The 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i is an all-wheel drive sedan. There is room for up to 5 passengers. It has 4 doors and is powered by a 2.5 liter 16-valve H4 SOHC engine producing 173 hp at 5600 rpm and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i has a load capacity of 415 liters and the vehicle weighs 1506 kg. In terms of driver aids, the 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i features stability control and traction control in addition to the anti-lock braking system (ABS). The vehicle also has an optional engine. It offers and. Safety features also include the driver's front airbag and the passenger's front airbag. The front suspension is an independent front suspension while the rear suspension is an independent rear suspension. The car also features 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car is equipped with power windows and power door locks. There is also remote keyless entry. In addition, the car. The steering wheel is equipped with audio controls. In terms of performance, the car has a torque of 189 N.m and a top speed of 205 km/h. The 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 14.9 seconds. Fuel consumption is 8.4 l/100 km in the city and 6 l/100 km on the highway. The car price starts at $23,495
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2013 Subaru Legacy used price estimates
Estimates based on an average driving of 12,000 kilometers per year
|Used condition||Trade-in price||Price for a private party||Dealer selling price|
|Excellent||$ 6.760||$ 9.130||$ 11.152|
|Beautiful||$ 6.367||$ 8.607||$ 10.495|
|Average||$ 5.580||$ 7.560||$ 9.179|
|Rough||$ 4.794||$ 6.513||$ 7.864|
Standard all-wheel drive and the comfort of a large car make the 2013 Subaru Legacy a respectable choice among midsize sedans.
In a group of well-mannered and homogeneous family midsize sedans, the Subaru Legacy often stood out for its commitment to four-wheel drive and horizontally opposed "boxer" engines. For 2013, the Legacy may not be as distinctive as it once was, but it's still an attractive choice for the right kind of car buyer.
As with most Subarus, all-wheel drive is its big selling point, as the Legacy is the only car in its class to offer it as standard equipment. In the past, this has also meant mediocre fuel economy due to internal friction, typical of four-wheel drive, but this year Subaru has introduced a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine. Paired with Subaru's second-generation CVT, the 2013 Subaru Legacy four-wheel drive and four-cylinder engine combined to deliver 27 mpg, a figure quite close to that of the front-wheel drive versions of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry with four-cylinder engines.
Those looking for a Legacy with a bit more pep for the daily commute can still opt for the 3.6-liter six-cylinder, which comes across as unchanged. Unfortunately, the mediocre fuel economy and acceleration also affect it. Compared to other six-cylinder competitors, the Legacy 3.6 makes less power and returns between 3 and 5 mpg less, both on the EPA highway and in combined ratings. The Legacy's turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine also added some sporty flair to the Legacy range, but Subaru has discontinued it for 2013.
However, the 2013 Subaru Legacy added a new optional "EyeSight" system, which uses two windshield-mounted cameras to adjust adaptive cruise control, warn the driver if the car is drifting out of lane, or apply the brakes to avoid or minimize. a collision. This is safety technology we've come to expect from premium automakers, so its presence in vehicles from a more mainstream brand is encouraging.
Overall, we like the 2013 Subaru Legacy. Besides the all-wheel-drive appeal for added wet-weather traction, it's roomy, fairly well-equipped, and respectable in terms of safety and four-cylinder fuel economy. But if all-wheel drive isn't a big draw for you, other mid-sized sedans may prove more appealing. The Kia Optima is more stylish inside and out, while the Volkswagen Passat is more spacious and offers an economical diesel engine. If you're looking for refinement and sharp handling, the redesigned Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima are better choices. You'll definitely want to try out a few of these popular sedans before making your decision.
The 2013 Subaru Legacy is a five-passenger sedan offered in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Sport, 3.6R, and 3.6R Limited. The numbers refer to the cylinder capacity. The turbocharged 2.5GT has been discontinued for 2013.
Base 2.5i models come with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, height-adjustable driver's seat, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, full electric accessories, 60/40 split folding rear seat, Bluetooth telephone and audio connectivity, and a sound system with four speakers, a CD player, an iPod/USB audio interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
The 2.5i Premium model adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-colored door mirrors, an 8-way power driver's seat (with power lumbar support), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a six-speaker sound system. An optional All-Weather package adds heated front seats, heated mirrors and a wiper defroster. A sunroof and premium nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, HD radio and satellite radio can all be ordered à la carte.
