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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2016 Subaru Legacy
24.8571428571% Best 81% Worst
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2013 - 2014 Subaru Legacy
19.7142857143% Best 72% Worst
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2007 - 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
26.5714285714% Best 84% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Subaru Legacy
34.5714285714% Best 98% Worst
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2005 - 2009 Subaru Legacy
74% Best 167% Worst
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2000 - 2004 Subaru Legacy
30.5714285714% Best 91% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
We keep cars for 10 years or more. I expect to drive this one for the next 15. full 2012 Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
You see many Subarus still on the road. I have heard many stories of these vehicles still running great with high mileage. full 2010 Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Had the previous model. I never had any problems, it was a solid car, as all Subarus seem to be. full 2010 Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
subaru has been using the same basic engine design for years. the design is tested and proven to be very durable. full 2009 Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Like most Japanese cars the Subaru is known for being reliable and durable. I have owned this vehicle for just over a year and with the exception of a leaky transmission line (assembly error) it has only required regular maintenance. full 2009 Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
proven engine and awd full 2008 Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I beat the piss out of my car - but it still keeps coming back for more. The only problem I had was a wheel bearing going bad. This was fixed under warranty. full 2008 Subaru Legacy review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Low maintenance, tough enough to base a heavy duty version of the car, think Outback, will go hundreds of thousands of miles if you just remember to do the recommended maintenance. full 2007 Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Here in Canada, we see extremes in temperatures. It gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. You need a car that is built tough. full 2006 Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very dependable. full 2006 Subaru Legacy review
Subaru Legacy Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Many more problems than any other Subaru I have owned. Lots of fit and finish issues along with failing wheel bearings and bad fuel injectors. full 2005 Subaru Legacy review
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Annual repairs have nearly doubled price paid for vehicle; substantial engine problems; none of the 4 recalls addressed engine issues. full 2002 Subaru Legacy review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota

Toyota Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Both the structural and power components are based on long time proven designs full 2008 Toyota review
2008 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Its my car today and will be my sons first car ten years from now just like my first 1976 FJ40 my dad sold me! full 2008 Toyota review
2008 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
FJ is manufactured and assembled in Japan. Reliability and durability will be excellent. full 2008 Toyota review
2008 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
My third Toyota. Overall have more than 10 years of driving experience in three different Toyotas and had absolutely ZERO problems - not a single failure. full 2008 Toyota review
2008 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not one problem with drive train in 38,000 miles, built well. full 2008 Toyota review
2007 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
Powertrain and chassis has been used on many other Toyota models and has proven reliability. full 2007 Toyota review
2007 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Very reliable. Just turn the key and drive. full 2007 Toyota review
2007 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It is a Toyota; what more do you need to say? Similar drive train to the 4 Runner so very reliable. full 2007 Toyota review
2007 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Lack of maintenance costs means better value throughout the life of the vehicle and increasing value overall. full 2007 Toyota review