For Every Legacy comes with four-wheel drive and a long list of standard kit. The cabin is very roomy.
Against The Legacy costs more to buy and run than some rivals and it's an unremarkable car to look at, sit in, or drive.
The Subaru Legacy is roomy, well equipped and has four-wheel drive as standard, but it's far too dated and pricey to recommend.
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In most respects, the Subaru Legacy is a straightforward rival for cars such as the Ford Mondeo and VW Passat, but it's unusual because every version comes with four-wheel drive. Subaru's image isn't quite the norm, either, although this doesn't translate into superior resale values. Running costs are on the high side but, like every Subaru, the Legacy comes with Subaru’s ‘Everything Taken Care of’ (ETCo) package as standard, which includes free minor bodywork and alloy wheel repairs, a monthly wash, and winter wheel and tyre storage. The warranty is a bog-standard three-year/60,000-mile affair, however. Subaru has a good reputation for reliability and owners generally have only good things to say about the service they receive.
For us, this is the pick of the Legacy range, blending a reasonable price with lots of standard kit. Some rivals are better value, however.