Subaru Legacy

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The Subaru Legacy has been on sale since 1989, but we only saw it in the UK from 1990. It began life as a five-door estate or a four-door saloon body style with front-wheel drive (FWD) and the option of full-time all-wheel drive (AWD) system. 

  • Subaru Legacy Saloon (03-10)
  • Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer (03-09)

The Subaru Legacy has been on sale since 1989, but we only saw it in the UK from 1990. It began life as a five-door estate or a four-door saloon body style with front-wheel drive (FWD) and the option of full-time all-wheel drive (AWD) system. 

In 1993 the second generation was launched, and this also introduced the Subaru Outback model with AWD and air suspension. 

Then, in 1998 the third generation was launched and remained on sale until 2003. This one used a range of flat-four (horizontally opposed) engines with either natural aspiration or turbocharging. 

In 2003 we saw the introduction of two models – the Subaru Legacy Saloon and the Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer. These were models famed for their build quality and off-road ability, because by this point Subaru was known for its all-wheel drive system (thanks to the Impreza World Rally Championship efforts from the likes of Colin McRae).

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Subaru Legacy Tourer 2009 - 2013

3 out of 5
Subaru Legacy Tourer 2009 - 2013

New price range:
£22,995 - £31,375

Used price range:
£2,228 - £9,283

  • Go-anywhere practicality
  • Robust build quality
  • Loads of luggage space
  • Interior lacks sophistication
  • High emissions
  • Notchy manual gearbox

Subaru Legacy Saloon 2003 - 2010

3.5 out of 5
Subaru Legacy Saloon 2003 - 2010

New price range:
£16,985 - £30,340

Used price range:
£428 - £4,202

Good handling, sporty looks, excellent diesel engine, good value, four-wheel drive as standard
Plasticky and dated interior, thirsty petrols, lacks practicality

Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer 2003 - 2009

3.5 out of 5
Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer 2003 - 2009

New price range:
£17,345 - £30,995

Used price range:
£520 - £4,289

Sporty handling, strong diesel engine, large and useful boot space, sharp styling, four-wheel drive
Thirsty petrol engines, some cheap-feeling interior plastics, steering lacks reach adjustment on pre-2007 models

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