Although they may differ in appeal, Outback and Legacy have more in common than their platforms and manufacturing plant, starting with a core technology shared with other Subaru vehicles. Exterior styling cues identify them as sedan and wagon versions of almost the same vehicle. Plus, both vehicle lines offer Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) models, and they consistently have earned safety awards.


Subaru Core Technology features include SUBARU BOXER engines (four- and six-cylinder), low center of gravity, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, four-wheel independent suspension systems, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. In addition, VDC stability control is available in most models.


Body structures feature ring-shaped reinforcement frames. Subaru vehicles also have collapsible steering columns, breakaway pedals, and a full complement of airbags1, which includes dual-stage deployment frontal airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and active front-seat head restraints.


Outback and Legacy share interior styling and features, too. Available navigation system, dual-zone climate control, and satellite radio are just three examples.




Outback and Legacy were developed and designed for active, 21st-century consumers.


The Outback adventure wagon takes drivers and their passengers wherever they want to go. Although the styling is rugged, the ride is not, and drivers always have the handling advantages of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for command of the road. Outback takes on towing, carrying sports equipment and/or luggage on any number of accessory racks, and other duties enabling outdoor lifestyles. See your dealer for a full range of accessories.


The Legacy performance sedan puts fun into the driving equation. Models run the gamut from PZEV efficiency to high-performance turbocharged or six-cylinder power. Stylish and comfortable, Legacy provides comfort, control, and peace of mind.


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1. The airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) affords the driver and the front passenger additional protection in moderate-to-severe frontal and side-impact collisions and outboard second row passengers additional protection in moderate-to-severe side-impact collisions. This system provides supplemental protection only, and seatbelts must be worn in order to avoid injuries to out-of-position occupants upon airbag deployment, and to provide the best combined protection in a serious accident. Children should always be properly restrained in one of the rear seats.




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