The EPA Says Some New Subaru Legacy Trims Are Now Less Fuel Efficient
What is the 2023 Subaru Legacy gas mileage? A new report from the EPA reveals the newly-upgraded Legacy sedan XT and Sport trims now get one mile per gallon less than the 2022 models. Recent reports also say the 2023 Outback midsize sedan and 2023 Ascent 3-Row family hauler also get one mile per gallon less than the 2022 models.
What is the 2022 Subaru Legacy fuel mileage?
The EPA says the Legacy XT trims with the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine return 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 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 combined mpg.
What is the 2023 Subaru Legacy fuel mileage?
The EPA says the Sport and Touring XT trims with the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine return an estimated 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 26 combined mpg.
Why do the 2023 Legacy Sport and Touring XT trims get lower fuel mileage?
We asked a Subaru spokesman why the lower fuel mileage ratings, and this was the reply. "There are a few reasons, including power consumption due to enhanced features and emission regulation changes."
The emission regulation changes affected the Legacy's 2.4 liter turbocharged Boxer engine. The 2023 Subaru Legacy also comes with added weight due to the interior upgrades and new EyeSight driver-assist safety technology.
Do the changes affect the Legacy with the 2.5-liter engine?
There is no change in the fuel mileage to the 2023 Legacy 2.5-liter engine. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine gets an EPA estimated 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 combined mpg.
What type of gasoline does the 2023 Subaru Legacy require?
With gas prices rising, do you need the more expensive grade of gasoline for the 2023 Legacy turbocharged engine? If you buy any new 2023 Subaru Legacy trim level, the sedan is designed to run the best on 87 octane or regular gasoline, and you don't need expensive premium or mid-grade fuel.
If you live in one of the mountain states, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, you can run the lowest 85 octane unleaded gasoline. Check out the report here for more details and how to save money on your fuel bill.
What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Legacy?
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).
With the one mpg decrease in fuel mileage, the 2023 Subaru Legacy Sport and Touring XT are still one of the most fuel-efficient new sedans for new car shoppers. And all trim levels come standard with all-wheel-drive for all-weather performance.
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