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sunroof on the 2006 Legacy
large glass sunroof opens completely, on GT and SE wagons
I measured it..  23" W x  30" L

 

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2005, 2007 model information.  2006 Outback

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What is a Legacy and Outback? - 2006 Legacy Model Overview - prices - dimensions - safety
technical specifications - interior features  -  - exterior featuresoptions - colors - speed statistics -

other pages Navigation System, 2006 Legacy photo page; spec.B GT photos
Crash tests | News and Articles

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Notes 
3/07 updated v. 2 DVDs for Navigation is available only from Kenwood http://store.kenwoodusa.com/subaru/
6/06 2006 Legacy GT spec.B tops Mazdaspeed 6 in Motortrend.com road test comparison, but it's close, June 2006. More below
3/06 RoadandTrack compares 6 all wheel drive sedans including the Legacy GT spec.b which comes in #2 right behind the Audi A4. More below
1/06 Invoice increase on cars delivered mid-February, replaces advertising fees
12/12/05 New optional rear dome-reading light available on sedans
12/5/05 12/5 Crash test results:2006 Legacy is a 'Top Safety Pick' Gold Award winner from Insureance Institiute for Highway Safety. iihs.org. Top Safety Pick winners reflect an elite fraction of the car market. 
12/2/05 Owners of 05, 06 Legacy and Outback. The trip computer ET elapsed time setting works when the ignition key is very briefly paused on the 'on' setting and may not work if the key is turned too quickly.
11/5/05 spec.B GT sedan arriving at dealers. It is everything the GT should be. spec.B photos
11/2/05 2006 Legacy is a double 'best pick' in both front and side Crash Tests from the IIHS.org
10/20/05  I have a spec.B available. If you want it, call 206 769-7821. No additional markup.
9/29/05 GT specB prices announced. 
9/20/05 GT spec.B sedan update, due late October
8/22/05 general update to information, options
6/27/05 updated with prices, specs, subject to change, correction. Cars expected mid July.
3/05/05 Leading car testing magazine: Subaru's a top manufacturer, fewer repairs per new car, Legacy is a favored buy.
 
other pages?
2005 Legacy, 2005 Outback, 2005 photograph page,
Compare Legacy and Outback, which is right for you?
Compare the Legacy 2.5i and GT sedan to other sedans 

Discounted prices on a single car or multiple vehicle fleet sales
Joe Spitz, internet sales at Carter Subaru, Seattle, Wa. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii.
all text, photos, formatting © J. Spitz  unauthorized copying prohibited    v 5.10.09
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Legacy GT wagon has a hood scoop for the intercooler

2006 Legacy 2.5i SE (special edition)

17" alloy with low profile tire is standard on all models except spec.B
18 alloy wheel on the GT spec.B
18" alloy wheels, exclusive to the spec.B
many more photos below
2006 legacy GT spec.B brick red leather
2006 GT spec.B manual tranmission, with special brick red leather, navigation system, Specifications (on this page)
spec.B GT photo page
rocker panel trim on the Legacy
rocker panel trim is a chrome strip along the rocker panel 
 

2006 photo page
spec.B GT photos
spec.B speed test



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What is a Legacy and Outback?  The Legacy is a line of cars with 2 models: Legacy and Outback 
Made by Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan) in Lafayette, Indiana.

There are many versions of the 2006 Legacy and Outback

Legacy 2.5i sedan and wagon (on this page)
upgrade to the 2.5i Special Edition SE package
upgrade to the  2.5i Limited, to the 2.5 GT turbo with 250 horsepower turbo performance version
Upgrade to the limited production SpecB sedan available October 2005. Only 500 make.

Outback (on Outback page) costs more and has more features and higher ground clearance than the Legacy 2.5i. 
For example, the Outback includes All Weather pkg with heated seats, outside mirrors and limited slip rear axle, power seat, heavy duty brakes, roof rack cross bars, rear cargo tray and etc 
Outback 2.5i
upgrade to the Outback 2.5i Limited wagon or sedan
upgrade to the 250 horsepower Outback XT 250hp turbo 4cylinder wagons 
upgrade to 250 horsepower Outback 3.0R H6 cylinder LL Bean wagon or sedan, and the VDC wagon
more below

top overview 
Model Overview, 2006 Legacy full specs are below
subject to change, correction

This is the 4th generation Legacy. The 3rd was 2004-00, 2nd was 1999-95, and the 1st generation was 1994-90

Major changes for the 2006 model year include: 

gone models dropped are cloth model GT and the manual transmission 2.5i Limited and the manual transmission GT Limited wagon. You can still get a manual transmission GT Limited sedan. (also gone is the cloth Outback XT, though you can still get a manual Outback XT Limited. See Outback page for that model)

new model: 2.5i Special Edition SE with power seat and sunroof 
new model: GT spec.B sedan, limited to 500 models each with a numbered plaque/ Available Fall, 2006
new more horsepower on 2.5i, now 175 (up from 168) 
new larger 17" alloys wheels on 2.5i (replaces 16")
newNavigation system available on GT sedan with automatic trans
new air filtration now standard 
new immobilizer chipped key now standard on all models
new destination now $625 (was $575) 

All Subarus are all wheel drive and the wagon is still the most popular model, but Subaru is expanding and changing. 
 

