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2011 Subaru Legacy
2011 Subaru Legacy
Available Price Range $6,710-$17,566 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-27 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Subaru Legacy

Our Take

The Legacy was redesigned for 2010, its first complete makeover since 2005. A sister of the Outback wagon, the Legacy comes only as a sedan. It grew for 2010, adding much-needed space to the backseat, yet its mileage improved. It competes with cars like the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda A... 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

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


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in July 2009 about the 2010 Subaru Legacy. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. The Subaru Legacy has been redesigned for 2010 and now boasts a bigger backseat and improved gas mileage, with the same nimble steering the 2... Read full review for the 2011 Subaru Legacy

Consumer Reviews


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What a Ride...

by CJCOHAN from Western New York on October 1, 2010

This is my 1st subaru of any kind, and I'll tell you what, I'm throughly impressed. Comming from a long line of domestic vehicles I had my questions and concerns. It took me all together too long to l... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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