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Will The Subaru Legacy Become A Future Collector’s Car?

Buyers haven't given up on the Subaru Legacy sedan yet. Although it's going away, the midsize sedan is outperforming three other Subaru models. Will you buy one of the last ones?

Down but not out yet. 

Just because the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan has been discontinued hasn't discouraged buyers from buying it. In June's sales report, the midsize sedan outperformed three Subaru models. 

Subaru of America (SOA) reports it delivered 1,840 sedans to customers in June, compared with 2,347 models sold in June 2023. That's a 21.6 percent decline, so sales are still dropping

Subaru sold 9,450 Legacy models in the first six months of 2024, compared to 11,960 sedans sold in the same period last year, a 21.0 percent drop. The Subaru Corporation's decision to drop the sedan seems right, as it aligns with the industry trend of shifting consumer preferences towards SUVs and crossovers. 

Legacy still outsold three models.

Surprisingly, the Legacy outsold the WRX sports car, Solterra EV, and BRZ sport coupe. The Legacy outsold the WRX by 508 models, the Solterra by 604 models, and the BRZ by 1,597. 

Should you buy the 2025 Legacy?

The 2025 Subaru Legacy arrives now at U.S. retailers, and it's an excellent car for some people. It comes with a range of features, including Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel drive, a spacious and comfortable interior, and advanced safety technology. If you don't need an SUV and want a sedan with all-weather performance, the 2025 Legacy is a compelling choice. Find out more in my report here.

What is the price of the 2025 Subaru Legacy?

For the 2025 model year, the Legacy sedan is still available in five trim levels: base ($26,040), Premium ($28,340), Limited ($35,150), Sport ($35,640), and Touring XT ($39,340). Destination and delivery fees are included in the price above ($1,145).

How much did the 2025 Legacy price increase?

The Legacy Limited increased by +$2,115. A power moonroof, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, navigation, and a 360-degree heated steering wheel are now standard on Limited trims.

Could the 2025 Subaru Legacy be a future collector's car?

I want to raise the question: will the 2025 Legacy sedan become a collector's car? It's an interesting point. 

SOA says, "The Subaru Legacy was designed for the American market, and on its debut in 1989, it became the first Subaru manufactured in the United States at Subaru's new Indiana plant, Subaru of Indiana Automotive."

The Legacy is an icon, and the last Legacy will roll off the assembly line next year. If you buy one, put very few miles on it, and keep it pristine, it could become a collector's car. Will anyone do that? It's not likely.

While it's uncertain whether the 2025 Legacy will appreciate in value, its status as the last Legacy model could make it a compelling choice to be a collector's item in the future.  

The U.S.-built Subaru Legacy era is ending. Production will end in the spring of 2025 after the 2025 model year.

If you don't buy a new Legacy sedan, which Subaru model would you choose instead? Click the red Add New Comment link below and let us know.

I am Denis Flierl, a top Torque News reporter since 2012. I’ve invested over 13 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role, working with every major car brand. I am an experienced Rocky Mountain Automotive Press member. You'll find my expert Subaru analysis here. Follow me on my X SubaruReportAll Subaru, WRXSTI, @DenisFlierlFacebook, and Instagram.

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