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Standard features on the 2006 Legacy 2.5i wagon and sedan
subject to change and correction. Looking for the Outback 2.5i page?

December 5, 2005 Crash test results: 2006 Legacy is a 'Top Safety Pick' Gold Award winner from Insureance Institiute for Highway Safety. iihs.org. Top Safety Pick winners reflect an elite fraction of the car market..

new 2.5L 175hp 4cylinder 
new 17" Alloy wheels
newAir Filtration
new Immobilizer key
new Larger front disc brake

All wheel drive 
Anti lock brakes 
Power windows 
Power locks
Power mirrors 
Air conditioning 
Alarm system (easy to disable)
Remote keyless entry
AM/FM/CD player, R/RW discs, 120w, 6 speakers, with bass, mid-range, and treble adjustments (by Panasonic). 
Trip computer with instant/average economy, outside temp, elapsed time. Resets with trip odometer. The trip computer ET elapsed time setting works when the ignition key is very briefly paused on the 'on' setting and may not work if the key is turned too quickly.

2 front cupholders, converts to storage
2 rear cupholders, fold down
Roof rack rails- wagon
Variable speed front wipers
Rear wiper, wagon only, turns on when in interval model and trans in reverse
Rear defroster
Fold down rear seats- wagon
Trunk-pass through- sedan
Sun visors with extensions
Dome Lights
Sunglass holder
2 map lights
Rear cargo light
Door assist handles
Power outlet, Center console
Brushed silver trim by center console
(note woodgrain trim std on Limited and GT with taupe interior)


Special Edition wagon and sedan
adds over 2.5i new package for 2006

8 way power driver's seat, 
glass sunroof

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2.5i Limited wagon and sedan 
adds over 2.5i Special Edition

Dual Zone climate control 
6 disc CD changer in dash
Leather interior, steering wheel, parking brake handle and shift knob 
All Weather package with heated seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front windshield wiper de-icer
(note: the next model from this would the Outback 2.5i Limited 4 cylinder sedan)

The 2.5 GT Limited adds over base 2.5i

new Navigation system is optional on the GT Limited sedan with automatic transmission and standard om GT spec.B
note: early 2007., updated v. 2 DVDs for Navigation is available only from Kenwood

2.5L 250hp Turbo intercooled 4cylinder 
Quick ratio steering for precise, sporty control
Vented rear disc brakes
17" alloy wheels with low profile performance tires
Heavy duty dual mass reinforced clutch (manual transmission)
Optional automatic 5spd Sportshift with steering wheel shift buttons 
Leather interior: perforated taupe or charcoal interior 
Peformance design front seats
Power driver's seat - 8 way 
Power passenger seat, 4 way 
Power glass sunroof 
Electroluminescent dashboard gauges
Turn signals in the outside mirrors 
Climate control, dual front zone
Underbody cover


GT spec.B  sedan adds over GT sedan
spec.B GT photos
spec.B speed test below

Limited to 500 cars, each with a numbered plaque

Includes all the standard features of the GT Limited such as 6 airbags, dual zone climate control, power sunroof, performance front power heated bucket seats, immobilizer key, alarm system, fog lights, CD changer, leather interior etc

Includes: 
Numbered Plaque, 500 only
Transmission: manual only, no automatic
Upgraded stereo with MP3
Color: Titanium Silver metallic, exclusive to this model
Special Brick Red Leather interior
Navigation system (updated v. 2 DVDs for Navigation is available only from Kenwood)
Bilstein Sport Suspension
Aluminum Alloy rear suspension arms and upper links to reduce weights
18x7" 10 spoke alloy wheels with 215/45 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A low profile tires
Areodynamic side ground effects with chrome trimmed rocker panels
3spoke MOMO leather wrapper steering wheel with audio controls
Aluminum alloy pedal covers
aspec.B floor mats
nd more

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PRICES
2006 Legacy (see Outback below)
Notes
January 2006. Invoice increase $275 on cars delivered starting mid-February 2006 replaces SoA advertising fee. MSRP not effected. See July notes below.
Sept 29, 2005 Legacy GT spec.B prices announced.

