Flash Drive

2020 Subaru Legacy Sport

Model Tested: 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport is a handsome mid-size, 5-passenger sedan with many desirable features often associated with big SUVs.

Engine: 2.5-L flat four, 182 horsepower 176 lb-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 27-mpg city, 35-mpg highway, 30-mpg combined

Base Price: $26,945

As Tested: $30,090


Legendary Subaru all-weather handling

Good fuel economy—our best was 31.4-mpg mostly highway

Great standard safety features

The 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport is a fine city size car, but its interior is more like a luxury sedan.

Smooth highway ride

8-speed manual shift mode

More “Sport” in name and looks than suspension


Front row stretch-out legroom

Driver power lumbar support

Comfy, supportive seats

Three temp heated front seats, but two step operation

Front seat room, comfort, and features are all excellent.

Contoured, leather-wrapped steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic column

Big sun visors

Quality, near-luxury interior materials

Excellent back seat leg, knee, head and shoe room

Soft, wide rear armrest with two cupholders

Adult can fit in center position by straddling floor hump


Split, folding rear seats have slight slope

Rear seat room and comfort are also excellent.

Nice flap covers seat/trunk gap

Wide pass through

Big trunk with flat floor and wide opening

Low lift over height

Shallow storage sections under cargo deck

Medium size front door bins

Two-part, medium size center console bin

Soft, wide armrest/console pad

Locking glove box with oversize owner’s manual

18 radio station presets

The 11.6-inch infotainment screen is easy to see and use.

Small open storage slot on passenger side of center console

Two seatback storage pouches

Small rear door bins

Easy access child seat anchors

WOW Factors:

Very roomy, comfortable, high quality interior

Handsome styling

Great safety features

Huge 11.6-inch infotainment screen



The 2020 Legacy trunk has a flat floor, ample space, and a big pass through to the folding rear seats.

Annoying heated seat controls

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport is proof that not everyone needs (or wants) a bulky SUV to feel secure in poor driving conditions. The Legacy has legendary Subaru AWD traction, excellent safety features, and a roomy, comfortable, luxurious interior with ample versatility/space for people and cargo. The redesigned 2020 Legacy offers a lot of quality, comfort, and safety at a very attractive price point.