2012 Subaru Legacy  -  $20,745


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,745
Base Invoice: $19,676
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn H4 Man 2.5i
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 19 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2.5i Manual
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

Pros

Compelling design inside and out; plenty of power; ride comfort; standard all-wheel drive; fine balance of luxury and performance


Model News

The 2012 Subaru Legacy is mostly the same as the outgoing model year, but it did get a trim reshuffle, and some tweaking to the standard equipment list.

The base 2.5i gets steering-wheel mounted audio controls and an available Alloy Wheel Package that includes fog lamps, heated front seats and heated mirrors.

Azurite Blue Pearl and Steel Silver Metallic paints have been dropped, but Deep Indigo Pearl and Ice Silver Metallic have been added.

The 2.5i Premium gets an upgraded stereo that now offers an audio input jack, a USB port, iPod control capability, Bluetooth and Sirius/XM satellite radio capability. The 2.5i Limited gets standard fog lamps.


Value Writeup

Subaru has long been known for its insistence of standard all-wheel drive in all of its models. The Legacy brings Subaru's reputation for safety and reliability to a stylish mid-size sedan capable of surprising performance, with MSRP starting at just under $20,000.


Model Highlights

For 2012, the Subaru Legacy is available in seven trim levels. The 2.5i is the entry-level trim, and comes in Premium, and Limited trims. In the middle of the range is the 2.5GT in Limited trim, and the 3.6R in both Premium and Limited trims tops the line.

Three engines are available. The 2.5i trim comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder horizontally opposed "boxer" engine that makes 170 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The 2.5GT comes with a turbocharged DOHC version of the same engine making 265 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 3.6R gets a 3.6L V6 boxer engine capable of 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque.

The 2.5i comes with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. The 2.5GT is offered only with the 6-speed manual transmission, while the 3.6L engine is offered only with a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Subaru's trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive is standard on all models. MacPherson struts in front and a new double-wishbone rear setup provide the Legacy with a sporty, compliant suspension.

Standard safety equipment includes front seat side impact airbags, side curtain airbags, intelligent dual-stage deploying front air bags, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, brake assist, an electronic parking brake with Hill Holder and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Limited trims offer voice-activated GPS with rear-backup camera.

Standard equipment on the base 2.5i includes air conditioning, cruise control, trip computer, power doors, windows and mirrors and steering wheel controls. The 2.5i Premium adds as standard a 10-way driver seat, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tip and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. The 2.5 Limited adds a 4-way power passenger seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a harman/kardon 440-watt premium audio system, leather-trimmed upholstery and an All Weather Package, which includes a windshield wiper de-icer, heated side mirrors and heated front seats.

The 2.5GT Limited aims to be the Legacy's sporty trim. The car has gained a power moonroof, fog lights and satellite radio, as well as interior appearance parts such as aluminum pedals, silver stitching and a carbon-look dash. Also standard are 18-inch alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips and functional hood scoop, plus a power passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, a harman/kardon 440-watt premium audio system and leather trimmed upholstery. A voice-activated navigation system is a $2,000 option.

The 3.6R base trim features a refined "boxer" 6-cylinder engine, 17-inch alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust tips. The 3.6R Premium adds a 10-way power heated driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. The 3.6R Limited adds 4-way power passenger seat, dual zone climate control, harman/kardon 440-watt premium audio system with 6-CD player, Bluetooth and special perforated leather upholstery.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
499.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas Flat 4

Displacement
2.5L/150

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
103.0 ft³

Front Head Room
40.3 in

Front Leg Room
43.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
37.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.1 in

Wheelbase
108.3 in

Length, Overall
186.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
59.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.6 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Trunk Volume
14.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3270 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P205/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 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
11V562000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 28, 2011

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
31,959

Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS (EXCEPT WRX/STI MODELS), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2011, AND LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 17, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER THAT COULD MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL DISTANCE REQUIRED TO SLOW OR STOP THE VEHICLE.

Consequence
THE DRIVER MIGHT MISJUDGE THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED STOPPING DISTANCE. THIS COULD OCCUR UNEXPECTEDLY AND WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

SUBARU SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS WVY-35. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V047000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 09, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected
381

Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Consequence
THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OR BEFORE EARLY-APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

SUBARU'S RECALL NUMBER IS WVZ-36. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V061000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 25, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
47,419

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

Consequence
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQF-42. 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
13V078000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 05, 2013

Component
VISIBILITY/WIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
16

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. Components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat.

Consequence
If the components overheat, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and potentially catch fire.

