#24 – Subaru Legacy
One of the most desirable cars on the market is the Subaru Legacy, which was first introduced in 1989. Offering a powerful and economic engine and a standard all-wheel drive that meets the demands of any driving condition, the Legacy is Subaru’s flagship car and has served as a competitive alternative to compact executive cars like the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series. It’s also one of the most affordable on the Subaru Lineup with 2018 models priced at $22,195.
As a midsize car, the Legacy holds steady when it comes to value and only depreciates by 24.4% after the first year, which puts a 2018 model valued at $16,779 after a year on the road. Because of Subaru’s reputation for safety and reliability, Legacy owners aren’t quick to sell or trade-in their cars with a true cost to own of $34,231 over the first five years. Today, pre-owned Subaru models are one of the top commodities on the market with low-mileage models in good condition going for anywhere between $10,000 to $15,000.