2013 Subaru Legacy

2.5i AWD 4-Dr Sedan H4 man trans

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2013 Subaru Legacy
2013 Subaru Legacy

New For 2013

Subaru’s optional EyeSight is the biggest change for the 2013 Legacy. EyeSight is an active camera-based system that scans the area in front of the Legacy to let the car know if there are pedestrians in the path, a collision is imminent, or the car is about to depart its lane. The system can automatically apply the brakes in some situations if the driver does not respond to the initial audio warning.


All-new in 2010, the Subaru Legacy receives a pleasant refresh for 2013. Fuel economy is up to 32 mpg on the highway, thanks to a revised CVT and a slightly more efficient engine. Unfortunately, the turbocharged 2.5GT we enjoyed so much is cut from the 2013 roster, but the 3.6R models remain for those who favor acceleration over fuel saving. All Legacy sedans now feature a brake override system. Subaru’s optional camera-based EyeSight driver-assistance system adds a precollision braking system, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Subaru has stiffened the Legacy’s chassis and suspension, which Subaru claims reduces body roll by 40 percent. Standard audio systems now feature Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming in addition to iPod controls and a USB port; the optional navigation system now includes a 7.0-inch touch screen, voice control, a rearview camera, SiriusXM NavTraffic, and premium speakers. Limited models now feature a rear-seat air duct to help regulate cabin temperature. Overall, the Legacy competes well with better-known mid-size sedans such as the Honda Accord, the Volkswagen Passat, and the Toyota Camry. It’s worth a test drive, especially if all-wheel drive is on your wish list.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags; traction and stability control; ABS; and tire-pressure monitoring are standard. A rearview camera is optional, as is EyeSight, which includes adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and precollision braking.

You'll like:

  • Roomy rear seat
  • 32 mpg highway

You won't like:

  • CVT isn’t for everyone
  • Four-cylinder lacks grunt

Key Competitors For The 2013 Subaru Legacy

  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Passat
2013 Subaru Outback Front Three Quarter
Subaru has announced pricing for the 2014 Legacy and Outback, keeping the two cars' base sticker prices at the same point as 2013. That means the Legacy will start at $21,090 and the Outback will start at $24,320 – with both cars undercutting all of their main competition.
Comparo Subaru Legacy Vs Ford Fusion AWD 1
While there are lots of midsize sedans, if you’re looking for one with all-wheel drive, your choices shrink dramatically. In fact, outside of the luxury brands, there are only two: the Ford Fusion and the Subaru Legacy. Ford offers all-wheel drive on the premium-spec Fusion, the Titanium, which is equipped with the top engine, Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four. At Subaru, all-wheel drive is standard on the Legacy, as it is on every Subaru save the BRZ. Thus, you can get an all-wheel-drive Legacy with either the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or the optional 3.6-liter six.
2013 Subaru Legacy 2 5i EyeSight Front Right View
The 2013 Subaru Legacy has a revised engine with a smidge more power than the 2012 version, and a new continuously variable transmission designed to be more responsive and more efficient. The engine sometimes vocalizes the asthmatic wheezing that is typical of four-cylinder engines strained by CVTs, but overall it's a smooth powertrain that provides more than adequate acceleration. I still love the way this car drives: the Legacy is pleasant and inoffensive, yet it offers just a touch better steering and suspension balance than in typical midsize sedans, making it feel like a special choice in its class.
2012 Subaru Outback Front Three Quarter
It's always a good problem to have: demand for Subaru cars and crossovers in the United States is up, to the point where Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, is considering adding plant capacity at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, its sole American plant. Subaru's story is much the same as its Japanese counterparts and competitors: demand is up in the American market, but a stubborn Yen-to-Dollar rate (which strongly favors the Yen, and doesn't show any signs of dropping) ensures that Japan-assembled cars aren't going to make much money. A Toyota Camry, for instance, has more price flexibility than a Prius (the Camry is built in Kentucky, the Prius in Japan) and--in theory--a larger profit margin. But profit margins only tell part of the story. Subaru's sales are way up this year, to the tune of 299,788 Subarus sold through the end of November. Sales of the Impreza are up some 184 percent over last year, and the Legacy and Outback are up 13.6 and 16 percent, respectively, year-over-year. Subaru recently announced that November 2012 was its best November ever. Production at Subaru's plant in Lafayette, Indiana is projected to hit 277,835 vehicles this year, an all-time record, and the plant's maximum capacity currently stands at 310,000 units, capped by Indiana anti-air-pollution regulations. The plant makes Tribeca, Legacy, and Outback models, as well as Toyota Camry sedans (under contract with Toyota, which owns a 16.5-percent stake in Fuji Heavy). With the new Impreza doing so well (it's the third-bestselling Subaru, behind the Outback and Forester) and a new Forester on the way, Subaru bosses are wondering if it's a good idea to shift some production here. Bloomberg says that shifting some Impreza and/or Forester production to the U.S. would mean adding at least 50,000 units of production; considering the two will sell a combined 140,000 units this year, a 50,000-unit bump would only mean one in three Imprezas (not counting WRXs) or Foresters would come from Indiana. Then again, Subaru says it has another possible trick up its sleeve: its Indiana plant sits on a huge tract of land--one big enough for a second assembly plant. Adding a second facility could be a gamble to the tune of at least $1 billion, but with Japanese exchange rates and American auto demand remaining high, it might be the best move for Subaru. Source: Bloomberg
Subaru EyeSight Cameras
While features like Adaptive Cruise Control originated on high-end vehicles, the trickle-down effect of high-tech features on automobiles is only growing. Subaru, which recently rolled out its EyeSight safety system on the 2013 Legacy and Outback, promises to offer it on every Subaru model in the future. To see if the system is all talk or pitch-perfect, we gave it a quick shakedown.

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2013 Subaru Legacy Specifications

Quick Glance:
2.5L H4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
170 hp @ 5600rpm
170 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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