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2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Driven Page 3

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By the end of the week, we'd averaged more than 24 mpg, over 130 miles and a style of driving that was far from efficiency-minded—with plenty of short trips, stops, and cold temperatures (the EPA rating is 24 mpg city, 32 highway). Not bad for a roomy all-wheel drive sedan with a back seat that this 6'-6” editor can actually fit into.

The test Legacy 2.5i Sport we drove started at $23,595, but it was optioned with the 'Sport Equipment Value' package, including 18-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a back-up camera system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, fog lamps, upgraded trim, alloy pedal covers, and black cloth seats with stitching. It also added a cargo net, for a grand total of $26,418.

Should you wait for the 2015 redesign?

There's an obvious, lingering question here: Should you wait for the 2015 Subaru Legacy? While we haven't yet driven the 2015 Legacy, we're going to keep this simple. If you value in-vehicle connectivity, and want an interface that's more modern and like that tablet you might carry, then absolutely. And if you tend to place more of a priority on style, then you likely also should wait. However if you're a pragmatist who wants a trusty all-weather sedan, the Legacy's value can't be beat.

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