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2012 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $20,152 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,070 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,380 $22,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,067 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,375 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,750 $26,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,821 $28,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,181 $22,055
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,679 $22,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,129 $23,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,547 $24,775
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport Limited Edition 25 35 $23,767 $25,995
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 30 $24,488 $26,910
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 30 $27,404 $30,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$20,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$22,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form. The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it's probably just your style.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 102.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3190
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 2AR
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Toyota Camry
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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