Subaru Crosstrek, Legacy - Best 3 Year-Old Models You Can Buy This Winter
With the shortage of new cars right now, what are the best 3-year-old cars and SUVS you can buy this winter? Consumer Reports says the Subaru Crosstrek and Legacy are among the best small SUVs and midsize sedans. A new study from Consumer Reports (by subscription) says the two models hit the sweet spot because they get top reliability ratings, safety scores, and get excellent fuel mileage.
In the small SUV category, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is rated one of the best and scores high in reliability and gets the best road scores. Consumer Reports says owners get a 29 mpg overall city/highway mpg.
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What is the price of a used 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?
CR says the price ranges from $26,100 to $32,550 for a three-year-old model.
What sets the Crosstrek apart?
Whatever trim level you choose, the Crosstrek comes with Subaru’s standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, X-Mode for more severe all-weather capability.
CR says, “The Crosstrek delivers good fuel economy, impressive ride comfort, and competent handling. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a CVT and returned 29 mpg overall, which is quite good. The seats are short on lumbar support, but the rear seat is roomy. The infotainment system is easy to use.”
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Along with the Subaru Crosstrek, the other top-rated three-year-old small SUVs listed alphabetically are the Buick Envision, Honda CR-V, Lexus NX, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan Rogue Sport.
In the midsize sedan category, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is rated one of the best and scores high in reliability, and gets the best road scores. Consumer Reports says owners get a 27 mpg overall city/highway mpg.
What is the price of a used 2019 Subaru Legacy?
CR says the price ranges from $24,1350 to $31,025 for a three-year-old model.
What sets the Legacy apart?
Whatever trim level you choose, the Legacy also comes with Subaru’s standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, gets top safety crash scores from the IIHS, and delivers all-weather capability in snow and ice.
CR says, “The Legacy does everything well. It’s one of the best-riding sedans available, handling is impressive, and the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine returns 26 mpg overall, impressive given the standard all-wheel drive. The spacious and quiet cabin provides plenty of room for the driver, along with a large rear seat and simple controls.”
Along with the Subaru Legacy, the other top-rated three-year-old midsize sedans listed alphabetically are the Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Toyota Avalon, and Toyota Camry.
Consumer Reports says the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Subaru Legacy are the best three-year-old models you can buy right now. The two models add an extra level of all-weather capability for driving in snow and ice this winter.
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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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