With the new car shortages, you may be looking for a used Subaru model. According to a new study by Consumer Reports (via subscription) Subaru ranks only twelfth of the twenty-three car brands with the most reliable five-year models. However, they did say that the Subaru Legacy is again a top choice among mid-sized sedans and says it wins the five-year-old category.
Consumer Reports Top 12 Vehicle Brands for Model Year 2017 Reliability
Lexus ranks number one, followed by Toyota, Acura, Infinity, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Buick, Mazda, Lincoln, Volkswagen, Honda and Subaru. To look at it differently: Subaru scores sixth best among the regular car brands (not luxury).
The 2017 Subaru Legacy is a top pick from Consumer Reports
The Subaru Legacy is the top-of-the-line model of a five-year-old mid-sized sedan. Consumer Reports says it’s reliable and fuel efficient, and they were missing an important feature. We would add that it is one of the safest sedans you can buy. Check out the IIHS and NHTSA safety scores below.
Consumer Reports says: “The Legacy combines a comfortable ride, responsive handling, easy handling and great visibility. The quiet cabin offers ample room for the driver, a large rear seat and an easy-to-use infotainment system. All equipment comes standard with AWD, a boon in snowy climates. Still, there is a minimum fine at the pump of 26 mpg in total.”
CR says other good used Legacy sedan years are 2012-2013 and 2015-2016.
What is the price of the Subaru Legacy 2017?
The price range of the 2017 Subaru Legacy is from $18,850 to $23,700 depending on model, mileage and condition.
What is the Legacy Fuel Mileage?
CR says the Legacy will get an owner who has reported 27 mpg. The EPA’s fuel economy estimates for the 2017 Legacy are: 25/34 city/highway and 29 combined mpg.
Consumer Reports says it’s reliable and economical, but they lack one of the most essential features of the midsize sedan; to be safety rating†
What are Legacy’s security scores?
The 2017 Legacy earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highest safety rating Top Safety Pick+ and received a five star rating of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
New safety technology
New for the 2017 model year, Limited and Touring trim models are getting safer. The Legacy comes with automatic reverse braking, which detects objects when backing up and automatically triggers an alert and brakes the vehicle to avoid a collision. The headlights have been improved, come with high beam assist and are standard for the 2017 Legacy models.
Legacy comes with Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist safety technology. EyeSight features six technologies to maximize passenger safety: Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Steering Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.
For 2017 there is a new Legacy 2.5i Sport
The new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.5i was a new model with a few exterior and interior styling upgrades. Outside it featured a dark gray grille, fog lamps with gloss black housings and a newly designed 18-inch. sporty wheels. Other upgrades to the Legacy Sport’s exterior styling included a chrome-accented rocker switch and high-gloss silver turn signal mirrors.
Inside, the Sport trim has a two-tone combination of gray and black fabric with blue stitching on the seats, door panels and steering wheel. It also has a carbon fiber pattern dashboard and door panel trim, piano black door switch panels and steering wheel switches.
You probably won’t find a 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan, so check out the 2017 model year. Consumer Reports says it’s one of the most reliable mid-sized sedans. We add that it is also one of the safest models you can buy.
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