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2018 Subaru Legacy Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Revised exterior styling
  • Updated STARLINK multimedia system
  • Two engine options: a 4-cylinder and a 6-cylinder
The 2018 Subaru Legacy is an all-wheel drive midsize sedan. It competes with the Ford Fusion, Mazda6, and Honda Accord. This year, it has been given a minor exterior revision.

Five trims are available: the base 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R.

Compared to last year’s model, the Legacy has a more chiseled, sporty exterior appearance. The overall proportions are still similar, but Subaru added sharper angles to the redesigned headlights and lower fascia. The front hexagonal grille has been widened LED daytime running lights are now standard. HID headlights, power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and a dual pipe exhaust system are available.

Under the Hood
The Legacy 2.5i models are powered by a standard 175-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD). A more powerful 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder is available as well. Fuel economy for the Legacy 4-cylinder is an EPA-estimate 25/34 mpg city/highway. It lowers to a 20/28 mpg rating for the Legacy 6-cylinder.

Inside, the Legacy has a quieter cloth cabin with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack features a standard STARLINK 6.5 multimedia system, which includes a 6.5-inch screen, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, dual USB ports, Siri Eyes-Free mode with voice recognition, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and power windows/locks. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, and a power moonroof.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. The available EyeSight Safety System includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. Other available features include a blindspot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 20 - 25 MPG
  • Highway: 28 - 34 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

90 of 97 (92%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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