2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan First Drive: Indie Cred, Mainstream Performance

2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan First Drive: Indie Cred, Mainstream Performance
Subaru has never been afraid to chart its own path. From its first passenger car, the rear-engine, two-cylinder, two-stroke Subaru 360, to the import-duty-skirting Subaru Brat of the 1970s, the company built its reputation filling niches that many manufacturers never even knew existed. This resourcefulness served Subaru well, helping it develop a small but dedicated following. But after watching the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord hit the big time, Subaru decided it was time to nudge the brand away from the left of the dial and introduced the larger, slightly less funky Legacy to the U.S. market in 1990. While the car had its fans—it arrived packing the brand’s trademark flat-four engine and an all-wheel-drive chassis—it never established enough of a customer base to bring Subaru mainstream success. READ MORE ››

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