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.