2011 Subaru Legacy review

The Subaru Legacy has been redesigned for 2010 and now boasts a bigger backseat and improved gas mileage, with the same nimble steering the 2009 model had. Snowbelt drivers will appreciate its standard all-wheel drive, which few competitors offer.

Among midsize family sedans, the Legacy is a jack of all trades. In trying to do everything, though, it doesn't master very much. The Legacy doesn't feel as high-rent as some of its competitors particularly the suburb-infesting Honda Accord. Nor will its polarizing styling work for everyone.

The 2010 Legacy you can compare it with the '09 model here comes in base, Premium and Limited trim levels, with a four- or six-cylinder engine. The related Outback wagon, also redesigned for 2010, is covered here. I drove a four-cylinder Legacy Limited. There's also a turbocharged four-cylinder available in Premium and Limited trims, though it only comes with a stick shift.

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Registering from call back
1. Select the CALL BACK menu. 2. Select the phone number by operating the TUNE/TRACK/CH dial. 3. Select the STORE menu. 4. Select the CONFIRM menu. 5. Select the RECORD NAME menu by ...

Map lights
Type A Type B To turn on the map light, push the switch. To turn it off, push the switch again. When leaving the vehicle, make sure the lights are turned off to avoid battery discharge. NOTE For ...

Alarm system
The alarm system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and the turn signal lights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle. The system can be armed a ...