Some may consider the 2007 Subaru Legacy the sedate older sibling of the Impreza, but this car is anything but ordinary. The Legacy has plenty of power and distinction of its own. This family of sedans and wagons is equipped with powerful four-cylinder engines, and when paired with Subaru’s exceptional manual transmissions, there's a reason to pay attention to the powertrain.
The Subaru Legacy makes a great car for families looking for some excitement in their sedan or wagon, as well as for young professionals who need an attractive, yet impressive vehicle. Families, older adults, and any consumer can appreciate the safety ratings this car received in government crash testing. Overall, the Subaru Legacy is the total package in many ways.
Body Styles: Sedan, Wagon
Engines: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Legacy 2.5i, Legacy 2.5i Special Edition, Legacy 2.5i Limited, Legacy 2.5 GT Limited, Legacy 2.5 Limited Spec.B sedan only
Some changes to specific trim levels are made to the 2007 Subaru Legacy. The Spec.B and GT Limited models get an engine upgrade. Any of the Legacy models with the turbocharged engine receive new instrumentation, a tire pressure monitor, and an SI-drive feature for improved responsiveness. All of the 2007 Legacy models now have MP3 player jacks and a CD audio system. These models also have new cloth upholstery, rear folding seat design, and optional XM satellite radio.
Sleek and stylish are the best words to describe the 2007 Subaru Legacy. Whether in the sedan and wagon body style, these cars are available in a wide variety of colors and trim levels.
All trim levels of the 2007 Subaru Legacy are well-designed and feature high-quality materials. Comfortable seats are present as well. It is important to note that the back seat is a bit small for this car’s class, but children fit fine. Dashboard gauges and controls are easy to see and use and are attractively placed.
Each trim level is a little different and with the GT Limited and Spec.B versions, drivers will find red and white gauges and the Momo three-spoke steering wheel. Cargo space measures at 11.4 cubic feet when the rear seat is upright 66 cubic feet when the seat is folded down.
Performance & Handling
There isn’t much to complain about when it comes to the 2007 Subaru Legacy in terms of performance and handling. These cars are designed to be quick and highly responsive with either engine choice, especially when paired with the manual transmission option. While there is a bit of body roll, for the most part, the Legacy can be counted on to make most of twists and turns in the road and does an admirable job of making highway rides smooth. With the turbocharged, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, performance is further enhanced, and the car can better handle the bumps and turns in the road.
Safety is a priority on the 2007 Subaru Legacy. Several types of airbags are standard, including front side airbags and full length curtain airbags. Also standard are the anti-lock brakes and front headrests designed to reduce whiplash. Stability control is available, but only on the GT Limited and Spec.B versions that have both the navigation system and an automatic transmission.
EPA Fuel Economy
Legacy 2.5i: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Legacy 2.5 GT Limited: 18/25 mpg city/highway
Legacy 2.5 GT Spec.B: 17/24 mpg city/highway
- Comfy ride on the highway
- Good materials used on the interior
- Impressive turbo engine
- Smooth handling
- Good crash test results
- Standard all-wheel drive
You Won't Like
- Not a lot of options for stability control and navigation
- Small backseat
- Adding options to the GT Limited can be expensive
Numerous options with a lot of fun and comfort.
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