Consumers buying a mid-size sedan are looking for a comfortable, quiet cabin, and you don’t have to buy a luxury car to get it. Which automaker makes the quietest new sedans? A recent study by Consumer Reports (by subscription) identifies the six quietest mainstream sedans you can buy today. The 2022 Subaru Legacy now ranks third in its class and joins the Subaru Impreza in noise reduction.
Because it’s hard for car buyers to determine how quiet a car is during a short test drive, Consumer Reports tests all models to determine the best new cars with the quietest cabin. According to CR’s interior noise tests, the consumer compact models listed below are the quietest. All six models performed well in road tests, had good reliability, had active safety features and had the best crash test results.
The six quietest mainstream midsize sedans
For long road trips this summer, buyers want a leisurely ride. CR has identified the six best models you can buy today. The 2022 Honda Accord ranks first and the 2022 Nissan Altima is second best overall. The 2022 Subaru Legacy is third to beat the 2022 Toyota Camry, Kia K5 and Hyundai Sonata in sixth place.
Why Subaru Legacy is ranked high
Consumer Reports says, “Subaru’s midsize sedan is sensible and comfortable. The Legacy’s cabin is very quiet, with low levels of road and wind noise. The suspension does an effective job of smoothing out the ride, contributing to that quietness. liter) has a muffled buzz if you’re easy on the gas pedal, and it only makes itself known when pushed for hard acceleration. The top-level engine (2.4-liter turbocharged) is even quieter because it doesn’t have to work hard to gain power.”
What is the price of the Legacy 2022?
The 2022 Legacy sedan is available in six trim levels. We have included the price increase on each version after the new price. The 2022 midsize sedan starts at $24,490 for base, Premium ($26,740), Sport ($30,285), Limited ($31,440), Limited XT ($35,990) and Touring XT ($37,690) ). Destination and delivery charges are included in the above price ($995).
With gasoline prices at an all-time high, fuel economy is key on road trips
The EPA says the 2.4-liter Legacy XT turbocharged engine returns estimated EPA mileage figures of 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-4 engine gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 mpg combined.
What’s next for the 2023 Subaru Legacy?
Customers may want to wait for the recently updated Legacy 2023. The mid-size Legacy sedan gets new updates with a redesigned front fascia, the latest version of EyeSight safety technology and a new wide-angle mono camera. Subaru also updated Legacy’s infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Ahead of the arrival of the refreshed 2023 Legacy, Consumer Reports now ranks the 2022 Subaru Legacy among the six best midsize sedans with the quietest cabins. CR says: “We also like the spacious cabin, good visibility, standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
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Denis Flierl has invested more than 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with all major automotive brands. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where it covers all models from the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
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