July 2005
Destination now $625 (was $575) 
Alaska residents add +$150 to destination, to $775
Residents of CA, CT, NH, NY, MA, MS, RI, VT You have California Spec Ultra/Partial Zero Emission Vehicles. Use Ca spec pricing on Legacy 2.5i models.
All Other states use Federal (Fed) prices 

Advertising: Most regions have a separate $275 advertising fee listed on the invoice that is charged to the dealer. This is fee is not included in the invoice here and you should add it to the invoice for correct calculations. Yes it's a real charge. Note: this separate fee was discontinued on cars delivered starting mid 2/06, when the invoice was increased the same amount. See Jan 06 entry above

The GT Limited has 2 model codes depending on the interior color

2006 LEGACY WAGONS 
scroll drown for Legacy sedans and Outbacks

Cars shipped before 2/06 may have $275 SoA dealer advertising on the invoice, this line item discontinued 2/06

model
code
INVOICE
invoice + $625 dest = total invoice
Cars built before 2/06 may have $275 advertising fee on the invoice. See January notes above
MSRP Sticker price
base price + $625 dest= MSRP
Legacy 2.5i wagon, manual trans
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6BA Fed: $20,986 +$625 = $21,611
2/06: $21,261 +$625 = $21,886
Ca: $21,194 + $625 = $21,819
2/06: $21,469 +$625 = $22,094
Fed: $22,695 +$625 = $23,320
Ca: $22,895 + $625 = $23,520
Legacy 2.5i wagon, automatic trans
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6BB Fed: $21,898 +$625 = $22,523
2/06: $22,173 +$625 = $22,798
Ca:$22,106 + $625 = $22,731
2/06: $22,381 +$625 = $23,006
Fed: $23,695 +$625 = $24,320
Ca: $23,895 + $625 = $24,520
Legacy 2.5i Special Edition wagon manual 
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6BC Fed:$21,442 +$625=$22,067 
2/06: $21,717 +$625 = $22,342
Ca: $21,650 +$625 =22,275
2/06: $21,925 +$625 = $22,550
Fed: $23,195 +$625 =$23,820 
Ca: $23,395 +$625=$24,020
Legacy 2.5i Special Editon wagon auto
 check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6BD Fed: $22,354 +$625 = $22,979
2/06: $22,629 +$625 = $23,254
Ca: $22,562 + $625 =$23,187
2/06: $22,837 +$625 = $23,462
Fed: $24,195 +$625 = $24,820
Ca: $24,395 + $625 = $25,020
Legacy 2.5i Limited wagon, automatic 
be sure to check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6BF Fed: $24,416 +$625 =$25,041
2/06: $24,691 +$625 = $25,316
Ca: $24,624 + $625 = $25,249
2/06: $24,899 +$625 = $25,524
Fed: $26,495 +$625 = $27,120
Ca: $26,695 + $625 = $27,320 
Legacy GT Limited wagon, automatic
model code depends on interior color
6BI, 
6BJ
$28,695 +$625 = 29,320
2/06: $28,970 +$625 = $29,595
$31,195 +$625 = $31,820
 SEDANS 2006 LEGACY
(wagons above)
Cars shipped before 2/06 may have $275 SoA dealer advertising on the invoice, this line item discontinued 2/06
2006 Legacy Sedans
model 
code
2005 Legacy sedan invoice
invoice + $625 dest = total invoice
Cars built before 2/06 may have $275 advertising fee on the invoice, see January notes above
2005 Legacy sedan MSRP
base MSRP + $625 dest = MSRP
Legacy 2.5i sedan, manual trans
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6AA Fed: $20,074 +$625 = $20,699
2/06: $20,349+$625 = $4$20,947
Ca: $20,282 +$625 = $20,987
2/06: $20,557 +$625 = $21,182
Fed: $21,695 +$625 = $22,320
Ca: $21,895 +$625 = $22,520
Legacy 2.5i sedan, auto trans
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6AB Fed: $20,986 +$625 = $21,611
2/06: $21,261 +$625 = $21,886
Ca: $21,194 + $625 = 21,819
2/06: $21,469 +$625 = $22.094
Fed: $22,695 +$625 = $23,320
Ca: $22,895 + $625 = $23,520
Legacy 2.5i Special Edition sedan, manual
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6AC Fed: $20,348 +$625 = $20,973
2/06: $20,623 +$625 = $21,248
Ca: $20,556 +$625 = $21,181
2/06: $20,831 +$625 = $21,456
Fed: $21,995 +$625 = $22,620
Ca: $22,195 + $625 = $22,820
Legacy 2.5i Special Edition sedan, auto
check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6AD Fed: $21,260 +$625 = $21,885
2/06: $21,535 +$625 = $22,160
Ca: $21,468 + $625 = $22,093
2/06: $21,743 +$625 = $22,368
Fed: $22,995 +$625 = $23,620
Ca: $23,195 + $625 = $23,820
Legacy 2.5i Limited sedan, auto  trans 6AF Fed: $23,322 +$625 = $23,947
2/06: $23,597 +$625 = $24222
Ca: $23,530 +$625 =$24,155
2/06: $23,805 +$625 = $24,430
Fed: $25,295 +$625 = $25,920
Ca: $25,495 +$625 = $26,120
Legacy GT Limited sedan, manual trans
model code depends on interior color
6AG, 
6AH
$26,507 +$575 = $27,132
2/06: $27,782 +$625 = $27,407
$28,795 +$625 = $29,420
Legacy GT Limited sedan automatic trans
model code depends on interior color
6AI,
6AJ
$27,601 +$625 = $28,226
2/06: $27,876 +$625 = $28,501
$29,995 +$625 = $30,620
Legacy GT Limited sedan, auto, with navigation
model code depends on interior color
6AK, 
6AL
$29,425 +$625 = $30,050
2/06: $29,700 +$625 = $30,325
$31,995 +$625 = $32,620
Legacy GT Limited spec.B sedan, limited production run of only 500, available October 2005 with Bilstein suspension, 18" alloys, brick red leather, navigation. A nice package.. 6AS $31,249 + $625 = $31,874
2/06: $31,524 +$625 = $32,149
$33,995 + $625=$34,620
end 2006 Legacy prices
model
code
2006 invoice
invoice + $625 dest = total invoice
Cars built before 2/06 may have $275 advertising fee on the invoice, see January notes above
2006 MSRP
base price + $625 dest= total MSRP
end prices

