1990 Subaru Legacy Review | Edmunds.com

1990 Subaru Legacy

How do you feel about these results?

Tell us why you feel that way.

Contact Me No Thanks
Subaru Legacy Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1990 Subaru Legacy

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Info is not yet available.

  • Cons

    Info is not yet available.

  • What's New for 1990

    The Legacy is an entirely new line that is geared toward a more traditional audience than the Coupe/Sedan/Wagon. The Legacy is the largest vehicle produced by Subaru and is available as a sedan or wagon. A multi-valve engine is offered for the first time on a Subaru, as are the optional antilock brakes.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


1990 legacy l 4-wd

by on
Vehicle: 1990 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD

1990, first year on the road, it took 13 international records for speed and endurance. It's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Classic, elegant but innocent looking secret bombshell of a powerhouse on just 2.2 liters. Finest car in the world.




132,000k miles

by on
Vehicle: 1990 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD

We own 2 1990 Subaru's and 1 is our Legacy. Bought it 11 years ago and have been driving it everyday since. VERY reliable and have had very little mechanical problems. We've had to replace the CV joints and the front axle and a couple of sensors. We've never had the clutch or starter go out, always turns over! We've had BAD problems with paint (oxidized) we had it repainted last year, and problems with the PW and PL, cruise control & plastic exterior trimming. Just recently it's been idling rough and looks like it needs another sensor replaced. Check engine light has been on since 80k miles and has started burning oil. Comfortable cruising and the air still works, we definitely got our money's worth!




Reliability up the wazoo

by on
Vehicle: 1990 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD

My wife originally bought this car, although I drive it on a regular basis. Not exciting to look at, but the cost to drive this thing is incredibly low considering how amazingly reliable it's been and how few things have actually broken. The air conditioning died about six years ago and the radio is deteriorating. While the fenders are getting quite rusty, it just keeps on ticking.



Full 1990 Subaru Legacy Review

What's New for 1990

The Legacy is an entirely new line that is geared toward a more traditional audience than the Coupe/Sedan/Wagon. The Legacy is the largest vehicle produced by Subaru and is available as a sedan or wagon. A multi-valve engine is offered for the first time on a Subaru, as are the optional antilock brakes.

Talk About The 1990 Legacy

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs