Monday, May 19, 2014

Subaru prices the 2015 Legacy: Free AWD for everyone!

The all new 2015 Subaru will start at $21 695, before destination.

Here are the starting prices for some of its competition (Also excluding destination):
- Toyota Camry $22 425
-Honda Accord $21 995
-Ford Fusion $21 970
-Kia Optima $21 500
-Mazda 6 $21 190
-Nissan Altima $22 170

So it is either cheaper or about the same as its competition. But you get AWD. Basically for free.
And it won't cost you a penalty at the pump either.

As the new Legacy is rated at 26/36 MPG
-Toyota Camry 25/35 MPG
-Honda Accord 27/36 MPG
-Ford Fusion 25/37MPG
-Kia Optima 23/34 MPG
-Mazda 6 26/38 MPG
-Nissan Altima 27/38 MPG

You get the idea. It's pretty much the same as all the FWD competition.

Of course, for my taste, I would get a Fusion or Mazda 6. (But who knows, the Legacy might be a great drive too)
Compared to the most popular car, which is the Camry, the new Legacy starts looking really good.
On paper, and in pictures. The revised Camry just looks odd. And its interior is mostly the same as the current model.
Which I drove a couple of weeks ago. And found its interior pretty bad....
(The new Legacy also has a quite blocky interior design, but it seems much more tasteful.)

It will be interesting to see how it does....


Anonymous said...

You forgot one--the all-new Chrysler 200. If you like the BMW 3-series you'll LOVE the 200. BMW AWD, Independant suspension, technology (9-speed ZF standard; BMW uses it's 8-speed ZF cousin): all for about the price of a cheap Subarau or Camry. A REAL Game-Changer!

Anonymous said...

The interior looks awful. The usual Subaru fake woodgrain is utterly ridiculous. But I do like the functional, if not exciting exterior. It's smart to offer AWD as standard. It's something that Audi really needs to offer.

Unlike someone who has a Camry in their driveway, a Subaru owner looks a bit smarter even though they haven't spent any more money.

Anonymous said...

Too bad it looks so much like the new Sonata.. almost indistinguishable from the front.

Anonymous said...

This could be my next car!