Engineered to deliver outstanding performance while providing solid fuel economy, the Subaru Legacy is a sedan that Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers, MA, drivers have fallen in love with over the years. The latest edition of the Legacy with its EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG is another strong entry in the Subaru lineup, once again providing a capable drive and solid fuel economy.

The Ira Subaru team is taking a closer look below at the Subaru Legacy MPG so you'll know what to expect when it comes to filling up the tank. Ready to get started? Keep reading or skip ahead to begin browsing our Legacy inventory here.

2021 Subaru Legacy: MPG

The Subaru Legacy is your solution when looking for a fuel-efficient sedan that offers all the power and comfort needed to enhance your travels. Thanks to its EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG, getting around town is easier than ever.

Couple this fuel efficiency with its massive 18.5-gallon fuel tank and you can rest assured your sedan is by your side for the long haul. How long? Well, with this fuel efficiency and fuel tank combination, you can travel up to an estimated 647 miles without needing to stop to refuel.

Legacy MPG by Trim Level

No two Subaru Legacy drivers are the same. The idea of comfort varies from one person to another as does what it means to travel with thrilling performance. To accommodate the various needs of its drivers, the 2021 Subaru Legacy is offered in six different trim levels.

Since each trim level has something different to offer, there's some variety among the Subaru Legacy MPG from trim to trim.

Trim Level

EPA-estimated MPG

Subaru Legacy

27 city/35 highway MPG

Subaru Legacy Premium

27 city/35 highway MPG

Subaru Legacy Sport

27 city/35 highway MPG

Subaru Legacy Limited

27 city/35 highway MPG

Subaru Legacy Limited XT

24 city/32 highway MPG

Subaru Legacy Touring XT

24 city/32 highway MPG

While the fuel efficiency varies when it comes to the Legacy Limited XT and Legacy Touring XT trim levels, each model offers a high MPG rating that will help you get around town with fewer stops.

Subaru Legacy: MPG Over the Years

The Subaru has always been an efficient sedan. It works hard to ensure fewer stops at the gas station, even when your travel needs increase due to extended work commutes, increased local travels, and vacation needs.

Proof of Subaru's dedication to accommodating longer commutes is seen by studying the fuel efficiency of the Subaru Legacy over the years.

Model Year

EPA-estimated MPG


26 city/36 highway MPG


25 city/34 highway MPG


25 city/34 highway MPG


25 city/34 highway MPG


27 city/35 highway MPG


27 city/35 highway MPG

The highway fuel efficiency of the Legacy has remained the same thanks to its already high number. The city efficiency, on the other hand, has steadily increased over the past several years to accommodate the evolving needs of drivers like you.

2021 Legacy: Performance Features

As mentioned, each driver has different needs when it comes to performance. Luckily, the six different trim levels add the performance variety you need, particularly when it comes to the engine specs of the 2021 Subaru Legacy.




2.4L turbocharged

SUBARU BOXER® (optional)


182 HP

260 HP


176 lb-ft

277 lb-ft

No matter which engine you choose, the combination of power and speed can help you zip along Massachusetts highways and byways with solid fuel economy in the city, too.

All-Wheel Drive Comes Standard

As is the case with most Subaru models, all-wheel drive comes standard in the Legacy. The standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) has been designed to provide the right balance for your drives and an even distribution of power for traction, regardless of what Mother Nature brings. You'll enjoy outstanding grip in rain, snow, and on challenging terrain.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive also features the engine mounted in line with the drivetrain, which ensures a seamless transfer of power to all the wheels. Other AWD systems may require additional components in the drivetrain to provide power to all wheels. In turn, this can reduce vehicle efficiency.

Still, standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive isn't all the Legacy has to offer in terms of traction abilities. Other noteworthy standard features include:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Active Torque Vectoring

Thanks to these features, your Legacy can expertly maneuver any type of terrain you may encounter along the way.

Safety Comes Standard With the 2021 Subaru Legacy

Subaru knows the most important thing is the safe arrival of you and your loved ones. That's why the 2021 Legacy comes standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, a suite of active safety technologies that helps keep you and your passengers safe on every drive.

Features included with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology are:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist

Optional Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert monitor the side and rear of your sedan and provide a visual indicator in the side mirror so you'll know if there are other cars in your blind spot.

Test Drive the Fuel-Efficient Subaru Legacy Today!

When you visit our Subaru dealership, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Legacy. Of course, you can begin the search for your next car on our website by visiting our new inventory. We're always happy to welcome you to our location, too.

Fill out the secure Subaru finance application to give our financial experts a head start on the process. If you have any questions about the Legacy for our staff, reach out to us today.

Now that you know all about the Subaru Legacy MPG and what makes this vehicle so fuel efficient, contact us or visit us here at Ira Subaru for your test drive near Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers.

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