Pricing begins at $20,690, which buys a base 2.5i model with the 170-hp, 2.5-liter flat-four, a six-speed manual transmission, and of course, all-wheel-drive. Those who don’t yearn to shift their own gears may spring for the CVT, which adds $1000 to the window sticker. Standard equipment on the 2.5i is fairly limited — you’ll find folding rear seatbacks, an AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers, and remote keyless entry.
If you’re looking for more content, the 2.5i Premium, which starts at $21,690, is the next logical step. The Premium package includes power front seats, ambient interior lighting, a driver’s side automatic power window, and 16-inch wheels. The 2.5i Limited, priced at $25,690, comes only with the CVT, but adds column-mounted shift paddles and a manual shift mode, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a Harmon/Kardon audio system, and heated seats.
Those opting for more pep will likely look at the Legacy 2.5 GT Premium and Limited, starting at $28,690 and $30,690, respectively. Although content levels are nearly identical to the 2.5i Premium and Limited, the 2.5 GT models add a 265-hp 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four, a hood scoop, and 18-inch wheels shod with performance rubber.
The most power comes courtesy of the new Legacy 3.6R, which throws Subaru’s all-new 256-hp, 3.6-liter flat-six underhood. The 3.6R is available in the same trims as the 2.5i model, with the base 3.6R starting at $25,690, the 3.6R Premium at $26,690, and the 3.6R Limited stickering at $28,690.
Apart from the base 2.5i and 3.6R models, all 2010 Legacys offer the Harmon/Kardon audio system, a cold-weather package (heated seats, mirrors, and windshield washer nozzles), and a power moonroof as optional equipment. Other features, including Bluetooth phone connectivity and an iPod connector, will be sold as dealer-installed accessories.