Does Subaru Legacy Hold Its Value?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 07/11/22 •  3 min read

So, after five years, you can expect the value of your Subaru Legacy to decline by 45%. There will be a five year resale value of a little over $17,000. This is under the presumption that buying it brand-new would cost you a little over $32,000. A depreciation calculator will more accurately calculate the expected price that the Subaru Legacy will sell for.

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Which is Better: Buying a Subaru Legacy New or Used?

If you buy a Subaru Legacy that is only two years old, you may save $7,680 over buying a new model. You would still end up with a model that is nearly fully new, with little wear and tear. If you plan to keep this vehicle for three years, you will be responsible for all the depreciation, which may amount to around $6,000 by the end of that time period. Avoid vehicles that are under two years old, because brand new vehicles quickly depreciate. 

Which Model Years of the Subaru Legacy Should You Buy?

If you are looking for the best value for money, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is your best choice. So for the 2020 model, you will pay only 79% of the price as new. You will also have over 90% of the vehicle’s useful life remaining. Other good years to consider to save up the most of your wealth include the 2018 and 2019 model years.

Why the Subaru Legacy Has a Great Resale Value

Subaru’s new midsize Legacy gives Subaru the best overall price for new cars, with all-wheel drive as one of the strongest selling points for the model. Other models are also selling very well for their midsize sizes, but they are not sold with AWD, unlike the Legacy.

If you need a sedan that can get to your destination, no matter what the weather or road conditions are, the Legacy is the best choice. On most models, a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder is standard, but premium models also offer a 3.6R Limited.

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How to Make a Subaru Legacy Last Long?

Retaining the value of a Subaru Legacy does not just come down to picking the right depreciation period. It is also about how you take care of the vehicle. Make sure to take it to the Subaru dealership for routine maintenance. You should also make sure that you keep the car clean, with no dust or dirt around the cabin. It is also a good idea to keep up with the car’s oil changes, and make sure that the tires are properly inflated.

The reverse of this goes to if you were the one looking to buy a used Legacy or an old model year of it. It is crucial to check the car’s history, to make sure that it has not been in any accidents. This can be easily done by contacting the previous owner and asking them about the car’s maintenance history. Check for Subaru dealerships near you that are offering rebates or incentives on the vehicles.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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