As far as features go, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Sedan has the upgrades to make it worth the purchase price. Available in the Base, Premium, and Limited trims, the 3.6R is an improvement over the 2.5i series. The most apparent upgrade between the two is the engine. The Subaru Legacy 3.6R Sedan boasts a powerful 3.6-liter box 6-cylinder that puts out over 256 hp. The 3.6R trims come standard with a five speed automatic transmission. This fact will please many car buyers who are opposed to the standard 6-speed in the 2.5i Legacy models. With a bigger engine, you can expect reduced gas mileage overall. The estimated fuel economy for the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Sedan is 18 for city driving, and 25 on the highway, for a combined 20 mpg. While this isn't terrible, it's to be expected for the larger v6 engine size.
Referring back to the high safety standard reviews, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Sedan comes with the ever present all-wheel drive, airbags on every side, and increased stability control. All of these review factors work together to ensure a smooth driving experience in even the worst weather conditions. The 17-inch alloy wheels and bigger anti-lock disc brakes also help the 3.6R Sedan when it needs it the most. In brake tests, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Sedan stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet. Not bad for the larger 3.6-liter engine, and overall vehicle size.
Since this is the base version review for the 3.6R series, many of the interior features are optional, and will need to be added on if desired. What does come included with the 2012 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Sedan though are the MP3 player and standard audio system, traction control, air conditioning, automatic headlights, full power accessories, cruise control, and steering wheel controls. If you'd like to add onto that list you can opt for the sunroof, Bluetooth functionalities, upgraded stereo system, and the All Weather package ideal for drivers up north. The improved windshield wipers, heated mirrors, and heated seats really make a big difference.