Reach Greater Heights.
Just right. You’ll recognise it when you feel it. That’s the feeling you get from Legacy. A seamless blend of elegant design and Subaru engineering, the sporty and smooth driving feel of Legacy takes you wherever you need to go in comfort and style, even on those long rides. At the end of each day, Legacy helps you find the confidence and motivation to boldly face the challenges of tomorrow.
SUBARU BOXER Engine
Few other cars drive with the self-assured confidence of the Outback, so you won’t be surprised by how uniquely it is accomplished. The horizontally opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than
other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.
Because the engine block has a flatter profile and sits lower in the chassis, the overall vehicle is more stably balanced and resistant to side-to-side motion than other designs.
The engine’s flat design is inherently rigid and self-balancing to achieve durability and reliable performance, generating less vibration than V-type or 4-cylinder in-line engines in the same class.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Control leads to confidence, and stability creates an agility that excites in the Outback. Subaru vehicles are gifted at inspiring confidence behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical AWD paired with the uniquely balanced SUBARU BOXER engine. This system delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions.
It has excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision, thanks to its main components being aligned longitudinally, whilst its low centre of gravity creates an especially engaging and responsive drive. The unique advantages of Symmetrical AWD make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.
Designed to get the most out of your SUBARU BOXER engine and Symmetrical AWD, the efficient Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission keeps the engine in its ideal power range to give the Outback its class-leading fuel consumption.
Shift controls keep the ride light, smooth and responsive on both the 2.5-litre and 3.6-litre engines, whilst the Lineartronic in 3.6R-S also handles the higher-torque output with less mechanical noise for a smoother, quieter drive.
The shift controls have a stepped variable control that stays in tune with changes in vehicle speed and engine speed, allowing the driver to feel shift points when accelerating to form a strong and comfortable connection between car and driver.
For a more engaging experience, drivers can use the paddle shifters to enjoy the delight of sports driving.
Based on your driving style, SUBARU Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) can adjust the throttle and shifting response to give you immediate power and agility when you crave it in nearly any scenario.
Sport Sharp Mode*
When you want powerful engine performance, select Sport Sharp Mode for quick acceleration and sharp response. Use the paddle shifters and take even more control. To enjoy sporty driving, this mode unleashes the engine’s maximum potential.
This highly responsive mode is well suited for all-round conditions with its immediate acceleration. It puts the enjoyment back into high-speed driving on motorways or on winding roads.
Offering gentle power delivery, this mode is ideal for cruising around town on local streets, covering long distances, or achieving high fuel efficiency. It also provides flexible control in the rain or on snowy roads.
Available only on 3.6-litre models.
Advanced Safety Package: Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD)*
Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) uses sensors placed around the vehicle to alert you of vehicles in your rear blind spots for safer lane changes, and can also warn you of potential collision danger, whilst driving in reverse into a street with cross traffic.
Advanced Safety Package: High Beam Assist (HBA)*
High Beam Assist increases visibility and safety when driving at night by toggling the Outback’s high beams on and off automatically, depending on driving conditions.
Auto Vehicle Hold
When the vehicle is at a complete stop, Auto Vehicle Hold keeps the vehicle in place even when the brake pedal is released, reducing driver fatigue in stop-and-go traffic.
Vehicle Dynamics Control System + Active Torque Vectoring
Vehicle Dynamics Control System adjusts AWD torque distribution, engine output,and brakes at each wheel to help keep the vehicle on course. And with Active Torque Vectoring, brakes are applied and less torque is distributed to the inside wheels and more to the outside wheels for more precise handling, helping you make sharp turns when necessary.
We adjusted the frame to increase your visibility and decrease your blind spot area. We also installed front quarter windows with door-mounted side mirrors to reduce the front blind spot for increased forward visibility.
The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. Please do not depend solely on the Advanced Safety Package features for safe driving. There are limitations to the recognition features of this system. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. Please ask your retailer for more details.
Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety. In the event of a head-on collision, your Outback’s SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed to avoid moving into the cabin for your protection.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)* Airbags
Front SRS* airbags, front side SRS* airbags, curtain SRS* airbags, and knee SRS* airbags come standard on the Outback to give all passengers a higher level of protection in the event of a collision.
Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame
The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame strengthens the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This design helps to divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. It also contributes to strengthening and lightening the chassis, leading to greater, reinforced protection.
Head Restraints on Front Seats
Adjustable for both height and angle, head restraints are designed to accommodate passengers of different sizes and comfort preferences.
Front Seatbelts with Pretensioners and Load Limiters
Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place, and load limiters that ease peak forces to the chest.
*Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts.
Subaru’s World-leading Driver Assist Technology
At Subaru, we believe in ALL-AROUND SAFETY, and an important part of that is pre-collision safety, making sincere efforts to ensure an accident never happens. That’s why we created EyeSight*1 , Subaru’s cutting-edge driving support system. Like a second pair of eyes for the road ahead, EyeSight uses two stereo cameras to capture three-dimensional colour images with excellent image recognition, nearly as capable as the human eye.
HUsing images from both cameras to precisely determine the shape, speed and distance, it not only detects vehicles but also motorbikes, bicycles, and pedestrians.*2 When spotting potential danger, it warns the driver and even applies the brakes if necessary to help avoid an accident. With improved safety performance like this, EyeSight reduces the burden on the driver and enhances your sense of security in the Legacy.
Adaptive Cruise Control
EyeSight*1 doesn’t only maintain the speed the driver sets as traditional cruise control does. When it senses a vehicle in front, Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts the speed to keep a set distance from the lead vehicle by monitoring the distance and the difference of the speed. It adjusts the engine, transmission, and brake to keep your speed in line with the traffic flow in a wide range approximately from 0 km/h to 180 km/h. Designed for use on freeways, highways, and similar roads, Adaptive Cruise Control actually detects a lead vehicle and its brake lamps and can help keep pace in stop-and-go highway traffic for you—a comfort and convenience on long drives.
Lane Sway and Departure Warning
When you are distracted by fatigue and are wandering or drifting in a lane, Lane Sway Warning helps you stay alert with a buzzer and a flashing indicator. However, Lane Sway Warning only activates at speeds of approximately 60 km/h or more. When travelling at speeds of approximately 50 km/h or more and you accidentally drift to the edge of your lane and begin to depart your lane without signaling, Lane Departure Warning warns you with a buzzer and a flashing indicator before you leave your lane.
Lead Vehicle Alert
When you’re at a stop and EyeSight senses that traffic has started moving again, Lead Vehicle Start Alert prompts the driver to take action with a buzzer and a flashing indicator.
Pre-Collision Braking System*2
When it senses an impending collision with a vehicle or other obstacle in front, the Pre-Collision Braking System can warn the driver with a buzzer and a light on your dash. If the driver still does not take evasive action to avoid the collision, the system can automatically apply the brakes to reduce any impact or, if possible, prevent the collision. If the driver takes evasive action to avoid a collision, Pre-Collision Brake Assist can act to aid the driver in preventing the collision.
Pre-Collision Throttle Management
When EyeSight sees an obstacle in front of you and you put the vehicle in Drive instead of Reverse, Pre-Collision Throttle Management sounds several short beeps, turns on a flashing indicator and cuts the engine output to help you avoid a frontal collision.
*1 EyeSight is a driving support system which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. System effectiveness depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations for EyeSight including functions in this brochure.
*2 Pre-Collision Braking System may not work in all situations. Depending on the speed difference from objects, the object’s height, and other conditions, every situation may not meet the necessary conditions for EyeSight to work optimally.
Make Your Legacy Truly Yours.
Tailor your Legacy to you and your lifestyle with Subaru accessories.
Add convenience, enhance functionality, or personalise your Legacy’s appearance—all with Subaru accessories designed with the same fit and quality as your Subaru vehicle.
For more details, ask for the accessory brochure or visit your nearest Subaru retailer.
Body Side Moulding