Legacy in One Sentence:
Go for the Legacy if you need an extremely safe full-size sedan that's great in snow and rain, and gets great fuel economy.
Legacy is a sedan that is built on the same platform as the Outback. It is a full size car, comparable to a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, but with better fuel economy and all wheel drive. With the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, the Legacy is available with Subaru's Lineartronic Continously Variable Transmission, which earns it 32mpg on the highway. The Legacy is also available with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine.
They are priced from the low $20's to the low $30's.
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Legacy through the years:
Introduced in 1990 as a small Japanese car, Legacy has grown in size and sophistication. Through 2007, you could buy a Legacy sedan and a wagon, which got a little confusing since the more rugged Outback was also based on the Legacy platform. (Making things even more confusing was the Outback Sedan, from 1997 through 2007). Now, if you want a midsize sedan, you get the Legacy, and if you want a midsize wagon, you get the Outback.
|Fifth generation increases slightly in size and now offers most room in its midsize sedan class. Upscale interior abounds with technology and infotainment functions. Airbag count rises to eight with the addition of seat cushion airbags that deploy from the flat part of the seat to hold front occupants in place during an accident.|
2010 through 2014
Sales skyrocketed with the introduction of a much larger Legacy, every bit as big as segment leaders Camry and Accord. Continuously variable transmission debuts and fuel economy jumps. Eyesight appears in 2013. Optional six cylinder grows to 3.6 liters.
2005 through 2009
Subaru refines this generation further, with better fuel economy, smoother ride, six airbags (including side curtains) and optional goodies such as navigation and a race-me-chase-me turbocharged engine. Wagon sings its swan song in 2007, and thereafter Legacy becomes synonymous only with "Sedan."
2000 through 2004
Size remains the same, but Subaru irons out some goofy ergonomics from the last generation. Larger 2.5 liter and side airbags become standard. Styling and handling improve.
1995 through 1999
The second generation arrived with more interior room, and a more appealing exterior. All wheel drive became standard in 1996.
1990 through 1994
Introduced with a small 2.2 liter engine, you could order your Legacy in your choice of front wheel drive or all wheel drive, sedan or wagon. But every one came with a boxy exterior and motorized seatbelts!
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