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2006 DIMENSIONS
WAGON

Wheelbase: 105.1 (was 104.3 for 00-04 model)
Overall Length 188.7 (was 187.4 for 00-04 model)
Width: 68.1
Height: 58.1
Headroom front/rear: 40.5/39.1 
Headroom front/rear w/ sunroof: 38.7/37.1
Legroom front/rear: 44.1/33.9
Shoulder room  front/rear 54.4/53.7
EPA Interior volume 97.4cf
EPA Cargo volume seats up: 33.5cf, with moonroof 32.1cf
EPA Cargo volume seats down: 66.2cf, with moonroof 61.7cf
Track: front/rear 58.9/58.5
Coefficient of drag .031

SEDAN
Wheelbase: 105.1
Overall Length 186.2
Width: 68.1
Height: 56.1
Headroom front/rear: 39.5/36.5 
Headroom front/rear w/ sunroof: 37.5/36.5
Legroom front/rear: 44.1/33.9
Shoulder room front/rear 54.4/53.7
EPA Interior volume 93.1cf
EPA Cargo volume 11.4cf
Track:  front/rear 58.9/58.5
measurements 05 Legacy Outback cargo
Wagon cargo dimensions, hand measurements
A: 39" wide lower gate opening
B: 43" wide mid-gate opening
C: 48" wide top of wheel wells
D: 42.25" wide between wheel wells
E: 33.50 " height opening at gate
F: 29-31" interior height depending
on where you measure
G: 43" length with seat folded up
H: 73" length with seat folded flat

Wagon storage bin above spare tire (hand measured)
A: 24" wide
B: 24.25" long
C: 3.75" deep

wagon spare tire compartment with temporary tire
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SAFETY  2006 Legacy

 2006 Legacy is a double 'best pick' in both front and side Crash Tests from the IIHS.org, November 2005

Seatbelts
5 passenger, all with full shoulder harness and lap belts
Height adjustable shoulder harness anchor points  (except center rear)
Child Seat
LATCH system (lower anchor and tether for children)
Front Airbags
 Standard with Dual Stage Deployment. Dual Stage means:
Driver: detects distance of driver from steering wheel
Passenger seat: detects weight and will turn off airbag if passenger is under 75#. This status is displayed by the trip computer
Side Airbags
Standard front side airbags
Side Curtain airbags
Standard Front and Rear side Curtain airbags
Headrests
5 headrests
Crumple Zones
Front and rear
5mph Impact Bumpers
Front and rear
Re-inforcments
Ring-Shaped reinforcement safety structure
dual front, single rear, all tied into a full perimeter protection system
Brakes
4 wheel, 4 channel anti-lock power disc brakes
DayTime Running lights
Standard, with auto-off headlights
Childproof rear door locks
Standard
Panic Alarm 
Standard using remote lock/unlock key fob
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 2006 MECHANICALSPECIFICATIONS
SpecB information to come

subject to change, correction
S- standard, 0-option, na- not available

model
Legacy 2.5i
Legacy 2.5i Limited
Legacy GT turbo Limited, 
spec.B
Engine 2.5L SOHC 4cylinder boxer engine
Horsepower 175@6000rpm, 
torque 169@4,400 rpm
i-active valve system, 16 valves
Platinum spark plugs
Cast iron cylinder liners
Aluminum alloy intake manifold
Sequential multi-port injection
Distributorless ignition
5 main bearings
Compression 10:1
Redline 6200
2.5L DOHC aluminum 4 cylinder boxer engine
Turbocharged and Intercooled
Horsepower 250@6000rpm, 
torque 250@3600rpm
16 valves
AVCS Active variable valve control system
Iridium Spark Plugs
Cast iron cylinder liners
Composite resin intake manifold
Sequential multi-port injection
Direct ignition
5 main bearings
Semi-closed design
Compression: 8.2:1
Maximum Boost: 13.5psi
Redline 6500
Emissions Certified ultra low LEV2
California spec vehicles PZEV, Super Low  Emission SULEV
Transmissions 5spd manual with overdrive
Optional Automatic4spd electronic SportShift
Reinforced 5spd manual with overdrive and dual mass flywheel, (available sedan only)

Automatic 5 spd electronic SportShift with steering wheel control is standard on wagon, optional on sedan (required for sedan with navigation).
Automatic is not available on spec.B

Gear ratio, manual trans 5spd manual
1st 3.454
2nd 2.062
3rd 1.448
4th 1.088
5th .780
final 3.90
5spd manual available on sedan only including spec.B
1st 3.166
2nd 1.882
3rd 1.296
4th .972
5th .738
final reduction 4.111
Gear ratio, automatic 4spd Automatic
1st 2.785
2nd 1.545
3rd 1.
4th .694
final reduction 4.111
standard on wagon, optional on sedan
NA on SpecB, required for sedan with navigation except on the SpecB
5spd automatic 
1st 3.540
2nd 2.264
3rd 1.471
4th 1.
5th .834
final reduction 3.272
All Wheel Drive, Manual Transmission Viscous coupling 50/50 power split Manual trans: Viscous coupling 50/50 power split
(not available on wagon)
All Wheel Drive, Automatic transmission Automatic trans: electronically controlled, constantly varying, front bias Auto Trans: VTD (Variable Torque Distribution). Not available on SpecB. 45/55 performance oriented, front/rear power split with Limited Slip rear axle, plus Steering Wheel SportShift gear controls
Curb weight, Sedan manual/automatic, pounds
3250/3295, SE 3305/3350
auto 3365
3365/3535
spec.B 3400
Curb weight, Wagon
manual/automatic, pounds
3305/3350, SE3375/3420
auto 3420
auto 3500
model
Legacy 2.5i
Legacy 2.5i Limited
Legacy GT Limited, spec.B
Limited Slip Rear Axle
na
na
S
Brakes
Power assisted anti-lock, 4 channel with EBD (elec. brake force distribution), 
Low wear indicator
11.5 vented front disc
10.6 solid rear disc
12.3 vented front disc
11.3 vented rear disc
Economy city/highway
Tank: 16.9 US gals.
Low fuel light on at appr. 2.5 gals left
Regular unleaded
Economy manual: 22/29
Economy automatic: 23/30
Premium 91 Octane unleaded recommended
Economy: manual 20/26
Economy automatic: 19/25
Wheels/Tires
17" 5 spoke alloy wheels, 7jj, offset 55mm (2.17)
205/50 R17 89H Bridgestone Potenza RE92, 
GT: 17" 5 spoke alloy wheels, 7jj, offset
215/45 ZR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE 92
55mm (2.17)


GT spec.B: 18x7" 10 spoke alloy 
with 215/45 R18 RE050A Bridgestone Potenza Summer Performance tire
Steering 
Turning Circle: 35.4 ft (center of tires)
Steering wheel Lock-to-lock 3.2 turns
Turning Circle: 35.4 ft (center of tires)
Steering wheel lock-to-lock 2.8 turns
Towing Capacity
you should use trailer brakes if towing a lot of weight.
Subaru does not offer a hitch on the Legacy though they do on the Outback
2700#
2600#
2700#
Ground Clearance (inches)
5.9
5.9
6.1
model
Legacy 2.5i
Legacy 2.5i Limited
GT Limited, spec.B
end mechanical
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2006 INTERIOR FEATURES

subject to change, correction

model
Legacy 2.5i, 
2.5i Special Edition
Legacy 2.5i Limited
Legacy GT Limited, spec.B
SpecB sedan info to come
Sport design Electro-luminescent dashboard with full sweep on start-up
na
na
S
Dashboard: off-white letters against dark background, 
soft red center console lights.
Very readable, easy on the eyes
S
S
S
Power windows, locks, mirrors
S
S
S
Turn signals in outside mirrors
na
na
S
Air conditioning
S, manual controls,
4spd fan
S: dual front zone climate control, 6spd fan
S: dual front zone climate control, 6spd fan
Cruise control
S
S
S
Driver's Seat
2.5i: 6way manually height adjustable 
with lumbar support
SE: 8 way power with lumbar support
8 way power with lumbar support
Power Passenger Seat
na
na
4 way power
with lumbar support
Fold down rear seats
Wagon: 60/40 fold-down split
Sedan:  Armrest with trunk pass
Leather Interior
na
S
S
Steering Wheel
vinyl wrapped
leather wrapped
Sunroof, with sunshade
The wagon's roof is large, opens W 23"x L 30"
2.5i: na
SE: S
S
S
Air conditioning, manual controls
S, 4speed fan
--
--
Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Climate Controls, automatic controls
na
S, 6speed fan
S, 6speed fan
Tilt steering wheel
S
S
S
Sunvisors w/ slide-out extension and illuminated vanity mirrors
S
S
S
Alluminum pedal covers
0
0
Std on spec.B 
0 on others
Titanium metallic trim on center console and door
S
with gray interior
with gray interior
Woodgrain trim on center console and door
na
with teupe interior
with taupe interior
model reminder
Legacy 2.5i
Special Edition
Legacy 2.5i Limited
Legacy GT Limited, spec.B
Navigation system, touch screen
na
na
0 sedan only with auto trans. 
Std on spec.B manual trans.
All Weather Package including
Heated front seats with 4 settings, Defrosting outside mirrors, Heated lower windshield to de-ice front wiper blades, Limited Slip rear axle
na
S
no Limited Slip
S
Trip Computer in dashboard (resets with trip odometer)
Outside temperature
Fuel economy- instant and average
Distance to empty
Elapsed time, engine running
Passenger airbag on-off status
S
S
S
Keyless Remote entry, panic button, gate/trunk release
S
S
S
Alarm Security system, with chirp sound (easy to disable)
S
S
S
Engine Immobilizer Key (keyless, alarm & immobilizer page)
S
S
S
Wipers
variable front
2 speed Rear on wagon
variable front
2 speed rear wiper on wagon
variable front
2 speed rear wiper on wagon
Cargo Cover- wagon only
S
S
S
Power Outlet left cargo area
S
S
S
Power Outlet center console
S
S
S
Lights: dome, glove box, box by trip computer, rear cargo or trunk, front door courtesy lights 
S
S
S
Illuminated ignition key ring (red lit)
S
S
S
Rear spoiler
S wagon
0 sedan
S wagon
0 sedan
S wagon
0 sedan
Cup Holders, 2 front 2 rear. The front 2 can be converted to storage.
S
S
S
Vanity mirrors, dual illuminated
S
S
S
Aluminum sill plate cover: front, rear door; rear gate sills (wagon)
na
na
S
Map Pocket, back of passenger front seat only
na
S
S
Floor mats, carpeted, front and rear
S
S

spec.B logo
Stereo Panasonic.
MP3 on GT spec.B model
no I-pod  input. Use remote player & radio channel
CD single r/rw disc, 
120 watt, am/fm/
6 speakers. 
Bass, mid range, treble adjustments
6 disc CD changer, r/rw,
120 watt, am/fm
6 speakers. Bass, mid range, treble adjustments
6 r/rw disc CD changer, 
120 watt, am/fm
6 speakers. Bass, mid range, treble adjustments

spec.B adds MP3

model
Legacy 2.5i
2.5i SE
Legacy 2.5i Limited
GT Limited, spec.B
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EXTERIOR FEATURES
subject to change, correction
S- standard, 0-option, na- not available
model
Legacy 2.5i,  SE
Legacy 2.5i Limited
Legacy GT Limited, 
spec.B sedan
Aluminum alloy hood
S
S
S with hood scoop for air intake
Aluminum alloy tailgate (wagon only)
S
S
S
Dual chromed exhaust outlets
S
S
S
Body colored mirrors
S
S
defrosting
S
defrosting, integrated turn signals
Fog Lights, projector beam
0
S
S
Halogen headlights, auto off with ignition
S
S
S
Aerodynamic ground effects
S
S
S
Roof rack rails (wagon only), cross bars optional
S
S
S
Rear Spoiler, wagon
S wagon
0 sedan
S
S
model
Legacy 2.5i. 2.5i SE
Legacy 2.5i Limited
GT Limited, 
spec.B
exterior

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2006 Legacy options 
factory or port installed
List price (cost)

Dealer installed prices may be higher due to parts and labor expense. 
Subject to change, correction. S- standard, 0-option, na- not available

