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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Subaru Legacy 10
4.54545454545% 4.54545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  144 Legacys, 5.8 months of data per Legacy, average 5000 miles

 

2015 Subaru Legacy 36
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  152 Legacys, 9.7 months of data per Legacy, average 13600 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.

 

2014 Subaru Legacy 24
33.4285714286% 33.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 Legacys, 9.4 months of data per Legacy, average 27600 miles

 

2013 Subaru Legacy 21
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  120 Legacys, 9.4 months of data per Legacy, average 42600 miles

 

2012 Subaru Legacy 23
20.9677419355% 20.9677419355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  99 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 52000 miles

 

2011 Subaru Legacy 33
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  128 Legacys, 9.9 months of data per Legacy, average 67200 miles

 

2010 Subaru Legacy 43
41.5750915751% 41.5750915751% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Legacys, 9.4 months of data per Legacy, average 76300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.

 

2009 Subaru Legacy 79
67.0868347339% 67.0868347339% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Legacys, 9.9 months of data per Legacy, average 88100 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.

 

2008 Subaru Legacy 102
90.6593406593% 90.6593406593% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Legacys, 8.9 months of data per Legacy, average 100900 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 FJ Cruisers, 10.1 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 73400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Subaru Legacy 112
87.0460048426% 87.0460048426% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 96000 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 33
10.5326876513% 10.5326876513% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 FJ Cruisers, 10.2 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 101200 miles

Many FJs are off-roaded.

 

2006 Subaru Legacy 88
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  58 Legacys, 9.0 months of data per Legacy, average 103500 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.

 

2005 Subaru Legacy H6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Legacy H6s, 9.5 months of data per Legacy H6, average 129200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Subaru Legacy H4 97
61.3006396588% 61.3006396588% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Legacy H4s, 9.8 months of data per Legacy H4, average 114400 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.

 

2004 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Legacys, 9.7 months of data per Legacy, average 139300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Subaru Legacy 107
55.9674502712% 55.9674502712% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 158900 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2002 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Legacys, 8.2 months of data per Legacy, average 168900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Legacys, 7.0 months of data per Legacy, average 189200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
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