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2019 Subaru Legacy
Select a Different Model (5 Available): 2.5i Limited Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 29963
MPG (EPA) 25 CTY /34 HWY
Horsepower 175@5800
Torque 174@4000
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2019 Subaru Legacy MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Excellent safety ratings

You Won't Like

  • Slow
  • Conservative exterior design
  • Abrupt throttle tip in

New for 2019

The 2019 Subaru Legacy gets the EyeSight safety suite as standard on all models. Sport models now come standard with blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. All models now come with a 5.0-inch instrument cluster display while the base 2.5i trim gets dual USB ports as standard.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan slotting above the compact Impreza. It is also the only vehicle in its class to come standard with all-wheel drive. Five trim levels are available.

Legacy 2.5i: The base 2.5i trim gets 17-inch steel wheels, Subaru's Starlink interface with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, cloth upholstery, a 5.0-inch instrument cluster display, and keyless entry.

Legacy 2.5i Premium: Moving up to the 2.5i Premium adds a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, and heated side mirrors.

Legacy 2.5i Sport: Mid-level Sport models build on the Premium trim with additions like 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, LED fog lights, satin chrome side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a rear spoiler.

Legacy 2.5i Limited: Moving up to the 2.5i Limited adds 10-way power adjustable front passenger seats, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, heated rear seats, and leather upholstery.

Legacy 3.6R Limited: The 3.6R Limited has the same features as the 2.5i Limited but adds the more powerful engine and dual exhaust tips.

Options include LED fog lights, navigation, adaptive LED headlights (Limited trim only), and a moonroof.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Legacy comes standard with a 2.5-liter flat-four with 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter flat-six with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft is available on the 3.6R. A CVT is the only available transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings for the four-cylinder are 25/34 mpg city/highway while the six-cylinder checks in at 20/28 mpg.

Safety

The NHTSA and IIHS haven't crash tested the 2019 model. The 2018 Legacy received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) and is an IIHS 2018 Top Safety Pick +. In the IIHS' front crash prevention test, the 2018 Legacy received a Superior rating after it avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests (Superior is the highest rating for the front crash prevention test).

Every 2019 Legacy includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning. Blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on the Sport and higher grades, and optional on the Premium model. Reverse automatic emergency braking is optional on the Sport and Limited grades.  High beam assist is available as part of an package on the Premium and higher trims.

Utility

The 2019 Legacy has a 15.0-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded via the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a 2015 First Test, we noted that the CVT operated quietly, but it's not smooth when pulling away from a standstill. Acceleration with the base four-cylinder is leisurely. The six-cylinder is significantly quicker, but lags behind other V-6-powered and turbo-four competitors.

In our 2017 Verdict of a Sport-trim model, we liked the Legacy's comfortable interior, its user-friendly center stack controls, and large rear seat accommodations. Its ride is comfortable despite the 18-inch alloy wheels, making it a pleasant commuter.

If you're considering the all-wheel-drive Legacy, also consider the Nissan Altima, which offers all-wheel drive on its base engine for the 2019 model year.

Cool Fact

The optional 3.6-liter flat-six engine is an evolution of a 3.0-liter unit that was used in previous generations of the Legacy and Outback.

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2019 SUBARU LEGACY SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter BOXER
Transmission Name
Transmission, Lineartronic CVT Continuously Variable Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
2.5i Limited Sedan
Class
Passenger Car
Horsepower
175@5800
Standard MPG
25/34
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System; Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Active Headlights; Headlights, LED; LED Lights, High Beam; LED Lights, Low Beam; Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info; Sunroof, Glass Power
$1792 $2150

Cargo Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Includes 2 Cargo Trunk Hooks and 1 Net; Load Restraint
$97 $151

Rear Cargo Net & Hook

INCLUDES: Load Restraint; Rear Cargo Net and Trunk Cargo Hook
$97 $151

Popular Package #2A (PIO)

INCLUDES: [0K8] All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO); [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [06B] Cargo Tray (PIO); [0KN] LED Upgrade - Map and Dome Lights (PIO); [05P] Rear Bumper Applique (PIO); [05W] Splash Guards (PIO)
$534 $827

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter BOXER

Std Std

Transmission, Lineartronic CVT Continuously Variable Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Silica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ice Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tungsten Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crimson Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Magnetite Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Abyss Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Cargo Tray (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [LZW] Popular Package #2A (PIO)
$52 $81

Footwell Illumination Kit (PIO)

$150 $232

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control, Subaru Starlink™

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [LZC] Cargo Package (PIO); [LZC] Rear Cargo Net & Hook
Pkg Pkg

Memory Adjustment

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.900

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.5 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Active Torque Split AWD Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Rear Bumper Applique (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [LZW] Popular Package #2A (PIO)
$67 $104

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps CONTAINED IN: [LZW] Popular Package #2A (PIO)
$110 $170

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [05W] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica (PIO)

$100 $155

Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO)

$100 $155

Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic (PIO)

$100 $155

Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl (PIO)

$100 $155

Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica (PIO)

$239 $368

Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)

$239 $368

Trunk Spoiler - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO)

$239 $368

Trunk Spoiler - Tungsten Metallic (PIO)

$239 $368

Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red Pearl (PIO)

$239 $368

Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl (PIO)

$239 $368

Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)

$100 $155

Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl (PIO)

$100 $155

Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl (PIO)

$100 $155

Trunk Spoiler - Abyss Blue Pearl (PIO)

$239 $368

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Cargo Net - Side (PIO)

$59 $92

Sun Shade (PIO)

$49 $76

All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [LZW] Popular Package #2A (PIO)
$85 $132

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Includes 2 Cargo Trunk Hooks and 1 Net

CONTAINED IN: [LZC] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console And Instrument Panel ; Wood/Woodgrain On Doors; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Rear Cargo Net and Trunk Cargo Hook

CONTAINED IN: [LZC] Rear Cargo Net & Hook
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Upgrade - Map and Dome Lights (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [LZW] Popular Package #2A (PIO)
$64 $99

LED Lights, High Beam

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

LED Lights, Low Beam

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)

INCLUDES: Door Entry Light; Mirror, Automatic Driver CONTAINED IN: [LZW] Popular Package #2A (PIO)
$156 $241

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Mirror, Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Collision Warning System, EyeSight®

Std Std

Collision Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Active Headlights

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Headlights, LED

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + Reverse Automatic Braking + High Beam Assist + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Detection (BSD)

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear-Vision Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamic Control

Std Std

Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 4-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Slate Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Titanium Gray Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Warm Ivory Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, Subaru Starlink™ 8.0” AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Twelve Harman/Kardon® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Wishbone w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P225/50HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Locks - Alloy (PIO)

$52 $81

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 1.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 63, 72 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$0 0.9% Financing for a maximum term of 48 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 24, 36 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019