Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,397 - $10,462
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
175-250
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,397 - $10,462
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
175-250
Seats
5

Ranks #7 Midsize Cars by Owners

Ranks #4 Midsize Cars by Experts

Ranks #14 Midsize Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Subaru Legacy If...

The 2009 Subaru Legacy occupies the sparsely-populated space between high-value family sedans and premium sports sedans, offering some of the best characteristics of both.

2009 Subaru Legacy Owner Reviews

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My 2009 Subaru Legacy drives amazing and is great on gas.

2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

I love my Subaru Legacy. The car drives so well. It is very easy to handle when driving and I can hardly hear when the car is driving. The car gets very good gas mileage especially when I am driving 30 minutes to and from work each day. Each week, I only have to fill my car up once and I get over 300 miles on a tank of gas. The car is very reliable and handles very well in bad weather. Because the car has all wheel drive, the car handles very well in bad weather, including rain and snow, and on bad backroads. My car comes with leather seats, seat warmers, and a very large trunk for storage. The only downside to my car would probably be that I wish my car came with Bluetooth connection. Otherwise, I would not change anything about my car. My Legacy has definitely made me a Subaru lover!

- Breanna W

The Subaru legacy is car that can be driven for many years.

2009 Subaru Legacy

Subaru legacy is a great commuter car. Some of the features of my car include AWD, sunroof, and a great stereo system. My Subaru legacy has power seats and a large trunk space with fold down back seats. The things that I do not like, the gas mileage could be better and the space inside the Subaru legacy is quite small. It is comfortable for a short, small person but anyone over 5'10" will be inches from the top of the car. It is not a family car as we have outgrown it quickly. It is the type of car you can pass on to your child after years of owning. The reliability of a Subaru legacy is unmatchable and they tend to run for a very long time. But when something does go wrong repairs can be quite costly.

- Heidi S

Great used car, tiny family car.

2009 Subaru Legacy Ltd

Small on the interior, issues with several recalls, do not like how small the glove box is, fuel economy is great, leather seats clean up well, love the heated seats, I wish the car had more leg room in the back, also I wish the car had more cup holders, 4 cup holders is not enough for a family car. The vents on the dash could be improved by being circular and easier to point in different directions, I have had problems with the electrical system which I think is another recall I need fixed. The dash lights will flicker and sometimes go off completely. The car burns out headlight bulbs quickly for some reason.

- Rebecca S

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
243 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

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

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 in.
40.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.9 in.
33.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 in.
36.5 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
205/50R17
215/45WR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
188.7 in.
188.7 in.

Width

Width
69.7 in.
69.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3305 - 3420 lbs.
3515 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
243 hp

Torque

Torque
169 ft. lbs.
241 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

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
23 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
24 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

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