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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability

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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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2017 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  35 Legacys, 1.8 months of data per Legacy, average 1900 miles

 

2016 Subaru Legacy 12
9.74025974026% 9.74025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  157 Legacys, 7.7 months of data per Legacy, average 6700 miles

 

2015 Subaru Legacy 27
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  146 Legacys, 9.7 months of data per Legacy, average 16500 miles

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

 

2014 Subaru Legacy 24
31.3186813187% 31.3186813187% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  85 Legacys, 9.3 months of data per Legacy, average 31100 miles

 

2013 Subaru Legacy 17
12.0689655172% 12.0689655172% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  112 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 46600 miles

 

2012 Subaru Legacy 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  97 Legacys, 9.8 months of data per Legacy, average 54600 miles

 

2011 Subaru Legacy 31
23.9926739927% 23.9926739927% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  126 Legacys, 9.8 months of data per Legacy, average 70300 miles

 

2010 Subaru Legacy 50
51.8315018315% 51.8315018315% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  89 Legacys, 9.8 months of data per Legacy, average 77700 miles

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

 

2009 Subaru Legacy 97
91.6909620991% 91.6909620991% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 91300 miles

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

 

2008 Subaru Legacy 107
96.1538461538% 96.1538461538% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 Legacys, 9.7 months of data per Legacy, average 105100 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 FJ Cruisers, 10.6 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 72900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Subaru Legacy 124
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Legacys, 9.9 months of data per Legacy, average 99100 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 43
20.9359605911% 20.9359605911% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 FJ Cruisers, 10.3 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 104300 miles

Many FJs are off-roaded.

 

2006 Subaru Legacy 80
64.8247978437% 64.8247978437% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 Legacys, 10.1 months of data per Legacy, average 106200 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
  10 Legacy H6s, 9.0 months of data per Legacy H6, average 135500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Subaru Legacy H4 93
57.8891257996% 57.8891257996% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Legacy H4s, 9.5 months of data per Legacy H4, average 115400 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, 9.3 months of data per Legacy, average 149200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Subaru Legacy 92
48.6666666667% 48.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Legacys, 9.0 months of data per Legacy, average 164200 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2002 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Legacys, 8.2 months of data per Legacy, average 173300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Legacys, 6.4 months of data per Legacy, average 193200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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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