2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium near Detroit MI

Vehicle Overview

The Legacy has a special place in Subaru's line-up. In addition to offering standard features absent on other mid-size sedans-like all-wheel drive systems and horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder (H4) engines-it is the Japanese automaker's longest-running nameplate in the United States, having made its debut in 1989. Now, with the 2018 model year, the Legacy is firmly in its fifth production cycle, and Subaru has made a number of updates: refreshed styling, a larger standard display screen, and retuned driving dynamics. The 2.5i Premium is one of the more affordable trims available on the 2018 Subaru Legacy, without sacrificing what makes this model year worthy of checking out as a mid-size car.


With two rows of seats that accommodate up to five people, the 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium has 104.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. (It shrinks to 100.9 cubic feet if you add a power moonroof.) Trunk volume is measured at 15 cubic feet, although you can fold down the 60/40 split-folding rear bench-style seat for more cargo carrying space. At the front are a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a 6-way manually-adjustable passenger seat, with both seats having heating ability. For comfort and convenience, the Premium Legacy includes features like electronic cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, the STARLINK multimedia interface, six-speaker audio, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio service, dual front and rear USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based control, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen.


At the front of the 2.5i Legacy Premium are a pair of wiper-linked projector-beam headlights with automatic on/off ability, as well as integrated LED daytime running lights for increased conspicuity. On the front doors are body-folding folding side mirrors. The Premium rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium near Detroit MI


The "2.5i" designation stands for the displacement of the 2.5-liter H4 engine that powers the 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium. Providing 175 horsepower at 5,800 RPM and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM, the H4 is hooked up to Subaru's Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT uses an infinite range of gear ratios, as opposed to the gear shifting mechanism of traditional transmissions. Thus, there's less energy wasted-and there's a smoother driving feel and more fuel efficiency. However, the CVT is accompanied by paddle shifters to simulate a manual-gearbox experience. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive-which is the official name for Subaru's all-wheel-drive system-is on board to provide optimal driving on surfaces made slippery by snow, rain, or ice. The Premium Legacy uses a MacPherson strut front suspension and a double wishbone rear suspension with stabilizer bars to absorb turbulence caused by driving on less-than-smooth surfaces. And the electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering on the Premium enables a turning circle of 36.8 feet.


For cushioning and restraint in a collision, the 2018 2.5i Premium has dual front impact airbags, which face the driver and front passenger; a pair of front seat-mounted side impact airbags; and a pair of roof-mounted side curtain airbags for head protection on both rows of seats. Accompanied the airbag system is the STARLINK Safety and Security suite of car care and connectivity services, which include automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, stolen vehicle recovery, and roadside assistance. The Premium sedan has four-wheel ventilated disc brakes to ensure short stopping distances. Accompanying the disc braking system are ABS (anti-lock braking system) for preventing lock-up when the brake pedal is suddenly pressed, electronic brake-force distribution for properly allocating braking power to the wheels, and brake assist for additional stopping power when necessary. Additionally, there's a brake override system, which tames the accelerator pedal when both accelerator and brake pedals are pressed simultaneously to prevent unintended acceleration of the vehicle car. Also on the Premium are electronic vehicle stability control for using braking power and engine torque to keep you on the intended driving path, active torque vectoring for better handling and steering, incline start assist to prevent rollback when you're shifting from park to drive on a steep hill, and traction control for combating skidding on less-than-favorable driving surfaces.

Additional Trim Level Information

Although the 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium is a step above the base-level trim (which is simply named the 2.5i), you can upgrade to the Sport or the Limited trim. True to its name, the Sport has more racing-style features or additions, while the Limited emphasizes comfort and convenience. Key features on the Sport include:

  • Sport cloth upholstery with red contrast stitching
  • Keyless access with push-button engine start
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels

Exclusive to the Limited are features that include:

  • Leather-trimmed seats, with 6-way power adjustability on the driver's seat
  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert

Notably, the Limited is the only trim that offers the larger and more powerful 3.6-liter H4 as an engine option; it produces 256 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 247 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 RPM.

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