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2022 Subaru Legacy

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This smart sedan gets an upgrade.

The 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan is a smart choice for small families or city dwellers. The standard all-wheel drive and multimedia offerings provide premium features at a reasonable price point, while the two top trims offer more customization options and a turbocharged engine. While it is a sedan, the interior space is more than sufficient and can accommodate luggage or gear for a weekend getaway or longer vacation.

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What is new for the 2022 Subaru Legacy?

  • The Touring XT trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Alloy Wheels and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Sunroof(s) and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Android Auto as standard equipment.

2022 Subaru Legacy trims

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Base:

  • 182-hp, 176-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
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Premium:

Limited:

Limited XT:

Touring XT:

  • Includes all features available on the Limited XT
  • A/C Seats

Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the Touring XT
  • Rear Spoiler

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Subaru Legacy

1. All-Wheel drive is standard

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Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive sends power to all four wheels at all times and is capable of sending more power to the left or right wheels, or the front or back wheels depending where it's needed. Whether you live in an all-weather climate or not, all-wheel drive is not only helpful on rainy days but also for anyone who occasionally goes off-pavement to get to the cabin, camping, or weekends out to the countryside. The benefit of all-wheel drive is more stability in any type of road condition.

2. Standard LED steering headlights

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LED headlamps that curve with the road ahead as you steer improve visibility for nighttime driving whether in the city or remote highway driving. Something as simple as driving down highways in the dark or in the rain can be made easier with turning headlights. In the Northern states where the winter months have fewer daylight hours, this is especially useful.

3. Two engine options

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The Legacy comes equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder for the base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trims, or a supercharged 2.4L four-cylinder for the Limited XT and Touring XT trims. The upgrade gets you from 182 to 260 horsepower; that means more power for a more thrilling drive. If you favor mpg over power, stick with the base engine but if you're looking for sporty thrill and an engine note that will have you rolling down the windows, go for the supercharged option.

4. Driver assist features

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The 2022 Subaru Legacy includes Subaru's EyeSight® driver-assist technology on all trims which include advanced adaptive cruise control, brake light recognition, and lane-keep assist. Advanced adaptive cruise control means that when cruise control is engaged, it will keep pace within traffic automatically slowing or increasing speed based on the vehicles in front of you. These advanced driver-assist features are important in any road conditions but especially in all-weather climates.

5. StarLink multimedia system

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The base Legacy gets a seven-inch multimedia LCD touchscreen and moving up to the Premium trim means you will get the 11.6-inch touchscreen. All trims include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, SiriusXM®, satellite, HD radio, and dual USB input ports in the front. Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone calls are also standard on all trims.

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The Hyundai Sonata is a great choice, offering a range of trim and powertrain options as well as high-end features. A popular optional feature on 2017 and newer Sonatas is dynamic bending light technology, which rotates the headlights in the direction the steering wheel is being turned. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings bold styling in a complete refresh and three engine options, including a hybrid. The base engine for the 2020-2022 Sonata is a 2.5L four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with the following features:

  • Automatic headlights

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

  • Keyless entry

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Subaru Legacy an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Subaru Legacy 12th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Subaru Legacy features and specs

Touring XT 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

260

Torque (ft-lbs)

277

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

108.3"

Overall length

190.6"

Width

72.4"

Height

59.1"

Leg room

F 42.8"/R 39.5"

Head room

F 37.3"/R 37.2"

Front tires

P225/50VR18

Rear tires

P225/50VR18

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

2022 Subaru Legacy FAQ

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Color options

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Exterior colors:

  • Abyss Blue Pearl

  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic (Limited and above)

  • Crimson Red Pearl (Sport trim and above)

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Interior colors:

  • Slate Black Cloth (on base)

  • Warm Ivory Cloth (on Premium and above)

  • Titanium Cloth (on Premium and above)

  • Two-Tone Grey Cloth (on Premium and above)

  • Slate Black Leather (Limited and above)

  • Titanium Gray Leather (Limited and above)

  • Warm Ivory Leather (Limited and above)

Interior details

From the base Legacy up to the Sport trim, you'll find standard cloth interior seat surfaces while leather is available for Limited trims and above. The 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen offers a very modern addition to the sleek and comfortable interior of the 2022 Subaru Legacy. The available wireless charging pad makes the Legacy truly future-ready.

Child seat details

Two car seats at one time can fit in the 2022 Subaru Legacy. There are two lower LATCH anchors and three top tether anchors for car seats; LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats will fit in this vehicle. Clearly visible anchors help parents and caregivers buckle small children into a 2022 Subaru Legacy.

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The Subaru Legacy received an overall 5/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.

Overall: 5/5

Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver-side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.

Overall: 5/5

Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.

Overall: 5/5

Performance

The 2022 Subaru Legacy is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder for the base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trims, and it makes 180 hp. If you're looking for more power, you'll be interested in the option of a 260-hp supercharged 2.4L four-cylinder in the Limited XT and Touring XT trims. The standard engine will do zero to 60 in eight seconds while the more powerful turbo will do the charge to 60 in just 6.1 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

As for fuel economy, you can expect the 2022 Subaru Legacy base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trims with the 2.5L four-cylinder engine to achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.

Limited XT and Touring XT trims with the Supercharged 2.4L four-cylinder get an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.

Emissions

According to EPA estimates, the AWD 2022 Subaru Legacy's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 295 grams per mile with the 2.5L and 330 grams per mile with the 2.4L turbo.

This estimate is based on a brand-new model. Visit fueleconomy.gov for more details.

Year comparisons

2014–2019 Subaru Legacy (Sixth Generation)

Known for including all-wheel drive in every model from the base up, Subaru continued its path with the Legacy, tweaking it slightly from the previous generation. A 2.5L flat-four engine and a 3.6L flat-six were carried over and Subaru stuck with those engine options through the entire generation. A four-speaker audio system was standard throughout, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity were added as standard features in 2018.

2020-Present Subaru Legacy (Seventh Generation)

For 2020, the Subaru Legacy was redesigned and a new 260-hp 2.4L turbocharged engine option was added to the mix. Inside, an optional 11.6-inch tablet-style infotainment interface became available for the Premium trim and above. And Subaru completely renamed the trim levels from numbers to names; new variants for 2020 include Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT.

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