Used 2012 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan

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The highest trim level in the 3.6R series, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan review offers it all to its buyers. After the much needed upgrade to the overall design of the Legacy last year, the 2012 Legacy models have only received minor improvements as a result according to our review. The body of the vehicle has been stretched in nearly every direction to produce new found space within the cabin area. The wider stance results in similarities seen in other popular mid-size sedans that Subaru may be trying to emulate with the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan. Of course, Subaru has always stood apart from the other automakers, and nowhere is this more apparent then with the engine itself.

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An upgrade from the 2.5i Legacy series, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan features a strong and powerful 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine that is horizontally opposed, and comes with all-wheel drive. This is a drastic difference from many other mid-size sedans that utilize the in-line, or power plant engine models, with the front wheel drive. While on one hand you have the benefits of better traction in bad weather situations, and the on the other you have reduced fuel economy. Most reviews would argue that the fuel economy is more important, although this is going to strictly be up to the specific buyer themselves.

Along with the 3.6-liter engine size, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission based on review. This is a difference from the base 2.5i models and 2.5GT that either only offer the 6-speed manual, or force the automatic to become an additional option that costs more.

The exterior review of the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan shows off it's high placed front grille, and wider stance. The doors have lost their frame-less Subaru markings, and the interior has moved onto a new design. You'll be confronted with a sleek new look when you sit down in the front seat of the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan. Silver paint is splashed throughout on an interior plastic molding that appears at first to be upscale, but upon further review, lacks in comparison to other competing models. It's going to be a toss-up whether you enjoy the change from the usual Subaru look, or despise it all together. Most reviews show it generally receives a positive welcome among current car buyers. The dashboard is conveniently placed with all the bells and whistles. The large, round gauges are appealing and easy to see at all times. The windshield is large, and provides excellent vision throughout.

Sticking with the improved interior of the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan, you'll notice that the seats are very comfortable in both the front and back. It doesn't lack head or leg space, and it can fit the advertised 5 person limit easily based on user reviews. For the technology portion of the vehicle, you'll find the highest rated Harmon Kardon audio system with the Limited trim, along with the All Weather package and power everything. In terms of comfort, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Sedan does not disappoint. Expect this to become a popular choice for a family mid-size sedan.

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