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2012 Subaru Legacy At A Glance (Press Release)

2012 Subaru Legacy At A Glance

  • Fifth-generation of midsize All-Wheel Drive sedan model line is roomiest Legacy ever; introduced for MY 2010.
  • Introduced new design language now also featured on 2012 Impreza.
  • Available in 4-cyl. 4-cyl. turbo and 6-cyl.
  • XM Satellite radio trial subscription increased from 3 to 4 months free XM Select service

New for 2012

  • New standard audio system for all Premium models includes: AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player with, Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), iPod® control capability, USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack, 6 speakers.
  • New harman/kardon® display-type audio system optional for the Premium models and standard for Limited models includes, in addition to the above: 4.3-inch LCD display, HD Radio, XM Satellite Radio, 9 speakers, including subwoofer.
  • New Alloy Wheel Package for 2.5i includes: 16-in. alloy wheels, fog lights, All-Weather Package (2-stage heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer)
  • Steering wheel Bluetooth switches standard for Premium models.
  • Fog lights standard on Limited models.
  • 103 cu. ft. passenger space and 14.7 cu. ft. trunk are among best-in-class.
  • Three powertrains: 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cyl. Boxer engine (available as PZEV-certified); 265-hp turbo/intercooled 2.5-liter Boxer, and a 256-hp 3.6-liter, regular-fuel 6-cyl. Boxer.
  • LineartronicTM CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) available for Legacy 2.5i.
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system and Brake Assist safety feature standard on all models.
  • Limited trim line offers available voice-activated GPS navigation system with rear backup camera, Bluetooth® hands-free phone capability, USB/iPod® input and streaming Bluetooth audio.
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • Standard front seat side impact air bags,
    side curtain air bags and intelligent dual-stage deployment front air bags.
  • Three types of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive featured across Legacy line: all models with 6-speed manual transmission use Continuous AWD with a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute power 50:50 front to rear; Legacy 2.5i models with continuously variable transmission (CVT) use Active Torque Split AWD with an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch to actively control power distribution in response to driving and road conditions. Legacy 3.6R models use Variable Torque Distribution (VTD), which normally sends more power to the rear wheels to enhance handling agility and continuously adjusts power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.

Key Facts

Basic Specifications
Body: 5-passenger sedan Wheelbase: 108.3 in.
Length: 186.4 in.
Height: 59.3 in.
Width: 71.7 in.

Legacy 2.5i:SOHC H4, 2.5-liter
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 170 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual or CVT
Legacy 2.5GT: DOHC H4, 2.5-liter turbo/intercooled
Horsepower: 265 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque : 258 lb.-ft. @ 2,000-5,200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Legacy 3.6R: DOHC H6, 3.6-liter
Horsepower: 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 247 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Key Standard Features

Legacy 2.5i

  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 16-in. wheels with 205/60R16 tires
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with armrest
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integral audio and cruise control switches
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc
    in-dash CD player, RDS and aux. input jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Autolights (auto on/off exterior lights)
  • Multi-information display with readouts for clock, trip computer, and outside temperature
  • Cruise control
  • Front seat side-impact airbags and side
    curtain airbags
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Overhead console with holder for sunglasses
  • Power door locks
  • Power mirrors (manually folding)
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down
  • Remote keyless entry system with integrated ignition key
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with traction control

2.5i Premium adds:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • 16-in. alloy wheels
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player /, 6 speakers, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, iPod® control capability, USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, in-glass audio antenna
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Driver’s window with auto up/down
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel Bluetooth switches

2.5i Limited adds over 2.5i Premium:

  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • 17 in. alloy wheels with 215/50R17 tires
  • All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer)
  • Fog lights
  • Lineartronic CVT
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • New harman/kardon® display-type audio system includes 4.3-inch LCD display, HD Radio , XM Satellite Radio, 9 speakers, including subwoofer.
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery

2.5GT Limited adds/substitutes over 2.5i Limited:

  • 265-hp turbo / intercooled engine
  • 18-in. high-luster alloy wheels with 225/45R18 tires
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Contrast silver stitching on leather-trimmed seats
  • Functional hood scoop
  • Simulated carbon-fiber trim

3.6R adds to 2.5i:

  • 256-hp 6-cyl. engine and 5-speed auto. trans. with paddle shifters
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/50R17 tires
  • Driver’s window with auto up/down
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips

3.6R Premium and Limited amenities mirror 2.5i Premium and Limited

Optional for Premium trim:

  • New harman/kardon® display-type audio system.
  • Power moonroof
  • All-Weather Package (std. on 3.6R Premium)

Optional for Limited trim:

  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated GPS navigation system with backup camera, iPod/USB input, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and streaming audio, auto-dimming rear-view mirror

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