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2011 Subaru Legacy Consumer Reviews

4.6
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What a Ride...

by 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...
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 look into these vehicles, but once I finally made the decision to test drive one, the Legacy was by FAR above and beyond any one of the other vehicles I was in the market for. The mid sized sedan market covers many vehicles and make no mistake you will love the road handling "sure footedness" feel you will get from Legacy. The great comfort and excellent design of the interior was refreshing for a previous domestic owner and even out performed the other top imports I drove. From Ford, Chevy to Toyota, Nissan and all of the others inbetween there wasn't a match for the secure feeling you get from driving an AWD sedan. The balance and percise handling was second to none. Oh and not to mention the great gas milage on this AWD vehicle is very impressive. After 2500 ish miles I'm averaging (mostly city/suburb driving) 27.8 MPG. The Harmond/Kardon sound system is absolutly brilliant as well, a definate must upgrade option !! Also another availible option that is "must have" up here in the northeast is the A.W.P All Weather Package. Heated front seats, heated driver and passenger mirros as well as heated windshield wipers !! You can not go wrong with this vehicle. My only pet peev is that I should have gone with the 3.6 cyl or the turbo 4. It seems to be a bit sluggish at times and not as "snappy" as some of the other vehicles, but by no means was that a reason to shy away from all the positives this vehicle presents. Speacially for anyone that experiences an inclimate weather as we do in the northeast.
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Great car, Great Value. Sad that it has issues

by from Maryland on December 2, 2010

We have had our LGT for about 3 months. It's been at the dealership for most of 4 weeks having front end work done to attempt to mask a vibration/steering problem. Unfortunately it only got worse. Sub...
We have had our LGT for about 3 months. It's been at the dealership for most of 4 weeks having front end work done to attempt to mask a vibration/steering problem. Unfortunately it only got worse. Subaru has been outstanding, The service dept. at the dealership has been equally outstanding. They care, it's as simple as that. Not all LGT's have this problem only a small number. I am lucky in that they are making this right by offering a refund or swap. I came from a Ford where while under warranty I could not even get them to fix a rattle in the exhaust & cracked dash. Love Subaru...
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GREAT car, well worth the MSRP price

by from Andover on August 16, 2011

Have had this car for 3 weeks/ 1500 miles. Love it more by the day. The CVT provides plenty of power, and has addressed my biggest gripe w/ Subaru's : the low mileage. Now with CVT I average about 30 ...
Have had this car for 3 weeks/ 1500 miles. Love it more by the day. The CVT provides plenty of power, and has addressed my biggest gripe w/ Subaru's : the low mileage. Now with CVT I average about 30 MPG in mixed city/hiway driving, and 32-34 MGP highway. PRetty great. Interior is really nice looking, and might be the most comfortable car of the 5 I've owned. Smooth and quiet ride. handles great. Just will not hydroplane no matter what i do... I bet it will be great in the snow. I gave it 4 stars for interior cause I wish it had just one or two more trays or stowage areas to hide change and whatnot. Gave it 4 stars for value because the market is insanely inflated right now as a result of the Tsunami, and I believe dealers and Japanese auto makers are all taking advantage of this to keep car prices artificially inflated. However I think this bubble is about to burst so I'd advise folks to hold off a month or two till dealers are are more reasonable ... I didn't have the luxury of waiting but even at the MSRP the car is well worth the money, and better than anything made by competitors..., and will soon be a phenomenal deal once dealers are more reasonable with prices... It's a bit early for me to predict reliabily on this car, but it impresses me daily, and if my 190,000 miles of problem free driving on my last car ( an '03 subaru forester) is any predictor, this car will be a charm.
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very good handeling

by from Dallas, TX on June 30, 2011

Just Bought Legacy 2.5i Premium few days back..blue...this car has AWD and gives u same mileage as of FWD....pick up is good when in M(Manual) mode...D(automatic) mode has low pickup set so if u switc...
Just Bought Legacy 2.5i Premium few days back..blue...this car has AWD and gives u same mileage as of FWD....pick up is good when in M(Manual) mode...D(automatic) mode has low pickup set so if u switch from FWD to AWD you might find lil difference....but on highways it runs smooth as if ur driving without friction on road...try driving on bumpy roads, it drives almost smooth...music system is better than what we get in other sedan for the same price...i dont see any extra ordinary feature though except boxer engine, AWD and ...i see it better looking car than other competitors...speed indicators had white LED display, looks sporty...I wish they had sunroof and bluetooth/navigation in premium models...overall i am satisfied with the car...if you are looking to spend around 21000-25000..you might wanna take a look at this one...something different than other cars down the road...good resale too..i ws abt to buy altima or camry but this car changed my mind...
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Tremendous value

