Subaru Announces Legacy Sedan is Done After 2025, Surprising Nobody

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick
Subaru will wrap up production of the Legacy next spring.

Say goodbye to the longest-running Subaru nameplate in North America.

(Editor's Note, 04/24/2024: Subaru of Canada has confirmed the Legacy will disappear at the end of the '24 model year north of the border. The rest of the original article continues below.)

Stop us if you've heard this one before: citing soft market demand, a major automaker is discontinuing a sedan. This latest Mad Libs comes courtesy of Subaru, which on Tuesday announced the upcoming discontinuation of the Legacy mid-sized sedan.

The Legacy was the first Subaru to be built in the US starting in 1989, at the Lafayette, Indiana plant it still calls home. In the ensuing 35 years, Subaru has sold over 1.3 million examples of the model in the US alone. Almost more impressive, the Japanese company says some 94 percent of them are still on the roads today.

Of course, the yearly tallies have been getting smaller for some time. Last year's 25,510 was a 12.9-percent increase over 2022's total, but the first quarter of 2024 shows the Legacy dipping back down by over 13 percent. To put it another way, the brand sells more than six Outbacks for every Legacy. Subaru even shifted more WRXs than its stalwart sedan—and should continue to do so with the new WRX TR model. With the Impreza's recent shift to hatchback-only status, the WRX is now the brand's only sedan.

The '25 Legacy will continue to roll off the production line until next spring. It will carry a starting price of $25,985 including destination; the same as it did in 2024.

Subaru took the opportunity to restate its commitment to electrification in the Legacy press release. The brand still plans on launching eight EV models by the 2028 calendar year. Currently it has one, the Solterra—its lowest-selling four-door model—and will have a hybrid Forester for MY2026.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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    A decent car for what it is, but no, no one will miss it.

  • Ty Ty on Apr 25, 2024

    Grrrr...makes me mad at Americans for buying ridiculous SuV and cUvs over sedans and coupes. But, as I've always been told, everything comes back around. I am sure gas prices will shoot back skyward and have people running to trade their jacked up, gas guzzling, wanna be station wagons for cars . To teach them a lesson, nature will drop the value of said behemoths making them worthless. And... It shall be done, to quote a wise man.