If you read my blog on a regular basis chances are you might have read a post or two about the Subaru Legacy I had the opportunity to test drive for a week. Sadly my time is up with the car.
I have reviewed several cars over the years, from the most basic to luxury vehicles. I have to say that the Subaru Legacy is in the top three for both myself and my husband.
The Subaru Legacy is a very smooth ride. One of the things I noticed immediately when I first got behind the wheel of this car is that it rode very smoothly. Getting on to the parkway was super easy. It’s as if the car glided on to the parkway without skipping a beat.
On my commute to/from my job there is a very steep hill. With my car it “bucks” and slows down when trying to ascend the hill. With the Legacy it was one smooth, effortless ride. There was no hesitation or slowing down. The car the went down and back up the hill without so much as the slightest hesitation. It was amazing.
If anything stands out the most about this beautiful car is how incredibly smooth the ride is.
Speaking of beautiful, I love the look of the car. It has a “sporty luxury” look to it.
Inside the car is very roomy. I felt completely comfortable both as the driver and the front seat passenger.
I’m a plus size person and sometimes car seats are not as comfortable as they could be (especially when seat belts did into your side). I felt perfectly comfortable in every aspect in this car. Even my son, who has long legs, felt comfortable in the backseat.
Both of my kids appreciated the heated seats in the back that they could control themselves. My daughter is always cold and she would turn on the heated seat every time she sat in the backseat.
This car has A LOT of “bells and whistles”. This of course would vary from car to car, depending on the extras that the car owner wants to purchase. The car I was sent to review must have had every feature you could possibly purchase for the car.
I found that the dashboard was a bit overwhelming. There is A LOT going on with everything on the dashboard. It took me a bit just to locate the clock.
The dashboard was a bit too much for me, but my husband said it was fine for him. So its just a personal preference. For me, “less is more”.
The car I reviewed had an interesting feature that notified you if the car crossed over the lines. An area on the dashboard (in front of the driver) would light up and buzz. That scared me the first time that happened. I was driving properly but moved across the lane a bit passing someone who was making a turn.
There was another time I could have sworn the car made a sound when the person in front of me slammed on their breaks. I saw the car stopping and I was about to step on the brakes when the car made a funny noise. I assume it was to alert me about the car in front of me. That is a great feature to have too, but it did scare me because I was not expecting it.
The dashboard display did have features I have never seen before. For example you can get the weather reports, including graphics display, as well as sports updates (my hubby liked that feature).
This is more than just a car to get you from point A to point B. There are a lot of features that make this more than just a regular car.
When I told my co-workers about the car they all had nothing but positive things to say about Subaru cars. They also LOVED how luxurious the car I had to review looked.
This car has great gas mileage too. Normally when I review cars I have to add gas at least once (not a complete fill up, but at least a few gallons). I never had the need to stop for gas at all my week with the 2015 Subaru Legacy. I drove it to/from work every day, to the store, to run errands and my husband even drove it to/from work on two occasions too.
I was sorry to see the car go. I wish I could have kept it longer, like for the next 5+ years. LOL!
If you would like to learn more about this beautiful car visit www.Subaru.com. You can also check out the Subaru Legacy on social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. Check out the hashtag #SubaruLegacy too.
*I received a free loaner for one week, assorted branded items and a gift card for gas. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.