The first-generation Subaru Legacy was launched in 1989 to compete with the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, the Nissan Stanza, and the Mazda 626. Globally, It was offered as a five-door wagon and as a 5-door sedan.
Its second generation was released in October 1993 complete with a refreshed version powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine. From its third to its current generation, Subaru excites its loyal fans and new followers with new releases of this highly demanded sedan. From breathtaking innovations to utilizing the acclaimed Subaru Global platform, the Subaru Legacy continues to be one of the most sought-after vehicles worldwide.
In the Philippines, the Subaru Legacy was introduced in 2009 through the efforts of its local distributor Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc.
The Subaru Legacy measures 4,699mm long, 1,729mm wide, and 1,425mm tall. Notable exterior features include a pair of projector headlights with high and low beam features, fog lights, daytime running lights, front hood scoop that aids the turbocharger intercooler, windshield with de-icer feature, sliding or power-tilting moonroof depending on the variant, body-colored heated side mirrors and door handles, chrome-colored dual exhaust outlets, and 17- to 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The Subaru Legacy offers a spacious and luxury that can accommodate five fully grown adults. Highlights include four to eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and seat memory, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with shifter handle, dual cup holders, in-dash storage compartment, 12V power outlet, dual-zone automatic temperature control system, and a digital trip computer.
Technology & Safety Features
The Subaru legacy is fitted with a touchscreen GPS navigation system and a Harman Kardon premium audio system with nine speakers.
In terms of safety, the Subaru Legacy is equipped with a good number of airbags, head restraints, child-safety door locks at the rear, three-point seat belts, a traction control system, tire pressure monitoring system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Subaru Legacy utilizes the Subaru Global Platform designed to be torsionally rigid. It is equipped with a four-wheel independent suspension for a smooth and fluid riding experience.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Subaru Legacy is powered by a 2.5-liter SOHC 16 valve four-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine or a 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve, six-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine. It is mated with either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 170 to 245 horsepower.