2009 Subaru Legacy  -  $21,490


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,490
Base Invoice: $20,361
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr H4 Man
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 20 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2.5i Manual
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

Pros

Standard all-wheel drive; all-weather capabilities; responsive, sporty driving


Model Highlights

Like last year, there are three engines available for the Legacy. The 2.5i, 2.5i Special Edition, and 2.59 Limited all have the 2.5L 4-cylinder boxer engine that makes170 hp; the 2.5GT and 2.5GT Limited utilize a turbo 2.5L that makes 243 hp. The 3.0R and 3.0R Limited feature a 245-hp 3.0L 6-cylinder engine under the hood.

There are four transmissions available, with the 5-speed manual being used in the base 2.5i, the 2.5i Special Edition and the 2.5GT Limited. The 2.5i Limited has a 4-speed automatic and the 2.5GT Spec.B has a 6-speed manual. The 3.0R and 3.0R Limited both have a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The most basic of the seven trim levels available, the 2.5i, still includes lots of standard features, such as traction control, vehicle dynamics control, electronic brake-force distribution, 17" alloy wheels, dual exhaust, tire-pressure monitoring, 60/40 fold-flat rear seats, under-floor cargo area storage and a 6-speaker CD/MP3 stereo.

The 2.5i Special Edition adds a power moonroof, a 9-speaker harmon/kardon stereo, 8-way power driver's seat and heated front seats. The 2.5i Limited has all this plus heated, leather-trimmed seats, heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and upgraded titanium and woodgrain-patterned interior accents.

The 2.5GT Limited has the turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, leather-wrapped steering wheel and SI-Drive Sport Sharp controls for adjusting throttle response. The Spec.B designation means sport-tuned Bilstein shocks, Torsen limited-slip differential, 18" alloy wheels and titanium interior trim.

The 3.0R and 3.0R Limited have the largest engine available in the Legacy, a 245-hp 6-cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 3.0R has the same features as the 2.5GT Limited, while the 3.0R Limited adds Bilstein shocks, 18" wheels and upgraded interior.

The Legacy is as known for its all-weather safety record as its sport driving characteristics. Dual-stage front airbags, side-curtain airbags, seat-mounted front side-impact airbags, active front-seat head restraints, collapsible steering column, anti-lock brakes, TPMS, traction and stability control and daytime running lights are all standard. All of these systems added up to 5-star ratings from the NHTSA in front and side crash tests for driver and passenger. The Legacy received a 4-star rollover rating.


Model News

The 2009 Legacy gets a few upgrades, such as standard electronic stability control and a 9-speaker stereo on all models but the base-level 2.5i. Two new trim levels are available: the 2.5i Special Edition, which replaces the Premium model; and the 3.0 R, a more affordable alternative to the 3.0 R Limited but with the same 245-hp 6-cylinder engine.


Value Writeup

The Legacy covers a lot of ground -- literally and figuratively. The inexpensive base models, starting below $21,000, offer impressive handling and a fun driving experience disguised as a family-friendly sedan. The upper levels of trim emphasize performance, especially in the 3.0 R and 3.0 R Limited editions, which trade in the standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine for a 3.0L flat-six. The 2.5GT Spec.B trim steps further toward performance, with a 2.5L 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed manual -- for about $35,000.

Fuel economy is reasonable, with the 3.0L 6-cylinder getting 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and the 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual achieving 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
338.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
439.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.5L/150

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportshift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.8 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.5 in

Front Leg Room
44.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.2 in

Front Hip Room
51.0 in

Second Head Room
36.5 in

Second Leg Room
33.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.7 in

Second Hip Room
52.6 in

Wheelbase
105.1 in

Length, Overall
188.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in

Height, Overall
59.1 in

Track Width, Front
58.9 in

Track Width, Rear
58.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.4 in

Liftover Height
26.6 in

Trunk Volume
11.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3270 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/antisquat

Front Tire Size
205/50R17

Rear Tire Size
205/50R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x 0.94 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.6 x 0.39 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V358000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 25, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
159,274

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Saab owners may contact GM at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-16.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V014000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
53,480

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V738000

Mfg's Report Date
October 13, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
100,127

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.

Consequence
If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTM-73.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V311000

Mfg's Report Date
June 10, 2014

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
461,338

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Consequence
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V026000

Mfg's Report Date
January 11, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
69,529

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-17.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V830000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 31, 2014

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
198,900

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Consequence
Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

I-Active valve lift system

Electronic throttle control (ETC)

5-speed manual transmission

All-wheel drive

Independent front/rear suspension

Pwr-assisted steering

4-wheel disc brakes

17" alloy wheels

205/50R17 all-season tires

Body color body-side molding

Aerodynamic body color body-side ground effects

Automatic-off 4-beam halogen headlights

Body color fold away pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input & (6) speakers

Pre-wired for satellite radio

In-glass antenna

Front bucket seats w/active head restraints

Height-adjustable driver seat w/adjustable lumbar support

Rear 60/40 split fold-down bench seat w/center armrest, trunk pass-through, headrests on all seating positions

Warm ivory/off black cloth upholstery

(4) cupholders-inc: dual front in console & dual rear retractable

12V aux pwr outlet in center console

Carpeted front & rear floor mats

3-spoke steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic steering column w/off-delay illuminated ignition switch ring

Instrumentation-inc: dual-mode digital trip odometer, ambient temp gauge

Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down, illuminated switches

Pwr door locks

Integrated ignition key w/remote keyless entry system w/answer back chirp

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Security system

Air conditioning

Air filtration system

Rear window defroster

Pre-wired for auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/lids

Lighting-inc: front door courtesy, map, off-delay dome

Silver door inner grip handle

(2) Trunk area grocery bag hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)

Front side curtain airbags (SRS)

Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch

3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners, force limiters & height adjustable anchors

3-point rear seatbelts on all seating positions

Internal child safety trunk release

LATCH child safety seat anchorage system

Rear child safety locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Safety brake pedal system

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
ALASKA DELIVERY
$150

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
QUARTZ SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL
$0

 
OFF BLACK
$0

 
TAUPE
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1A
$304

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 2C
$515

 
APPEARANCE GROUP 1A
$784

 
SPORT TRIM GROUP 1A
$1,146

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL SPOILER
$389

 
QUARTZ SILVER METALLIC SPOILER
$389

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL ROCKER PANEL TRIM
$395

 
TRUNK CARGO NET SET
$64

 
BLACK FOG LAMP KIT
$362

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS
$183

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS/HOMELINK
$260

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR
$121

 
OFF BLACK ARMREST EXTENSION
$163

 
IVORY ARMREST EXTENSION
$163

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO KIT
$456

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO KIT
$456

 
SUBWOOFER & AMPLIFIER
$287

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$85

 
SPLASH GUARDS, BLACK
$153

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$55

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$42

 
SHORT THROW SHIFTER
$374

 
MOMO SHIFT KNOB
$102

 
METAL PEDAL PAD SET
$187

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