Which 2023 Subaru Legacy Trim Level is Right for You?

Is Subaru discontinuing the Legacy? Not for this year, at least. There seems to be some worry over Subaru sedans—but they’re holding strong. In fact, the new 2023 Legacy may be the best yet. Read on to learn about the five 2023 Subaru Legacy trim levels available this coming year. Compare specs, features, safety, technology, and more to see which one is right for you.

Changes to the 2023 Legacy midsize sedan

Blue 2023 Subaru Legacy midsize sedan. There are five Legacy trim levels this year
2023 Subaru Legacy | Subaru

The Subaru Legacy is one of this brand’s most reliable cars, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring (at least, not all the time). For example, the new model brings some cool changes for the 2023 model year. These changes include a new standard turbo for the Sport trim level, some neat new safety features for the Touring XT model, and a new grille trim piece that spans the lineup.

Though, it appears that Subaru has dropped the Limited XT trim level for this year. The 2023 Subaru Legacy release date is expected to be in the fall, so look for it around November.

2023 Subaru Legacy Base 

Starting price: estimated $23,995

Here’s a look at quick specs for the 2023 Legacy Base:

  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)

While the affordable base Legacy trim level is one of the best cars for new drivers, it is sparsely equipped. It is one of the cheapest midsize all-wheel sedans out there, though, so it’s not a bad deal.

However, for close to or over $23,000, you’ll miss out on power-adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2023 Subaru Legacy Premium

Black cloth interior of the 2023 Subaru Legacy Premium trim level
2023 Subaru Legacy interior | Subaru

Starting price: estimated $26,245

Here’s a look at quick specs for the 2023 Legacy Premium:

  • All features included on the Base model
  • 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia Plus system
  • Power adjustable front drivers’ seat
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Subaru’s All-Weather Package
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle

I’ve been driving Subarus for 10 years, and I’ll tell you—always spring for the Premium. Always. No matter what model you’re looking for. The Legacy’s Premium trim level is hands-down the best value for the price if you’re not looking for anything too fancy.

This is the cheapest model in the 2023 Legacy lineup to offer the All-Weather Package, so it’s well worth the cost.

2023 Subaru Legacy Sport

Starting price: estimated $29,790

Here’s a look at quick specs for the 2023 Legacy Sport:

  • 260-horsepower 2.4-liter turbo BOXER engine
  • Red front grille accents
  • Gray 18-inch allow wheels
  • Black-and-gray two-tone cloth interior
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation

The 2023 Legacy Sport trim level received some fun enhancements for the new model year. Namely, the 260-horsepower turbo engine is now standard on this model. This is a 78-horsepower boost over last year’s Sport trim. In addition, the new 2023 trim brings some eye-catching accents that stand out.

This fun turbocharged model, with unique sporty accents, makes for a strong competitor to the 2023 Honda Accord.

2023 Subaru Legacy Limited

Brown leather interior of a 2023 Subaru Legacy trim level midsize sedan
2023 Subaru Legacy leather interior | Subaru

Starting price: estimated $30,945

Here’s a look at quick specs for the 2023 Legacy Limited:

  • All features included on the Premium model
  • Keyless Entry with Push-Button Start
  • Perforated leather seat trim
  • Harman Kardon® premium audio system
  • Heated rear outboard seats

The ultra-premium 2023 Legacy Limited trim level is expected to start close to $30,000, but you get an incredibly well-equipped sedan for that price. Leather seats, toasty kiesters for your backseat passengers, a premium sound system, and all the goodies of the Premium? Plus, of course, standard AWD.

2023 Subaru Legacy Touring XT

Blue 2023 Subaru Legacy midsize sedan driving away down a wet road
2023 Subaru Legacy | Subaru

Starting price: estimated $36,695

Here’s a look at quick specs for the 2023 Legacy Touring XT:

  • All features included on the Limited model
  • EyeSight Wide-Angle Mono Camera
  • Front View Monitor
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power moonroof

This fully loaded Legacy sedan is top of the line in safety technology because it comes with Subaru’s new EyeSight Wide-Angle Mono Camera for an unparalleled field of view for the safety system.

In a huge surprise to me, the nearly-$40,000 2023 Legacy trim is the only one that comes with a CD player. Apparently, people with bigger budgets also have big CD collections? Someone with a large budget, please confirm.

So, which 2023 Legacy trim level is right for you? There are no wrong answers

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