Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon Review: 2003-2012 Model Improvement and Changes 

Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon Review: 2003-2012 Model Improvement and Changes 

The Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is environmentally friendly, practical and economical. All models come with Subaru’s legendary AWD system for improved performance, handling and safety. It can be had with a selection of fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines, and is offered in two body styles: the B4 sedan and Outback SUV style. It’s sleek design on the outside and equally stylish interior make this car a must-buy for those who value comfort and convenience.

So, just how much has the Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon changed over the years? Let’s take a look at key years from 2001-2012 to see how this economical vehicle has improved.


 

2003 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2003 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2003 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2003 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fourth generation, with the model code TA-BH5 and an average fuel economy of 12.0-14.0 km/l.

Engine

The transmission is a 5-speed / 4-speed AT that uses a 5-speed MT and a gate system with a sub-gate for sports shift. The Touring Wagon is 2.0 GT for a single turbo car, top model 2.0 GT spec.

Interior & Exterior Features

This model is a cross between a touring wagon and sports sedan B4 body type that features a clean and classic sashless door. The installed engine is a horizontally configured 2L, 4-cylinder engine with 3 units of SOHC and DOHC, DOHC turbo, 22mm at the front end, and 10mm lower at the front differential position, making the center of gravity lower. B equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels and a special grill & spoiler. The 2.0 GT customized edition of the build-to-order model, 2.0R for DOHC cars, 2.0 for SOHC cars 2.0i casual edition with simplified equipment. The special “50th Anniversary” model is based on both the 2.0GT and 2.0R, with an ivory-colored interior. The special seat material combines genuine leather and alcantara. In addition, it is equipped with aluminum wheels that have been finished with brilliant high raster paint. The Legacy Touring Wagon has a high-quality look and drives like a sports car. Subaru Legacy has gained popularity as a full-fledged grand touring car with excellent driving performance and high functionality since its launch in May 2003. It was also awarded the 2003-2004 Japan Car of the Year Award.

 


 

2004 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2004 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2004 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2004 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fourth generation, with the model code TA-BP5 and an average fuel economy of 9.8-14.0 km/l.

Engine

It’s the fusion of drive, function and beauty. It crosses a touring wagon with a B4 sports sedan, as well as the Outback sports model. The sleek exterior design is a traditional sashless door with no window frame to maximize visibility to outside. It comes packed with a horizontally opposed 2L 4-cylinder, SOHC and DOHC, DOHC turbo engine, and a horizontally opposed 6 cylinder 3L DOHC unit. The transmission is a 6-speed / 5-speed manual and a 5-speed / 4-speed AT that uses a gate system with a sub-gate for sports shift.

Interior & Exterior Features

The Touring Wagon is equipped with a turbo 2.0GT on the 2L model, a 2.0GT spec.B equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels with a special grill and spoiler, a 2.0HC for DOHC vehicles, and a 2.0i for SOHC vehicles. It’s equipped with ADA (Active Driving Assist), a millimeter-wave radar in addition to a stereo camera that scans the road conditions ahead. It recognizes its surrounding environment in a wide range, unaffected by the weather, and keeps the driver informed providing warnings and road information. The trunk can be expanded with a one-touch folding mechanism that causes the back seat to fold forward flat with the push of a single button, maximizing cargo space.

 


 

2005 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2005 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2005 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2005 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fourth generation, with the model code TA-BP5 and an average fuel economy of 12.0-14.0 km/l.

Engine

This Legacy Touring Wagon maintains the 2L 4-6 cylinder engine of its predecessors, as does the 6-5 speed automatic transmission with the sub-gate for sports shift.

Interior & Exterior Features

The Touring Wagon is equipped with a turbo 2.0GT on the 2L model, a 2.0GT spec. B equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels and a special grill and spoiler, a 2.0HC for DOHC vehicles, and a 2.0i for SOHC vehicles. The Blitzen 2005 model, equipped with exterior parts jointly developed by Fuji Heavy Industries and a European design company, is equipped with 18-inch tires, Bilstein suspension, and special options for the B4 2.0 GT based on B specifications for the exterior and interior. The Black Interior Selection includes a fully equipped touring wagon “2.0i B-Sport” style, with features including an electroluminescent meter, driver’s side power seat, and Momo genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel. In the interior you have pillar trim, roof trim, and a center panel design finished off in black. In addition to standard equipment such as cruise control and tinted glass, the Macintosh audio system and HDD navigation system were set as manufacturer-installed options.

 


 

2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2006 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2006 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fourth generation, with the model code CBA-BP5 and an average fuel economy of 12.0-14.0 km/l.