OPTION PACKAGES
Legacy 2.5i
2.5i SE
 2.5i limited
GT Limited
GT spec.B
early info
Popular Eq. Group 1a/b
Security System Shock Sensor, Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass $304 ($198)
0
0
0
 0
Popular Eq. Group 1c/d: Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink, Security System Shock Sensor,  $381 ($248)
0
0
0
0
Popular Eq. Group 2: wagons only, Center pop-up armrest, rear cargo net $214 ($139)
0
0
0
0
Performance Group 1, manual transmissions only:
STi Short Throw Shifter, Sti metal Pedal kit, Momo Shift Knob  $650 ($422)
0
0
0
na
Appearance Grp 1, sedans only. Body colored rocker panel trim with chromed strip, and rear spoiler. 
$784 ($330)
0
0
0
na
Sport Trim Group 1, sedans only: Body colored rocker panel trim with chromed strip, rear spoiler, and fog lights $1,161 ($563)
0
0
na
na
Outdoor Recreation Group 2, wagons only
Square cross bar set, Heavy duty roof cargo basket, Fork-mounted bike attachment, Front wheel holder 
$675 ($401)
0
0
0
na
Bike Carrier Group 1B, wagons only, Square roof rack cross bars, fork mounted bike attachment, $460 ($267)
0
0
0
na
INDIVIDUAL OPTIONS
subject to change, correction, S- standard, 0-option, na- not available
Legacy 2.5i
2.5i SE
Legacy 2.5i Limited
Legacy GT Limited
GT spec.B
Navigation system, available GT Limited sedan with automatic, or spec.B manual, see pricing above
na
na
0
auto sedan only
S
Security System Perimeter Alarm: impact shock sensor $121 ($79) 
(a basic ignition disabling alarm is standard)
0
0
0
0
Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass   $183 ($119)
0
0
0
0
Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass with Homelink $260 ($169)
0
0
0
0
Armrest, center, optional pop-up  $163 ($106)
0
0
0
0
Rear Dome-Reading Light, sedans only $$85 ($56)
0 SE only
0
0
0
Fog Light Kit $377  ($283)
0
S
S
S
Cargo net, rear, wagons only:  $51  ($33)
0
0
0
na
Cargo net, rear sides, set of 2, wagons only:  $68  ($45)
0
0
0
na
Cargo net, rear of rear seatback, wagons only:  $48  ($31)
0
0
0
na
Sedan Trunk Cargo net set, sedans only: $57 ($37)
0
0
0
0
Rear cargo tray, wagon only:  $75  ($46)
0
0
0
na
Splash guards: $153 ($99)
0
0
0
0
Front Hood deflector  $85  ($45)
0
0
0
0
Rear Spoiler, sedans only, body colored $389 ($292)  (standard on wagons)
0
0
0
0
Moonroof air deflector, sedan only  $91 ($59)
na
0
0
0
Wheel locks $48 ($28)
0
0
0
0
Rubber Floor mats  $55  ($33) (carpeted mats are standard) 
0
0
0
0
more options
2.5i
2.5i SE
2.5i Limited
GT Limited
GT spec.B
Stereo: Subwoofer/Amplifier  $287 ($186)
0
0
0
na
Rocker Trim: body colored rocker panel trim replaces black plus adds a chromed strip on the top $395 ($113)
0
0
0
S
Performance Short Throw Shifter, manual only  $347 ($243)
0
na
0
0
Performance Momo Shift Knob. Manual trans  $102  ($66)
0
0
0 sdn only
0
Performance Momo Shift Knob, auto trans  $117  ($76)
0
0
0
na
Performance Metal Pedal pad set. manual transmission $174   ($113)
0
0
0 sdn only
S
Performance Metal Pedal pad kit. Automatic trans $145  ($94) 
0
0
0
na
Performance STi Strut Tower Brace, aluminum, dealer part only, #ST2050021000
0
0
0
na
Performance  Rear Differential Protector, dealer part only
0
0
0
0
Roof Rack  wagon only, square cross bars $150 ($85)
0
0
0
na
Roof Rack wagon only, Ski Attachment 6 pair $140, ($82)
0
0
0
na
Roof Rack wagon only. Heavy duty roof cargo basket. $335  ($208)
0
0
0
na
Roof Rack wagon only, Fork mounted roof top bike carrier $155 ($91); Front wheel holder $35 ($17) 
0
0
0
na
Trailer hitch is not available on the Legacy (though it is on the Outbacks)
na
na
na
na
model
subject to change, correction, S- standard, 0-option, na- not available
Legacy 2.5i
2.5i SE
Legacy 2.5i 
Limited
GT Limited
GT spec.B
options
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2006 LEGACY COLORS
subject to change, correction

Titanium Metallic Trim on doors and console with Grey interiors
Titanium Metallic Trim with woodgrain accents on Limited and GT doors and console with Taupe interiors

color
2.5i and SE wagon, sedan
2.5i Limited wagon & sedan
GT Limited wagon & sedan
spec.B GT Ltd sedan
Atlantic Blue Pearl
taupe cloth
taupe leather
taupe leather
--
Brilliant Silver Metallic
dark grey tweed cloth
charcoal leather
charcoal leather
--
Garnet red Pearl
na
na
charcoal leather
--
Obsidian Black Pearl
dark grey tweed cloth
charcoal leather
charcoal leather
--
Regal Blue Pearl
na
taupe leather
taupe leather
--
Satin White Pearl
taupe cloth
taupe leather
taupe leather
--
Titanium Silver Metallic
--
--
--
brick red leather

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SPEED TESTS
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Road and Track All-Wheel-Drive Sport Sedan test and comparison March 2006 issue

7 all-wheel-drive cars were compared. 
Below are some basic statistics. Each model had strong point. The overall top was the Audi with the Subaru close behind. Please get the magazine for the complete article.

