Stretch Your Legs in the New 2021 Subaru Legacy

by Gabrielle DeSantis

For many folks, sedans are a great, affordable option that’ll allow them to go from point A to point B without much fuss. That said, since sedans are usually small cars, they can be quite cramped, especially for taller people. However, the brand-new 2021 Subaru Legacy isn’t a cramped sedan, and it’s in fact quite spacious.

The 2021 Subaru Legacy is affordable and spacious

When it comes to roomy sedans, most of them are probably going to be luxury sedans or big, full-size cars. Those attributes will also generally mean a pretty expensive car, but that’s not the case for the Legacy. In fact, according to U.S. News, the Legacy is not only spacious, but it’s also quite affordable. That’s because the Legacy has a starting price tag of just under $23,000, which means that customers won’t have to break the bank to get the car.

As far as its interior space goes, it’s surprisingly spacious as well, even compared to its more expensive counterparts. U.S. News said that the Legacy has 42.8 inches of front legroom and 39.5 inches of rear legroom. Those are better numbers than the 2021 Lexus ES, which, since it’s a Lexus, starts at about $40,000. In fact, U.S. News said that when it comes to just front legroom, the Legacy’s actually near the top.

The Legacy’s cargo capacity is also pretty impressive, according to U.S. News. The Legacy has 15.1 cu. ft. of trunk space, which is about average for its class. However, what impressed U.S. News was how big the Legacy’s trunk opening was. The size of the Legacy’s trunk opening allows folks to more easily load cargo into the Legacy’s trunk.

A luxury grade interior

The 2020 Subaru Legacy | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Although the Subaru Legacy starts at a very affordable price tag, U.S. News called its interior design “luxury-grade.” Subaru didn’t line the interior up with fancy materials, but Subaru did design it well, build it well, and equip it well. 

For example, the Legacy has a 7.0-inch touchscreen display as standard, and according to U.S. News, it also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard. That touchscreen is connected to Subaru’s infotainment system, Starlink, and U.S. News said that it was “easy to use.”

More importantly, though, Subaru gave the Legacy a lot of standard smart safety features. These features will allow folks to be safer on the road at no extra cost. Some of the standard smart safety features that are on the Legacy include lane departure warning, forward automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control, just to name a few things. 

The 2021 Subaru Legacy’s pricing and trim levels

At a starting price of about $23,000, the Subaru Legacy makes a very compelling case for itself as is. But of course, Subaru offers options that’ll allow customers to pick and choose the right Subaru for them. For the Legacy, in particular, there are five trims available. They are the Premium, the Sport, the Limited, the Limited XT, and finally, the Touring XT. 

The Premium starts at about $25,000, the Sport starts at about $27,000, the Limited starts at about $30,000, the Limited XT starts at about $34,000, and the Touring XT starts at about $36,000. Each trim will have changes from the last, and some potential upgrades include leather upholstery instead of cloth, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and an 11.6-inch touchscreen display. 

The most expensive trims will also have a more powerful turbocharged engine. The standard engine gets about 182 hp, which U.S. News called decent. However, the turbocharged engine gets 260 hp, which makes the Legacy far more capable on the road.

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