2015 Subaru Legacy Consumer Reviews

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2015 Subaru Legacy
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GOOD, but not great. Needs improvements.

by from Charles County, MD on May 19, 2016

I owned a Toyota Camry LE for 11 years before recently trading it in for a CPO 2015 Legacy 3.6R Limited. I've had my Legacy for just over 60 days now. I drive it every day to and from work – about 35 ...
I owned a Toyota Camry LE for 11 years before recently trading it in for a CPO 2015 Legacy 3.6R Limited. I've had my Legacy for just over 60 days now. I drive it every day to and from work – about 35 miles each way in moderate-to-heavy traffic and back/forth between rural and city areas – so I have a pretty good feel for how this car drives at this point. First off, this is a GOOD car with the potential to be a much better car – it just has some shortcomings that I believe should be improved upon. (These are things that didn’t stand out during my test drive and could sway me to go back to Toyota or try some other auto brand in the future.) HERE’S WHAT I LIKE: Standard Symmetrical AWD; high reliability and crash-test ratings; heated front and rear seats; blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitors; multi-adjustable driver’s seat; comfortable leather interior; road hugging ride quality; great outward visibility; accurate backup camera; and interior dimensions – good head and leg room. HERE’S WHAT I DON’T LIKE: Loud wind noise (anytime I exceed 40-45 mph), makes it hard to hear the radio at normal volume; intrusive road noise, which I corrected by swapping out the standard Goodyear tires with Continental tires; lackluster acceleration for a V6 engine, CVT tends to lose momentum when you lift your foot off of the gas pedal – often jerky when accelerating and decelerating while in motion and when accelerating from a dead stop; as mentioned by another reviewer, accelerator hesitates before catching when shifting from reverse to drive; bumps in the road are not well absorbed (the 2016 model may have addressed this issue) ; no power to windows after you shut off the engine; no auto door locks; poor V6 fuel efficiency averaging around 24 MPGs combined; trunk lid’s arms and safety feature makes it heavy and sometimes hard to lift open; Infotainment system does understand most voice commands; and Harmon Kardon speakers are sometimes crackly. Again, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited is a good car – but it needs to be tweaked to its full potential, especially when you have tried and true midsize cars out there like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord that essentially do everything well. I hope Subaru will roll out an improved redesign soon. I’m really starting to long for the quietness and smooth handling of my old Camry.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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2015 Legacy Limited: Mostly good

by from The North Carolina Triangle on January 2, 2016

Taking the plunge into Subaru was a leap of faith for this long-time Camry owner, so I test drove several other vehicles to fortify myself. I bought a 2015 Legacy Limited in June. ... ### 6-Month repo...
Taking the plunge into Subaru was a leap of faith for this long-time Camry owner, so I test drove several other vehicles to fortify myself. I bought a 2015 Legacy Limited in June. ... ### 6-Month report: As promised, I'm submitting an updated report now that I have a better grasp of the Legacy Limited's strong and weak points. The strong points are its mechanics: The all-wheel drive, the "boxer" engine's low center of gravity, and the road-hugging 18-inch wheels give me more confidence in bad weather than I had with my old Camry. Also strong is the build quality. The only problem is a badly-designed gas cap release mechanism which has brought my Legacy to the shop three times so far. They now say they have a completely new system for that, and mine's been ordered (everything's under warranty). . In my previous review, I said I noticed a slight knocking. That was just the passenger's seatbelt buckle knocking around; my bad. . No fit issues of any kind with car, everything seems to be put together well. The seats are comfortable, especially the leather seats of the Limited--this was the only reason I upgraded from the Premium trim level. Visibility is excellent in all directions, EXCEPT for the part of the windshield blocked by the optional Eyesight system. . Favorite features: Leather seats (though I still think they could improve the position of the headrest), stability control and the back-up camera. . I have the rear-facing radar which gives cross-traffic alerts and puts an indicator on the outside mirrors if someone is in your blind spot. This system is okay, but it would have been better to put the indicator on the dashboard, where it won't be subject to light glare or rain. . Least favorite features: The advanced electronics, for sure. The audio system is good enough (sounds the same as my old Camry as far as my old ears can tell, but with greater radio sensitivity--it picks up more stations). But this is supposed to be the top of the line Harmon-Kardan system, and I don't notice that difference. A Youtube video on another Subaru model concluded that there wasn't much of a difference either between the HK system and the standard audio system. . Like other built-in navigation systems, the Legacy's is lame. Yes, they tried to do some touches on it, but on the whole it's nothing special. My pet peeve is that Suburu wants me to subscribe to one of their services to get traffic info, which is essential for driving. I got traffic info for free in my 7-year-old Garmin GPS, which also had a much nicer interface. My choice is to pay the subscription or just run into countless traffic jams. . The multimedia and nav system has its own 288-page user's manual for its many functions which I haven't used; I don't even own a smart phone. I really miss the radio channel buttons on every other car I've owned. Menu systems aren't very easy to operate if you're driving too. In fairness to Subaru, I've test driven new cars with audio and nav systems that are far worse, so I'd say that the Subaru system is probably better than most others out there now. . Moving on to the Eyesight system...this was the biggest disappointment of all. It's an expensive option, and I had high hopes for it. But it turns out to be very distracting, especially the lane departure warnings which come on all the time. You can press a button for three seconds to disable these, but you have to press the button every time you drive. The climate control system is quirky, and I still haven't formed a judgment of it yet. It seems that the A/C is somewhat underpowered, however. (I asked whether this was a malfunction, but was told it was normal.) . A big change is the suspension. The Legacy has a "sporty" type feel, which I haven't gotten used to yet. I do miss the softer Camry's ride, in all honesty. . I've given the Legacy Limited 4 stars rather than 5 because of my disappointment in the advanced electronics. If I had had stuck to the Premium trim level, I might have been able to give it 5 stars. . Bottom line for me? Still not sure. It hasn't snowed or iced yet in North Carolina, so I really won't know how it handles really treacherous conditions for at least one more winter season. If it saves my bacon just one time, I could fall in love with Suburu. Otherwise, I could see myself in a couple years back at the Toyota dealership checking out the 2018 models. . Thanks for reading.
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Does recommend this car

