Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,515 - $12,882
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
170-265
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,515 - $12,882
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
170-265
Seats
5

Ranks #1 Midsize Cars by Owners

Ranks #6 Midsize Cars by Experts

Ranks #9 Midsize Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.2 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The sure-footed traction of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is the calling card of the 2012 Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan, but its interior space, trunk room and quiet ride are other...

2012 Subaru Legacy Owner Reviews

4.69
77 Reviews
71% 26% 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%
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Sleek and smooth stylish car with pep

2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited

This car is great for family and single people. It has amazing gas mileage and a stylish look. I have had this car for two years and there is only two things I don't like about it. No sunroof, every car I have ever owned before this one has had one so I'm spoiled. The most annoying however is the fact that the light housings are hard to get to. I am used to going to the store to buy bulbs and just swapping them out in the parking lot. Sadly with this car the body is built around the housings, for example when both of my headlight bulbs went out I was required to take the vehicle to the dealer because the tire well and part of the fender had to me removed to install new bulbs. This cost me almost $200 in parts and labor when if the housings were like every other car it would have cost me $42! I'm used to sports cars and six cylinder engines. This car has some pep for a 4 cylinder. It satisfies the need for speed and the need for a smooth ride. I suggest this car.

- Jennifer F

Subaru Legacy- great safety, shoddy molding

2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

Overall, I love my Subaru Legacy. The handling is tight, the safety features are numerous, and I have never felt worried about its performance, even on long trips. I have had to have my tires aligned but other than that I have had no problems with its reliability. Overall the car is comfortable to ride in. The special features that I care about are its safety and handling features, which come in handy in a place with as much rain as we have. The only issue I have with it is that the internal molding is not very durable. I have had to pop the side door molding on the driver side back into place a few times. It can also be loud when driving at higher speeds. All in all it's a fantastic car, especially for a safety minded mom.

- Catherine S

To be bold and safe at the same time.

2012 Subaru Legacy

I get wonderful gas mileage with my vehicle. When I am going down hill I can use my paddle to downshift instead of having to put a lot of wear and tear on my breaks. When I need extra speed to past someone I can use the paddles to go fast quicker. I love having my chose to drive manually or automatic. My kids have plenty of room in the back seat. With all the safe features I feel safe to know me and my kids will always make it to wherever we go.

- Carla A

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$19,995 - $20,995
$31,595

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
265 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

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

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 40.3 in.
37.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.7 cu. ft.
14.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60R16
P225/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 in.
108.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 ft.
36.8 ft.

Length

Length
186.4 in.
186.4 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3270 - 3379 lbs.
3477 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
265 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

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
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 27 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
19 - 23 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 31 mpg
25 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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety