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2006 Subaru Legacy Trims

2.5 GT Limited

Avg. Price: $12,976

A little extra charge behind the wheel is found in the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Sedan, with its turbocharged 2.5-liter H4 engine that hits 250-hp. Matched to a standard 5-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic, the all-wheel drive sedan also comes with a hood scoop, sport seats, and a Momo sport steering wheel. A limited slip differential, ABS brakes, foglights, mirror turn signals, daytime running lights, and dual front-side and head airbags are standard on the 2006 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited.

Power front seats, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a CD-changer, sunroof, heated seats with upgraded leather, heated mirrors, a trip computer, and leather trim are all part of the standard package on the 2006 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited. Rear seats do not fold down, but have a trunk pas-through. You can add on a rear spoiler, garage opener remote, and electrochromatic mirror. Drivers like the rocket-like turbo power, the AWD capability, overall reliability, and the smooth quiet ride found in the 2006 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited. Poor gas mileage, a disappointing stereo, and a small backseat are some of the complaints.

2.5 GT Limited Wagon

Avg. Price: $12,648

The 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Wagon combines all-wheel drive confidence with turbo power and sport performance, delivering an all-purpose vehicle for family or outdoor use. A turbo version of the 2.5-liter H4 engine produces 250-hp and comes only with a 5-speed automatic with Sport shift mode. The wagon sits on 17-inch all-season tires and features a hood scoop, rear spoiler, sport seats, and a Momo steering wheel. Other equipment includes limited slip differential, ABS brakes, dual front-side and front and rear head airbags, foglights, mirror turn signals, and daytime running lights. Fuel economy is around 19/24 mpg, noticeably less than the non-turbo Legacy wagons.

A 62-cubic foot cargo space is available with the rear seats folded down. Roof rails are also standard on the wagon, as is intermittent front and rear wipers. Power front seats, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a trip computer, heated leather seats, leather trim, a CD player, a sunroof, and a security system are included. Tie-downs, storage compartments, and a cargo cover area also standard. You can add an electrochromatic rearview mirror and remote garage opener as options. Good acceleration and confident handling that comes with the AWD are highlights for owners of the 2006 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Wagon. Downsides are some turbo lag and a small backseat.

2.5 GT spec.B

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Avg. Price: $13,022

2.5i

Avg. Price: $9,226

The 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i sedan and wagon sees few changes this year and remains the base model of the popular all-wheel drive vehicle. Sitting on 17-inch all-season tires, it has a 2.5-liter H4 engine that hits 175-hp -- up from last year. It comes with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic and gets about 22/30 mpg. ABS brakes, dual front, front-side, and front and rear head airbags, and daytime running lights are standard. The AWD comes with a four-wheel independent suspension and a limited slip differential.

As for convenience, the 2006 Legacy 2.5i features power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, a trip computer, CD player, and security system. The wagon features roof rails, intermittent front and rear wipers, a rear spoiler, and holds up to 66 cubic feet of cargo with the 60/40 split-fold rear seats. In the sedan, there is an armrest/trunk pass-through in the backseat. Options add foglights, splash guards, leather trim,a rear spoiler, and a short-throw shifter. Options to the wagon include crossbars, a ski and bike attachment, and cargo net and tray. The all-wheel drive feature is a big favorite of 2006 Legacy 2.5i owners.

2.5i Limited

Avg. Price: $9,743

Except for a small power boost, the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited is little changed from the previous year. Available as a mid-size sedan, this all-wheel drive, 5-passenger car comes with a 2.5-liter, 175-hp H4 engine and a 4-speed automatic only. All-wheel drive comes with a limited slip differential and four-wheel independent suspension. ABS brakes, dual front-side and front and rear head airbags are standard, as are 17-inch alloy wheels, all-season tires, fog lights, and daytime running lights.

The 2006 Legacy 2.5i Limited adds heated leather seats, automatic climate control, and a 6-CD changer to the 2.5i Special Edition's power driver's seat, sunroof, trip computer, temp display, leather trim, heated mirrors, and full power accessories. A rear spoiler, electrochromatic mirror, and garage opener can be added to the 2006 Legacy 2.5i Sedan. Rear seats do not fold down, but do offer a trunk pass-through that doubles as an armrest. The 2.5i Limited gets the highest crash test and safety marks. Owners like the smooth handling, long list of standard features, heated seats, and quiet ride of the 2006 Legacy 2.5i Limited. They wish the back seat had more room and the sedan had a bit more power.

2.5i Limited Wagon

Avg. Price: $10,277

Like the base model 2.5i Wagon, the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Wagon focuses more on storage and versatility, so it adds on roof rails, intermittent front and rear wipers, and split-fold rear seats that expand the cargo area to 62 cubic feet. The wagon also comes standard with a rear spoiler. Sitting on 17-inch wheels, the 2006 Legacy 2.5i Limited Wagon is fueled by a 175-hp, 2.5-liter H4 and a 4-speed auto tran. No manual option is available. ABS brakes, all-wheel drive with a limited slip differential, fog lights, daytime running lights, and dual front-side and head airbags are standard. Gas mileage sits around 23/30 mpg.

The Wagon features a large dual-pan sunroof, heated leather seats, a power driver's seat, cruise control, 6-CD changer, automatic climate control, full power features, keyless entry, heated mirrors, a trip computer with temperature readout, a security system, and leather trim for the shifter and wheel. A garage opener and electrochromatic rearview mirror are options. Drivers give praise to the handling of the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Wagon, along with its all-wheel drive performance and the large sunroof. They wish it had more power and a 5-speed auto transmission.

2.5i Special Edition

Avg. Price: $10,625

The 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition sedan is the next level up from the 2.5i base sedan, though it features the same 2.5-liter, 175-hp H4 engine and choice of standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The Special Edition adds an 8-way power driver's seat and a single-pane sunroof (a dual pane comes with the wagon) to the base features. All-wheel drive with limited slip differential, ABS brakes, dual front, side, and head airbags, 17-inch wheels with all-season tires, and daytime running lights are some of the standard safety features.

Other included equipment are power windows, locks, and mirrors, keyless entry, a CD player, cruise control, and a trip computer with temperature display. Rear seats do not fold in the 2006 Legacy 2.5i Special Edition sedan, but do feature an armrest/trunk pass-through. Cargo tie-downs and grocery holders are standard in the trunk, which holds up to 11 cubic feet. A rear spoiler, short-throw shifter, leather trim, splash guards, and electrochromatic rearview mirror are some add-ons. Drivers of the Special Edition sedan like the smooth ride, expert handling, and AWD grip. Front seats are comfortable, but the back seat feels a bit cramped.

2.5i Special Edition Wagon

Avg. Price: $9,945

An 8-way power driver's seat and a dual-pane moonroof are the extra standard features found on the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition Wagon. It also distinguishes itself from its sedan counterpart by adding roof rails, intermittent rear wipers to go with the front ones, and a 60/40 split-fold rear seat that expands the trunk to 62 cubic feet. The 2006 Legacy 2.5i Special Edition Wagon sits on 17-inch wheels and gets its power from a 175-hp, 2.5-liter flat-4 engine and choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. ABS brakes, all-wheel drive with limited slip differential, a rear spoiler (on the top of the liftgate), and dual front, side and head airbags are all standard.

Power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, a CD player, trip computer, and keyless entry are part of the standard equipment. The trunk area features cargo tie-downs and a cargo cover, and there are many storage compartments scattered throughout the wagon. Specific to the wagon, you can add various rail attachments for bikes and skis, crossbars, a cargo tray, and additional cargo nets. A short-throw shifter, electrochromatic mirror, and leather trim are also optional. Good solid handling is a hallmark of the 2006 Legacy 2.5i Special Edition Wagon, and owners also like the powerful engine and all the storage options. Limited legroom in the backseat and the lack of an MP3 player are some complaints.

2.5i Wagon

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Avg. Price: $9,940

The 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Wagon is identical to the sedan version, but it adds roof rails, a rear spoiler, and intermittent front and rear wipers to some of its features. The rear seat also split-folds 60/40, where the sedan only has a trunk pass-through. Options on the wagon add roof crossbars, bike and ski attachments, and cargo area net and tray.

Otherwise, the 2006 Legacy 2.5i Wagon has the same 175-hp, 2.5-liter flat-4 engine and choice of standard 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto tran. ABS brakes, dual front-side and head airbags, daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and all-wheel drive are standard on the wagon. Power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, a trip computer, keyless entry, a CD player, and a security system are standard. Other options add on foglights, leather trim, a garage opener, and electrochromatic mirror. The 2006 Legacy 2.5i Wagon holds up to 66 cubic feet of cargo and features tie-downs, storage compartments, and grocery bag holders. Owners generally like the AWD performance, though suggest snow tires for better handling. Good standard equipment is also a plus. Some dash rattle is reported.