Subaru Legacy Discontinued After 2025 Model Year

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, Automotive Editor - April 24, 2024
2025 Subaru Legacy

After roughly 36 years on sale, Subaru will be discontinuing the midsize Legacy sedan after the 2025 model year. The Legacy, which first arrived in 1989, was the first vehicle that Subaru built in America at its facility in Indiana and helped lay the groundwork for the popular Outback. Unfortunately, shoppers in the U.S. aren’t interested in sedans anymore, and sales figures aren’t what they used to be for the Legacy.

Over six generations that span more than three decades, Subaru has sold over 1.3 million Legacy sedans in the U.S. And Subaru is quick to point out that over 94% of Subaru Legacy models that were sold in the past 10 years are still on the road.

While the Legacy was a popular vehicle in the past, consumers in the U.S. are predominantly interested in SUVs. Subaru admits as much in its press release for the 2025 Legacy, claiming that the sedan’s “discontinuation reflects market shifts from passenger cars to SUVs and crossovers and Subaru’s transition to electrified and fully electric vehicles.” We’re sure Legacy sales also played a role in Subaru’s decision to discontinue the sedan.

Sales figures for the Legacy reveal a steady decline since 2005. In 2005, Subaru sold 87,788 Legacy sedans. In 2023, Subaru sold just 25,509 Legacy seans. In the first three months of 2024, Subaru has sold just 4,398 units of the Legacy sedan.

2025 Subaru Legacy Dashboard

The Legacy’s sales figures dwarf those of its immediate competitors. In 2023, Toyota sold 290,649 Camrys, Nissan sold 128,030 Altimas, Honda sold 197,947 Accords, Hyundai sold 40,655 Sonatas, and Kia sold 64,772 K5 sedans. One would think that the Legacy’s standard all-wheel-drive system and great safety track record would bring some extra sales, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

It’s sad to see the Legacy get discontinued, especially since the vehicle was specifically designed for the U.S. market, but shoppers are voting for SUVs with their wallets. Compared to a decade ago, the midsize sedan segment isn’t as robust as it once was. The Ford Fusion, Mazda6, Chrysler 200, Buick Regal, and Dodge Avenger are long gone.

With all of this being said, the 2025 Subaru Legacy is set to arrive at dealerships this spring and will have a starting MSRP of $24,895. That’s the same price as the current 2024 model. Shoppers who want a midsize sedan from Subaru better act quickly before the Legacy disappears for good.

Pictured: 2025 Subaru Legacy

Source: Subaru

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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