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SUBARU Legacy Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 9
First production year: 1999
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel,
 

2022 - Present

Subaru introduced the seventh generation of the Legacy in 2019 at the Chicago Auto Show and gave it a refresh three years later, in 2022, for the 2023 model year. The Japanese carmaker was always known for its advanced all-wheel drive solutions and for how its cars behave on the road. But on the other hand, the design team hardly received any medals. Still, the cars were good enough, so peopl...

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gasoline engines:

  SUBARU Legacy 2.4L CVT AWD (260 HP)

  SUBARU Legacy 2.5L CVT AWD (182 HP)

2019 - 2022

With a successful lineage behind it, the seventh generation of the Subaru Legacy was unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show as a 2020 model. Switching to the Subaru Global Platform (SGP), the new model is mechanically different in almost every respect compared to its predecessor, despite featuring a very similar exterior design. The more modern architecture allows the Legacy to offer much in...

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gasoline engines:

  SUBARU Legacy 2.4L CVT AWD (260 HP)

  SUBARU Legacy 2.5i CVT AWD (182 HP)

2014 - 2019

Subaru Legacy was the only mid-size sedan that was offered as standard with an all-wheel-drive system, regardless of the trim level or the engine choice. And the 2014 model made no exception. Subaru chose to replace its flagship model, the Legacy, more often than the regular 8-years or more used for other car-makers. That is why the 2015 model, launched in 2014, was the seventh generation of ...

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  SUBARU Legacy 2.5i CVT (177 HP)

  SUBARU Legacy 3.0R CVT (260 HP)

2009 - 2014

The fifth generation of the Subaru Legacy was unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. It brought several new technologies for the 20 years model. The first generation of the Subaru Legacy was launched in 1989 and it surprised the market with its all-wheel-drive and flat-four engine. It was a time when the smaller sibling, the Impreza, was winning races in the World Rally Championship and the...

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2008 - 2009

Subaru made a final facelift for the Legacy in 2008, which introduced new engines and slightly different exterior details. In 2007, the world was crumbled in a financial crisis, and the automotive industry took a bad hit. Subaru tried to dodge the bullet and postponed the launch of the Legacy's fifth generation. It chose to refresh the fourth generation instead, and for some reason, that...

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2006 - 2007

The 2006 edition of Subaru Legacy is described as the most popular model in the Legacy range, both the sedan and the wagon flavors recording impressive sales. Moreover, it is said that no less than two-thirds of the Legacy buyers opted for wagons which provide a more spacious interior than the sedan. However. the two body configurations are both equipped with the 2.5i engine which was also insta...

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2003 - 2006

Subaru launched the Legacy's fourth generation in 2003 and won the Japan Car of The Year Award in front of the Toyota Prius and Mazda RX8. Fuji Heavy Industries owned the Subaru brand, and this time it paid more attention to the design department. As a result, unlike other cars from its stables, the Legacy B4 finally had a shape that could stand beside other carmakers. Traditionally, it ...

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2002 - 2003

The 2002 Subaru Legacy is a redesigned edition of the 1999 release which is now powered by Subaru's 2.5 liter engine that could developed 165 horsepower. If the 5-speed manual transmission comes as standard on all versions, the automatic gearbox is only available as an option. However, the standard and the optional features vary from a model to another. For example, the L models have ABS, a...

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1999 - 2002

After just six years on the market for its predecessor, the third generation of the Legacy came in a hurry and featured the standard all-wheel-drive for the entire range. Subaru was already a known and respected name among the car enthusiasts, especially those watching the World Rally Championship. The Legacy was the car to drive with your family in complete confidence on a slippery road. Bes...

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