Original MSRP
$19,995 - $31,595
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
170-265
Seats
5
1 / 79
  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Chrome tip exhaust pipe.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Gas cap release.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (tertiary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Front center console with closed lid, from drivers side looking down
  • Zune and auxiliary jack
  • Rear center console with closed lid from drivers side looking down.
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Satin White Pearl
  • Satin White Pearl
  • Satin White Pearl
  • Ruby Red Pearl
  • Ruby Red Pearl
  • Ruby Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Sky Blue Metallic
  • Sky Blue Metallic
  • Sky Blue Metallic
  • Caramel Bronze Pearl
  • Caramel Bronze Pearl
  • Caramel Bronze Pearl
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Deep Indigo Pearl
  • Deep Indigo Pearl
  • Deep Indigo Pearl
Select a color
Original MSRP
$19,995 - $31,595
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
170-265
Seats
5

Subaru Legacy Ranked #1 by Owners

Expert Review

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...

Subaru Legacy Models & Trims

2.5i $19,995 - $20,995
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5i Premium $21,295 - $22,295
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5i Limited $25,595
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5GT Limited $31,595
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas Flat 4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.6R $25,095
Horsepower: 256 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.6R Premium $26,295
Horsepower: 256 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.6R Limited $28,595
Horsepower: 256 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.69

65 Reviews

72% 25% 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

When you love your Subaru it will love you back.

It has brought me through many blizzards, rainstorms, and windstorms without a scratch. Aside from routine oil and tire changes I have not needed much work in the 7 years I have owned my car. I plan to purchase another Subaru within the next 2 years only because of my growing family.

- Steve B

2012 Subaru Legacy - reliability at its best!

It is reliable and I have only had to do routine maintenance aside from having to have my exhaust repaired due to rust caused by Maine winters. There is a lot of road/engine noise and the ride is not always the smoothest, but the reliability makes up for that in my book.

- Luca T

Fun Subaru legacy with comfort and reliability.

It drives well and gets good gas mileage. The moon roof is fun. Buckets seats w/ heat make it nice in the winter. I have no problems with any maintenance. The car has not cost a lot to maintain. The cvt transmission and paddle shifters can also be fun to drive.

- Tom K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$19,995 - $20,995
$21,295 - $22,295

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 40.3 in.
37.5 - 40.3 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
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60R16
P205/60R16

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
3275 - 3384 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
170 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
25 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings