Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan

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2006 Subaru Legacy
List price range
$3,499 - $7,900

Pros

  • Don't have to pay extra for all-wheel drive, generous standard equipment list, top-notch build and materials quality, excellent power in GT models, great highway ride, sharp handling.

Cons

  • No stability control, smaller backseat than most competitors, navigation system available only on sedan, can't get a manual gearbox on GT wagon.

Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan for Sale

Subaru Legacy 2006 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
156,829 miles
Used 2006
Subaru Legacy
2.5i Limited
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$3,499
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Subaru Legacy 2006 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
103,153 miles
Used 2006
Subaru Legacy
2.5i Special Edition
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
List$6,478
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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$178 Below Market
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Subaru Legacy 2006 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Ivory Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
131,846 miles
Used 2006
Subaru Legacy
2.5 GT Limited
List$7,900
Est.Loan: $162/mo
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Dealer Notes
Air Filtration, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Floor Mats - Rear, Rear Vents - Second Row, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Power Steering, Storage - Grocery Bag Holder, Storage - Seatback, Power Outlet%28S%29 - Front, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Storage - Organizer, Cargo Area Light, Reading Lights - Front, 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Center Differential - Mechanical, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Limited Slip Differential - Center, Limited Slip Differential - Rear, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Clock, Electroluminescent Instrumentation, External Temperature Display, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, Radio - Am/Fm, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Gauge - Tachometer, Daytime Running Lights, Exterior Entry Lights, Front Fog Lights, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Tire Prefix - P, Tire Type - All Season, Wheel Diameter - 17 Inch, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Heated Windshield Wiper Rests, Window Defogger - Rear, Active Head Restraints - Dual Front, Child Seat Anchors, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Heated, Child Safety Door Locks, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Seatbelt Force Limiters, Seatbelt Pretensioners, Upholstery - Premium Leather, Driver Seat - Heated, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Lumbar, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 8, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Passenger Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Lumbar, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 4, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Type - Bench, Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height
Subaru Legacy 2006 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
159,513 miles
Used 2006
Subaru Legacy
2.5i Limited
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$3,699
Est.Loan: $76/mo
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Dealer Notes
HIS IS A 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited GRAY ON BLACK LEATHER SEATSNEW FRONT AND REAR NEW TRANSMISSION MOUNTBRAKE PADSPASS INSPECTION AND EMISSIONS. %2521%2521%2521 DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT DEAL%2521%2521%2521Visit KADS Auto Group LLC online at kadsautogroupllc.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-880-6655 today to schedule your test drive. Air Conditioning,Alarm System,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM,Automatic Headlights,CD,CD Changer,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,Heated Seats,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Steering Wheel,Passenger Airbag,Power Brakes,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seats,Power Steering,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,Side Airbags,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Sun Roof,Tachometer,Trip Computer,Trunk Anti-Trap Device,A/C Front,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM Stereo,CD Changer,CD Player,Leather Interior,Power Door Locks,Power Seats

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A tight chassis, a turbocharged engine and a slick cockpit have transformed the 2006 Subaru Legacy into a serious driver's car. Whether you're an enthusiast in need of four doors or a safety-conscious parent in need of some fun, this Subaru car is worth a try.

vehicle overview

Known primarily as the wagon that spawned the Outback, the Legacy is the oldest nameplate in the Subaru lineup, dating back to 1990. In recent years, it has been living in the shadow of its armored-wagon offspring. Starved for power and features, the 2000-2004 Subaru Legacy wagon was what you bought if you couldn't afford one of VW's expensive Passat 4Motion wagons, and/or you wouldn't be caught dead in a Taurus. The sedan, meanwhile, offered a winter-friendly alternative to the Accord and Camry, but had little else to distinguish it in the cutthroat family sedan segment.

Happily, Subaru gave buyers more reasons to consider its midsize sedan and wagon for 2005: The redesigned Legacy slimmed down, powered up and slipped into some more stylish threads. Some of the biggest news is under the hood, as GT models feature a modified version of the WRX STi's 2.5-liter turbocharged engine rated for 250 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Although the continued absence of six-cylinder power in the Subaru Legacy might seem like a blow, rest assured that you won't miss it.

The turbo four responds with the heart and refinement of a much larger steed. Meanwhile, power delivery rivals V6 engines for smoothness, and the engine is quiet at cruising speeds. For buyers on a tighter budget, Subaru continues to offer a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Horsepower maxes out at 175. All Legacys lost roughly 100 pounds in the redesign, thanks to the increased use of lighter, stronger materials like aluminum. Additionally, engineers fiddled with the gearing to improve the shift response of the automatic transmission. It's still a little slow on the draw but much better than before. All-wheel drive remains a staple of the 2006 Legacy lineup, but this is no longer a vehicle that will appeal only to those living in cold climates.

Subaru's midsize car has always been known for its fine handling, but this time around the company wanted it behave to like a sporty entry-luxury car. Accordingly, both the sedan and wagon ride beautifully on the highway, while providing a high level of entertainment on twisty back roads. Style and luxury were never within the previous Legacy's grasp, but no apologies need be made for the new cockpits, which are some of the best-looking designs in this price range. They don't break any new ground in styling, but one can't help but like the symmetrical dash design, convincing faux aluminum trim, electroluminescent gauges and three-spoke Momo steering wheel in the GT Limited model. Materials quality is excellent -- you could buy a Legacy and feel like you got a VW. Everything about the way the 2006 Subaru Legacy looks, feels and drives is so much more cohesive and satisfying than before. Don't buy an Acura TSX or Mazda 6 without trying this Subaru first.

