2008 Subaru Legacy – Kelley Blue Book

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2008 Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy offers all the comforts of the finest sports coupled with the sure-footedness by Subaru’s standard Symmetrical Drive. No longer associated with snowbound Vermont and …-hard ski fans, the Legacy has into a handsome and sporty vehicle, offering top-notch in the areas of safety, comfort and value.

The Legacy’s horizontally-opposed provide good power and fuel economy, and the GT features a version that cranks out an 243 horsepower. While not as smooth or as the engines offered by Honda and the Legacy’s drivetrain is every bit as and its low-slung design helps the height of the Legacy’s center of

If you don’t live in an area slick roads are a regular the premium price of all-wheel might seem unwarranted. if you want the added peace of brought by traction and/or control, you may be disappointed to learn is available on the base 2.5i.

All Legacy models receive a exterior freshening, while the models are renamed Outback, only the sedans to carry the nameplate.

A new trim, the 3.0 R Limited, the top-of-the-line offering and features a six-cylinder engine. New standard for all Legacy models include keyless entry, revised and seat fabrics and a tilt/telescopic wheel.

Driving Impressions We drove the 2.5 GT Limited sedan with a manual transmission and enjoyed it much. The engine’s turbocharger on quickly, strongly and smoothly, the is.

also responsive and handling are high enough to promote of enthusiasm. Still, when at an everyday pace, the Legacy not unlike its less-athletic competitors. a light steering effort and turning circle, the Legacy is around town and in a parking Likewise, highway ride is within the range of comfortable. expect similar ride and from the less-powerful 2.5i

For even sharper handling and accessories, check out the limited-edition 2.5 GT and the 3.0 R Limited.

Under the Hood

Both turbo and non-turbo models feature a four-cylinder engine in which the cylinders and are arranged horizontally, with the two on one opposing the two on the other side an opposed engine design), than being positioned or in a V angle. One of the boxer’s advantages is its center of gravity that better handling.

Depending on the engine/transmission configuration, each features one of three distinct systems designed to match the of the powertrain. The new 3.0 R Limited differs the four-cylinder models, with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine for 245 horsepower.

170 horsepower @ 6000 rpm

EPA city/highway economy: 20/27 (manual), (automatic)

2.5-liter Boxer-4

243 horsepower @ 6000 rpm

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