After receiving a midcycle refresh for 2023, the 2024 Subaru Legacy isn’t expected to arrive with any major changes. This isn’t a bad thing, as last year’s refresh was extensive, bringing a new look, a more powerful turbocharged engine for the Sport trim, and more available safety features. With the changes, the Legacy is more competitive in the midsize segment and continues to be one of the few sedans in the segment that comes with standard all-wheel drive.
Choosing Your Subaru Legacy
There are two available engines for the Legacy. The sedan starts off with a four-cylinder engine while stepping up to the Sport and Touring XT brings a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In traditional Subaru fashion, the Legacy comes standard with AWD. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
The turbocharged engine represents a hefty increase in performance over the base four-cylinder and doesn’t bring down the sedan’s fuel economy by a wide margin, either. Our major gripe with the turbocharged engine is that it’s only available on the two highest trim levels, which are far more expensive than sedans with the base engine.
|Fuel Economy (Combined)
|2.4L Turbo 4-Cyl
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2024 Subaru Legacy is classified as a midsize sedan and offers seating for up to five people. The Legacy has a roomy cabin with 37.2 inches of rear headroom and 39.5 inches of rear legroom. The sedan’s truck has 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
Even the standard Legacy comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam assist. Rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring are optional on the Premium trim through a $1,000 package.
Moving up to the Limited, Sport, or Touring XT brings reverse automatic emergency braking. Driver attention monitoring is available on the Limited trim through a $2,060 package and standard on higher trims.
The base trim is the only one in the Legacy lineup to come with Subaru’s dual-screen infotainment system. The system includes seven-inch upper and lower touchscreens, two USB ports, four audio speakers, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. An 11.6-inch touchscreen that’s vertically oriented is standard starting on the Premium trim. Features included with the larger touchscreen include a Wi-Fi hotspot, six audio speakers, two rear USB ports, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Navigation is optional on the Premium trim through a $2,595 package and is standard starting on the Sport trim. The Limited and Touring trims come with a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, while a wireless charging pad is available starting on the Premium trim as a dealer-installed accessory that costs $347.
The entry-level base trim comes equipped with basic features. The trim comes with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch driver information display, and power windows.
The Premium is a better starting point for most buyers. It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, windshield wiper de-icer, and rear air vents.
The first optional package for the Premium costs $1,000 and includes keyless entry, push-button start, and LED fog lights. For an extra $1,595, there’s a similar bundle that adds a power moonroof.
Stepping up to the Limited trim is when things start to feel more upscale. The trim comes with 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights, keyless entry, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, memory settings for the driver’s seat, a power-adjustable passenger’s seat, a universal garage door opener, heated rear seats, and leather upholstery.
A power moonroof and a heated steering wheel are available through an optional package that’s priced at $2,060.
In addition to the more powerful turbocharged engine, the Sport trim also comes with unique 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, a unique grille, special exterior trim, sport cloth upholstery, red interior stitching, and a heated steering wheel.
The range-topping Touring XT comes fully loaded with Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, chrome exterior trim, power-folding mirrors, and a front-view camera.
For drivers that don’t need the extra performance from the turbocharged engine, the 2024 Subaru Legacy Premium is a strong value option. It adds popular convenience features that are sure to be enjoyed for a reasonable increase in pricing. A family-friendly sedan that costs under $30,000 makes Legacy’s sedate performance easier to live with.