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Subaru Legacy 2018 TestDriveNow Video Review By Auto Critic Steve Hammes. The family sedan segment isn’t the hotbed of activity it once was but it’s still an important piece to many manufacturers’ lineups. So in a Camry and Accord world can others stay relevant? Well, Subaru has updated the Legacy for 2018 and its calling card continues to be all-wheel drive. MSRP as-tested: $29,300. http://testdrivenow.com/subaru-legacy-2018-video-review/ Click to Subscribe! http://bit.ly/subTestDriveNow Check out my SUV and Crossovers playlist! http://bit.ly/SUVandCrossovers Like my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/testdrivenow/ Browse my website: http://testdrivenow.com/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DriveTimeVideos About TestDriveNow: Welcome to TestDriveNow official YouTube channel! I deliver trusted, top-rated popular car reviews on cars like the Honda Accord, Audi s5, Dodge Durango, Subaru Crosstrek and more! TestDriveNow.com features Drive Time with Steve Hammes offering video program segments showcasing the newest vehicles and industry innovations coming to market. Subaru Legacy Sport 2018| Complete Review in 4K | with Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t8T0UEWLa8 TestDriveNow http://www.youtube.com/stevehammes
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Subaru's Legacy has been around since 1989, a legacy indeed. With this mid-cycle refresh, Subaru jazzes up their stalwart sedan but is it enough to keep up with the likes of the Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry? Kelley Blue Book's Lyn Woodward takes a spin to find out. For the latest Subaru Legacy pricing and information: https://www.kbb.com/subaru/legacy/
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The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.
The 2018 Subaru Legacy is a straightforward mid-size sedan with a comfortable ride and an ace: it's only available with all-wheel drive, a snow-state boon.
The Legacy is slightly revised this year, but you’re forgiven from missing the differences. C-shaped headlights bookend a new grille now seen across the Subaru lineup. Inside, real stitching on most trim levels adds a sheen of luxury that the Legacy needs to stay competitive against rivals such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Subaru offers the Legacy in 2.5i (base), Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels.
All trim levels feature all-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Most are powered by a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter flat-4 that aids handling thanks to its lower center of mass, but doesn’t offer much in the way of overall power. The 3.6-liter flat-6, which is only available at the Limited trim level, offers 275 hp, but sports a prolific thirst for fuel compared to its class.
Regardless of engine, Subaru’s CVT is the star of the show with smooth operation (improved for 2018 for a gentler takeoff) and simulated gears for making the most of the busy flat-4.
All-wheel drive is a Subaru staple and should be considered when shopping competitors. Few competitors offer power to all four wheels anymore, and Subaru makes all-weather traction seamless and intuitive.
The Legacy’s safety record shouldn’t be understated: it’s perfect. When equipped with optional advanced safety systems, the Legacy is one of the safest cars on the road today.
Four adults will comfortably fit in the Legacy and will be occupied with a handsome set of features that include a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Base models of the 2018 Subaru Legacy cost $23,055, including destination, and top trims can run up to $32,805.
Little changes to the 2018 Legacy inside and out keep the looks contemporary, but not necessarily fresh.
This year, Subaru’s efforts in the Legacy have resulted in a better-looking, earnest cabin.
The exterior has been slightly revised too, but it takes a keen eye to spot the differences.
From the outside, the Legacy keeps the same three-box approach to its sheet metal—no sloping roofline, no dramatic curves. The grille is a little darker, but the C-shaped headlights are the most notable improvement over last year.
Inside, the quality of the Legacy’s materials better, but the presentation is largely the same.
Real stitching on the dash, seats, and door panels is noticeable—particularly on our Sport-level tester where it’s blue—and the stitching is a welcome upgrade.
It slightly improves upon the Legacy’s dash and doors, but it’s still a conservative look.
Overall, it's a clean, easily readable design with a band of metallic or wood-grain trim that distinguishes upper-trim levels from base versions. Gauges are lit in blue, with a small LCD display wedged between the dials for a quick read of directions or audio status. The vents are stacked higher on the dash, to make room for a touchscreen interface that sits above a panel of knobs and switches rendered in old-school-Japanese metallic plastic.