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2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Premium

2012 Subaru Legacy Review

(0 Stars)  A hidden gem in the mid-size-sedan segment.

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Overview
The Legacy is a hidden gem in the mid-size-sedan segment. New in 2010, the Legacy offers a class-leading ride and handling package along with standard all-wheel drive, which isn't even an option on most of the Legacy's mid-size competitors. The Legacy is available in a large range of models, from the basic 2.5i powered by a 170-hp horizontally opposed four-cylinder to the sporty 265-hp 2.5GT, which is outfitted with a turbocharged engine mated to a slick six-speed manual gearbox. Subaru also offers six-cylinder power in 3.6R models. The 3.6-liter six-cylinder makes slightly less power than the turbocharged 2.5-liter in the 2.5GT, but the six doesn't require the use of premium fuel. Buyers who don't want to deal with the manual transmission in the 2.5GT might instead enjoy the five-speed automatic transmission in the 3.6R. The automatic provides paddle shifters for those times when manual control of the transmission is beneficial. We like the Legacy and its wagon cousin, the Outback, and we greatly appreciate the increase in rear-seat legroom that came with the changes for 2010. Overall, the Legacy competes well with better-known mid-size cars such as the Honda Accord, the Volkswagen Passat, and the Toyota Camry. It's worth a test drive, especially if all-wheel drive is on your wish list.

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2012 Legacy 2.5i Premium Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed four-cylinder OHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 481 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 170 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 170 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

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'12 Subaru 2.5 i Premium Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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