2010 Subaru Legacy can be yours for under $20,000

After revealing their 2010 Legacy at the New York Auto Show, Subaru has just announced pricing for the all wheel drive sedan. The new generation Legacy will be offered at eight different trim levels and will be priced from $19,995 for the base 2.5i up to $27,995 for the top of the line 3.6R Limited. The base 2.5i is powered by the popular 2.5 Liter four cylinder boxer engine producing 170 HP, the Legacy GT adds a turbocharger to the flat four boosting output up to 265 HP. For those who prefer the linear powerband and added torque of a naturally aspirated engine Subaru is also offering a 3.6 Liter six cylinder making 256 HP.

Press release

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Legacy(R) sedan. Pricing will start at $19,995 — $800 lower than the previous generation Legacy sedan — which set a sales record in 2008.

The new Subaru Legacy provides for a bolder design language in a larger midsize package. The 2010 Legacy, whose predecessor is renowned for its sporty handling and reliability, now has a longer wheelbase, four inches of extra rear seat legroom and a new powertrain lineup featuring the new Subaru Lineartronic(TM) CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). All Legacy models now feature an all-new front McPherson strut, rear double-wishbone suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars for improved ride & handling. Additionally, all Legacy models are upgraded with a much larger 18.5 gallon fuel tank for better operating range.

As with all Subaru vehicles, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard, which helps driving performance by enhancing traction regardless of weather conditions.

Model Pricing Highlights:


The 2.5i is equipped with a either the 6-speed manual transmission with a starting price of $19,995 or the all-new Lineartronic CVT as an option with a starting price of $20,995.

This base model comes complete with 4-wheel disc brakes, quick-ratio power steering, tilt and telescope steering column, 8 cup holders, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, electronic parking brake with Hill Holder(R) system, auto on/off exterior lights (autolights), AM/FM Stereo with single-disc CD player, auxiliary input jack and 4 speakers, dual lit visor mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, overhead console with sunglasses holder and remote keyless entry system.

There are a number of options available for the 2010 Legacy. (Availability varies by trim level):

Power moonroof at $995
All-Weather Package at $500 which includes: heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer and heated exterior mirrors
Harman/Kardon(R) audio system for $995 which includes: AM/FM 6 CD, 440 Watt harman/kardon amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers, hands-free Bluetooth(R) phone capability
Navigation system for $2,000 which includes: AM/FM/CD/DVD, GPS navigation system 8" LCD touch-screen, 440 watt harman/kardon amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers, hands-free Bluetooth phone and audio, USB port with iPod(TM) control and backup camera

2.5i

The 2.5i Premium comes with either a 6-speed manual transmission or the option of the all-new Lineartronic CVT and will have a starting price of $20,995 (2.5i Premium with Lineartronic CVT starts at $21,995.) Standard equipment includes all 2.5i model features (where applicable) plus 10-way power driver’s seat, driver’s side window w/automatic up and down, leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument storage bin w/door, overhead console with sunglass holder and ambient light, bright exhaust tip, body-colored mirrors and 16" Alloy Wheels . Options include: All-Weather Package, harman/kardon audio system, power moonroof and navigation system (navigation system requires power moonroof option).

The 2.5i Limited comes equipped with the new Lineartronic CVT and will have a starting price of $24,995. The 2.5i Limited includes all 2.5i Premium model features (where applicable) plus paddle shifters and a 6-speed manual shift mode, P215/50 R17 all-season tires, 17" Alloy Wheels, perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-way power front passenger seat, All-Weather Package and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system (navigation system requires power moonroof option).

2.5GT

The 2010 Legacy 2.5GT Premium and Limited are powered by a 265-hp turbocharged / intercooled Boxer engine and mated with a new 6-speed manual transmission. The engine features a unique turbocharger configuration that is mounted below the engine. This new location contributes to 30 percent quicker turbocharger response. Designed for the discerning enthusiast, the Legacy 2.5GT models are equipped to challenge some of the best names in the sport sedan field.

