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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Subaru Legacy 89 Legacys, 4.0 months of data per Legacy, average 4000 miles13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Subaru Legacy 79 Legacys, 9.1 months of data per Legacy, average 11500 miles17
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Subaru Legacy 124 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 26400 miles21
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru Legacy 103 Legacys, 10.1 months of data per Legacy, average 37300 miles20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Subaru Legacy 139 Legacys, 10.0 months of data per Legacy, average 50400 miles20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Subaru Legacy 112 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 62700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
29
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Subaru Legacy 56 Legacys, 9.2 months of data per Legacy, average 71800 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
96
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Subaru Legacy 63 Legacys, 9.0 months of data per Legacy, average 83000 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots. Also starting to see head gasket failures with the 2008s. A common problem with previous model years.
87
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser   17 FJ Cruisers, 10.2 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 64700 miles

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2007 Subaru Legacy 48 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 83500 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
76
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 48 FJ Cruisers, 9.0 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 87800 miles

Many FJs are off-roaded.
39
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Subaru Legacy 63 Legacys, 9.2 months of data per Legacy, average 97400 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
101
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Subaru Legacy 106 Legacys, 9.1 months of data per Legacy, average 102900 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
87
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Subaru Legacy   24 Legacys, 9.0 months of data per Legacy, average 138000 miles

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2003 Subaru Legacy 37 Legacys, 8.1 months of data per Legacy, average 148700 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
109
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Subaru Legacy   18 Legacys, 7.8 months of data per Legacy, average 146200 miles

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2001 Subaru Legacy 27 Legacys, 8.5 months of data per Legacy, average 171600 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
68
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Subaru Legacy   18 Legacys, 7.1 months of data per Legacy, average 177000 miles

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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Subaru Legacy or Toyota FJ Cruiser reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota FJ Cruiser truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Subaru Legacy and Toyota FJ Cruiser reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota FJ Cruiser were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota FJ Cruiser have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Subaru Legacy

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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 173-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.
2010 4dr Sedan 173-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.
2010 4dr Sedan 175-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.
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 262hp 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.
2009 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT 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.
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
proven engine and awd
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-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.
2007 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT 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.
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 262hp 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.
2006 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Very dependable.
Subaru Legacy Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 262hp 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.
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Annual repairs have nearly doubled price paid for vehicle; substantial engine problems; none of the 4 recalls addressed engine issues.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-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
2008 4dr SUV 260-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!
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
FJ is manufactured and assembled in Japan. Reliability and durability will be excellent.
2008 4dr SUV 260-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.
2008 4dr SUV 260-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.
2007 4dr SUV 260-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.
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Very reliable. Just turn the key and drive.
2007 4dr SUV 260-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.
2007 4dr SUV 260-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.