The Subaru Legacy – as the Liberty was known outside of Australia – will bow out of the automotive scene thanks to growing buyer preferences for SUVs.

    Overnight Subaru of America confirmed production of the seventh-generation Legacy sedan will finish up some time during in the second quarter of 2025.

    The current Legacy went into production in 2020, but unlike previous iterations it is only produced in the USA, and exclusively in left-hand drive. This meant the Liberty’s run in Australia came to a close at the end of 2020.

    If you want to read about the history of the Liberty, we have a retrospective on it.

    According to Subaru, it has sold 1.3 million Legacy sedans in the USA. It also claims 94 per cent of all Legacy sedans sold in the US over the past 10 years are still running.

    While the Liberty will soon be dead, some of its spirit and most of its genes will live on with the Outback, which remains in production in Indiana and Japan.

    Figures from Good Car Bad Car show Subaru sold 25,509 examples in the US during 2023, making up just 4.0 per cent of the company’s total US sales (632,083).

    The Legacy was outsold by the Outback (161,812), Crosstrek (159,193), Forester (152,566), Ascent (60,543), and Impreza (34,719). It did, however, manage to edge out the WRX (24,681) and BRZ (4188).

    It also lagged well behind the rest of the mid-size sedan class, including the Toyota Camry (290,649), Honda Accord (197,947), Chevrolet Malibu (130,341), and Nissan Altima (128,030).

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    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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