Engine

The engine is a 2L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder, SOHC (140 hp) and DOHC (180/190 hp), DOHC turbo (260/280 hp), and 3L horizontally opposed 6-cylinder DOHC (250 hp) units. The mission is a 6-speed / 5-speed manual and a 5-speed / 4-speed AT with a sub-gate for sports shift.

Interior & Exterior Features

This year’s model, the B4 “2.0 GT” and “3.0 R”, are equipped with special specifications called SI Cruise Limited. The newly developed SI radar cruise control is based on the SI-Drive-equipped system vehicle that allows the driver to select three different drive settings. The laser radar installed in the front grille contains an automatic function that allows you to follow the vehicle in front of you, going anywhere from 0 to 100 kmph. Actual fuel consumption is improved with the original controls. Key features include keyless entry and a push-start function that locks and unlocks the doors, and starts the engine with a push switch on the mobile-access key. Both the front seats also include a memory function with 8-way power seat, making the Legacy Touring Wagon all the more alluring. The 2.0i B Sports Limited edition is equipped with a special 16-inch aluminum wheels and a sports pedal with aluminum pads. In addition, there are options for a black-on-black interior with pillar trim that extends all the way to the ceiling design, as well as a bright and open ivory interior.

 


 

2007 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2007 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2007 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2007 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fourth generation, with the model code CBA-BP5 and an average fuel economy of 11.6-14.0 km/l.

Engine

This Legacy Touring Wagon maintains the 2L 4-6 cylinder engine of its predecessors. The transmission includes a 6-speed 5-speed manual and a 5-speed / 4-speed AT that uses sub-gate system for sports shift.

Interior & Exterior Features

The 3L Touring wagon has a 3.0R and 3.0R SI cruise, the 2L turbo has a 2.0GT or 2.0GT B spec, and a 2.0GT SI cruise with 18 inch aluminum wheels, special grill and spoiler. 2L DOHC model feature “2.0R B specs” while the SOHC model features “2.0i” and “2.0i Casual Edition” with simplified equipment. In addition, the sporty “2.0i B Sport” edition is set as a special specification car, set as the Touring Wagon’s “Urban selection”. Key features include bi- xenon headlamps with built-in pop-up headlamp washers, leather and alcantara with silver stitching on the seats, sports pedals with aluminum pads, and a rear-view camera (on vehicles equipped with audio integrated HDD navigation new with the manufacturer). The new 2.5i Urban Selection is equipped with a 2.5L SOHC NA engine, similar to the Outback. In addition, the 2.0i Urban Selection is equipped with 16-inch aluminum wheels, and the 2.0GT / 2.0GT Si Cruise / 2.5i Urban Selection is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels and 215 / 45R17 tires.

 


 

2008 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2008 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2008 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2008 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fourth  generation, with the model code CBA-BP5 and an average fuel economy of 11.6-14.0 km/l.

Engine

There is a horizontally opposed engine on all models, 250-horsepower 6-cylinder DOHC 3L, and 177-horsepower 4-cylinder 2.5L.

Interior & Exterior Features

For this model year, the lineup has been revised with a new advanced driving support system called EyeSight—the next generation of ADA (Active Driving Assist). Subaru focused on setting a new body color, improving the texture of the interior, and additional settings for vehicles equipped with 2.5L engines. The stereo camera with a newly developed 3D image processing engine offers pre-crash safety features that scan for pedestrians and bicycles. This year’s model of the Touring Wagon / B4 is much like the models years before it, equipped with a 2.0-cylinder 4-cylinder DOHC 2L turbo (AT: 260 hp / MT: 280 hp), 2.0GT Spec. B equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels and a special grill and spoiler. The 2L SOHC model is the “2.0i” and the simple touring wagon “2.0i Casual Edition”. The transmission is a 6-speed / 5-speed manual and a 5-speed / 4-speed AT that uses a sub-gate for sports shifting. The interior colors are ivory and faded black, and the instrument panel, shift knob, and door trim are decorated with wood graining that matches the interior color to enhance its appearance. Additional features include a bi-xenon headlamp with built-in pop-up headlamp washer, an electroluminescent meter, and an 8-way power seat on the driver’s side with seat position memory.

 


 

2009 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2009 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2009 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2009 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fifth generation, with the model code DBA-BR9 and an average fuel economy of 11.0-14.0 km/l.

Engine

This model is built with original Symmetrical AWD technology, centered on the traditional horizontally opposed engine following the concept of Subaru’s “Grand Touring Innovation”. It comes with 2 units: a 2.5L SOHC, 2.5L DOHC turbo engine and a 3.6L DOHC (horizontal opposed 6 cylinder) engine. Only the horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine is available for the “Touring Wagon” / “B4”. “2.5i” / “2.5i L package” / “2.5i S package” with 2.5L SOHC.

