2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport

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2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport

An Automotive Love Affair
By Joe Mavilia


This is the 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport. There is a broad field of competition in this class as you would expect for a sedan that is affordable and decent size just perfect for most families. For the more adventuresome or out of doors active folks, I’m guessing most would opt for an SUV instead. But if the Sedan suits your need this segment of the market makes a lot of sense as it is more economical. For the money this is a heck of a bargain sporting AWD standard on all Subaru models, and that is unique in the industry.

I’ve heard some say that “Subaru spends more money on quality and features and less on advertising”. Come to think of it you do see less ads for Subaru than most other models… well except for Ferrari or Lamborghini who need zero promotion via advertisement. More advertising has a reverse effect that seems to cheapen the product. After all, if you must blow your horn too much it generally means others are not singing your praises. That applies to a lot more than car sales, don’t you think.

General Information:

Class- Midsize Sedan; Cars from Subaru- Accent, BRZ, Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX & WRX STI.

Handling & Performance:

No complaints here and in the pack of contenders this is the only midsize sedan with standard AWD feature. And it comes from the master of All Wheel Drive vehicles since all of Subaru’s are AWD.

Subaru has developed a new yaw-control system called Active Torque Vectoring (ATV). This new technology makes handling more precise and enhances your vehicle’s agility while cornering by using the braking system to help turn the vehicle. With ATV, you can push your driving experience to new levels of performance.


Generic – and that is a good thing.

Fit and Finish:

Subaru fine.


Very good as it includes AWD safety.

Conveniences and comfort:

Very good overall and the only feature I miss from car to car is the ‘smart’ cruise control that is such a great addition to today’s automotive technology. Otherwise Subaru is a comfy and convenient mode of transportation.

Consumer Recommendations:

Look closely at Subaru because they don’t blow their own horn so I will. Test drive it and you may agree it is a better ‘toyota’. . . just say’n.

Recognised Competition:

Brand $$$ Cost MPG Avg Seating Doors Country of Origin Assembled Drive Train
Subaru Legacy 27,000 29 5 4 Japan USA AWD
Ford Fusion 27,000 42 5 4 USA Mexico FWD
Kia Optima 27,000 28 5 4 Korea USA FWD
Hyundai Sonata 28,000 28 5 4 Korea USA FWD
Toyota Camry 26,000 32 5 4 Japan USA FWD
Chevrolet Malibu 26,000 30 5 4 USA USA FWD
Buick Regal 26,000 26 5 4 USA Germany FWD
Acura TLX 34,000 27 5 4 Japan USA FWD

Good News:

Great value for the money, good fuel economy, roomy sedan, great engineering AWD handling and safety.

Good News:


Standard Equipment:

2.5 liter 175 horsepower 4-cylinder horizontally opposed (boxer) engine, symmetrical all-wheel drive, continuous variable 6-speed automatic transmission, active torque vectoring, air conditioning, cruise control, electronic parking brake, power automatic door lock and unlock, power windows and mirrors, remote keyless entry with push button start, security system with engine immobilizer, tire pressure monitor with individual wheel display, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth and cruise control switches, power moonroof, fog lights, 18” alloy wheels, sport trunk spoiler, foldable side mirrors with integrated turn signals, heated front seats, exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer, auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, 10 way power driver seat, illuminated inner door handles and overhead console, dual zone climate control.

Gas Stats:

$3.89 / Gal avg. May 18, 2018

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25 City and 34 Highway MPG


MSRP $26,345.

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