2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

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Price:
$14,477
Stock # :
10900A
VIN # :
4S3BNBC6XG3033618
Mileage:
51,186
Engine:
2.5L 4 Cylinder Engine 2.5 4 Cylinder
Exterior Color:
Other
Body
Sedan
Transmission:
CVT
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Legacy 2.5i Premium, 4D Sedan, 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V, CVT Lineartronic, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning. Call Egolf Motors in Brevard at 828-884-4151 then x 1. Weve been serving customers in Western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina for over 40 years where you feel like family when you walk through the door. Premium Odometer is 7992 miles below market average! 26/36 City/Highway MPG Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ * ALG Residual Value Awards * 2016 KBB.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 * 2016 KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards * 2016 KBB.com 10 Best All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $25,000 * 2016 KBB.com Brand Image Awards Call Egolf Brevard at 828-884-4151. You make the drive, well make the deal and youll feel like family! Reviews: * Standard all-wheel drive in a segment where its extremely rare to even be an option; excellent outward visibility; high-tech safety features work well and are widely available throughout the lineup; top crash test scores. Source: Edmunds

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2016 subaru legacy

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.4
23 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (57%)
4 Star - (30%)
3 Star - (9%)
2 Star - (4%)
1 Star - (16%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.4
COMFORT
4.6
INTERIOR
4.4
RELIABILITY
4.7
VALUE
4.4

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Sliding off the road into a ditch can really ruin your day. If that's a potential scenario for you during the winter, you should add the 2016 Subaru Legacy and its standard all-wheel-drive system to your test-drive list. Plus, the Legacy offers enough additional benefits to make it a solid pick during those months when the sun is shining. Check out its other virtues below.

What's New

The 2016 Subaru Legacy's steering system has been revised for better feel. On the Limited model, Subaru says it also retuned the shock absorbers for a smoother ride. Premium and Limited trims get cloud-based infotainment applications and connected services, including one-button emergency assistance and automatic collision notification. Another safety change for 2016 is that the optional EyeSight system now includes lane departure intervention.

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PROS

Standard all-wheel drive in a segment where it's extremely rare to even be an option; excellent outward visibility; high-tech safety features work well and are widely available throughout the lineup; top crash test scores.

Introduction

If you're itching to see a lot of Subarus (and who isn't?), go to where it rains and snows. All-wheel drive, standard in all Subaru models save the BRZ sport coupe, has made Subarus popular in places like New England and the Pacific Northwest. But Subarus have always had something of a quirky nature, and while that may boost sales in Oregon, it has kept the Legacy from being a major player in the competitive midsize sedan market.

Subaru has tried to broaden the Legacy's appeal in recent years by making it feel more like a mainstream car. A 2015 redesign saw improved passenger and cargo space along with a significant upgrade to cabin materials and electronics controls. Subaru also boosted the Legacy's fuel economy, which had previously been a notable drawback for the car.

But there are many quirks that remain for the 2016 Subaru Legacy. Chief among them is its standard all-wheel drive. True, some competing midsize sedans offer it, but usually only on upper trim levels or with more powerful engine options. It's not only standard on the Legacy, but it doesn't come at the expense of a higher price or mpg figure. Another quirk is the horizontally opposed "boxer" engines (a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a more powerful 3.6-liter six-cylinder), which have their benefits and detriments, but ultimately are most notable for how few companies employ them. Both engines come exclusively with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with steering-wheel-mounted paddle switches that attempt to mimic a manually shifted six-speed.

The 2016 Subaru Legacy comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is an unusual and potentially desirable trait for a modern family sedan.

We like the Subaru Legacy, and we're well aware of how well owners like it: Subaru's brand loyalty is among the best in the business. However, this is an intensely competitive segment loaded with excellent choices, among them the 2016 Ford Fusion, 2016 Honda Accord, 2016 Mazda 6, 2016 Nissan Altima and 2016 Toyota Camry, which hold slight (but significant) advantages over the Legacy in areas such as styling, technology and driver enjoyment. We think the overlooked Legacy is nevertheless indeed worth a look, especially if you do live in a place where it rains and snows in significant amounts.

We Recommend

There's a good chance you're considering the all-wheel-drive Legacy because you live somewhere chilly during the winter. If so, you're going to want the seats, mirrors and windshield wipers heated, along with dual-zone climate control. To get that, you need at least the 2.5i Premium trim that also adds most of the Legacy's available infotainment features. We also recommend opting for the EyeSight accident avoidance technology.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2016 Subaru Legacy is a five-passenger sedan available in four trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited (the numbers reference engine size).

Base 2.5i models come with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, air-conditioning, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD and satellite radio, an iPod/USB interface, an auxiliary audio jack, and smartphone integration with Pandora and Aha audio streaming. A 6.2-inch touchscreen display controls most entertainment and phone functions. There are no factory-installed options for the 2.5i model.

The 2.5i Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded gauges, a telematics system (Starlink Connected) and an upgraded audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, satellite ratio, six speakers, dual USB ports, voice commands and Internet-connected music, news and weather applications.

Available options for the 2.5i Premium include a sunroof, a navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, adaptive foglights, rear cross-traffic and blind spot warning systems, additional connected services and Subaru's EyeSight system. The latter combines adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane departure intervention, forward collision warning and forward collision mitigation with brake intervention.