Interior & Exterior Features

The lineup’s L package is luxury-oriented, while the S package is more sports-oriented with 18-inch wheels. A 6-speed manual setting is also available for the turbo model. This model year was commemorated in the 2009-2010 Japan Car of the Year Special Award for the specially-designed “2.5i L Package Limited” and “2.5i S Package Limited” car lineups. The 2.5i L Package Limited is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, 16-inch front brakes, auto lights and wipers, and headlamp washers. The 2.5i S Package Limited is equipped with high raster painted 18-inch aluminum wheels, front 17-inch 2-pot ventilated disc brakes, rear 16-inch ventilated disc brakes, keyless access, and push start.

 


 

2010 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2010 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2010 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2010 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fifth generation, with the model code DBA-BR9 and an average fuel economy of 11.0-14.0 km/l.

Engine

This model year of the Touring Wagon is equipped with two engines: a 2.5L SOHC, 2.5L DOHC turbo engine and a 3.6L DOHC (horizontal opposed 6 cylinder) engine unit in an upper middle class size.

Interior & Exterior Features

The lineup includes the “B4” which is part of the “2.5i” / “2.5i L Package” / “2.5i EyeSight” / “2.5i S Package” / “2.5GT” / “2.5GT Eyesight” / “2.5GT S package” grade set. The L package is luxury-oriented with a wood grain panel and is newly equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, auto lights and wipers, headlamp washers, and more. The S package is sport-oriented with 18-inch wheels, and is equipped with fully automatic air conditioners with independent left and right temperature control functions, passenger seat power seats, and other features to enhance the specifications. The new EyeSight setting features models equipped with an advanced driver assistance system. It adopts cruise control with a vehicle speed tracking function which stops the vehicle with automatic braking, and preventive safety functions such as inter-vehicle distance warning, lane departure warning, and stagger warning. The “2.5i S” style is a new special specification based on the basic “2.5i” grade that features special 16-inch aluminum wheels, HID low beam lamps, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

 


 

2011 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2011 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2011 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2011 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fifth generation, with the model code BR9 and an average fuel economy of 11.0-14.0 km/l.

Engine

This Touring Wagon is equipped with “2.5i”, “2.5i L Package”, or “2.5i EyeSight” packed with a 2.5L DOHC engine and “2.5GT EyeSight” with 2.5L DOHC turbo features. It offers the new 2.0L DIT equipped with a 2L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder DOHC direct injection turbo engine as well. It achieves high driving performance with strong acceleration and environmental performance by combining a 2.0L horizontally opposed direct-injection turbo engine and high-torque Lineartronic.

Interior & Exterior Features

The new Subaru design motif is centered on the attractive front grille. This model also offers improved fuel economy performance with a new generation boxer engine and new Lineartronic (CVT), improved SI-chassis that further enhances driving pleasure and safety, and the advanced driving support system “EyeSight (ver.2)” has evolved. Additionally, the instrument panel decoration on the interior has been changed from silver to dark metallic. The layout of the SI-Drive switches and electric parking brake switches has been altered to improve functionality. In grades other than 2.5i, a luminescent meter with a multi-information display is installed. A 3.5-inch color LCD is placed in the center of the meter to display fuel consumption information and Version 2 eyesight operation status.

 


 

2012 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

2012 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON

BROWSE LOW COST 2012 SUBARU LEGACY TOURING WAGON MODELS

The 2012 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is a member of the model’s fifth generation, with the model code DBA-BRM and an average fuel economy of 11.2-14.4 km/l.

Engine

This Legacy Touring Wagon includes the “2.5i”, “2.5i L Package”, “2.5i EyeSight”, “2.5i Eyesight S Package” features, with a 2.5L DOHC Engine, “2.5GT Eye with 2.5L DOHC Turbo”, “2.0GT DIT”, and “2.0GT DIT EyeSight” equipped with a 2L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder DOHC direct injection turbo engine.

Interior & Exterior Features

The “2.5i EyeSight TS” limited model is based on the “2.5i EyeSight S Package”. Exterior features are equipped with STI 18-inch aluminum wheels and a front under spoiler and rear spoiler.  Additionally, special “Premium Leather Selection” for the “2.5i EyeSight S / 2.0GT DIT Eyesight” packages are also available. The exterior is specially equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, satin-plated door mirrors, and chrome-plated door handles with high raster coating. The interior is equipped with special alcantara and genuine leather seats, a special luminescent meter, select leather-wrapped lever, bright pearl leather seats with dark blue stitching, and a square piping decorative panel in silver carbon.

 


 

Should You Get a Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon?

If you want to know if the Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is your best option, check out our other station wagons and hatchbacks in our comparisons and list articles below.

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