by from Viper, KY on March 20, 2011

I've owned my 2.5 Premium since December and my love affair continues to blossom. I really don't understand why some complain about acceleration as mine hustles along quite well thank you and she will...
I've owned my 2.5 Premium since December and my love affair continues to blossom. I really don't understand why some complain about acceleration as mine hustles along quite well thank you and she will cruise at 80 mph all day long. I am from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky with lots of curves and steep inclines and where there are several places without guardrail if you venture off the roadway. My Subaru handled all the ice and snow this winter with ease. The seats are supportive and controls are easy to operate. I love this car.
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2011 subaru legacy 2.5i premium

by from boston on December 11, 2010

i wanted an all wheel drive which is reliable and good on gas. i read some reviews and test drove some cars and i ended up buying a 2011 legacy 2.5i premium w/ all weather package and sunroof. so far,...
i wanted an all wheel drive which is reliable and good on gas. i read some reviews and test drove some cars and i ended up buying a 2011 legacy 2.5i premium w/ all weather package and sunroof. so far, no rattles as what i read on the reviews. smooth suspension, roomy. i`m getting up to 30 miles to the gallon on the highway and around 22/city which is not bad for an all wheel drive. i still have to get used to the power and acceleration because i also own a 2008 eclipse GT...
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Scooby-Does!

by from Mid-West on April 1, 2011

Our family has owned the 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium All-Weather Package for two weeks now. The more I drive it -20% of the time as the wifey-boo uses it as her commuter car-, the more I love. Thi...
Our family has owned the 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium All-Weather Package for two weeks now. The more I drive it -20% of the time as the wifey-boo uses it as her commuter car-, the more I love. This car is ridiculously easy to drive. At times it feels as if I'm connected to the road like a locomotive on its tracks. The paddle shifters are fun for dad when he's alone on a curvy road; down-shifting into turns produces the exhilaration I need from time-to-time. In sum, one of the things I love most about this car is that it sticks out in a good way due to the fact that it's not a late model Sonata or Accord, which really seem played-out to me at this point. There are so many Sonatas, Accords, and Camrys on the road these days! Be unique, buy a Legacy, and I promise you will not regret it.
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good overall

by from Western North Carolina on August 24, 2011

The 2011 is a very nice car overall. Comfortable and economical with vitrually no gas mileage penalty for having AWD. Sound system could be a bit better, but the 6cd changer with MP3/WMA give you lots...
The 2011 is a very nice car overall. Comfortable and economical with vitrually no gas mileage penalty for having AWD. Sound system could be a bit better, but the 6cd changer with MP3/WMA give you lots of hours of music, i.e. about 600! The CVT whines a bit, but is not hard to get used to. The CVT also pairs well with the 2.5L boxer engine.
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A Mountain Goat of a Car

by from Long Island, NY on June 24, 2011

I moved up to the top of a steep hill last Winter and sold my '97 BMW 528i to buy a Legacy Premium. I think it's one of the best decisions I ever made. When you drive the car normally, you don't mind ...
I moved up to the top of a steep hill last Winter and sold my '97 BMW 528i to buy a Legacy Premium. I think it's one of the best decisions I ever made. When you drive the car normally, you don't mind the CVT transmission (though when you give it a shove it winds out like an old Evinrude). Still, I was able to get up the hill and home every night last Winter, the snowiest in recent memory, and I didn't even plow my driveway! The power is there and Subaru even recommends putting your foot to the floor once or twice to see exactly how quickly it can move. And it does move out. I like the quality feel of the Legacy. The doors go "ka-thunk" when they close, there are no rattles or shakes, it's remarkably quiet compared to my Dad's '01 Outback, and best of all -- I feel safe in it. They've put together a winner here.
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very surprizing

by from Orchard Park, NY on November 12, 2010

I am so surprized by this car and brand. All these years I ignored my Mom's Outback and now I see what she loved. The Legacy is way more car than it's priced at. I'd stack it against any high end car ...
I am so surprized by this car and brand. All these years I ignored my Mom's Outback and now I see what she loved. The Legacy is way more car than it's priced at. I'd stack it against any high end car out there. The reliability alone beats most. Once you have driven it in the snow or hills you really feel the love. I've never witnessed a more loyal owner base. Low volume, quality manufacturer and personal touch at the dealership level, I like that. Thanks Subaru.
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