2013 Legacy Owner Reviews (2)
Not as good as expected
Just turned in 2013 MY Subaru 2.5L lease. While I enjoyed the car initially, I quickly learned about many shortcomings of this vehicle. I'll start with the positives. First, the view out of the car is fantastic, windows are large, pillars are not as wide, and lots of interior space. Secondly, this is an amazing car in snow, it never let me get stuck even when we had over 16 inches on the ground. Third, for the 3 years I was leasing it, it was very reliable. Lastly, I averaged about 27-28 mpg which I think is pretty good for an all wheel drive midsize sedan. Now, for some of the shortcomings. The ride is not very compliant, car jitters and jerks over every pothole. Apparently, Subaru decided to make this car sportier and stiffened a suspension for 2013 model year. Well, that didn't pan out very well. The car is loud. Once you reach highway speeds, you can definitely feel all the noise entering the cabin; apparently not much insulation. Heating and Air Conditioning is loud. Starting with the 2nd setting, you can hear blowing air quiet a bit. Lastly, the combination between 2.5L engine and continuously variable transmission did not work well. Car jerked in traffic back and forth as if gears were trying to engage. Plus, no luxury amenities. As a basic transportation for snow belt area, this is a great car but otherwise very mediocre.
trade in your 2010-12
AOL user 2012-09-10 20:05:10
I am a previous owner of a 2011 2.5 basic. Any owner knows slow acceleration body roll , slow lane acceleration noisey cvt makes one want to leave the car. It never works together.. the noise sluggish, cushy suspension and seating are issues. I traded for a 2013.. the problems mentioned above where corrected. The body roll is gone the seating softer. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THE CAR WORKS AS ITSELF IN SYNC. The tweek in horsepower makes acceleration greatly improved. The CVT noise is reduced. The car gives a german like feel for a ride. Sometimes I would feel like I am in an hhr or pt cruiser with the 2011. My advice just trade it in get a 2013.. Body style with the flare wheels still there but the components changed. It feels great. A much improved auto.