The 2.5i Sport comes with all 2.5i Premium equipment and the All-Weather package as standard. It also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a sunroof, aluminum pedal covers, faux carbon fiber trim and upgraded upholstery.
The 2.5i Limited returns to 17-inch alloy wheels, but adds more cabin features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, rear seat air conditioning, leather and wood trim, a 4-way power passenger seat, and an upgraded instrument panel and the Harman Kardon sound system.
Options for the Limited include a sunroof, the EyeSight driver assistance system and a navigation system with a touchscreen interface, voice control, a rearview camera and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The 3.6R model is equipped like the base 2.5i model, except it has standard 17-inch alloy wheels and a six-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the 3.6R Limited has the same standard and optional equipment as the 2.5i Limited.
The all-wheel drive Subaru Legacy is offered with two different engines. The base 2.5-liter horizontally opposed ("boxer") four-cylinder produces 173 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission (which includes a hill hold feature) is standard on the base 2.5i and the CVT is optional, while Premium and Limited models get the CVT as standard.
Subaru estimates that 2.5i models with the CVT will deliver 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined, a slight gain over the previous engine's performance. Models with manual shift rate 21/28/24.
The 3.6R features a 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine producing 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic with paddle shifters is the only transmission offered. In performance testing, the 3.6R accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds, a time below average for its class. The EPA fuel economy estimates for this powertrain are 18/25/20, well below the average for this class.
The 2013 Subaru Legacy comes standard with stability and traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Subaru's optional EyeSight system for the Limited trim levels bundles safety technologies including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and sway warning. The EyeSight system uses two cameras mounted in the top edge of the windshield, which Subaru says reduces the risk of damage compared to conventional radar systems mounted in the front bumper. EyeSight can also detect pedestrians and can brake the Legacy if the driver does not take evasive action.
During testing, the Legacy 3.6R stopped from 100 km/h over a distance of 30 metres, which is average for the class of mid-sized sedans.
The Legacy received the highest possible five-star crash test ratings in frontal, side and rollover tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the testing of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Subaru received the highest Top Safety Pick+ award after achieving a Good rating (the highest possible) in the moderate overlap front-offset crash test, as well as the side impact and roof strength tests. . It was also rated Acceptable (second highest) in the new small overlap frontal offset crash test.
Last year's Legacy offered a smooth ride and respectable handling, but we expect extra agility from the 2013 Subaru Legacy. Increased rigidity in key body points should reduce cabin vibration, while retuned steering and suspension promise less body roll and faster responses to driver inputs.
The base 2.5 liter engine is adequate, but in the past outright acceleration has lagged behind other family sedans. We have yet to test the new engine together with the revised CVT, but we doubt there will be any significant difference from before. With the departure of the 2.5GT and its turbocharged engine, the 3.6-litre six-cylinder remains the hot spot for those looking for some punch. It's an adequate engine, but outclassed by competing V6s with superior fuel economy and acceleration.
The Subaru Legacy's interior design is clean and refined, although some hard materials lack the premium feel found on competing models. The controls are typically simple in lower trims, but get more complicated as more features are piled on.
The navigation system's touchscreen, in particular, isn't exactly the most intuitive or attractive electronic interface. Nevertheless, most buyers will find the 2.5i Premium trim level worth springing for, as it includes the optional Harman Kardon audio system. The base-model 2.5i's standard four-speaker stereo sounds tinny and flat.
The seats are comfortable, with plenty of headroom and legroom in the rear, although this sprawling feel doesn't extend to the boot. The 14.7 cubic meters of space is just average for this segment.
While the four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines in the 2013 Subaru Legacy offer different acceleration, the Legacy 2.5i and 3.6R share the same suspension, meaning handling and handling are fairly consistent regardless of model. We found the Legacy's ride to be exceptionally smooth and the cabin to be adequately quiet. The low center of gravity of the boxer engine in combination with the four-wheel drive ensures stable driving with a slightly sporty edge. The newly upgraded 173bhp 2.5-litre engine provides adequate but unspectacular acceleration and overtaking, though the optional CVT works better than most and features a set of paddle shifters that allow for manual gear changes. Fuel economy is actually a lot better with the CVT than with the manual, plus you get a more advanced AWD setup. The 3.6R is, as expected, better at displacing the Legacy, but with significantly better fuel economy (18/25 vs. 24/32).
