2006 Subaru Legacy Overview


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2.5 GT
2.5 GT Limited
Avg. Price: $10,125
2.5 GT Limited Wagon
Avg. Price: $11,177
2.5 GT spec.B
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $11,449
Avg. Price: $7,935
2.5i Limited
Avg. Price: $7,801
2.5i Limited Wagon
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $7,719
2.5i SE
2.5i SE Wagon
2.5i Special Edition
Avg. Price: $7,841
2.5i Special Edition Wagon
Avg. Price: $8,109
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4.55 stars

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Like Every Other Subaru Owner You'll Talk To....... I Love My Car. by Peter
 — Alright, so it's not a Limited it's just a 2.5 GT. It must be a Canadian spec vehicle because GT Limited is the only option I could choose for 2006. What this means is that the car doesn't have leathe... Read More
Legacy Gt by Jen
 — Overall good car for the bucks. few rattles here and there. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes it safe. 5 Star Crash test 4-wheel disc, ventilated front and rear. 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electron... Read More
My 2nd Subaru Legacy 2.5 Gt Limited by Jennifer
 — What can I say... I love the car. This is my 2nd one. I got in a real bad accident with my first. It saved my life. As far as performance goes it is great. I just keep adding more. It's so fun to driv... Read More

2006 Subaru Legacy Overview

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2006 Subaru Legacy

A 2005 redesign means there are few changes to the 2006 Subaru Legacy.  Available as a sedan or wagon, the Legacy features an impressive all-wheel drive system, that is either continuous, active, or variable depending on your transmission choice.  The 2006 Legacy comes in base 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Special Edition, GT Limited, and the new for 2006 GT Limited Spec.B, which is more sports performance-oriented.
All feature the boxer 2.5-liter flat-4 engine.  The turbo GTs rate at 250-hp, and the non-turbo get a minor boost to 175-hp this year.  A 5-speed manual is standard on all, with an optional 4-speed auto on the non-turbo and a 5-speed auto tran with Sportshift on the GTs.  All 2006 Legacys comes with ABS brakes, side and curtain airbags, but no stability or traction control.  Other additions for 2006 include an optional navigation system on the GT Limited, and 17-inch alloy wheels for the non-turbos.  
The GT Limited Spec.B offers a sports suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 3-spoke steering wheel, side ground effects with chrome trim, standard navigation system, and a silver metallic color.  It only comes with the manual transmission.  Other Legacys are well equipped.  As you move up from the base model, leather trim, auto climate control, power front seats, a sunroof, and fog lights become standard.  Heated leather seats, a popular option, are standard on the turbos.
Highlights for the 2006 Legacy is its all-wheel drive capability in snow, the quiet and smooth ride and feel, the powerful turbo, and the list of standard features.  The car looks big, but feels light on the road thanks to aluminum parts.  Negative comments point out that rear seats don't fold, the rear legroom is tight, there is some turbo lag, and the GTs take premium gas.


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Subaru Legacy Questions

Bobi Wise

I Have A 2006 Legacy 2.5gt Limited Turbo Mt What Engines Are Compatible?

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2006 Legacy 2.5 Gt Wagon (turbo)

112K miles, Turbo replaced 18 months ago. I have found small pools of oil on top of the engine block in the "nooks and crannys" mainly on the passenger side. Have cleaned these off and tried, unsucces...

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John Kollman

Any Ideas??

I was driving at freeway speeds (70 mph) today and my check engine light came on and my car started to decellerate. The engine still runs and the car will go into gear but won't go faster than idle s...

170 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
Terry Wiggins

What Would You Recommend For An Exhaust System For A 96 Legacy Gt Sedan?

It is an automatic and I plan on putting headers on it in the future just not right now. Any help would be great. Want something semi cheap but sounds good and gives just a little more hp

388 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

How Do You Change The Headlight Bulb In A 2011 Legacy 2.5i Premium Sedan?

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