(4.5) 28 reviews
MSRP: $2,020$10,952
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-26
Engine: 250-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Subaru Legacy

Our Take on the 2005 Subaru Legacy

Our Take

Slightly larger and more powerful than its predecessor, the redesigned 2005 Subaru Legacy has more safety features and a newly available turbocharged engine. Offered in sedan and wagon body styles, a new 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder powers 2.5 GT model... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Automatic not recommended (GT)
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • Interior tighter than competition
  • No electronic stability system
  • Premium gasoline recommended

Notable Features

  • Standard AWD
  • Six airbags
  • Many accessories offered
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Heated, power signaling side mirrors (GT)


Our Expert Reviews

Sporty drivers seeking hot, upscale sedans might cruise past the neighborhood Subaru dealer.That could be a mistake.The Japanese company, best known for quirky all-wheel-drive vehicles that gained popularity in wintry climates, may have built street credibility among the sport-compact crowd with its Impreza WRX. But for midsize sport sedans, BMW, Audi, Volvo or Infiniti seem more likely targets... Read full review for the 2005 Subaru Legacy

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Consumer Reviews


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Legacy 2.5GT sportshift is great

by Cruze from California on November 30, 2010

Read on the net a couple professional reviews for this car, don’t take my word for it. Subaru really hit the mark with this one – the ’05 is the first year of the 2nd gen, and ’06 is nearly the same c... Read Full Review

10 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 5 recalls for this car.

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