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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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  
2014 - 2017 Toyota Corolla Reliability by Generation2014 - 2017 Toyota Corolla
12.8571428571% Best 60% Worst
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2015 - 2017 Subaru Legacy Reliability by Generation2015 - 2017 Subaru Legacy
28.8571428571% Best 88% Worst
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2013 - 2014 Subaru Legacy Reliability by Generation2013 - 2014 Subaru Legacy
9.42857142857% Best 54% Worst
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2009 - 2013 Toyota Corolla Reliability by Generation2009 - 2013 Toyota Corolla
7.71428571429% Best 51% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Subaru Legacy Reliability by Generation2010 - 2012 Subaru Legacy
29.4285714286% Best 89% Worst
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2005 - 2009 Subaru Legacy Reliability by Generation2005 - 2009 Subaru Legacy
74% Best 167% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Toyota Corolla Reliability by Generation2003 - 2008 Toyota Corolla
14% Best 62% Worst
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2000 - 2004 Subaru Legacy Reliability by Generation2000 - 2004 Subaru Legacy
50.5714285714% Best 126% 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 Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very dependable. full 2006 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
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 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 Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very dependable. full 2006 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
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