Subaru has notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's recall campaign number is WVV-32. This is an expansion of NHTSA recall 11V-469. 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
13V077000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 05, 2013

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
14

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. The moonroof glass may come loose or detach. The amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied.

Consequence
The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru has notified the affected owners, and dealers will inspect the glass adhesion condition and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass, free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's recall campaign number is WVW-33. This is an expansion of NHTSA recall 11V-467. 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.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Side Barrier Rating
Not Rated

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Not Rated

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Not Rated

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver
Not Rated

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Not Rated

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: i-active valve lift system

Electronic throttle control (ETC)

6-speed manual transmission

Symmetrical all-wheel drive

MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear suspension

Quick ratio pwr steering

4-wheel disc brakes

16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P205/60VR16 all-season tires

Body color rocker spoiler

Auto on/off headlights w/ignition switch auto off

Black manual-folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Body color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD player & (4) speakers -inc: MP3/WMA capability, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), 3.5mm aux input jack, pre-wired for SiriusXM satellite radio, rear in-glass audio antenna

Cloth upholstery

Front bucket seats -inc: whiplash protection, height-adjustable head restraints, height-adjustable driver seat

Rear 65/35 split fold-down bench seat -inc: armrest, headrests all seating positions

Front & rear carpeted floor mats

Black door sill covers

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Illuminated ignition switch ring

Multi-function display -inc: ECO gauge fuel economy, outside temp

Pwr windows -inc: driver-side auto down, illuminated switches

Pwr door locks

Integrated ignition key w/remote keyless entry system

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Security system

Air conditioning, manual

Air filtration system

Rear window defroster

(2) 12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console

Cup holders -inc: (2) center console, (2) rear seat armrest, front & rear door trim panels

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Overhead console -inc: dual front map lights, sunglasses holder

Front door courtesy lights

Off-delay dome light

Chrome interior door handles

Front passenger seatback pocket

Trunk area grocery bag hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)

Brake assist

Electronic parking brake (EPB)

Hill Holder

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

Daytime running lights (DRL)

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags

Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters

3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions

LATCH child safety seat anchorage system

Rear child safety locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Safety brake pedal system

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
ALASKA DELIVERY
$150

 
BASE MODEL
$0

 
ALLOY WHEEL PKG
$995

 
CARAMEL BRONZE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA
$0

 
DEEP INDIGO PEARL
$0

 
GRAPHITE GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
RUBY RED PEARL
$0

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
WARM IVORY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OFF-BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
POPULAR PKG 1
$550

 
POPULAR PKG 2
$635

 
UTILITY PKG 1
$400

 
UTILITY PKG 2
$534

 
ILLUMINATION PKG 1
$537

 
ILLUMINATION PKG 2
$499

 
AUDIO MEDIA PKG 1
$455

 
AUDIO MEDIA PKG 2
$489

 
TAIL PIPE COVER
$51

 
16" ALUMINUM WHEEL SET
$767

 
WHEEL LOCK KIT FOR ALLOY WHEELS
$51

 
WHEEL LOCK KIT FOR STEEL WHEELS
$51

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$115

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$129

 
FOG LIGHT KIT
$314

 
PUDDLE LIGHTS
$223

 
CHROME TRUNK TRIM
$142

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$91

 
SUBWOOFER KIT
$335

 
TWEETER KIT
$120

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO KIT
$461

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO KIT
$461

 
MEDIA HUB
$369

 
MEDIA HUB W/AUDIO STREAMING
$409

 
BLUETOOTH BLUECONNECT KIT
$460

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, IVORY CLOTH
$1,584

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, OFF-BLACK CLOTH
$1,584

 
FRONT & REAR ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$69

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR
$140

 
110V PWR OUTLET
$320

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS
$186

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS, HOMELINK
$271

 
ILLUMINATED SIDE SILL PLATES W/ADAPTER HARNESS
$319

 
INTERIOR ILLUMINATION KIT W/ADAPTER HARNESS
$280

 
STI SHORT THROW SHIFTER
$499

 
STI SHIFT KNOB
$180

 
STI BLACK DURACON SHIFT KNOB
$91

 
METAL PEDAL PAD SET FOR M/T
$189

 
CARGO TRAY
$75

 
TRUNK CARGO NET SET
$65

 
CARAMEL BRONZE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$249

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$249

 
DEEP INDIGO PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$251

 
GRAPHITE GRAY METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$249

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$251

 
RUBY RED PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$249

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$251

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$249

 
CARAMEL BRONZE PEARL TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
DEEP INDIGO PEARL TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
GRAPHITE GRAY METALLIC TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
RUBY RED PEARL TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL TRUNK LIP SPOILER
$393


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