Virtually every automaker offers a midsize sedan, but only Subaru vehicles feature Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as standard equipment, at prices lower than their front-wheel-drive-only competitors. The 2012 Subaru Legacy wins the hearts and minds of discerning drivers with engaging driving dynamics, smart, useful features and a choice of powerful and responsive powertrains.
It’s not just the superior driving control and all-conditions traction of standard Symmetrical AWD that make a midsize sedan like the 2012 Subaru Legacy (MSRP $19,995) unique, it’s the special combination of Symmetrical AWD and your choice of three powerful and efficient SUBARU BOXER® engines, all at a price lower than the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord.
Blending the superior traction and control of Symmetrical AWD with a flat four-cylinder, horizontally opposed BOXER engine gives the Legacy a lower center of gravity than any competitor and results in superior balance and efficiency.
Subaru Symmetrical AWD is a level above all competitive AWD systems. Symmetrical AWD can automatically determine which wheels need the most traction, transferring all available power to them for remarkable handling characteristics and superior vehicle control in all weather and road conditions.
No other sedan in its class can offer as wide a range of trim (base, Premium, Limited and GT Limited) and engine options (2.5-liter four-cylinder, turbo 2.5-liter four and 3.6-liter six-cylinder) than the 2012 Subaru Legacy. Whether you are the casual commuter or a hardcore driving enthusiast, there is a Legacy that will fit your driving needs.
For the everyday driver looking for an optimal balance between fuel efficiency and power, the 2.5i models offer a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder boasting a healthy 170 hp and 170 lb/ft of torque through a standard six-speed manual transmission. When paired with an optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Legacy can return as much as 31 mpg highway.
Legacy 3.6R models feature a 3.6-liter SUBARU BOXER six-cylinder engine that returns a robust 256 hp and 247 lb/ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard and helps 3.6R models return as much as 25 mpg highway.
The Legacy 2.5GT Limited is a fire-breathing sports sedan born for the track. Featuring a turbocharged 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder cranking out 265 hp and 258 lb/ft of torque through a six-speed manual transmission, the 2.5GT Limited rips down the road, blitzing from zero to 60 mph in a mere 5.7 seconds (Edmunds.com). A specially tuned suspension helps the 2.5GT Limited effortlessly carve corners, while Symmetrical AWD helps it maintain traction and control in conditions that other sports sedans can only dream of.
Inside, Subaru engineers put a focus on maximizing space and minimizing waste. Boasting one of the roomiest interiors in the midsize sedan segment, the Legacy welcomes rear-seat passengers with 37.8 inches of legroom (more than Honda Accord and Nissan Altima) and a capable 14.7 cubic foot trunk – especially roomy for an AWD vehicle.
Subaru engineers also put a focus on maximizing visibility by minimizing the width of the A and B-pillars without compromising strength. The result is a brighter interior with more outwardly visibility, which also makes the Legacy safer by eliminating outward blind spots.
Safety is yet another distinct advantage the Legacy has over all competitors. The Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure of the 2012 Legacy features high-tensile steel for added rigidity and impact resistance, and the low-slung BOXER engine is designed to drop down and away from vehicle occupants in the event of a head-on collision.
Add standard safety features like Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and four-wheel disc Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, and it’s no wonder the Legacy is continually awarded the prestigious “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). You won’t find the Nissan Altima on that list.
Competitors simply can’t match the value offered by the 2012 Legacy. The Legacy offers AWD as standard equipment, along with a wide range of trim and engine options, impeccable safety performance, cavernous interior space and an outstanding reliability record, and it does this at a price that is similar to or less than its front-wheel-drive-only competitors.
Don’t hesitate. Stop into our showroom today so we can help you build the 2012 Subaru Legacy that most perfectly matches your driving needs.