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Subaru Legacy 6 (BN) Sedan (2014-2021)

Neoscore 44%NEX score 67%

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Product Overview

Subaru Legacy 6 (code BN) is an affordable large sedan in production from 2014 to 20201. It is available with a flat-4 and a flat-6 engine that displaced 2.5L and 3.6L respectively. In select markets (EU), an H4 diesel was offered.
Unlike it was with the Gen5 Legacy, the BN Legacy came with more limited drivetrain options. Instead, Subaru wanted the vehicle to go upmarket. Interior space was the largest in the history of the model, and fit and finished was improved.
Still, the naturally-aspirated H6 (and the H4) engines are some of the sweetest that had ever come out of Subaru's (now chiefly American) production line.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 44% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Mature design
  • Smooth NA H4 & H6 engine options
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Lost sporting pretense

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 67% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable, well-built cabin
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • No turbo option
  • Cheap-feeling CVT
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Specifications

Variants:
2.5 2014
2.5 2017
3.6R 2014
3.6R 2017

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
425 L / 15.0 cu-ft
2.5 2014Coolant Capacity
7.7 L / 8.1 qt
2.5 2017Coolant Capacity
7.8 L / 8.2 qt
3.6R 2014Coolant Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
3.6R 2017Coolant Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
2.5 2014Engine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
2.5 2017Engine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
3.6R 2014Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
3.6R 2017Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
5

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
2.5 2014Tire Size
225/55 R17 97V, 225/50 R18 95H
2.5 2017Tire Size
225/55 R17 97V, 225/50 R18 95H
3.6R 2014Tire Size
225/50 R18 95H
3.6R 2017Tire Size
225/50 R18 95H
Turning Circle
11.2 m / 36.7 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1499 mm / 59.0 in
2.5 2014Size | Length
4795 mm / 188.8 in
2.5 2017Size | Length
4803 mm / 189.1 in
3.6R 2014Size | Length
4795 mm / 188.8 in
3.6R 2017Size | Length
4803 mm / 189.1 in
2.5 2014Size | Width
1839 mm / 72.4 in | 2080 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)
2.5 2017Size | Width
1839 mm / 72.4 in
3.6R 2014Size | Width
1839 mm / 72.4 in | 2080 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)
3.6R 2017Size | Width
1839 mm / 72.4 in
Track Width | Front
1580.0 mm / 62.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1595.0 mm / 62.8 in
2.5 2014Weight
1573.0 kg / 3467.9 lbs
2.5 2017Weight
1591.0 kg / 3507.6 lbs
3.6R 2014Weight
1573.0 kg / 3467.9 lbs
3.6R 2017Weight
1687.0 kg / 3719.2 lbs
2.5 2014Wheel Size
7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18
2.5 2017Wheel Size
7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18
3.6R 2014Wheel Size
7.5J x 18
3.6R 2017Wheel Size
7.5J x 18
Wheelbase
2751 mm / 108.3 in

Performance

2.5 2014Fuel Economy
7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (combined) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
2.5 2017Fuel Economy
9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
3.6R 2014Fuel Economy
10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (highway)
3.6R 2017Fuel Economy
11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
2.5 2014Engine
FB25
2.5 2017Engine
FB25
3.6R 2014Engine
EZ36D
3.6R 2017Engine
EZ36
2.5 2014Engine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.5 2017Engine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.6R 2014Engine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
3.6R 2017Engine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.5 2014Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 2017Engine | Compression Ratio
10.3:1
3.6R 2014Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
3.6R 2017Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
2.5 2014Engine | Displacement
2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2498.0 cc
2.5 2017Engine | Displacement
2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2498.0 cc
3.6R 2014Engine | Displacement
3.6 L / 221.5 cu-in / 3629.0 cc
3.6R 2017Engine | Displacement
3.6 L / 221.5 cu-in / 3630.0 cc
2.5 2014Engine | Power
175.0 hp / 130.5 kW @ 5800 rpm
2.5 2017Engine | Power
175.0 hp / 130.5 kW @ 5800 rpm
3.6R 2014Engine | Power
256.0 hp / 190.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
3.6R 2017Engine | Power
256.0 hp / 190.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5 2014Engine | Specific Output
70.1 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 2017Engine | Specific Output
70.1 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
3.6R 2014Engine | Specific Output
70.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
3.6R 2017Engine | Specific Output
70.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5 2014Engine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
2.5 2017Engine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
3.6R 2014Engine | Stroke
91.0 mm / 3.6 in
3.6R 2017Engine | Stroke
91.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.5 2014Engine | Torque
235 Nm / 173.3 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 2017Engine | Torque
235 Nm / 173.3 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
3.6R 2014Engine | Torque
335 Nm / 247.1 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
3.6R 2017Engine | Torque
335 Nm / 247.1 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5 2014Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 2017Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine
3.6R 2014Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.6R 2017Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-6 DOHC engine
Transmission | Type
Lineartronic

Production

2.5 2014Availability
2014 ~ 2017
2.5 2017Availability
2017 ~ 2021
3.6R 2014Availability
2014 ~ 2017
3.6R 2017Availability
2017 ~ 2021

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
-four you'll find in the Ascent and Outback. The 2.5-liter flat-four should return 35 mpg on the highway with all-wheel drive. The Legacy's cabin is airy with a lot of glass letting in oodles of natural light. There's generous room for passengers up front or in back.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable, well-built cabin
  • Comfortable all-wheel drive
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • No turbo option

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The turbocharged engine makes a lot of power for an ordinary family sedan. This Legacy is decently quick (zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds), but nothing else about it is sporty. The CVT also sabotages the engine with uneven power delivery. Subaru offers a three-year, 36,000-mile, basic warranty.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Powerful all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Cheap-feeling CVT
  • Poor fuel economy

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2020 Subaru Legacy review: A feature-rich sedan with a vanilla wrapper. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-subaru-legacy-review/. 2020-09-18. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
2. ^ 2020 Subaru Legacy Limited XT review: Not just another sedan. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-subaru-legacy-review/. 2020-08-14. Retrieved 2022-02-13.

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