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2021 Subaru Legacy

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$275/mo
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$305/mo
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$23,720
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27 city / 35 hwy

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What you must know before buying the Subaru Legacy

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 8, 2020
  • 2021 Legacy selection improving; 2020s gone
  • Dealer discounting common
  • Lease from $235 for 36 months
  • New 0.9% APR for 48 months

What's in store:

The carryover 2021 Legacy continues arriving at dealers nationwide. As usual, the mid-level Premium trim is easiest to find, but no Legacy is stocked in big numbers. The Legacy is one of the few midsize sedans to offer all-wheel drive, and it's standard at that. The 2020 Legacy has sold out.

Subaru is running its Share The Love event from November 19 through January 4. For every car sold, Subaru will donate $250 to select charities, and dealers will contribute $50.

Current lease and APR offers vary by region and will remain in effect through November 30, 2020. Examples shown here are for California. No enhancements are expected for Black Friday.

Shop and compare:

Unlike other automakers, Subaru doesn't offer cash rebates. However, we're already seeing dealer discounts on the 2021 Legacy. The amounts vary, so it pays to shop around on this model.

Initial lease off:

In Los Angeles, the 2021 Legacy in base 2.5i trim starts at $235 for 36 months (12,000 miles a year) with $2,905 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost is $316, which is rather expensive for this class. It may take a few months for deals to really get going. Everywhere else in the country, the monthly payment is $10 to $20 higher.

If you're currently leasing a Subaru model, your first payment will be complimentary, up to $500. This loyalty perk is available throughout the lineup.

Lower APR:

Subaru now offers 0.9% financing for 48 months on the 2021 Legacy, a point lower than last month.

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Advertised Lease Deals

2.5i Base
$235Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,905
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $24,170
Deal Valid in: Los Angeles, CA
Expiration: 1/4/21

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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CarsDirectPricing as of 12/5/20 in 20149
MSRP
$23,820
Sales Price
$23,720
Cash Rebates
$0
Target Price
$23,720
Lease Estimate
$275/mo
Finance Estimate
$305/mo

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2021 Subaru Legacy: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

Subaru introduced the new-generation Legacy for the 2020 model year. Like many Subaru redesigns before it, the visual changes were subtle but enough to keep it rumbling on for a handful of years. With it entering just its second model year since the redesign, the 2021 Subaru Legacy will be a carryover.

The new-generation Subaru Legacy migrated to the more rigid Subaru Global Platform but rolled in with just massaged styling relative to its previous generation. Its visual updates included a new grille and front fascia, updated lights with new LED signatures, wider fenders, and smoother sheet metal down the sides. Its backside received a more squared-off look with brand-new taillights and an updated bumper.

Inside, the new-generation Legacy’s updates were a little more significant, as this sedan went more upscale with a new instrument panel design that includes more contrasting colors and shapelier air vents. In its higher trims, the Legacy pushes the bounds of luxury with available Nappa leather upholstery, a massive 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Further enhancing the high-quality feel of this cabin was additional sound-deadening equipment, including new weather stripping and sound-deadening glass, which reduced ambient cabin noise by 3 dB.


2020 Subaru Legacy

While its stylistic changes may have been subtle, there was nothing subtle about the new-generation Legacy dropping the optional 3.6-liter flat-six engine it’s offered for many years and replacing it with a 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-liter in the XT trim. The standard engine, however, went through a less dramatic rework, as it remained a 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder unit but with a 7-hp power boost to 182 hp. Regardless of the engine, the new-generation Legacy comes standard with a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive.

There are no safety ratings yet on the new-generation Legacy, but the previous generation was an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. Considering the new-generation sedan has a stiffer platform and adds lane centering to its already robust standard safety tech, which includes automatic emergency braking, we expect the new-generation Legacy to continue as a Top Safety Pick when crash tests are complete.

This midsize sedan will compete with the Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry.

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Pictured: 2020 Legacy

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