2013 Subaru Legacy
What's New for 2013
The 2013 Subaru Legacy features a variety of updates this year,
including a restyled front end, a more powerful and efficient four-cylinder
engine, an improved continuously variable transmission (CVT), revised suspension
tuning and an available collision avoidance system. Base models now feature
standard Bluetooth. The 2.5GT trim level has been discontinued.
Body Styles, Trim
Levels, and Options
The 2013 Subaru Legacy is a five-passenger sedan offered in six
trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R, 3.6R Premium and 3.6R
Limited. The numbers refer to engine displacement. The turbocharged 2.5GT has
been discontinued for 2013.
models come with:
phone and audio connectivity
sound system with a CD player
The 2.5i Premium model
power driver seat (with power lumbar)
An optional All-Weather
package adds heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper
de-icer. A sunroof and a premium nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with
HD radio and satellite radio can all be ordered a la carte.
The 2.5i Limited adds:
automatic climate control
upholstery and wood trim
power passenger seat
Kardon sound system
Options for the Limited include a sunroof, the EyeSight driver
assist system and a navigation system that includes a touchscreen interface,
voice controls, a rearview camera and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The six-cylinder 3.6R
has the 2.5i Premium's features in addition to a variable torque distribution
version of Subaru's AWD system, dual stainless steel exhaust tips and larger
front and rear brakes with ventilated rear rotors.
To those features, the top-shelf 3.6R Limited adds the extra niceties from the 2.5i Premium.
Options include a sunroof, the aforementioned EyeSight package and
a navigation system with XM satellite radio and XM NavTraffic that comes
bundled with a nine-speaker, 440-watt Harmon/kardon sound system.
The all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy is offered with two different
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-holder feature) is standard on the
base 2.5i and the CVT is optional, while Premium and Limited models get the CVT
The 3.6R features a 3.6-liter boxer six-cylinder good for 256 hp
and 247 lb-ft. of torque. A five-speed automatic with shift paddles is the only
The 2013 Subaru Legacy comes standard with stability and traction
control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
Subaru's optional EyeSight system for the Limited trim level
bundles safety technologies, including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision
braking, lane departure warning and sway warning. The EyeSight system uses two
cameras mounted inside the upper edge of the windshield, which Subaru says
reduces the potential for damage compared to conventional radar systems mounted
in the front bumper. EyeSight can also detect pedestrians and is capable of
braking the Legacy if the driver takes no evasive action.