The final ranking.
#1 Audi A4 Quattro
#2 Subaru GT spec.B
#3 BMW 325xi
#4 Lexus IS 250
#5 Mazda MazdaSpeed6
#6 Infiniti G35x
#7 Volvo S40 T5
 
a few statistics 
please see the magazine for the full article
model
statistic
Legacy GT spec.B
Audi A4 Quattro
 BMW 325xi
Infinity G35x
Lexus IS 250
Mazda MazdaSpeed6
Volvo  V40 T5
0-60, seconds 5.1 6.5 6.5 5.9 7.4 5.9 6.5
0-100, seconds 14.0 18.0 18.0 15.6 19.6 24.5 17.7
1/4 mile, seconds@mph 13.7@99.2 15.0@93.3 15.0@91.4 14.4@96.5 15.5@89.2 14.8@86.4 14.9@93.6
60-0 braking, feet 121 122 123 127 125 121 130
Engine size 2.5 4 cyl 2.0 4 cyl 3.0 6cyl 3.5 6cyl 2.5 6cyl 2.3 4cyl 2.5 5 cyl
Horsepower@rpm 250@6000rpm 200@5100-6000 rpm 215@6250rpm 280@6200rpm 204@6400rpm 274@5500rpm 218@500rpm
Torque@rpm 250@3600rpm 207@5000rpm 185@2750rpm 270@4800rpm 185@4800rpm 280@3000rpm 236@4800rpm
Overall Length, inches 186.2 180.6 178.2 186.5 180.1 186.8 175.9
Weight as tested, lbs 3580 3880 3780 3890 3890 3780 3660
Transmission 5spd manual 6spd manual 6spd manual 5spd manual 6spd automatic 6spd manual 6spd manual
Economy, EPA city/highway 20/26 22/31 19/28 17/34 22/28 19/25 20/29
Base price,
Price as tested
$33,995
$34,620
$29,740
$40,785
$32,800
$40,665
$33,100
$37,250
$34,285
$42,343
$29,925
$33,425
$28,390
$33,720

 

2006 Legacy GT spec.B tops Mazdaspeed 6 in Motortrend.com's road test and comparison, but it's close.
June 2006

spec.B
0-30 1.7 seconds
0-60  5.4 seconds
quarter mile 14.0 sec @ 96.5 mph
braking 60-0 122 ft

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roadandtrack March 2006, see above 
 

roadandtrack.com October 2004, 
2005 GT Limited sedan 5spd manual
Compare to 2004 Acura TSX
Subaru comes out on top 

0-60 mph:  TSX 21.5, GT 30.0
1/4 mile time: TSX 27.0, GT 30.0
Braking 60-0:TSX 30.0, GT 29.6
 

 

Speed test Edmunds.com July 2005

Dodge Magnum RT vs. GT Limited 
Horsepower Dodge 340, GT 250
Engine: Dodge 5.7L, GT 2.5L
Length: Dodge 197.7", GT 188.7"
Weight, lbs: Dodge 4179, GT 3500

5speed shiftable automatic trans
0-60: Dodge 6.8,  GT 7.1 
1/4 mile sec: Dodge 15.0, GT 15.3 
1/4 mile mph: Dodge 94.4, GT  93.0 
60-0 braking, ft: Dodge 129.8, GT 137.8 
600ft slalom, mph Dodge 61.1, GT 61.9 

from edmunds.com
automatic 5spd sportShift

0 - 30 (sec):  2.6 
0 - 45 (sec):  4.6 
0 - 60 (sec):  7.0 
0 - 75 (sec):  10.6
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 15.45 @ 91.55
30 - 0 (ft):  31.97 
60 - 0 (ft):  133.89 
Braking Rating: (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor or Very Poor)  Excellent 
Slalom (mph):  63.9 
Turning Circle (ft), curb-to-curb:  35.4 
Handling Rating: (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor or Very Poor)  Excellent 
Db @ Idle:  Low 
Db @ Full Throttle: 77
Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 74 

caranddriver, October 2004
2005 GT Limited sedan, manual 5spd
compare to Audi A4, Acura TSX, Volvo S40

0-60 5.7sec
5-60 7.1 sec
0-100 16 sec
1/4mile 14.2 sec @ 96mph
Braking 70-0 196ft
Top speed 136 governed
Sound level dBA 
at idle 40, full throttle 73, 70mph 70
 
 

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from modernracer.com
automatic 5spd sportShift

Top speed : 130 mph(elec limited)
0-60 mph : 6.1 sec.(estimated)
0-¼ mile : 14.2 sec @ 98.0 mph(estimated)
60-0 braking distance : 125 ft(estimated)
200 ft skidpad : 0.85 g(estimated)

Updated from Modernracer.com
Top speed : 136 mph(electronically limited)
0-60 mph : 5.7 sec.
0-¼ mile : 14.3 sec @ 96.9 mph
60-0 braking distance : 130 ft

200 ft skidpad : 0.84 g

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