After offering it as a limited-run package for 2006, Subaru has added the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B as a separate model for 2007. In addition, several other Legacy models get new audio systems-including optional XM Satellite Radio-as well as tire-pressure-monitoring systems and revised seating fabrics.
While making several changes to the Legacy for the 2007 model year, Subaru already has announced that the model will undergo extensive changes for 2008, including new sheetmetal and a new 6-cylinder engine with 245 hp. For 2007, the Legacy, a midsize sedan and station wagon, continues to draw its power from a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 175 hp in its naturally-aspirated form or 243 hp when turbocharged. Manual and automatic transmissions are available, and all-wheel drive is standard.
For 2007, the Legacy is available in five versions. The 2.5 i rides on 17-inch wheels, with a 100-watt AM/FM/CD audio system, air conditioning, cruise control, front/side and side curtain air bags, a height-adjustable driver's seat, power locks/mirrors/windows, and remote keyless entry. The 2.5 i Special Edition adds a power glass moonroof. The 2.5 i Limited adds heated front seats; an in-dash, 6-disc CD changer; dual-zone climate controls; heated mirrors; and more. The Legacy 2.5 GT Limited gets the turbocharged engine, a MOMO-brand steering wheel, a 4-way power front passenger seat, larger brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, front sport seats, special instrumentation, and an aerodynamic underbody cover.
The Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B is a high-performance model that comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, 18-inch wheels with performance tires, a memory driver's seat, aluminum pedals, a Bilstein sport suspension, charcoal gray leather and dark blue Alcantara upholstery, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, vehicle dynamic control, and a navigation system.
The Subaru Legacy competes in the Midsize Conventional segment, which consists of 18 models. Buyers in this segment look for reliability, fuel economy, and performance, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM
The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Toyota Camry (397,630 units sold), Honda Accord (354,441), and Nissan Altima (232,457). The Subaru Legacy sold 84,442 units (including the Subaru Outback ) in 2006, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Midsize Conventional segment include the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, and Buick LaCrosse. Joining the segment in 2007 is the Saturn Aura.
|2.5 i (M5)||5 speed manual||$20,495||175-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl||22/29|
|2.5 i Limited (A4)||4 speed automatic||$24,095||175-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl||23/30|
|2.5 GT Limited (M5)||5 speed manual||$28,295||243-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl||20/27|
|2.5 GT spec.B (M6)||6 speed manual||$33,995||243-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl||19/26|