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Subaru Legacy Powertrain and Chassis Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending March 31, 2018

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
107 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 15400 miles driven2017 Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  107 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 15400 miles driven
121 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 29100 miles driven2016 Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  121 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 29100 miles driven
93 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 37900 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2015
Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  93 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 37900 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
45 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 55100 miles driven2014 Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  45 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 55100 miles driven
73 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 70800 miles driven2013 Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  73 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 70800 miles driven
53 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 78700 miles driven2012 Subaru Legacy
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  53 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 78700 miles driven
74 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 90500 miles driven2011 Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  74 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 90500 miles driven
47 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 96000 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2010
Subaru Legacy
[?] see reported repairs
  47 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 96000 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
27 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 122300 miles driven

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2008
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  27 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 122300 miles driven

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
25 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 125200 miles driven

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2006
Subaru Legacy Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 125200 miles driven

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
29 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 124200 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
2005
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  29 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 124200 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.

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Subaru Legacy Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Subaru Legacy reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Subaru Legacys with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Subaru Legacys that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Subaru Legacy lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Subaru Legacy has been recently.

To see how frequently Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Subarus are known for their reliability and longevity. They are much less common than most makes and are known for being different. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subaru is a brand known for reliability see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Very reliable see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
They are made to last. You see plenty of old Subarus still going strong, especially in cold weather regions like Canada and the US north East. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I flagged brand and image here because I like how my LGT in distinct without calling attention to itself. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Subaru has a pretty good reputation and image...although it is a bit quircky as viewed by some. Reputation (a good one) usually has a major affect on resale value. see full Subaru Legacy review
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
where I live in the country most people have Subarus and the dealer is nearby and has a good reputation. see full Subaru Legacy review
Subaru Legacy Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I flagged brand reputation & image as a dislike too because I see so many people asking questions like ‘LGT or G35 or 3 series?.’ These are great cars, but you don’t want to buy one if you want impress people. This is a plus or minus depending on who you see full Subaru Legacy review