Introduced two decades ago, the Subaru Legacy is the company’s longest-running nameplate in the United States. Thanks to its all-wheel drive, the Legacy has often been selected by consumers as a winter-beating alternative in the midsize sedan or wagon segment.
There have been five generations of the Subaru Legacy. For the current model, Subaru revamped the vehicle and its image by giving it entirely new styling, enlarging its dimensions considerably and discontinuing the wagon model altogether, leaving the Legacy-based Outback (reviewed separately) as Subaru’s sole midsize wagon offering. The current Legacy isn’t as sleek or sporty as its predecessor, but it’s more practical for families. For used-car shoppers, past Legacy models are excellent all-season options.