The Legacy is a four-door sedans whose body panels are stamped out and welded together in Lafayette, Indiana. Underneath that rather plain-looking sheet metal is an effective collection of Subaru trademarks. Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.6-liter V6.
Your choice of said engins spins an all-wheel drive system through an automated continuously variable transmission (CVT). The chassis is contemporary—independent suspension all around, anti-lock disc brakes—and tuned for everyday comfort and stability. EPA fuel economy estimates come in at 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway for the four-cylinder and 20/28 for the V6.
MSRP for the base Legacy 2.5i—which includes a multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera—is a very reasonable $22,815. Navigation and Subaru's impressive EyeSight system are available on the Premium ($24,815) along with a few improved standard features, the Sport adopts a slightly more assertive attitude for $26,815, and the Limited brings leather seats and other upscale features for $29,660, or $32,460 when equipped with the V6. (All prices include destination.)