• Jun 22nd 2009 at 7:58AM
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The 2010 Subaru Legacy is bigger, wider, and more powerful than ever, yet the engineers made a point to increase fuel economy as well. The new Legacy will hit 31 mpg on the highway and 23 around town, but you'll have to opt for the 2.5i model with the CVT transmission.

With the more enjoyable 6MT transmission, fuel economy isn't such a great story. The row-your-own 2.5i model will only get you 19/27. Step up to the Legacy manual trans 2.5 GT or the 3.6R with the five-speed auto and you'll have to settle for 18/25, which is actually decent considering the fact that you're getting plenty of power and AWD.

Beyond the more competitive powertrains and improved fuel economy, the new Legacy also starts at a competitive $19,995. We can't think of another vehicle that has room for five, AWD and a price tag under $20,000, making the Legacy a very competitive option in the mid-size market. Press release below the fold.


Subaru of America, Inc. Announces EPA figures for 2010 Legacy


- Subaru Legacy Sedan achieves 31mpg Hwy -

- Best MPG figures for mid-size AWD in U.S. Market -

- Better economy than many front-wheel drive competitors -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America today announced the EPA fuel economy results for 2010MY Legacy. The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Legacy achieves up to 26 mpg combined and 31 mpg highway, despite having grown in size in almost every dimension.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO )

Specifically, the Legacy 2.5i CVT now exhibits better fuel economy (EPA combined) than such Front-Wheel competitors such as Honda Accord, Mazda6i, VW Passat and Hyundai Sonata. Furthermore, the new Legacy is now the highest rated midsize AWD sedan (EPA combined) in the U.S. market for 2010MY.

Tim Mahoney, senior vice president and CMO of Subaru of America said, "We are thrilled that the all-new 2010 Legacy not only offers more space and a more rewarding drive than the competition, but it also delivers better fuel economy at a very competitive price."

The Subaru Legacy comes with Subaru's legendary Boxer engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, quick-ratio steering and a new double-wishbone suspension system. The 2010 Legacy has an entry-level price of $19,995 (excl. delivery) and will provide an alternative for customers looking for more from the mid-sized sedan segment.

2010MY EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Legacy 2.5i 6MT 19 mpg city / 22 mpg combined / 27 mpg hwy
Legacy 2.5i CVT 23 mpg city / 26 mpg combined / 31 mpg hwy
Legacy 2.5GT 6MT 18 mpg city / 21 mpg combined / 25 mpg hwy
Legacy 3.6R 5AT 18 mpg city / 21 mpg combined / 25 mpg hwy

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel-efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Try checking the facts before posting.

      2010 Ford Fusion SEL AWD - 18/25
      2010 Ford Fusion V6 Sport AWD - 17/24

      Numbers are one thing. Go drive the cars and you'll find you like the Legacy GT much better. Vision out of the car is amazing, weight balance is perfect and they live and breath AWD, so no one does it better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now, if only they would make a sporty 2-door coupe...

      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay the rear end is exactly like the Lexus GS.. even the rear side windows are GS-like..
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think everything looks great on this car sans the infinity G headlights...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Too bad they made it look like Sebring...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh thank God someone said it. I thought it was just me and I was scared to say anything!
      • 6 Years Ago

      Dan, you are right on with your observations. 3000 rpm at 70mph does not equate with good fuel economy...my Legacy gets 24 mpg overall. I can't believe they still have a four speed auto...for God sake, it's 2009!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a positive step in the right direction for Subaru styling. They made a fast AWD car and actually made it look mean. This looks far better than the Camry/Accord/Altima that it competes against. But the Legacy has always filled a strange spot (Maxima too). It is slightly more than the Camry, and slightly less than the Infiniti, but is not compared in any sedan comparisons because of this. You wont see magazines with it head to head with a field of sedans, and that is a shame. It would compare well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a perfectly wide bodied vehicle for the wide body tester inside.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have to say being a '08 Legacy GT owner,
      this car is ugly as hell. They dropped the ball
      on the exterior, looks like a smashed
      Camry and Accord. Just looks like I am going
      to hold onto mine longer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The last Legacy was a fantastic looking car (I used to own a Satin White Pear 2.5 GT), too bad I can't say the same for this design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      G37 headlights? que?
      • 6 Years Ago
      23 city is nothing to write home about. Look with hydrids on the road all non hybrid MPG seem rather pathethic, Prius gets 51 in he city, so that 23 look very poor.

      I think all cars that are in Camry, Accord and smaller families must start getting 30+ in the city.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It IS SO something to write home about. Name me another AWD vehicle that does better. Most non-hybird FWD mid-sizers don't do better than that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Do you know that lead is poisonous to mine and refine?

        Do you know that it takes more energy to manufacture and drive a Prius than it takes to manufacture and drive a 330i?

        Do you have a clue, or do you do what People magazine/Oprah/AlGore/Chris Matthews/Keith Olbermeier tell you to do?
        • 6 Years Ago
        you are forgetting the weight of the AWD.

        its competitive with the rest of the segment.

        Subarus have been a niche for two reasons; the fuel economy (because of the weight of the AWD) and price (because of the cost of the AWD). If you live in an area where AWD is preferred, its great. If you live in FL or TX, not so much.

        It looks like they have addressed both, deserving of kudos.
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