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CR's 12 Reliable Fuel-Stingy 10 Year-Old Sedans - Subaru Legacy Is A Top Pick

With new vehicles challenging to find, what are the most reliable and fuel-efficient ten-year-old sedans? A new report says the Subaru Legacy is one of the top sedans to put on your shopping list.


What are the best midsize sedans for shoppers with the new model shortages? According to Consumer Reports (by subscription), with the new 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan virtually nonexistent at retailers this year, CR says the 2012 Subaru Legacy ranks among the most reliable and fuel-efficient ten-year-old sedans for shoppers this summer.

The 2012 Subaru Legacy is one of the twelve top sedans that are ten years old. Consumer Reports says it's reliable and fuel-efficient, but they missed an important feature. Check out the Legacy's safety ratings below.

2012 Subaru Legacy, specs, pricing, safety, fuel mileage

CR's twelve-best 10-year-old sedans this summer

In addition to the 2012 Subaru Legacy, CR includes the ten-year-old Acura TSX, Toyota Corolla, Infiniti G, Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES, Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, Buick LaCrosse, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Acura TL, and Honda Accord.

What is the Legacy fuel mileage?

CR says the 2012 Legacy gets an owner-reported 27 mpg. The EPA fuel mileage estimates for the 2012 Legacy are 22/30 city/highway and 25 combined mpg with the 2.5-liter engine and automatic transmission.

2012 Subaru Legacy, specs, pricing, safety, fuel mileage

What is the price of the 2012 Subaru Legacy?

The 2012 Subaru Legacy price range is from $8,950 to $15,000, depending on the trim level, miles, and condition.

Consumer Reports says, "Standard all-wheel drive sets the Legacy apart from most sedans, and despite the extra pair of driven wheels, it is also relatively fuel efficient. It has a roomy interior, comfortable seats, a smooth ride, and responsive handling. Some models can be found with the softer leather-upholstered seats."

What are Legacy's safety scores?

The 2012 Legacy earned a Top Safety Pick safety score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

You likely won't find a 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan on retailers' lots this summer, so check out the 2012 model year. Consumer Reports says it's one of the twelve-most reliable and fuel-efficient sedans. We would add it's also one of the safest models you can buy.

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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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