Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Legacy saloon hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP yet but the previous generation Outback (which is effectively an off road version of the Legacy) was awarded four stars for adult safety and this car should perform as good if not better. In addition to the surefooted handling, the Legacy offers all the usual safety equipment including six airbags.

Security equipment ticks the usual boxes too with remote central locking and a Thatcham approved alarm and immobiliser. The 3.0R Spec B models with automatic gearboxes also get an electronic stability control system.

With 433 litres of boot space, the Legacy is useful for carrying luggage. It offers more space than a Peugeot 407 for example and the opening is wide, giving good access. On the downside, the rear seats do not fold down for longer items, limiting versatility. If you need maximum practicality then go for the Sports Tourer (estate) or Outback body shapes.

Stowage up front is good with decent door pockets, two separate cupholders in the central console and a deep cubby box between the front seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Subaru Legacy Saloon (03-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Legacy equipment

Legacy standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Legacy optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

R equipment

R standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
R optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

R Spec B equipment

R Spec B standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
R Spec B optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Headlight washers
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

RE equipment

RE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
RE optional equipment
None available

REn equipment

REn standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
REn optional equipment
None available

Rn equipment

Rn standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Rn optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

SEn equipment

SEn standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
SEn optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment