2006 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Feeling good

2006 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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2.5i Limited Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Feeling good
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2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


The interior is nicely detailed and very modern - the interior and exterior look like Subaru has tired cloning an Audi A4 wagon with some success. Best gas mileage so far is only 28 mpg on the highway - should improve with more miles on it. The non-turbo engine is much better than the older ones (my '95 Legacy is slower and less sporty) - certainly more than adequate for normal driving. The auto heat system is baffling and some things are missing that are in the competition (VSC, 5 or 6 speed auto, telescoping steering, auto up windows, integrated key fob). But the AWD trumps everything else - remarkable handling and control under any condition. Impressive crash test results from IIHS!

Best Features

All wheel drive. Euro interior and exterior. Gigantic sunroof. Heated everything. Improved power. Expected reliability. IIHS Gold Safety Award (not yet noted as award by Edmunds.com).

Worst Features

5 or 6 speed automatic (for better acceleration). Stability control. MP3/CD capability. Auto-up window. Telescoping wheel. Integrated key fob. Windows up, down with key twist (as in Honda and VW).
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