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2019 Subaru Legacy

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$22,545 — $31,545 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
23-29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Interior room
  • Cabin materials quality
  • All-wheel-drive security
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy

The Bad

  • CVT noise, performance
  • Lackluster looks
  • Touch-sensitive multimedia controls
2019 Subaru Legacy exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Subaru Legacy
  • EyeSight active safety suite now standard
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Four- or six-cylinder engine
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity standard
  • Reverse automatic braking available

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Subaru Legacy?

The Subaru Legacy is a mid-size sedan that's the basis for the automaker's Outback wagon, a quasi-SUV that outsells the Legacy by a significant margin. The Legacy seats five and comes with standard all-wheel drive. Most models use a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, while the high-end Limited can have an optional 256-hp, 3.6-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder. Both engines team with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

What’s New on the 2019 Subaru Legacy?

Subaru's EyeSight safety system is now standard. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. A multimedia system with a 6.5-inch screen, an updated instrument panel with a 5-inch display and dual USB ports on the front center console are also standard. Blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are included on the 2.5i Sport trim level.

What Features in the 2019 Subaru Legacy Are Most Important?

If safety is a priority, the now standard EyeSight system gives the Legacy a leg up; the system is highly rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition, the Legacy comes with the security of all-wheel drive, which is a rare feature among mainstream mid-size sedans. Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is a useful tech feature, and the car's cabin materials are a cut above the norm among mid-size family sedans, even on lower-priced trims.

Should I Buy the 2019 Subaru Legacy?

The Legacy stands apart from the herd of mid-size sedans because of its standard all-wheel-drive system. Other mid-size sedans offer more style, better fuel economy and better handling and acceleration, but the Legacy is a practical choice that puts safety and security ahead of other considerations.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
19 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Excellent engineering, comfortable, fun to drive

by AllenBShore from Eatontown, NJ on January 22, 2019

This is my second Subaru, replacing a 2010 Legacy that was reliable, comfortable, and enjoyable to drive. This 2019 Legacy offers a different driving experience. Eyesight, lane assist, reverse alert, ... Read full review

(5.0)

have had subarus since 2003

by mimit from middletown, NJ on January 15, 2019

Subaru is all that you read about. Dependability, great ride, great gas mileage. Love it in the snow(when we have it) and in the rain. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Subaru Legacy currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
5 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Subaru

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 years/80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Coverage available for purchase

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000

  • Dealer Certification Required

    152-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Legacy received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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