trim levels & features

The Subaru Legacy is available as a sedan or wagon in one of the following trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Special Edition, 2.5i Limited Edition, 2.5 GT Limited and 2.5 GT Limited Spec B. The 2.5i comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a six-speaker CD stereo, cruise control, a trip computer and keyless entry. The 2.5i Special Edition adds dual moonroofs (the sedan gets a single large moonroof) and a power driver seat. The 2.5i Limited Edition includes heated leather seats, automatic climate control and a CD changer. Upgrade to the 2.5 GT Limited and you get a turbocharged engine, a functional hood scoop, sport seats, a Momo steering wheel and electroluminescent gauges. The 2.5 GT Limited Spec B sedan features a sport suspension with Bilstein shocks, 18-inch alloys, a navigation system, ground effects and alloy pedal covers.

performance & mpg

The 2.5i models are powered by a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. It's been updated for 2006 with new valvetrain technology and now produces 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited features a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine rated for 250 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Either engine can be equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. The 2.5i is eligible for a four-speed automatic while the GT gets a five-speed auto; both come with an automanual mode. Note that the 2.5i Limited and 2.5 GT Limited wagon come with automatics only. All-wheel drive is standard across the board.

safety

All Subaru Legacy models have four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. Stability control is, unfortunately, not available. Front side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are standard on all models. The front-seat head restraints feature dynamic whiplash protection. Both frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests by the IIHS returned a rating of "Good," its highest. The NHTSA gave the Legacy a perfect five-star score for frontal occupant protection in head-on crashes.

driving

The 2006 Subaru Legacy offers a superb blend of ride comfort and handling acuity. The GT is easily as much fun as the TSX or Mazda 6, and with the confidence of all four wheels putting power to the pavement, this Subaru car is a satisfying substitute for the pricier Audi A4. The base engine provides adequate acceleration, but serious drivers will want to go for the turbo motor and its vast reserves of power -- trust us, you won't miss having a V6.

interior

Inside the cabin of the Subaru Legacy, one can't help but like the clean dash design and the convincing faux aluminum trim, not to mention the red-and-white gauges and three-spoke Momo steering wheel in the GT Limited model. Build and materials quality is excellent. While the backseat is comfortable for two passengers, shoulder room and legroom are still pretty tight for this class. Legacy sedans have an 11.4-cubic-foot trunk with a ski pass-through. The wagon has folding seats and 66 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Subaru Legacy.

Some good & Lotsa bad
ohassen, 2/25/2013
Bought my Legacy w/85k mi on it less than a year ago. If you're looking to buy one, this is what you need to know: The GOOD: AWD offers great stability and makes the car fun to drive, good in snow but won't help you brake better in snow. THE BAD: The AWD system is delicate, no more than 2/32" difference in tire tread depth. Which means if you have 1 bad tire, you'll need to get 4 new tires as I have already done. I've had recurring Alignment issues as did others. I've had Tire Air leaking issues, as did others. Engine hesitation/misfire seems to be normal even when bought new. Gas mileage is not impressive. Used to get 25-27. Now I get 20-24 since the misfire issue got worse. Never again!!
2006 Legacy GT Limited 5EAT automatic
02603sec, 9/4/2014
I love this car. 195.8 K miles. It looks good, it is fun to drive and roomy. The leather is nice. The turbo lubrication design is weak. The access to repair is difficult. The bosses on the aluminum block are easily cross threaded. Oil level must be monitored very closely as well as change intervals. Excellent in snow, weather. Once you have AWD you'll never go back. <br><br> Update. 205,000 keep an eye on the rubber hoses and the factory original clamps. Once the car has 200k, these need to be replaced in advance of breaking down. I was convinced a leak was a head gasket, because it was losing coolant, but not on the ground. It was a small hose a weak clamp and coolant was escaping as steam under pressure. Replaced a rear wheel bearing. Easy work. cost of part was $50. Replaced the rotors and calipers.. old. The drip channel on the bottom of the driver's door is just about rusted through. On a scale of 10, I am a 7 in mechanical skill. I do ALL my own repair. If you're not at least a 5 on the mechanic scale, and have a garage and tools, do not buy this TURBO Subaru. A better choice at this mileage and age would be a normally aspirated Subaru.
Good, solid, fun car
Jon, 4/14/2010
So far so good with 53k on the odometer. First time I have purchased a car used and it has worked out so far. I imagine that this would be a great everyday car for a middle-aged male not looking to sacrifice performance for everyday drivability. However, I bought this car with other intentions. With a few thought-out upgrades, you can turn this car into one heck of a ride. For about 1k you can keep up with a standard WRX, and for around 2.5k, you can run circles around an STi. A comfortable car on long trips and a a road demon when it wants to be (after a few tweaks.) Given that it holds up, I hope to have it for many years.
Just a really well built car
TW, 12/4/2010
Bought new in 2006, just hit 60,000 miles. Still love the car. It's been reliable, drives well, good interior size. It really is a perfect sports sedan. 4 adults can fit comfortably, the interior is simple but well put together. The car offers a very good power & handling. It's just an absolute joy to drive. I love how small it is on the outside, yet you do not feel cramped inside at all, especially compared against IS250, CTS..etc.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan Overview

The Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan is offered in the following styles: 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A), 2.5 GT spec.B 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Ivory Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5 GT Ltd 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi, Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A), 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Ivory Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A), and 2.5 GT Ltd 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi, Ivory Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i Limited is priced between $3,499 and$3,699 with odometer readings between 156829 and159513 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited is priced between $7,900 and$7,900 with odometer readings between 131846 and131846 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i Special Edition is priced between $6,478 and$6,478 with odometer readings between 103153 and103153 miles.

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