I was attracted to this car because there are not many of the sedans on the road. It is a fun car to drive; very comfortable and the fuel efficiency is a nice change from my pick-up truck. I have received many complements and was surprised how much other Subaru owners welcome other owners.
I read a review in the local newspaper that stated the 2010 Legacy was an average mid sized family car that didnt offer value over its competitors. They really didnt understand the true value of this car. I own the 2010 Legacy and first off, to get 32 MPG in mixed driving with an all wheel drive car is very good. The Outback will cost you a a couple of MPG because of the higher ground clearance. This is a true car because it sits so low to the ground and that does effect its ability in snow. The rear seat legroom is exceptional and those with a family will appreciate that. It handles ok which is dissapointing for a AWD car in my opinion but the 4 cyl engine has good acceleration albeit noisy for a heavy mid size car with a small engine. The ride is very good at highway speeds. Avoid the light colored taupe cloth interior as it soaks up every stain and is difficult to keep clean. I think it is stylish considering it is a bland family sedan. The true value comes in the fact that its price compared to a Camry on the surface isnt that great but when you add in the fact that every subaru is awd , the cost difference is apparent. Also, when you research reliability in autos , an AWD system tends to drop the reliability rating so Subaru models are very reliable considering the AWD versus competitors. As you can tell, my family researched all vehicles and found the legacy to be an outstanding value. Quality, interior space, MPG, AWD, and cost made this our family car next to our Outback.
A low-mileage 2010 - 2012 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5 i is a great choice for a mid-size sedan. I am in my fifties and have owned many vehicles since 1974, Honda and Toyota autos mostly. In 2001 we bought our first Subaru. Subaru focuses on solid reliable designs, with a emphasis on safety, both active and passive. This is my second Legacy, the first was a 2000 (from Carmax). My 2010 is a much more refined, comfortable car, which handles confidently. The MPGs improved with the CV transmission over the old 4-speed automatic and gets about 25-26 in-town. I got 29 on a trip from Dallas to Houston going 75 most of the way. The Legacy is not a rocket, but can safely get around in Dallas traffic. Brakes are great. This one has the H-K sound package and CD's and iPod sound great.