Upgrading to the 2.5i Limited trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a comfort-tuned suspension, leather upholstery, a four-way power passenger seat, driver memory settings, heated rear seats, power folding side mirrors, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Available options are nearly identical to those offered on the Premium, but keyless ignition and entry is also available.

Standard and optional equipment for the 3.6R Limited follows that of the 2.5i Limited, with the addition of a six-cylinder engine and xenon headlights.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2016 Subaru Legacy offers two engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter six-cylinder. The base 2.5-liter horizontally opposed ("boxer") four-cylinder produces 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The six-cylinder boxer generates 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. Both engines pair with the only available transmission: a CVT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. All-wheel drive (AWD) is standard.

During Edmunds track testing, a Legacy 2.5i Premium ran from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds. That's rather lackluster, as many rivals accomplish the same sprint in less than 8 seconds.

The EPA rates the four-cylinder Legacy at 30 mpg in combined driving (26 city/36 highway), an impressive result in this class especially considering that all-wheel drive normally drags fuel economy down a point or two. The six-cylinder Legacy returns 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway), which is a bit less than the fuel economy of several competitors with upgraded engines, though, again, most don't offer AWD.

Safety

The 2016 Subaru Legacy comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and seat cushion airbags that deploy from the seat bottom to help keep occupants in place in a frontal collision.

On the Premium and Limited trim levels, the Outback comes with Starlink Connected Services, which includes emergency assistance and automatic collision notification. This can be enhanced with the optional Safety Plus and Security Plus upgrade, which adds remote vehicle access, remote vehicle locating and stolen vehicle recovery.

Optional is Subaru's EyeSight system that bundles lane departure warning, lane departure intervention, forward collision warning and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking. EyeSight can also detect pedestrians and is capable of braking the Legacy if the driver takes no evasive action against potential frontal collisions.

In government crash testing, the Legacy earned a top five-star rating for overall safety performance, with five stars in the frontal- and side-impact categories. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Legacy received a top score of "Good" in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, small-overlap frontal offset, side-impact and roof-strength testing. The Legacy's seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Legacy 2.5i Premium stopped from 60 mph in a short 114 feet, a better-than-average performance for this segment.

Interior Design and Special Features

Subaru's no-nonsense approach to car design is reflected in the simple and straightforward interior design of the 2016 Subaru Legacy. Materials quality has improved compared to earlier versions of the Legacy, with more cushioning at common touch points like the armrests and center console. The optional touchscreen navigation system has crisp graphics and is pretty easy to use thanks to smartphone-like operation and large icons.

Cabin materials are class competitive and its controls are generally easy to use.

There is plenty of front headroom, and we've found the front seats to be comfortable. In back, the Legacy offers slightly less headroom and legroom than the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, and its 15-cubic-foot trunk trails the competition slightly as well, a compromise Subaru chalks up to the space required for the Legacy's all-wheel-drive system. That said, the differences are slight and the Legacy is still suitably roomy for a family sedan.

One thing we like about the Legacy is its excellent outward visibility -- no small feat in an age of high door lines and bulky pillars that result from modern safety standards. Firm, supportive seats and a slightly higher driving position make the Legacy Subaru's most comfortable sedan yet.

Driving Impressions

Both the four- and the six-cylinder engines for the 2016 Subaru Legacy are quiet and smooth, but acceleration is lackluster. On the upside, though, the Legacy's standard all-wheel-drive system gives it plenty of capability in bad weather. The standard CVT that comes with either engine also does an excellent job of getting the most out of the two power plants. Although it can essentially mimic a broad range of gearing for maximum mileage, this CVT is also programmed to deliver noticeable "shifts" to make it feel more like a traditional transmission.

The 2016 Subaru Legacy comes up a bit short in the way it drives. It's slower and less cushy than many other rival sedans.

Last year, we noted that the Legacy's ride wasn't as cushy as some of its competitors. Subaru has retuned the shock absorbers on the Limited model, which already had a suspension tuned for better ride comfort. But the volume-selling 2.5i and Premium models remain unchanged, and we suspect the Legacy's ride quality will still be relatively unrefined when driving over big bumps. Around turns, the Legacy is precise and easy to drive, but a significant amount of body roll or lean prevents the car from feeling truly sporty.

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defrost
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Telematics
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • All Wheel Drive
  • CVT Transmission
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 110 Amp Alternator
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 3.90 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • 490CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Aha Selective Service Internet Access
  • Air Filtration
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Aluminum Spare Wheel
  • Analog Display
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror

 

  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Driver And Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Driver Seat
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4-Cylinder -inc: Active Valve Control System (AVCS), Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp and Tachometer
  • Heated Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: height and tilt adjustable head restraints, whiplash protection, driver 10-way power (includes power lumbar), passenger full width seat fore/aft adjustment lever and seatback pocket
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box

 

  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • LED Brakelights
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Rocker Panel Extensions
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Tires: P225/55R17 97V All Season
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Valet Function
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Vehicle Information Display -inc: average vehicle speed, fuel economy: current and average fuel economy a and b and distance to empty, fuel economy: evaluation information, journey travel time and distance, rear cross traffic alert, rear-vision camera, self check and vehicle maintenance reminder, user configurable triple meter, vehicle activation status, vdc operation, vehicle drivetrain monitoring
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.5" Aluminum Alloy w/Silver Finish -inc: dark gray aluminum alloy center cap w/Subaru 6 star logo