Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,917 - $35,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
175-250
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,917 - $35,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
175-250
Seats
5

2006 Subaru Legacy Owner Reviews

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33 Reviews
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Turbo failures due Subaru design flaw.

The car is very fun to drive with very smooth shifting and precise steering. The major drawback to this car is turbo failure due to oil deprivation. There was a flaw in the design of this vehicle because a banjo bolt within the oil feed to the turbo would get clogged no matter what you do. This flaw was also in the wrx where as Subaru did a recall to remove the banjo bolt but did not do this with the legacy. I am now on my fourth turbo due this design flaw and had to take my vehicle to a third party garage who properly removed the banjo bolt. Even when I had asked my local Subaru dealership who previously removed my turbo to remove the banjo bolt that would have saved me on turbos they refused to do so. As a result I will never buy another Subaru.

- Winston M

Subaru Legacy: Great for Adventures, but an odd reoccurring quirk.

This car has been great to me. Over the years things have worn out, a piston head on the engine, a ball bearing in the wheel assembly a few tubes have dried out, and the headlight frequently burns out faster than it should. There is this recurring fault when it is cold or raining after I fill up the tank. The cruise control light will blink, and the check engine light will come on. Sometimes it will go off on its own, sometimes the mechanics at the dealership must reset it. Regardless, it has been a difficult problem to diagnose.

- John A

Reliable but annoying to own

It's reliable and I have had almost no major issues with it. I commute 40-80 miles a day for work and it gets me there every time. However, there are an abundance of little issues that always appear to pop up that cause me much frustration. I'm constantly having to replace my brakes, changing my oil, changing my headlights. The heat shield constantly comes loose causing an irritating rattle. Though my car is relatively reliable, the small things have added up to the point where I wouldn't buy another Subaru after this.

- John B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,917 - $5,536
$33,995 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
250 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 - 40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.9 in.
33.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 - 39.1 in.
36.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.4 cu. ft.
11.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
205
215

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
186.2 - 188.7 in.
186.2 in.

Width

Width
68.1 in.
68.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3250 - 3350 lbs.
3435 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
250 hp

Torque

Torque
169 ft. lbs.
250 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal.
16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 27 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 30 mpg
26 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety