Best Bet
  • (4.8) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,008–$12,668
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-26
  • Engine: 243-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2007 Subaru Legacy

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Subaru Legacy

What We Don't Like

  • Some body lean through curves
  • Interior tighter than competition
  • Premium gasoline recommended

Notable Features

  • Upgraded performance edition
  • Standard AWD
  • Six airbags
  • Many accessories offered
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Turbo engine available

2007 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Changes for the 2007 Subaru Legacy include an enhanced GT Limited Spec B performance edition, as well as modified interior controls and upgraded safety options.

Slightly larger and more powerful than its predecessor, the redesigned 2005 Legacy gained safety features and an available turbocharged engine. Offered in sedan and wagon body styles, Legacy is Subaru's larger series — closely related to the sport utility vehicle-styled Outback. Changes for 2006 included a bump in power for the base engine, as well as upgraded wheels and a newly optional navigation system. The Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Spec B also joined the group; it features a 243-horsepower turbocharged engine, a Bilstein sport suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, aerodynamic side ground-effects moldings, aluminum pedal covers and a three-spoke Momo steering wheel.

Other trim levels include the 175-hp 2.5i Special Edition and Limited sedans and wagons, the turbocharged 2.5 GT Limited sedan and wagon, and the 2.5 GT Limited Spec B sedan.

As with all Subarus, all-wheel drive is standard. Subaru offers three transmission and all-wheel-drive combinations: models with the five-speed automatic use Variable Torque Distribution all-wheel drive; models with the four-speed automatic have active all-wheel drive; and manual-shift models use continuous all-wheel drive.

The Legacy looks sleeker than previous models, and its dimensions are slightly larger than past editions. Using aluminum for the hood, bumper beams and rear liftgate on wagons helped reduce weight by as much as 180 pounds.

Turbocharged models have a functional hood scoop and a dual exhaust system. Alloy wheels hold 17-inch tires on the 2.5 GT, but other models have 16-inch tires. The Spec B includes 18-inchers.

The Legacy seats five occupants. A four-dial electroluminescent instrument display is installed in 2.5 GT Limited models, which include leather-trimmed upholstery, an in-dash six-CD changer, an eight-way power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats and mirrors.

For 2007, the center audio and climate controls have been redesigned for a cleaner look. A navigation system is standard on the Spec B and optional on automatic-equipped 2.5 GT Limited sedans. All Legacy sedans include a 60/40-split, folding rear seat with a center pass-through.

Under the Hood
In regular form, the 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder now produces 175 hp. A turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the 2.5 GT Limited develops 243 hp and 241 pounds-feet of torque.

A new SI-Drive system maps accelerator response to three modes: Intelligent, which maximizes fuel economy, Sport, which allows for moderately sporty driving, and Sport Sharp, which maximizes throttle response.

A five-speed manual gearbox is standard. A four-speed automatic is optional in the 2.5i while the turbocharged 2.5 GT can have a five-speed automatic. The five-speed automatic incorporates Sportshift for manual gear changes, either at the gearshift or by using buttons on the Momo-designed steering wheel. When a quick burst of acceleration is needed, tapping a button causes the transmission to drop down one gear temporarily. The 2.5 GT Limited wagon is available only with an automatic transmission. All Subarus have all-wheel drive.

The Spec B includes a six-speed manual, among other performance features. It replaces the five-speed manual in last year's Spec B.

Seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and antilock brakes are standard. Active front-seat head restraints are included.

An electronic stability system has been added for 2007. It's standard on the Spec B and available on the 2.5 GT Limited.

Driving Impressions
Ride comfort is a foremost virtue of the 2.5 GT. Despite a basic tautness, its suspension is absorbent and neatly compliant. Some body lean is noticeable through quick curves, but it's largely well-controlled and imparts an average confidence level.

The Legacy usually runs quietly, but occupants can hear tire noise on pavement separators and other imperfections. Acceleration in turbocharged models is energetic from a standstill and when passing and merging, though it's short of record-setting. Automatic-transmission shifts are particularly smooth.

The interior is small but not claustrophobic. Entry and exit is easy. The seats are supportive and generously cushioned. Illuminated gauges are easy to read.

Consumer Reviews


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Can't go wrong with Subaru AWD

by scarab from San Diego on September 7, 2017

I've owned this car for 10 years. No major problems except for the ones you would expect after certain mileage.

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2007 Subaru Legacy Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

Overall Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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