The 2013 Legacy comes in five trim levels, including: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R and 3.6R Limited. The 2.5i trim level gives buyers and economical AWD vehicle at a fair price and with nice standard features. The 2.5i Premium adds in a few extra goodies to make the Legacy look and feel better. The 2.5i Limited gives buyers a premium sedan with excellent fuel economy and Subaru quality. The 3.6R is essentially a performance version of the base-model Legacy, but it does add in a few extra features. The 3.6R Limited is the top-of-the-line Legacy and features all of the performance and luxury expected of a premium sedan. Sure, the 3.6R is not a luxury performance sedan, but it’s as close as they come for under $30K.
Competition is plentiful in the mid-sized sedan market, but few offer the same features that Subaru does. The first competitor for the 2013 Subaru Legacy is the 2013 Ford Fusion, which comes standard with a 2.5-liter engine with 175 horsepower, 34 mpg highway and a nice array of basic features. Next up is the 2013 Nissan Altima, which comes standard with a 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine, 38 mpg highway and standard features that you may not expect in a base sedan. The next competitor is the 2013 Kia Optima, which comes standard with a 2.4-liter engine with 200 horsepower, 35 mpg highway and standard SiriusXM radio. The final competitor is the 2013 Volkswagen Passat, which features a standard 2.5-liter engine with 170 horsepower, 32 mpg highway and a six-speaker audio system.
Competition in the mid-size sedan realm is fierce, but the Legacy has a storied history in this realm and Subaru knows a thing or two about drawing in customers.