(3.9) 8 reviews
MSRP: $1,727$9,799
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24
Engine: 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 Subaru Legacy

Our Take on the 2004 Subaru Legacy

Our Take

A new 2.5 GT model in Subaru’s larger Legacy series consolidated the previous GT and GT Limited for the 2003 model year. A new Sportshift feature for the automatic transmission allowed manual gear selection. A Special Edition package for the L sedan and wagon added some equipment from the 2.... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No Low-range gearing
  • Minimal offroad capability

Notable Features

  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • 165-hp, 2.5-liter six-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • AWD
  • Available Outback versions


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 8 reviews

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Perfect car for my daughter

by Dick from Lincoln, RI on April 26, 2011

I was looking for a car for my daughter and had a budget which allowed a certain amount, not enough for a new vehicle. Under Consumers Reports, they listed the 2004 Legacy as a Used Car to Buy. I went... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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