2012 Subaru Legacy Sedan Dynamic Digital Brochure
You no longer have to request the 2012 Subaru Legacy Sedan brochure. Our digital brochure lets you explore the performance, design and advancements that make the Legacy one of a kind.
Working the corner office or simply chasing the corners.
The 2012 Subaru Legacy. There's a sense of satisfaction in doing things differently than the rest. Like building a sedan that offers surefooted handling and refined smoothness. Invigorating performance with reassuring safety. And thoughtful innovation with long-lasting reliability. The balance of these virtues working together harmoniously in the Legacy is what delivers the confidence to relish every curve when you chase the things that matter most to you.
Color Choices: Your journey begins with a choice.
Interior Colors and Trims
Performance: Full time. Full effect.
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. It's never about compromise when it comes to driver control. That's why Legacy is equipped with Subaru Symmetrical AWD. It's balanced side-to-side for stability. And it's designed to efficiently route power directly to each wheel all the time to maximize your grip of the road.
All-weather Conditions. Whether it's rain, snow or mud-caked roads, undesirable weather doesn't have to undo your plans. Subaru AWD keeps more power routed to all four wheels versus some other systems that only react to slippage that has already occurred. So you're ready with exceptional traction and control.
Spirited Handling. With outstanding grip and an exceptionally balanced layout—thanks to its one-of-a-kind, almost perfectly symmetrical design—Subaru AWD helps maximize your vehicle's connection to the road—heightening its response.
Accident Avoidance. When danger steps into your path, the safest route is to step right around it. The trademark traction, stability and control of Subaru AWD helps you stay safe by staying ready to react.
All-road Conditions. By continually grabbing for every bit of traction possible, and helping react to slippage when it occurs, Subaru AWD helps give you the freedom to tackle rough or loose road surfaces with confidence.
Performance: Discover the power of balance.
Subaru Boxer Engine. Balance is control. It's poise and capability. It's power in perfect proportion. Subaru puts performance in balance with an engine unlike any offered by our competitors. The SUBARU BOXER® Engine features a low profile, symmetrical design that puts the weight of the engine lower and in line with the vehicle for better response and control.
Horizontally Opposed Design. The pistons move in 180-degree opposition to each other on a horizontal plane, so each naturally cancels out the vibration of the piston opposite it. Smoother Operation. Step on the accelerator and the revs come on smooth. While there's plenty of power when you need it, it helps enhance your comfort and control.
Durable Construction. The engine's flat design is inherently rigid, and reduces the amount of vibration that “V” or inline engines-with more upright pistons-are subjected to during operation. Increased durability. An engine subjected to less vibration lasts longer. It's no wonder 96% of Subaru vehicles built in the last 10 years are still on the road today.
Low Center of Gravity. The flatter profile and perfectly symmetrical design of the engine block, and the fact that it sits lower in the chassis, make the overall vehicle more balanced and nimble versus other designs. Greater Agility. The vehicle responds more quickly to changes in direction, which gives a feeling of tightness in turns. And it's more likely to feel stable during maneuvers, giving you an increased feeling of being in control at all times.
Efficiency: Get more for less.
Whether it's a weekend around town or a quick getaway, make your drive as efficient as it is fun. With the Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) you can reduce the amount of money you spend on gas making every journey longer and more enjoyable.
CVT. The CVT available in the Legacy 2.5i models is a chain-driven, zeromaintenance unit that transforms the driving experience. Instead of the traditional shifting through each gear, the CVT winds up to optimal rpm and stays there. The Subaru CVT also features paddle-shifters and 6-speed manual mode, so you can savor the classic joy of running through the gears as you carve your favorite ribbon of road.
Efficiency. The 2.5i offers a 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that generates 170 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. That's ample power for a confident drive. What's more, when paired with Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), you can get up to 31 miles to the gallon and achieve over 570 miles on a full tank.1 You'll spend more time enjoying your getaways and less time filling up.
Performance: Bringing power and control into balance.
Every part of the Legacy works together to deliver a powerful, balanced and sporty performance, complemented by a smooth and engaged driving experience. From its refined engines and transmissions to its finely tuned suspension, you're definitely going to find that the Legacy is just as committed to the drive as you are.
Ample Power for Confident Driving. 3.6-liter 6-cylinder. A wealth of ultra-smooth power at the ready. That's the hallmark of the 3.6-liter 6-cylinder—the largest SUBARU BOXER® engine available. It produces 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque, moving the Legacy 3.6R models with effortless confidence over the road. For smooth shifting to match the delivery of power, it's paired with the 5-speed automatic transmission.
Turbocharged Performance. Turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. For those who desire the kind of lift in their day that only high performance can provide, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Legacy 2.5GT Limited is ready to oblige. It features an intercooled turbocharger, optimized for quick spooling. When you push the pedal, you'll feel the responsive throttle and feel the turbocharged punch of 265 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. And a standard 6-speed manual transmission always keeps you in control of the action.
Ultra-Smooth and Always Ready. Transmissions. For optimum performance, experience the 6-speed manual to take advantage of the engine's output with a shifter that's been engineered for more precise shifts. Or go for smoothness with control with the 5-speed automatic with manual mode, paddle shifters and downshift rev-matching. And if it's a more efficient drive you seek, experience Lineartronic® CVT with 6-speed manual mode and paddle shifters.
In Touch. In Control. Suspension and Chassis. Combining years of rally racing experience and the demands of daily real-world driving, the Legacy 4-wheel independent suspension design maximizes the feel you have for the road. The double-wishbone rear suspension absorbs the worst of the bumps without unsettling the rigid chassis. And, complemented with MacPherson struts up front, it's a tight, yet supple ride that always leaves you in touch and in control.
