Subaru Legacy News
Legacy News | Legacy Picture Gallery | Legacy Reviews | Legacy Specs

 Index / Subaru Legacy News / Subaru Legacy GT blends performance, safety and comfort






What do people think
about Subaru Legacy ?
Although the Legacy wagon was not made for serious off-roading, I was able to go most places I would usually think of going only in a pickemuptruk....

Pictures from
Picture Gallery
2001
2001 subaru legacy
2000
2000 subaru legacy
1999
1999 subaru legacy
1998
1998 subaru legacy
1997
1997 subaru legacy
1996
1996 subaru legacy
1995
1995 subaru legacy
1994
1994 subaru legacy
1993
1993 subaru legacy
1992
1992 subaru legacy
1991
1991 subaru legacy
1990
1990 subaru legacy
1989
1989 subaru legacy
1987
1987 subaru legacy

    
Subaru Legacy GT blends performance, safety and comfort

Driving through downtown Anchorage a couple of years ago I came to the conclusion that the state car of Alaska must be the Subaru.

You??d expect to see Jeeps and Hummers in a land where the sun only comes out five hours a day in the winter, and there are a few. But in the few cities of Alaska, the streets pretty much stay plowed in the winter, so what people really value is impeccable traction and bullet-proof reliability.

That, my friends, is what Subaru is all about. They may not always be real pretty, but Subarus run seemingly forever and grip the road like a hungry python latching onto its first meal in a month.

These are comfortable, safe, refined, but affordable cars.

I was reminded of this when I spent the week in the pleasant company of a 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B. Despite a name that sounds more like the title of a file in the engineering department, the car is a quite competent European style performance sedan selling for around $34,000.

The 2.5 GT spec.B spearheads the sporty Legacy line. It combines a 243-horsepower turbo/intercooled engine with Subaru??s Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) that allows the driver to select from among three levels of engine performance.

Introduced in 2006, the 2.5 GT spec.B is a major evolution over the 2006 model, gaining a number of significant enhancements, including: a modified version of the 6-speed manual transmission from the Impreza WRX STI; the advanced Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system; a TORSEN limited-slip rear differential; a new interior design, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Carried forward on the model is a Bilstein suspension with inverted front struts, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and high-performance tires. The 6-speed transmission is tailored to suit the spec.B??s refined driving characteristics and features unique gear ratios and smoother shifting operation than the version used in the WRX STI.

Don??t let all the performance goodies trick you into thinking this is some sort of race-track bouncy muscle car. The car has a smooth ride and is quiet. The cabin is as refined as one might expect in this price range. Seating was ample and attractively trimmed in two-tone leather.

The Legacy has been recognized as a safety leader, garnering the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety?????Top Safety Pick, Gold?????in the midsize car segment, and achieving the highest rating in frontal offset, side and rear impact tests. Legacy has also received 5-star ratings for driver and front passenger in the NHTSA??s frontal impact tests.

Texarkana Gazette





Subaru Legacy GT blends performance, safety and comfort
Japanese Import Car, New & Used Car, 2007