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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  101 Legacys, 4.4 months of data per Legacy, average 4200 miles

 

2015 Subaru Legacy 42
82.9192546584% 82.9192546584% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  154 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 11000 miles

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

 

2014 Subaru Legacy 22
28.8571428571% 28.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  79 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 24500 miles

 

2013 Subaru Legacy 20
17.9802955665% 17.9802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  118 Legacys, 10.2 months of data per Legacy, average 38800 miles

 

2012 Subaru Legacy 27
26.7857142857% 26.7857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  104 Legacys, 9.8 months of data per Legacy, average 48900 miles

 

2011 Subaru Legacy 33
32.4489795918% 32.4489795918% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  127 Legacys, 10.3 months of data per Legacy, average 63900 miles

 

2010 Subaru Legacy 38
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Legacys, 10.0 months of data per Legacy, average 73800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2009 Subaru Legacy 91
78.5714285714% 78.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Legacys, 9.3 months of data per Legacy, average 86600 miles

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

 

2008 Subaru Legacy 95
82.967032967% 82.967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 98200 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 FJ Cruisers, 10.4 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 71700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Subaru Legacy 95
77.2727272727% 77.2727272727% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 94100 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 31
10.7792207792% 10.7792207792% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 FJ Cruisers, 10.2 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 100800 miles

Many FJs are off-roaded.

 

2006 Subaru Legacy 66
44.7368421053% 44.7368421053% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 101900 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, 10.6 months of data per Legacy H6, average 125100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Subaru Legacy H4 86
56.5759637188% 56.5759637188% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Legacy H4s, 9.9 months of data per Legacy H4, average 112500 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
  18 Legacys, 7.9 months of data per Legacy, average 142100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Subaru Legacy 102
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Legacys, 9.0 months of data per Legacy, average 147800 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2002 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Legacys, 7.9 months of data per Legacy, average 161600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Subaru Legacy 90
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Legacys, 6.4 months of data per Legacy, average 180200 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2000 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Legacys, 5.2 months of data per Legacy, average 154500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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