The Legacy wagon joins the Legacy sedan and the Outback
to complete Subaru's best-selling line of vehicles. What
all of these models share is the precise handling of all-wheel
drive, a thorough set of safety features and an overall
build quality that is second to none. The Legacy wagon is
a car with the right set of characteristics for families,
including roominess and comfort, as well as all the aforementioned
qualities for which Subaru is so well known.
The 2003 Subaru Legacy wagon is offered in three trim levels:
L, L Special Edition and GT. The Legacy sedan is covered
in a separate review.
The Legacy wagon has four doors and seats five passengers.
Space is generously managed inside the 2003 Subaru Legacy
wagon, providing families with plenty of seating and storage
options. Up front, the wagon has over 40 inches of head
and legroom, while the rear has slightly less. In addition,
the total cargo volume for the Legacy wagon is 68.6 cubic
The standard features on the base L model cover all the
basic needs for a vehicle and then some. Air conditioning,
AM/FM stereo with CD player, cruise control, a split folding
rear seat and power windows are just some of the many appointments
on the inside. The L Special Edition adds a power sunroof
and other features, while the top-line GT offers leather
upholstery, heated front seats, heated power mirrors, an
AM/FM/weatherband radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and
more. The options list is long and varied, addressing listening
pleasure, performance and convenience.
The 2003 Subaru Legacy wagon has dual power fold-away mirrors,
roof rails, a rear defogger with a timer and daytime running
lights. The L Special Edition has dual power sunroofs and
The Legacy wagon shares the same engine with the sedan.
It is a horizontally opposed 2.5-liter model capable of
165 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 166 lb-ft. of torque at 4000
rpm. The Legacy wagon's suspension system is fully independent,
featuring front struts with lower L-arms and liquid-filled
rear bushings and a stabilizer bar. The rear is a multi-link
system with a stabilizer bar.
Like the sedan, the wagon has rack-and-pinion steering
with engine-speed-sensing variable power assist. Customers
can choose between 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed
Safety and Security
For safety, the 2003 Legacy wagon has all-wheel drive, dual
front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, daytime running
lights and an emergency inside trunk release. The GT trim
adds front side airbags, while a security system upgrade
kit is available with all models.
2003 Subaru Legacy ( L Sedan
and Wagon) Highlights
AM/FM/single-disc CD player stereo system (4 speakers)
side molding, body color
illuminated visor vanity mirrors
body color power-adjustable exterior mirrors
entry system with answer-back chirp
vanity mirrors, dual illuminated w/lids
L Special Edition Package
Special Edition Package adds: 16-inch alloy wheels
with 205/55 R16 tires, power moonroof (dual moonroofs
on wagon), projector-beam halogen foglights, in-glass
antenna, Momo-designed black leather-wrapped steering
wheel, leather-wrapped shifter handle and woodgrain-patterned
interior trim on the audio and shifter bezels.
2.5 GT adds over L and L
front brake discs, 4-beam headlights, body-color aerodynamic
ground effects, 2.5 GT-specific upholstery, viscous
limited-slip rear differential, sport-tuned suspension,
8-way power drivers seat with adjustable lumbar,
carpeted floormats, woodgrain patterned door switch
trim, All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated
front seats, heated outside mirrors and windshield
wiper in rear)
de-icer), front seat side-impact airbags, leather-trimmed
upholstery, UV-tinted glass, and upgraded (100-Watt)
sound system with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and 7
speakers (9 on wagon), including a rear subwoofer.
When equipped with the optional 4-speed electronic
automatic transmission, the Legacy 2.5 GT models use
the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) All-Wheel Drive
system and a SPORTSHIFT that allows manual gearshift
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Subaru Legacy Wagon.
165 @ 5600
2.5L auto: 22/29
2.5L man.: 21/27