Two engines are available on the 2013 Subaru Legacy. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder horizontally opposed "boxer" that makes 173 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The larger, optional engine is a 3.6L V6 boxer engine capable of 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque, giving the Legacy plenty of grunt.
Legacy models equipped with the 2.5L engine come with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. The 3.6L engine is offered only with a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Subaru's trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive is standard on all models. MacPherson struts in front and a double-wishbone rear setup provide the Legacy with a sporty, compliant suspension.
Base model Legacys come with plenty of standard features. Air conditioning, automatic headlights, cruise control, a USB charging port, hill assist, steering wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity are included on all Legacys. Premium models add a 10-way power adjustable drivers seat, a CVT transmission, leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter and 17-inch wheels.
Premium Legacys are also available with three option packages. An All-Weather package includes niceties like heated front seats, mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. A power moonroof package includes a glass moonroof and an audio package features a nine speaker, 440-watt harman/kardon Display-type premium audio system.
Limited models come standard with the harman/kardon audio package as well as leather seating, a 4-way power front passenger seat, electro-luminescent guages and automatic climate control. Options on the Limited include a voice activated GPS and a rear view camera.
Standard safety equipment includes front seat side impact airbags, side curtain airbags, intelligent dual-stage deploying front air bags, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, brake assist, an electronic parking brake with Hill Holder and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Limited trims offer voice-activated GPS with rear-backup camera.