Category Archives: 2012 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Top Automaker on Insurance Safety List – IIHS – Mid Hudson Subaru

Subaru emerged among the top automakers in crash tests of model-year 2012 cars and trucks conducted by a U.S. insurance industry group.

Subaru, a unit of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., is the sole maker to have all of its 2012 models earn the grade, the institute said in an e-mailed statement today.

More vehicles won the ranking this year after manufacturers redesigned roofs to make them stronger in rollovers, the Arlington, Virginia-based insurance group said. Sixty-nine cars, 38 SUVs, 5 minivans and 3 pickups made the list after tests evaluating passenger safety in front, side and rear crashes, as well as rollovers.

“Commitment to protecting people in crashes is evident in the fast pace of design improvements automakers have made during the past year,” the institute said in the statement.

A record number of models qualified for a second consecutive year, Adrian Lund, president of the group, said in the statement. One hundred 2011 model-year vehicles received the top rating, according to the statement.

2012 Subaru Legacy information – Mid Hudson Subaru

2012 Subaru Legacy Front Three Quarters  photo



The usual small $100 to $300 across the range.


New Colors


Deep Indigio Pearl (light interior) & Ice Silver Metallic (black)


Azurite Blue & Steel Silver are gone.


No engine change


It was thought possible that the 2012 Legacy would get the DOHC chain drive new Boxer as in the 2011 Forester, but no change.


Trim Changes


Base model gets Audio controls on steering wheel

Exciting New Alloy Wheel package – 17″ Alloy wheels, Fog lights & All Weather Package for $995 after discount !


Premium now gets standard Bluetooth on the wheel, and a USB port.


Limited gets HD Radio with Harmon Kardon and a Screen as on the Limited Forester.

Limited gets Fog lights as standard.

No Back up Camera with moonroof as on the Outback : (

GT – no changes