The 2021 Legacy costs just $23,820 in base trim. With its standard all-wheel drive, twin 7.0-inch infotainment and vehicle-function screens, active safety features, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, it’s a great bargain and very well-equipped, without spending a dime more. The Legacy’s warranty and options aren’t anything dramatic, but its larger available infotainment screen is—which earns the Legacy an 8 for features.
From that base version, Subaru sells a $26,070 Legacy Premium we choose as our best buy. It comes with 17-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, dual-zone climate control, four USB ports, and the 11.6-inch touchscreen, with options for a sunroof, navigation, keyless start, and blind-spot monitors.
From there, the Legacy steps through Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT editions. That $37,070 Legacy Touring XT slathers up with the turbo-4 engine, nappa leather upholstery, navigation, 18-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seat, thicker sound-insulating front windows, and a forward-facing camera, as well as the larger 11.6-inch touchscreen.
That big tablet-style, touchscreen, by the way, doesn’t work like the portrait-style screens in Tesla and Volvo cars. Subaru stocks more hard buttons for vehicle functions, but some climate controls route through the touchscreen, which can be laggy. The screen also shrinks CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces into a lower band, for a screen-inside-a-screen effect that’s somewhat compromised.