The 2.5GT Premium will have a starting price of $27,995 and includes all 2.5i Premium model features (where applicable) plus hood scoop, P225/45 R18 summer tires, 18" Alloy Wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips and All-Weather Package. Options include: harman/kardon audio system and power moonroof.

The 2.5GT Limited will have a starting price of $29,995 and includes all 2.5GT Premium model features (where applicable) plus perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-way power front passenger seat, and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system (navigation system requires power moonroof option).

3.6R

The all-new Legacy 3.6R, which replaces the 3.0R model — is smoother and more refined, with more torque and power. The 3.6R is powered by a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine matched to a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. Compared to the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine it replaces, the more powerful 3.6R has similar external size and uses regular-grade fuel, rather than premium as the 3.0L 6-cylinder recommended to achieve its rated power.

The Legacy 3.6R will have a starting price of $24,995 (a $1,600 reduction over the outgoing 3.0R) and includes all 2.5i model features (where applicable) plus P225/50 R17 all-season tires, 17" Alloy Wheels, paddle shifters, driver’s side window w/automatic up and down, instrument storage bin w/door, overhead console with sunglass holder and ambient light, and dual chrome exhaust tips.

The 3.6R Premium will have a starting price of $25,995 and includes all 3.6R model features (where applicable) plus a 10-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and All-Weather Package. Options include: harman/kardon audio system and power moonroof.

The 3.6R Limited will have a starting price of $27,995 and includes all 3.6R Premium model features plus perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-Way power front passenger seat, and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system (navigation system requires power moonroof option).


11 comments:

FYI: On April 23, 1998, a Generation III Subaru Legacy set a new world speed record for mass-produced turbocharged station wagons (1600 cc-2000 cc class), clocking 270.532 km/h (168.101 mph) over one kilometer on Highway 10 in La Junta, Colorado. That is pretty fast for a 20K.

With its market segment competitor being mentioned Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Galant, Mazda 6, and the Nissan Altima, I think this car is something you would not ignore. AWD priced at 20K are you buying something else?

20K for a Subaru Legacy? Not bad. It’s actually so great!

Well, that may be true but we should consider that both are made with two different markets and two different goals. So they have their own good and bad points but the fact remains that they are still incomparable.

This AWD is a good option for those who is in a tight budget but wants to get a good performing car for the family.

I think that this car looks better than the Impreza. You just have to delete the part that in terms of performance, Impreza is still better.

I think that lowering down the prices is a good decision that Subaru has ever made. Since they tagged themselves as a sedan and should usually mean a family-friendly car, what a better way to be friendly but make it more affordable. Besides, everyone is becoming poorer and poorer every single day. No one would dare buy a very expensive car as of this moment.

This is really what this Subaru car can offer. The flat-4 diesel engine, the worlds first and only, is offered in both the Legacy and Outback sedans and wagons, identified as the Subaru Legacy 2.0D. It is offered with a 5 speed manual transmission only.

FYI: In 1990, the Legacy was declared the number one selling 4-wheel drive car in the USA by R.L. Polk & Company, based on registration statistics for CYE 1989. According to AutoFacts Inc. AutoGuide, dated June 28,1990, the Legacy was the least expensive Sedan or Wagon offering both 4-wheel drive and ABS. The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) voted the Legacy "1990’s Best New Sedan".

In fact in the US market, the Legacy competes with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Galant, Mazda 6, and the Nissan Altima. Volkswagen offers AWD as an option on A5 PQ46 platform, however it is an extra cost option on upper trim level cars. The Ford CD3 platform can also be equipped with AWD for the USA market, but it too is an extra cost option only on the uplevel V6 models. So why this Subaru is a Legacy to beat? It’s the pricing and the equal capacity that it offers compared to more expensive ones.

The pricing for this Subaru is way cool. But do you know that in Australia, the Legacy bears the name Liberty out of respect for Legacy Australia, an organization which aids veterans and their families during and after wars? It sure does.

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