Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Subaru Legacy Overview

The Subaru Legacy is a mid-sized-car which is produced by the Japanese car manufacturers Subaru, which is part of the larger company: Fuji Heavy Industries. This car is available as a sedan or a wagon (estate) and competes with the likes of the BMW 3-series and Honda Accord. These cars are all-wheel drive which is a unique feature for a car of this class and they are very spacious inside. This is a good drive, looks classy but is very pricey compared with some rivals in this class.

Subaru Legacy History

The first generation (1989-94) broke away from some of the more traditional Subaru design concepts, using the new EJ engine design and changing the look of Subaru cars. This was one of the top of the range Subaru’s on the market.

The second generation (1994-99) was when all wheel drive became standard design for this car and there was a few different trim versions made available, with the higher priced trims having some great features.

The third generation (1998-2003) saw the introduction of the world-market Legacy and the flat roofed wagon (estate) version was discontinued in favour of the raised roof version. There were some new features added, such as cabin air filters.

The fourth generation (2003-09) was designed on a new platform, with a new chassis. The BL sedan version and the BP wagon platform changed how these cars looked, giving them a really modern and sporty design.

The fifth generation (2009 - present ) is the current version in production and is a very accomplished looking vehicle. In Europe these vehicles meet the Euro5 emission standards. The new CVT gearbox is standard across the range.


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Fuel Economy

The engine sizes range from 2.0 – 3.5L in petrol and there is a 2.0 diesel version. The most economical of the range is the 2.0 diesel which offers up to 50 mpg. The best petrol versions are the 2.0 and 2.5 which offer up to 34 mpg. Remember to consider the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The current gearboxes available are 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic and the CVT gearbox. We have a Subaru gearbox page dedicated to gearbox parts for these cars.


Legacy parts can be expensive to replace, so here at Breakeryard we have parts available at very competitive prices. We have a vast network of Breakers with many different parts available. Enter your vehicle details or visit the Legacy parts page to locate your parts.