The Subaru Legacy was all-new for the 2010 model year, a true midsize sedan built on an all-new platform. The Legacy’s 2.5i models equipped with Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT best some competitors’ FWD models with a 31 mpg EPA highway rating.
Legacy carries over for 2011 with minor model line updates.
— Folding exterior mirrors standard on all 2011 models;
— 2.5 GT Limited now the sole turbocharged model; includes standard power moonroof and fog lights (previously optional), and adds interior refinements; 2.5 GT Premium model discontinued.
— Option packages consolidated on Premium models (2.5i and 3.6R). The harman/kardon Audio Package, which is standard for Limited and optional on Premium models, now includes factory-installed XM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial subscription. Caramel Bronze Pearl replaces Harvest Gold in exterior color lineup.
The Legacy is renowned for its sporty handling and reliability, now features a longer wheelbase and nearly 4 inches of additional rear seat legroom over the previous generation.
The powertrain lineup features the Subaru Lineartronic CVT, a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-cylinder Boxer engine and a 265-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder Boxer engine.
As are all Subaru models, every Legacy is equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, an invaluable performance- and safety-enhancing system that sets Legacy apart among midsize sedans.  All-wheel drive is rare in the midsize segment, and only Legacy makes it standard on all models and trim lines.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/27
Estimated starting price: $19,995
Compiled by Motor Matters

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