Many people in Bassett, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro may have forgotten how midsize sedans used to rule the roost in much of the auto market, but the 2024 Subaru Legacy is a powerful reminder of why. Standard AWD has always made the Legacy stand out from the midsize sedan crowd, and there are plenty more reasons why you should take the time to consider the Legacy seriously.
The Legacy has looked a little more conventional than many of its stablemates for a while now, and last year’s exterior styling enhancements made the 2024 Subaru Legacy genuinely attractive. All models have a front fascia featuring a sporty-looking bumper, a prominent grille, and purposeful LED headlights and fog lights. And if you prefer something sportier, the Sport model boasts a red front grille stripe, gray 18-inch alloys, gray metallic side mirrors, and a trunk spoiler.
The 2024 Subaru Legacy lineup has five available trim levels. The most affordable model is the attractively priced Legacy Base, and you then have the Premium, Limited, Sport, and top-of-the-lien Touring XT trim levels to tempt you. The five trim levels cover a good range of specifications and budgets, but every model represents outstanding value for money.
It shouldn’t be surprising that all versions of the 2024 Subaru Legacy get all-wheel drive as part of their standard specification. All models send their power to all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and the Subaru take on the CVT is regarded as one of the best available. The paddle shifters, simulated gear ratios, and lively throttle tuning all work exceptionally. Even if you’ve tried other CVTs and have yet to be impressed with the experience, the Subaru unit is in a class of its own and likely to change your mind.
Base, Premium, and Limited versions of the 2024 Legacy come equipped with a standard 2.5-liter flat-four engine that develops 182 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque. If your taste is for something a little more lively, Sport and Touring XT trims get a 2.4-liter turbo-four, providing the midsize Subaru sedan with 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.4 doesn’t turn the Legacy into a hypercar, but it can get you from 0 to 60 mph in around six seconds.
The Legacy was already generously equipped and great value for money, but Subaru continues to make the Legacy standard specification even more generous. Automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control are standard at all levels, and blind-spot monitors and rear automatic emergency braking are available for only a little extra. Perhaps predictably, the NHTSA and IIHS deliver five-star and Top Safety Pick+ ratings, respectively, making the Legacy top-of-the-class for overall safety.
The 2024 Legacy is one of those increasingly rare cases where many people will be content with the entry model. Standard Base features now include 17-inch alloy wheels, a pair of 7.0-inch infotainment and driver information displays, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, auto-on/off wiper-linked headlights, and climate control. The Legacy Premium upgrades you to dual-zone climate control and an 11.6-inch touchscreen. It’s also a gateway model to several features you might want to add. The Touring XT trim touches on genuine luxury with that turbo-four powerplant, navigation, Nappa leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, the 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a forward-facing camera. For the 2024 model year, the Sport trim levels gets upgraded to include a standard Harman/Kardon audio system.
Before SUVs became all-conquering, midsize sedans vastly inferior to the 2024 Subaru Legacy were what many people aspired to. The Legacy continues to evolve and improve, and today it’s a great car and sensational value for money that will give anything in its class a run for its money. Experience the sensational 2024 Legacy with a test drive from Nelson Subaru at 4730 Virginia Ave, Bassett, Virginia, or call us at (276) 647-1775 for more information and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.