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CR’s 6 Most Reliable Sedans - Subaru Legacy Is A Top Pick If You Can Find One

What are the six most reliable midsize sedans you can buy now? See why the 2022 Subaru Legacy is a top pick and why you may have to settle for a used model.


Is the Subaru Legacy a reliable vehicle? According to an updated Consumer Reports (by subscription), the 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan is still near the top of new midsize sedans you can buy for reliability. CR says the Legacy delivers "an excellent combination of passenger space, fuel economy, and affordability."

In CR's testing, the Legacy is one of the six most reliable midsize luxury and mainstream sedans. Legacy ranks the number two overall of nine mainstream midsize sedans. CR says, "The Legacy provides a super-comfortable ride that outshines that of some luxury cars."

2022 Subaru Legacy pricing, features, specs, fuel mileage

CR's six most reliable and recommended new midsize sedans

Consumer Reports ranks the 2022 Honda Accord #1 with 88 points, and the 2022 Legacy is the second-best mainstream model with 87 points. They are followed by the Audi A6 luxury sedan (87), Toyota Camry (86), Hyundai Sonata (83), and Lexus ES (83).

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Legacy?

The 2022 Legacy sedan comes in six trim levels. The 2022 midsize sedan starts at $23,955 for the base trim, Premium ($26,205), Sport ($29,750), Limited ($30,905), Limited XT ($35,455), and Touring XT ($37,155). Destination and delivery fees are included in the pricing above ($960). Subaru of America now adds $500 on the pricing above after April 26, 2022. Read the complete report here.

2022 Subaru Legacy pricing, features, specs, fuel mileage

With gas prices rising this summer (AAA average price is $4.18), the Legacy gets outstanding fuel mileage. Consumer Reports says the Legacy 2.5-liter engine gets 28 combined and 19/39 city/highway mpg.

The EPA says the Legacy XT 2.4-liter turbocharged engine returns an estimated 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 combined mpg. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-4 engine gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 combined mpg.

Consumer Reports says the Legacy 2.4-liter turbocharged engine delivers strong acceleration and is quieter than the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine.

Can shoppers find a 2022 Legacy?

With new car shortages due to the chip shortages and supply chain issues, you likely won't find any new models sitting on Subaru retailers' lots.

A recent study from Consumer Reports says the Legacy is among the best 3-year-old midsize sedans. CR says a lightly used Legacy hits the sweet spot because of its top reliability ratings, safety scores, and excellent fuel mileage. Check out the complete report here.

Our take

The 2022 Subaru Legacy comes with all-wheel drive for all-weather capability, and it's a compelling alternative to an SUV. Shoppers should look for a lightly used Legacy if you can't find a new 2022 Subaru Legacy and don't want to wait for newly-refreshed 2023 models to arrive this fall.

Check out the 2022 Subaru Legacy Interior Fly-Through video below.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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