One-week vehicle loan was provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Fuel Efficiency: 26 city/36 hwy
|Best Suited For: Commuters, first car
Notable Features: Lots of leg room in the second row, good gas mileage, decent price
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Subaru is known for its superior safety and functionality. Somehow, though, the 2015 Subaru Legacy comes as sort of an anomaly in the line. With no stunning features, sub-par handling, and safety features that didn’t seem to perform consistently for us, the Legacy just doesn’t seem to fit among the other models in the line.
2015 Subaru Legacy Review
The Legacy is pretty standard-looking. The silhouette is reminiscent of the 80’s and the pale blue we had it in didn’t help. Inside is the same – not much to write about. Handling is okay but the turning radius didn’t seem too good. At least it has tons of leg room and space in the trunk. I also like that you can have a car of this size but still with 36 mpg on the highway.
My main concern is safety. When in traffic, Frans noticed that the adaptive cruise control and forward collision didn’t kick in properly. The model I had did not have the safety ratings included so I’d encourage you to check that out before adding it to you list of cars to check out.
For the right audience, though, the Legacy might be a good option. With a reasonable starting price and fuel economy, this could be of interest for those in need of a reliable car for their commute. College students or ones in the market for their first car might also be a good fit.