There’s a whole lot for parents to get excited about, and the deals available now at your Boston Subaru dealer and Worcester Subaru dealer are just the icing on the cake. But before you visit for a test drive, get to know your Legacy a bit better. Read on for trim levels, features, specs, gas mileage numbers and more.
Trim Levels & Features
The 2011 Legacy is available in no fewer than 7 different trim levels. With so many to choose from, it’s worth considering what each trim has to offer. Here’s a brief rundown of each:
- 2.5i – 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, AC, cruise, plus power windows & locks
- 2.5i Premium – 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver seat & auto up/down window
- 2.5i Limited – 17-inch alloy wheels, continuously variable auto transmission, de-icer, heated mirrors, heated front seats, Bluetooth & upgraded audio
- 3.6R – 17-inch alloy wheels, bigger brakes, 6-cylinder engine & same features as the 2.5i
- 3.6R Premium – Same as 2.5i Premium, but with de-icer, heated mirrors & front seats
- 3.6R Limited – Same as 2.5i Limited
- 2.5GT – 2.5i Limited features, plus a turbocharged engine, 6-speed manual, 18-inch alloy wheels, hood scoop, sunroof, foglights & satellite radio
The sunroof is available on all trims except for the base 2.5i. Limited trims also have the option to add navigation with a touchscreen interface, voice commands and rearview camera.
Like all Subaru cars, the 2011 Legacy brings all-wheel-drive stability and control to Boston driving. The base engine, a 2.5L boxer 4-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower, pairs with a standard 6-speed manual transmission – the CVT automatic transmission is optional on the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium and standard on the 2.5i Limited. Upgrading to the CVT is a smart move – the Legacy gets 23/31 MPG with it and 19/27 MPG with the manual.
The 3.6R trims feature the bigger and badder 3.6L boxer 6-cylinder engine with 256 horsepower and a traditional 5-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for this beefier engine comes in at 18/25 MPG.
The 2.5GT’s turbo boxer 4-cylinder engine cranks out 265 horsepower and also gets 18/25 MPG.
Driving in Boston
So how does the 2011 Subaru Legacy fare in Boston? Edmunds reviewed the sedan and noted its “smooth ride” and “respectable handling” – 2 things just about every Boston driver will appreciate, seeing as everyone’s commute likely involves potholes, choppy pavement and at least a bit of tricky Massachusetts maneuvering.
And come wintertime, New Englanders behind the wheel of an all-wheel-drive 2011 Legacy will be particularly pleased. This car delivers all-season performance, especially 3.6R models with their bigger engines. Add to that the car’s comfy seats and expansive headroom and legroom, and you’re looking at an ideal vehicle for the Boston commuter and family.