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On Styling
The 2013 Subaru Legacy is nicely detailed inside and out--although not everyone may be a fan of the exaggerated wheel arches.
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It's not flashy, but the utilitarian exterior and strong, stable body lines communicate reliability and trustworthiness
Forbes.com

design language might seem a bit bland and generic for some tastes
Winding Road

pleasantly conservative in a way that should still look good after it's paid off
The Auto Channel

might not be the most exciting midsize sedan, but it looks tasteful and modern
Automobile Magazine

More mainstream, less quirky.
USA Today

Outside and in, the 2013 Subaru Legacy is about the same size as the volume leaders in the mid-size sedan market--including the Nissan Maxima, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry--but its design is hardly daring, and it looks conservative next to radical designs like the new Ford Fusion or even the Hyundai Sonata.

The Legacy's exterior is nicely proportioned and has smooth sheetmetal that avoids the aggressive side creases and dual-level front grilles and rear taillamps, though it does have exaggerated wheel arches and two subtle character lines. One runs from the edges of the winged grille (outlined in chrome) into the hood, ending at the front pillars; the other defines the beltline by running from the ends of the swept-back headlights along the sides, arching over the front wheelwell and continuing the length of the car.

Otherwise, if you can look beyond relatively simple wheel and trim differences, you won't see much difference between base 2.5i models and the high-end Premium trim level.

We like the straightforward dash and switchgear layout, with nice, round gauges. The audio system is placed high in the center stack, between vents that almost echo the upward "winged" design motif of the headlights and grille. It's a more restrained version of the sweeping interior design launched several years ago on the Tribeca crossover, and carried through to the current Forester crossover. For 2013, Subaru has added new dark glossy wood trim for an upscale touch.

 

Conclusion

The 2013 Subaru Legacy is nicely detailed inside and out--although not everyone may be a fan of the exaggerated wheel arches.

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