Although many Subaru models in the past have neglected amenities, the Legacy 2.5i Premium Sedan clearly tries to cater to the mainstream audience. With a long list of standard features included on the Premium trim, we'll run down a few of the more important ones. Instead of steel wheels, the Premium version of the Legacy comes included with alloy wheels instead. The steering wheel has been wrapped in premium leather, and the driver seat is powered in eight different ways. The windows are auto both up and down, and the entire audio system has been upgraded in a variety of ways. These ways include the streaming audio with a Bluetooth phone, a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, and an iPod interface to take advantage of. Even with the so-called upgraded audio, you'll want to opt-in for the new Harman Kardon system upon review that brings the intense audio appeal that younger generations crave.
When it comes to the optional upgrade review for the Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium Sedan you have the navigation system, and All Weather package. The weather package offers you the de-icing side mirrors, improved windshield wipers, and heated seats. This would be ideal for those purchasing this Subaru in the colder climates. Some other features that come standard on the 2012 Legacy Premium sedan are the air conditioning, cruise control, adjustable seats, full power accessories, and automatic headlights according to our review.
In terms of performance review, the Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium Sedan does not disappoint. The standard all-wheel drive, anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and airbags all work to create one of the safest vehicles around. The Legacy was rated one of the highest scores for overall safety. This fact should appeal to the mid-size sedan family market especially. What may not appeal to the mass markets though are the engine reviews, and standard manual transmission. Keeping the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Legacy is a questionable move that may limit the cars overall appeal. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard for the Premium model of the Legacy, but the option to upgrade to the CVT automatic is at least available. You may want to make that upgrade because the 6-speed transmission offers mediocre mileage ratings compared the CVT. 19 city and 27 highway make the manual transmission less desirable then the 23 city / 31 highway of the CVT automatic. The CVT also offers the PZEV certification for states that have high omissions standards.