Crutchfield is saying that this will not fit the 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i base model, and they are only half right. After doing some research on this very site, I found that the side mounting brackets from this kit are necessary as they have a spot to mount the module that sits under the factory stereo, which you absolutely need to plug back in if you want to be able to shift your car into gear among many other things! These fit perfectly in the base model. Unfortunately, the face plate does not fit as it's for the 8" Starlink stereo and not the 6.5" and is too tall. Luckily, the face plate from the Metra 95-8906 does fit. This is for the Legacy 2015 and up and fits perfectly. You cannot use the side mounting brackets from this kit though, as they do not have a spot for the module. Look at the pictures on Crutchfield from each kit and you'll see what I mean. I bought both of these on a hunch, just based on the info I knew of the 2 different factory stereos, and the pictures on Crutchfield and I'm so glad I did as Crutchfield is saying I need to "fabricate" a dash kit for the 2018 Legacy base model.
Pros: Fits 2018 Legacy 2.5i base model!
Cons: Need to buy additional Metra 95-8906 dash kit.
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