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2015 Legacy

by from Tacoma, WA on November 20, 2015

Overall it's fine but: NOISY engine, not just at start-up but all the time, no auto door lock, no door edge protectors available (Honda and Toyota make and sell them for their cars). Comfortable, good...
Overall it's fine but: NOISY engine, not just at start-up but all the time, no auto door lock, no door edge protectors available (Honda and Toyota make and sell them for their cars). Comfortable, good visibility, mileage is OK.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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Disappointed with 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6

by from PA on June 1, 2016

OK here is my verdict on 2015 3.6 Legacy (On a three year lease) Pros: • Drive traction • Safety features Cons: • All six cylinders do fire all of the time, 4 cylinders run until almost red lin...
OK here is my verdict on 2015 3.6 Legacy (On a three year lease) Pros: • Drive traction • Safety features Cons: • All six cylinders do fire all of the time, 4 cylinders run until almost red lining. • Interior rattling noise everywhere. Areas in which you can’t reach to try fix yourself. • Technology- Radio, Nav, etc. The touch screen does not always respond to touch, you have to hit the section a few times for it except the command. • The seats have no comfort at all, hard and low quality leather. • I’ve been back 4 times for 3 different recalls. I understand this is low to mid 30K car but come on, how much profit does Subaru really need to make. My wife and I can’t wait for the lease to be over! Once a Subaru admirer.
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Does not recommend this car

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Love Its what makes a Subaru a Subaru

by from Spokane, Wa on May 24, 2016

I have 15000 miles on my 2015 ... I love almost everything about it. AWD works and handles awesome in Washington state snow and ice. I love the interior and comfort. Outside styling is in my opinion i...
I have 15000 miles on my 2015 ... I love almost everything about it. AWD works and handles awesome in Washington state snow and ice. I love the interior and comfort. Outside styling is in my opinion its only downfall. I don't know what everyone is talking about with noise, no power reserve after shut down, sounds silly. Quite possibly best value for money. who it got real icy last winter i rolled along quite easily passing most toyotas, fords, hondas, etc...i love mine 3rd subi.
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Awesome!

by from St. Clairsville, OH on April 24, 2015

My new Legacy is just awesome. Every day I find something else that I love about this car. The icing on the cake is the gas mileage. When we went out of town last weekend, we got over 37 miles per gal...
My new Legacy is just awesome. Every day I find something else that I love about this car. The icing on the cake is the gas mileage. When we went out of town last weekend, we got over 37 miles per gallon. All of that and all wheel drive too!!
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Poor Gas Mileage

by from Providence, RI on July 16, 2015

Bought my 2015 Subaru Legacy 4cyl based on the gas rating. Supposedly should get 29 city and 36 highway. I'm getting about 25 on the highway! Have never even gotten to the 29. Have over 7000miles on t...
Bought my 2015 Subaru Legacy 4cyl based on the gas rating. Supposedly should get 29 city and 36 highway. I'm getting about 25 on the highway! Have never even gotten to the 29. Have over 7000miles on the car now so should be getting better gas mileage. Took it to dealer and told nothing is wrong. The inside provides a noisy ride, very windy sounding. Stereo system poor and small print size of outside temp makes it difficult to read. Will probably trade this car, really looking for a car with better gas mileage.
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Does not recommend this car

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2015 Legacy 2.5 Premium

by from West Virginia on July 16, 2015

If half-stars were possible, I'd give this a 4.5 overall. This is the first Subaru I've owned, and I'm very impressed so far. Pros: both the exterior and interior are nicely styled, with the interior...
If half-stars were possible, I'd give this a 4.5 overall. This is the first Subaru I've owned, and I'm very impressed so far. Pros: both the exterior and interior are nicely styled, with the interior being a significant upgrade over the prior generation. The AWD has been great in the very wet weather we've had (It's July, so no snow experience yet). Plenty of room, plenty of storage. Trunk is a good size. Infotainment center has lots of options and features, and is fairly easy to use. The gas mileage has been very good (roughly 30-31 mpg combined city/highway). Ride is comfortable, but not luxury-car level. Cons: I'd probably prefer the 3.6R in terms of power. The 2.5 is adequate but won't blow you away. The accelerator hesitates a split second before catching, especially when shifting from reverse to drive. Overall, a very good car for the money.
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hard seats

by from New Jersey on June 17, 2015

Had to buy a seat cushion do to how hard the seats are. No power reserve after key is turned off, can't roll up the Windows.
Had to buy a seat cushion do to how hard the seats are. No power reserve after key is turned off, can't roll up the Windows.
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I am enjoying my Subaru Legacy

by from Florida on September 5, 2015

I had driven many other brand cars,I researched all found the Subaru Legacy the best for the dollar and safety features the very best I bought the 2016 with all the bells and whistles.The eyesight tak...
I had driven many other brand cars,I researched all found the Subaru Legacy the best for the dollar and safety features the very best I bought the 2016 with all the bells and whistles.The eyesight takes getting to use to and trusting it. the trunk lid is to heavy door lock not automatic,after car shut off no power to close windows.The 3.6 uses more gas but is the best way to go drove the 4 cyl. not nearly enough power for passing or entering a highway.
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