2021 subaru legacy
Photos
Videos
Est Monthly Loan

The monthly payment is based on the price of this vehicle assuming it is financed. If you choose to lease, you can also use the payment calculator to determine your lease terms. Default values for financing include: Term of months, APR of , and Sales Tax of . Default values for leasing include: Term of months, Money Factor of , Residual Value of , and Sales Tax of .

2021 Subaru Legacy
Lease
$246 / month
Finance
$290 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Available Money Factor of 0.00045 for 36 month lease
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
Represents the interest charged on a lease. May require top-tier credit to qualify for the best rates.
Interest Rate
Sales Tax
Reset
CarsDirect Target Price
$22,561
See Lease Deals ›
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy

Expert Rating

Not Available

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Get Custom Price Quote
Est Monthly Loan

The monthly payment is based on the price of this vehicle assuming it is financed. If you choose to lease, you can also use the payment calculator to determine your lease terms. Default values for financing include: Term of months, APR of , and Sales Tax of . Default values for leasing include: Term of months, Money Factor of , Residual Value of , and Sales Tax of .

2021 Subaru Legacy
Lease
$246 / month
Finance
$290 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Available Money Factor of 0.00045 for 36 month lease
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
Represents the interest charged on a lease. May require top-tier credit to qualify for the best rates.
Interest Rate
Sales Tax
Reset

Subaru Legacy Deals

Incentives for April

Build & Price with Options
  • 2021 Legacy selection adequate
  • Lease: From $199 for 36 months
  • Rebates: None, but dealer discounting common
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 63 months
See All Deals

2021 Subaru Legacy Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor - January 18, 2021

What's New

The 2021 Subaru Legacy doesn't get the fanfare of the brand's signature wagons or hatchbacks, but it remains a staple in the lineup regardless, a way for sedan fans to get their fix of Subaru's renowned all-wheel-drive system. Last year, Subaru reaffirmed their commitment to their midsize sedan by introducing an all-new, seventh-generation model.

Being so recently redesigned, the 2021 model sees hardly any changes worth noting. The only major updates are standard adaptive headlights and a rear seat reminder chime.

Choosing Your Subaru Legacy

The Legacy family comprises six trim levels: Legacy, Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT. Pricing ranges from $23,820 including destination for a base model to $37,070 for a Touring XT.

Engine Choices

Driven a Subaru in the past 20 years? If so, the engine options are bound to look familiar. The standard motor is a 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder that has powered almost every Legacy to wear the name. The top two trims

On the top two trims, Subaru uses a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder. It's the same basic engine used on the lower trims, with the biggest difference – aside from the turbo sitting atop the motor – being a different crankshaft that slightly reduces displacement.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L 4-Cylinder182 hp176 lb-ft30 mpg
2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder260 hp277 lb-ft27 mpg

With both engines, a continuously variable transmission is standard. It shuttles power to all four wheels all the time. A full-time, all-wheel-drive setup like this is still a novelty in the midsize sedan segment. The Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry are the only other options to offer all-wheel drive, and neither system is a full-time affair.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Legacy seats five, but the passenger sitting in back-middle seat might not be too comfortable. Nearly 40 inches of rear leg room is spacious for the segment.

The trunk holds 15.1 cubic feet, and the rear seatbacks fold down to better haul bulky items.

Safety Features

Subaru bundles its suite of active safety features under the EyeSight moniker, and it's something all Legacy sedans come standard with. The feature group includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Upper trims come standard with additional features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and reverse automatic emergency braking. These features are optional on the lower two trims.

The IIHS crash tested the Legacy soon after the current generation debuted last year and were impressed with its ability to withstand an accident. It named models with the now-standard adaptive headlights as a Top Safety Pick Plus. The NHTSA was no less generous in their scoring, awarding the sedan five stars overall.

Connectivity

The base model divides infotainment duties between a pair of 7-inch display screens, but the rest of the lineup gets an 11.6-inch affair as standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is Bluetooth and two USB ports. The big screen can be split to show two displays at once, so drivers can view more than one app or menu simultaneously. Navigation is standard on the Touring and optional elsewhere.

Legacy - From $23,820

The cheapest Legacy doesn't include much and is bereft of even a trim name. Among its few noteworthy features are the 2.5-liter boxer four, all-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels, and adaptive LED lighting. Black exterior trim for the mirror caps and grille call out this model as the lowest on the totem pole.

Premium - From $26,070

Moving into the Premium brings body-color trim, the 11.6-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Heated side mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer make this model better suited to the winter climates that many Subaru models are subjected to.

A $2,595 option package bundles a moonroof, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, navigation, keyless entry, and fog lights.

Sport - From $28,020

The middle of the lineup is best represented by the Sport. It doesn't get any additional horsepower to support its name, but it does boast of a small lip spoiler, 18-inch wheels, uniquely patterned cloth upholstery, keyless entry, and fog lights.

The active-safety features available on the Premium are available here and are again bundled with the navigation and moonroof. The package costs $2,295.

Limited - From 30,820

The Limited is the most expensive way to get a 2.5-liter Legacy. It's also the most luxurious of the non-turbo models, equipped as it is with leather upholstery, the active safety features previously optional, a power passenger seat, heated rear seats, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

Limited XT - From $35,370

The Limited XT swaps out the 2.5-liter engine for the turbo 2.4-liter. It also adds a heated steering wheel, moonroof, and navigation.

Touring - From $37,070

The most expensive Legacy gets turbo power, Nappa leather upholstery, navigation, a moonroof, ventilated front seats, and a surround-view camera. There are no options to choose from, as every feature available on the Legacy is already standard.

Compare Legacy Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

As nice as the turbo engine is, its MSRP is a bit too high for our tastes. At that price point, nicer cars are out there. The more affordable 2021 Subaru Legacy trims are where the real value lies, and we'd recommend a Premium for that reason. It gets all the right features – particularly the heated front seats, a power driver's chair, and the big touchscreen – and delivers them at the right price.

The Car Connection Awards and Rankings

2020

The Subaru Legacy

Best Car to Buy Nominee

Editor's Favorite

Find Your New Subaru Legacy On CarsDirect

Buying With CarsDirect

We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Subaru Legacy.
This is how it works:

  • We connect you to the Internet Department at a Trusted Dealership.
  • Use the CarsDirect Target Price as a tool in your negotiation.
  • The dealer will help you with financing or leasing, as well as trade-in options.

Find more information on Subaru vehicles

Insider Information

We have information you must know before you buy the Legacy. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.

Submit

I agree to receive emails from CarsDirect. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. Privacy Policy.

Thank you. You are now subscribed to our Pricing Insider updates.