The 2023 Subaru Legacy is coming with new upgrades over the outgoing model this fall. Which of the five trim levels is the best for you? Subaru of America put a newly-upgraded 2023 Legacy configurator tool online to check the different trim levels with standard features, color selection, and images of each 2023 model change.
Legacy Trim levels and pricing
The 2023 Legacy sedan now comes in five trim levels. We have included the price increase on each trim after the new pricing. The 2023 midsize sedan starts at $25,415 (+$925) for the base trim, Premium ($27,715 +$975), Limited ($32,465 +$1,025), Sport with new 2.4-liter turbo engine ($34,915 +$4,630), and Touring XT ($38,715 +$1,025). Destination and delivery fees are included in the pricing above ($1,020 +$25).
What's new for 2023?
The newly-refreshed 2023 Subaru Legacy receives a new front fascia, a more prominent grille, and redesigned LED headlights. The big jump in price for the Sport trim is because it now comes standard with the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine. Subaru will drop the Limited XT trim level. A new wide-angle Mono Camera is added to the 2023 Legacy Touring XT trim level.
Is the 2023 Legacy a good value for midsize SUV shoppers?
What sets the Legacy apart from other sedans? All Legacy trim levels come standard with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive for all-weather performance. The Legacy also gets the highest safety scores from the IIHS.
Which Legacy trims offer the best value?
The 2023 Subaru Legacy Premium and Limited trim levels are where many buyers will land and offer the best value with the smallest price increases. Unless you need the Sport and Touring XT's 2.4-liter turbocharged engine's extra power, you will pay around $7,000-$11,000 less for a comparably equipped 2.5i trim level.
With gas prices averaging $3.69 per gallon as of this report, the 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine in the Subaru Legacy Base and Premium trims is a good choice for commuters who don't need the extra power.
What is the 2023 Subaru Legacy fuel mileage?
The EPA says the Sport and Touring XT trims return an estimated 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 26 combined mpg. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-4 engine gets an EPA estimated 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 combined mpg.
Even with the price increase, the 2023 Subaru Legacy Premium and Limited trim levels still offer the best value for customers who want a sedan with all-weather performance and the highest safety scores. The upgraded Legacy midsize sedan will arrive in U.S. showrooms this fall.
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