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Yesterday, Subaru announced it would discontinue the Legacy after 2025. Born in 1989, the Legacy was the first Subaru manufactured in the U.S. After selling 1.3 million cars over six generations, Subaru is removing the four-door car from its lineup. Subaru directly cites the market shift to SUVs and its commitment to going electric by 2028.

The Legacy is a four-door midsize sedan that was also offered in wagon form until its successor, the Outback, debuted. The Legacy remained a full-time sedan after 2000 when the wagon trim separated into its own model. It’ll have 36 model years when it goes quietly into the night.

Something that really stuck out to me in Subaru’s press release was its reliability highlight. According to Experian’s data, Subaru says that a whopping 94% of Legacy sedans sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. That’s incredible!

A blue 2024 Subaru Legacy sedan parked on a brick road in left front angle view sun setting behind buildings
2024 Subaru Legacy | Subaru

During my tenure at a shop, we saw many a Legacy towed in needing clutches and head gaskets. They were older model years, of course, and the drivers had fun with them, no doubt. Many happily chose to repair and continue to drive them. We had other customers with newer Legacy sedans who sure did love them through and through without any troubles.

Subaru has publicly shared general plans to release eight EVs by 2028. So far, it’s produced the Solterra, which starts at $44,995. This year, it still has the BRZ and WRX in the lineup, a coupe and a sedan, respectively.

For 2025, the Legacy will keep its 2024 opening price of $24,895.