Subaru Levorg review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD left front cornering
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD right rear cornering
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD front right panning
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD side right panning
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD left rear tracking
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD left front cornering
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD right rear cornering
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD front right panning
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD side right panning
  • Subaru Levorg 2019 RHD left rear tracking
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

This is an area in which the Levorg really does struggle against rivals. A relatively large-capacity, naturally aspirated engine with a CVT gearbox isn’t a very fuel-efficient combination; official CO2 emissions of 167g/km put benefit-in-kind tax for company car users at a hefty rate, while first-year road tax is similarly pricey.

As you may already have guessed, this means fuel economy isn’t great, either. The Levorg returns an official average of 32.6mpg, but you can expect it to achieve less in reality, especially with a lot of town driving. If you really baby it on the motorway and don’t cause the engine revs to soar, you can achieve more than 40mpg, but, by comparison, the exclusively-diesel Octavia Scout should return 50mpg at ease, with scope for more.

Overview

The Subaru Levorg is reliable and good off road, but it’s expensive to buy and run, making it hard to recommend over more practical rivals

  • Good all-weather traction
  • Great reliability record
  • Impressive safety kit
  • Expensive
  • Thirsty
  • Interior feels cheap in places