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Our Fleet Test Drive: Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer - 9th Report

Date: 13 February 2009   |   Author: Tristan Young

Mpg reading
Category: Executive
P11D price: £22,795
Key rival: Volvo V70

Having filled-up a few times since the service we covered in our previous report, we've noticed something that may just prove a theory I've held for some time: that modern diesels don't produce decent mpg figures until they've completed at least 10,000 miles and have 'loosened up'.

In the case of our Legacy diesel, the car's jumped from doing 40-42mpg on my commute (mainly M25) before the service to now returning 48-50mpg, and with little eco-driving effort I've seen the trip computer read more than 51mpg.

We'll keep an eye on the situation to see if it continues.

Subaru Legacy Sport Tourer 2.0D RE
Claimed combined consumption48.7mpg
Our average consumption38.7mpg
P11D price£22,795
Model price range£18,995-£30,705
CO2 (tax) 154g/km (21%)
BIK 20/40% per month£79/£159
Service interval12,000mls
Insurancegroup 13
Boot space (min/max)459/1628 litres
Engine size/power1998cc/150PS
Top speed/0-62mph126mph/8.5secs
Why we’re running itTo test Subaru’s first
ever diesel engine
PositiveEngine refinement,
NegativePowered mirrors
don’t auto fold