reviews

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Love My Subaru

by Chris M. from Marlboro, NJ on March 3, 2011

Great car for the money. AWD is good on fair weather and snowy roads. Very good comfort with quality leather seats. Nice cabin space with good room in front seats and big back seat which comes in hand... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2010 Subaru Legacy trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 9 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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