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Subaru Levorg owner reviews

“The Subaru Levorg is handsome, practical and refined, but its high purchase price and significant running costs mean it’ll be a niche choice at best”

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.8 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 3reviews
  • 1reviews

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    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    1.6 GT

    Year of registration

    2017

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    1 - 2 years

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    38
    Review
    Having owned the car for nearly two years I am now a confirmed Subaru fan. The Levorg has a 1.6 turbo engine linked with a CVT auto box. What a revelation after reading some dubious reports of CVT, I can assure people that it has a smooth and responsive gear shifting process, quick to accelerate when needed and very smooth around town. For long journeys, it is a relaxed and comfortable ride, high quality interior cabin and the built in sat-nav and audio system are efficient and easy to use. On long journeys I average about 38mpg although this drops with town driving. Over two years it has been completely reliable and the annual service at the Subaru dealer in Leicester (Unity Motors) have been painless and reasonably priced. I find the overall quality and solid nature of the Levorg to be excellent and just as high standard as expensive German rivals. I plan to keep the Levorg for many years as hope to get it over 100,000 miles when I will exchange for whatever version of the Levorg is available at that time. Great car and highly recommend.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    Fault=free after two years.
    Performance

    5 out of 5

    Very quick to overtake and the CVT auto is very responsive.
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    Okay for the type of car and size of engine.

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    GT-S

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    35
    Review
    The Levorg is a very fun and good looking car. It really should be 4.5 stars as it has 2 issues. TPMS or tire preasure monitoring system is disappointing, the sensors cost too much and can malfunction or have a dead battery. The other issue is there is a 'dead spot' with the CVT transmission. At certain speeds when you give it gas it just seems to choke for a second and until it kicks in. If you have a heavy foot you will not notice this but your MPG will be under 30. Overall I love my Levorg and would highly recommend it. Great MPG on trips.

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.6 GT

    Year of registration

    2015

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    40
    Review
    We first came across the Levorg when our daughter sent us a photo of a car she liked. Which could only mean one thing. We googled the Subaru website to see the specifications of this car a WRX but my husband was more impressed when he saw the Levorg. Just look at that he said, what a lovely looking car! That’s just the vehicle for us. Looked at the spec. Looked good apart from the only available engine. 1.6 petrol a bit of a come down from a 2.0tdi. Within a short time we were at our local dealers having a test drive. Quite a good test drive – long enough to give us a good idea. But still there was only that one available engine. Nevertheless we decided we would have it. After waiting for the private plates to be changed over we got our first Subaru. After some weeks we couldn’t make our minds up just how we felt about it. More comfy that our BMW 1 Series Hatch, certainly more quieter than the clunky diesel and those horrible noisy runflats but 37mpg was something that I complained about more than anything. My husband walks to work and I am retired so no lengthy commutes like I used to make so what was the problem. A week in Scotland touring round made us think a little differently, we could certainly pack a a lot more in the car with its ample space and flying round the beautiful mountain roads with the AWD put a smile on my husband’s face. When he exclaimed that it handled brilliantly, even after chasing after the local in his black German vehicle which we gave a good run for its money, I thought he really likes this car. We recently spent 17 days travelling from Rotterdam down to Garmisch Partenkirchen in Southern Germany and then across to the Czech border. What can we say. It took all our luggage, fold up cycles plus other bits and pieces and 2 camping chairs with ease. We could even have got the kitchen sink in if we had wanted. It handled the quiet B roads with ease and although it wasn’t a match for the German vehicles on the unrestricted autobahns it had more than enough pace to get us from A to B in no time at all claiming around 43mpg at speeds of around 80-90mph. When we stopped for a break we did not feel drained having listened to the roar of runflats or a noisy engine where we couldn’t hear the radio or had to shout to one another to be heard. We just got out and felt very refreshed and ready for our next leg. So although it took us a while to get to grips with the Levorg it certainly won’t be leaving this household for quite a long time. And yes our daughter did buy the WRX at the young age of 22!!! So a double whammy for Subaru.

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    1.6 GT

    Year of registration

    2017

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    1 - 2 years

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    26.57
    Review
    I've had several Subaru's but none the turbo model. This is the first and the way legislation is going, probably the last that Subaru will import for Europe. Comfortable, well equipped, reliable and reasonably quick. It handles like a typical Subaru, The engine being so refined that all I hear is the roar of the tyres on tarmac. I tend to use mine for long distance runs now as I underestimated my PCP mileage and it was getting marked up in my work and supermarket car parks. If Subaru could be bothered to import to the UK the 2.0-litre turbo version I'm sure that I and many fans of the marque would consider purchasing it. My only gripes are that mine despite the registration is not the eyesight spec, there's no Apple play or Android auto on the audio unit (which also lacks bass punch and volume, my personal taste) and as for MPG, I find is fuel and weather dependent. The lowest I've recorded has been 18.08mpg on a winter's day and 37.13 MPG on a very long run to the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Expect between 23-26 MPG around town and up to 42 MPG on a motorway run. The computer on board reads higher, these are the figures on refilling the tank. The total average since I've had the car is above as the typical figure. I've no issues with the CVT gearbox, ignore the road testers in magazines and try it for yourself.

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