NEW VOICE ACTIVATED NAVIGATION UNIT Subaru's new voice-activated navigation system is only available on Limited trim levels and includes a 7-inch high-resolution screen, rearview camera and Bluetooth hands-free phone and music streaming capability. The system also includes a 440-watt Harman/Kardon sound system, single disc CD player, HD radio, USB aux audio input, XM Satellite with NavTraffic and iPod integration.EYESIGHT DRIVER ASSIST SYSTEMThe Subaru EyeSight system is available on the Limited trim and includes Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning and a pedestrian detection system.
The spacious interior of the 2013 Subaru Legacy is elegant in design and function. The front seats are extremely comfortable and, other than the base model, include some of the best lumbar support for the driver's seat we've tested. Front and rear legroom and headroom are excellent, and the split-fold rear seat increases cargo space from large to massive. The thick tilt/telescopic steering wheel includes audio and cruise controls, as well as Bluetooth. The gauges are stylish, legible and feature an on-board computer and fuel economy gauge; Limited editions have an electroluminescent cluster with a good temperature gauge.
For 2013, the Subaru Legacy's styling gets a little sportier, with a redesigned grille, wheels and front bumper. Aside from the wheels, fog lights and, except on the base model, color-coded mirrors, there's little that sets the five trim levels apart. Unlike its Outback cousin, the Legacy sits low to the ground, a design that makes it look like any other family sedan but also somewhat limits its ability to drive in deep snow. However, features like the available wiper defroster reinforce the Legacy's winter warrior credentials.
Features of the 2013 Legacy 2.5i sedan include four-wheel drive, a six-speed manual transmission, 16-inch wheels, USB/iPod control, and Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming. A 6-cylinder 3.6R version is similar, but with a 5-speed automatic transmission and 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2.5i Premium models feature the CVT transmission, 10-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and 6-speaker audio. The 2.5i and 3.6R Limited trims add a power passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, the All-Weather package (heated front seats, mirrors and wiper defrosters), leather seats, a 440-watt Harman/Kardon premium. sound system, rear vents, and an electroluminescent instrument panel with 3.5-inch LCD information display.
The 2013 Subaru Legacy options are clustered by equipment. The base 2.5i only offers the CVT automatic transmission, while the Premium trim can be specified with the All-Weather package, 440-watt Harman/Kardon audio system, electric moonroof and rear-view camera package. Limited trim levels offer voice-activated navigation with a rear-view camera, as well as the EyeSight system and power moonroof. Subaru dealers also offer a relatively wide range of accessories, including an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink, a DVD rear seat entertainment system, a remote starter, all-weather floor mats, courtesy lights, and a roof rack system with numerous mounting options.
For 2013, the Legacy's 2.5-liter boxer engine is upgraded with Dual Active Valve Control, driven by a timing chain (instead of a rubber belt). The result is a few more horsepower, better low-end torque response and quieter operation. Equipping this engine with the literally seamless CVT automatic delivers the best fuel economy (24/32 mpg city/highway), but the 6-speed manual transmission is a better choice if saving money is a higher priority. The most refined engine choice for the Legacy is the 3.6-litre six-cylinder, which offers strong acceleration and passing power, but with slightly less fuel consumption. Manual transmission cars feature a mechanical viscous center differential that distributes torque in a constant 50/50 configuration from front to rear. Legacys equipped with an automatic transmission use a more advanced electronic setup that, on the 3.6R, can even vary torque distribution as needed. EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28 mpg (manual), 24/32 mpg (automatic) 3.6-liter boxer-6,256 horsepower at 6,000 rpm 247 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/ 25mpg
The 2013 Subaru Legacy has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $21,000 for the 2.5i with manual transmission, while the Premium model adds $2,300. The 2.5 Limited starts around $26,750. The base 6-cylinder 3.6R has an MSRP of just over $26,000, rising to nearly $30,000 in Limited trim. Sliding between the Premium and Limited grades is the new 2.5i Sport, which starts just north of $25,000. A comparably priced Honda Accord or Toyota Camry can't match the Legacy's standard content list, nor do they offer the option of all-wheel drive. Before you go to the dealer, check the Kelley Blue Book Fair purchase price, which shows what others in your area are paying for the 2013 Subaru Legacy. Over a five-year period, the Legacy is expected to maintain excellent resale values, with the 3.6R models will beat the 2.5i. by a few percentage points.