2015 Subaru Legacy
Oh, the Subaru Legacy, where shall I begin? I was always a “car” driver…that is, until I started having children. That was 17 years ago. I loved my cars and would get a new one every three years…that is until I started having children. I went from driving a Toyota Camry (would bump my head every time I would have to get the baby out of the car) to driving a Hyundai Santa Fe. Then I had three kiddos and lack of car seat space so on to a minivan. That is where I stayed up until last year. Now that my kids are older I was able to get away from being a “minivan mom” and am currently driving a Mitsubishi Outlander. When I had the opportunity to give the 2015 Subaru Legacy a test drive, I had to jump on that. I haven’t driven a car since 1997, yes, it was time to see what it felt like to drive a car again and I couldn’t wait!
When the car first arrived I was super excited to check it out. I absolutely love this color! It was called Ice Silver Metallic and it was just beautiful! I grabbed the key fob and headed to the door, only, I didn’t know how to unlock and open the door. I had never had a car with Keyless Access with Push-Button Start! It was all so foreign to me. I was faced trying to figure out how you actually start the car. I pushed the start button and nothing happened. My oldest said that I should put my foot on the break and then try pushing the button again. I did and it started! YAY! We did it! I have to say that I was in complete amazement with the entire car. The outside was so beautiful! It was shiny and new. It was classy yet sporty at the same time. I was excited to see all the neat new features that I could have only wished I had in a car.
Starts at $21,695 to $29,595 with a 5-star safety rating and 36-26MPG! Right there…speaks volumes to a mom with a new driver in the home. It is affordably priced, has an amazing safety rating, great gas mileage and has tons of features to boot! This particular one I tested was loaded with features like a Moonroof, Keyless Access and Push-Button Start + Navigation System, +eyesight driver assistance system (which was so neat…felt like I was flying a plane!) that would alert you when you are starting to cross over into another lane, (heated) leather seats, and all the standard car features (all-wheel drive (which provided a super smooth ride, even in the rain!), cruise control, power windows, intermittent wipers, etc…). I loved backing out of my driveway because it had the rear back up camera that would turn on in the center dash. Take a look at the interior & its features:
I also have to share the interior and seating with you. I have a taller friend and we went out a few times in the car and she kept saying how impressed she was with the leg room. As a tall person she said it’s always so cramped in the passenger seats but with the Subaru Legacy, she felt she had plenty of leg room and head room. I also have three kids who are older, 2 of which are adult size now so to get all three in the backseat without complaining is always a task. With the Subaru Legacy, they all fit comfortably and had plenty of leg space and shoulder space. As a shorter person, seat height, dashboard and hood design has always been something that I pay special attention to. I hate not being able to see over the steering wheel, or have to position myself so that I can see over the hood. With the Subaru Legacy I didn’t have to adjust anything! I was able to see perfectly over the steering column, over the hood and what I loved the most was the windows and the larger ability to view blind spots. It was almost like driving and not having any part of the car disrupt your view. I love, love, loved it. It was so airy and spacious while driving. I felt like a brand new 16 year old driver. It was an awesome feeling! I’ll admit it, I did blast the radio and started singing like no one was looking!
The Subaru Legacy far exceeded my expectations. If and when the time comes for us to purchase a new vehicle, I can guarantee my first visit will be to my local Subaru dealer to check out the latest and greatest Subaru Legacy model. I also shared a short video of the vehicle on Periscope so when you hear me talking or answering questions, I was just interacting with those live viewers at the time. You can view that below but I must warn you… I realized I said “cool” about 1000 times.