Used Guide: 2015-2019 Subaru Legacy
Buying a second-hand Subaru Legacy? Shop smart with these 5 tips!
When it launched for model-year 2015, the all-new sixth-generation Subaru Legacy was one of just a few AWD-equipped mainstream sedans available to Canadian shoppers.
Available with an improved 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine or a rare but sought-after 3.6R flat-six, the sixth-generation Legacy earned a place in the driveways of many Canadians seeking a comfortable sedan that was ready for any snowstorm.
Safety-minded shoppers can look for Subaru’s EyeSight safety system, which powered an array of high-tech safety functions like forward collision alert and lane departure alert.
I also noted the Chevrolet Malibu and Honda Accord as two key competitors to cross-shop against.
All Legacy models, regardless of configuration, were built with Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system on board.
Protect yourself by having a battery and charging system test, replacing an aging battery with a fresh new one from a reputable brand before the winter sets in, and being sure to assist your battery by using a trickle charger when your car will be parked for more than a few days on end.
Taking these steps to ensure your new-to-you Legacy is running a healthy battery can fend off serious expense and headaches.
Some Subaru Legacy units from the 2016 and 2017 model year were recalled to fix a serious issue with an improperly manufactured steering shaft that could result in an accident. Owners of affected vehicles were contacted, and the recall work, if applicable, may have already been performed on the Legacy you’re considering.
Dealers perform recall work to repair latent safety defects, free of charge. Shoppers can check the VIN of the specific car they’re considering to see which (if any) recalls apply by clicking here.
Ensuring all recall work is up to date makes for a safer drive.