2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

You can't go wrong with a Legacy. Comfortable and pleasant sedan.

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The 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Value Cars

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is now more refined, if not more distinguished. It brings some charm to the midsize sedan segment for Subaru's new line.

With its focus on safety and comfort, the 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium aims at the family market that is hotly contested among some of the best-selling cars in America. However, the Legacy offers a balanced traction of all-wheel drive and a quirky personality to set it apart from competitors. That personality draws on Subaru's history of making study, practical wagons for New England professors and Portland hipsters.

Powered by a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated flat-4 paired with an economy-minded continuously variable transmission, the 2015 Subaru Legacy we tested isn't particularly quick. But to its credit, the steering has more life in it than competing midsize sedans. Plus, its lack of front-wheel-drive torque steer is refreshing. The chassis is solid and the whole car feels substantial and high-quality.

With Subaru's EyeSight active safety system, the Legacy becomes the first car in its price range to win an "advanced" crash prevention rating from the IIHS. This makes it a safe and surprisingly affordable option for new car buyers and families trying to save. Competing in a crowded market segment, this family-friendly sedan offers the type of performance handling that few in its class can match. Featuring standard symmetrical all-wheel drive and a surprisingly sporty horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine, the 2015 Subaru Legacy is an excellent option for gear heads on a budget.

Warranty/Service: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles Basic ; 5 Years / 60,000 Miles Powertrain ; 5 Years / Unlimited Mileage Rust Perforation ; 3 Years / 36,000 24/7 Roadside Assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $23,795

As Tested: $23,795

  • 26 / 36 mpg
  • EPA
  • 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine
  • Horsepower: 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 247 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT w/ 6-Speed Manual Mode
  • Brakes: Anti-Lock Brakes: 4-Wheel Disc
  • Suspension: Front McPherson Strut Suspension / Rear Double-Wishbone Suspension
  • Traction: n/a
  • EPA City: 26 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 36 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: 5-Star Safety Ratings

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