Interior Features: Connect your drive in real time.
Clear, glowing gauges make it easy to check your stats. With over 100 cubic feet of passenger space, every Legacy passenger enjoys a roomy cabin with generous legroom in the back, plenty of hip room in the front, and spacious headroom. The available 440-watt, 9-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system includes HD Radio™, XM® Satellite Radio1 and Bluetooth® hands-free calling. You can also stream your own tunes from your Bluetooth-capable audio device or use the USB to plug in your iPod® for even more ways to immerse yourself in your music. The available 8-inch high-res touchscreen or voice-activated navigation system makes finding that perfect drive easier. The system also enhances your audio experience by allowing iPod® and USB connectivity, as well as Bluetooth® streaming audio. Dual-zone automatic temperature controls, convenient steering-wheel-mounted controls and a 10-way adjustable driver's seat are available to let you customize your environment with ease.
Interior Lighting: Natural. Light.
Love with no limits.
Our connection to our owners and the life they live is forever unfolding at Subaru. Select any of the tabs below to see how.
Partners That Care. Subaru has spent decades building relationships with dozens of organizations that believe in building a cleaner, greener, and more hopeful world as much as we do. Through our year-end Share the Love sales events we've raised nearly 15 million dollars over the last 3 years to distribute amongst charities such as ASPCA, Habitat for Humanity, National Wildlife Federation, Meals on Wheels and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We look forward to seeing even more love from our generous customers in 2011.
Cars That Last. Life is too important to slow down with a car you can't rely on. That's why we build each of our vehicles with the highest standards of manufacturing, with designs that are inherently tough and with engineering that emphasizes quality and consistency. This commitment is why 96% of all the vehicles we've built in the last 10 years are still on the road today.1 It's also why Subaru vehicles keep their value so well. In fact, Subaru was named the number one automotive brand for residual value by ALG for 2010.
Owner Benefits. Every Subaru comes with 24-hour roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. And that's just the beginning of our commitment to our owners. Subaru Added Security® means extended service agreements and maintenance plans that will help protect your car for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles. It offers the only mechanical and maintenance plans backed by Subaru of America, Inc., and because we've been backing them for more than 25 years, they're agreements you can trust. Your dealer has full coverage details. Subaru Equity Shield™ GAP can help pay all or most of a possible difference between what your insurance company covers for your Subaru that was totaled, or stolen and not recovered, and what you still owe in payments. It will even cover your deductible for up to $1,000.
Subaru Life. Get out there. Get going. Get to where your life is lived. Whether you're taking a new turn or simply taking a break, we build every Subaru to help you take it all in. With Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru owners have the stability and control to drive with confidence where and when they want. Smart features help them do more of what they live for, and award-winning safety means they can do it with assurance. That's the joy of having a car that you don't just love to drive, but one built for life. And we think that's why owners always tell us, “I love my Subaru.” Badge of Ownership - One way Subaru owners express their love is with a unique badge that reflects their interests and passions.
Environment. We try not to waste a thing. Even waste.
In 2004, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) became the first manufacturing facility in the U.S. to reach zero landfill status and be designated a wildlife habitat. And every Subaru plant continues to use green suppliers, reduce manufacturing wastes and cut CO2 emissions.
Wildlife Habitat. In 2003, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. became the first automotive assembly plant to be designated as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SIA's 800+ acres serves as a home for a wide variety of animals, including: whitetail deer, rabbits, Canadian geese, mallard ducks, squirrels, beavers, coyote, snapping turtles, frogs, red-tail hawks, blue heron, and the bald eagle.
Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) Status. Because clear skies are just as important as clean landscapes, the Outback is one of the few SUVs to achieve Partial Zero Emission Vehicle—PZEV1—status. It achieves such cleanliness and efficiency without the negative environmental impact required to manufacture many vehicles with battery-based drive systems, and without compromising performance and versatility.
Green Partners. We've spent decades building relationships with those who believe in building a cleaner and greener world as much as we do. That's why we support organizations such as Leave No Trace, which promotes responsible recreation.
Acclaim: Awards are great, Thanks are better.
Safety: Circumstances don't define a Subaru, they reveal it.
Subaru Active and Passive Safety. It's under the most challenging circumstances that you find the true value of what you drive. With advanced accident avoidance and exceptional passenger protection, the Outback is engineered to be at its best in a worst-case scenario. It'll give you the confidence of knowing that—in a changing world—safety is at its core.
Stopping Power. Powerful and reliable disc brakes are teamed with advanced technologies to help you stop short of danger. Antilock brakes help make sure you don't lose traction, and the advanced Brake Assist system helps ensure maximum pressure is applied to the brakes as quickly as possible in an emergency situation.
All-around Protection. Our Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame is exceptionally strong for maximum resistance and designed to help direct impact energy away from occupants. Also, front, front-side and side-curtain airbags—standard on every Legacy—surround outboard occupants in the event of a crash to further help prevent injury.
Increased Awareness. Before you can avoid danger, you have to see it coming. The Legacy features expansive all-around visibility with a Rear-Vision Camera2. This feature gives you a clearer view of the area behind your vehicle, so you can be in charge of your surroundings.
Exceptional Control. Safety begins with avoidance. The traction and balance of the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the stability of the SUBARU BOXER® engine provide you with the outstanding control you need to react to hazards. Every Legacy also comes with standard VDC electronic stability control, which can detect a loss of control and intervene to help keep you on your intended path.