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The 2011 Legacy is built on a new platform that increases room and comfort
while preserving the agility and fun-to-drive spirit of the previous model. New
suspension design combines with proven Subaru safety technology to deliver a
unique offering in the midsize segment. As are all Subaru models, every Legacy
is equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, an invaluable
performance- and safety-enhancing system that sets Legacy apart among midsize
sedans. All-wheel drive is rare in the midsize segment, and only Legacy makes it
standard on all models and trim lines.
The 2011 Legacy 3.6R -- available
in 3.6R, Premium and Limited trim - offers a sophisticated blend of performance
and comfort. Powered by a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine, the 3.6R
is exclusively equipped with a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission.
Compared to the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine it replaces, the more powerful 3.6
has a similar external size and recommends regular-grade fuel, rather than
premium as Subaru recommended to achieve rated output figures in the 3.0.
What's New on the 2011 Legacy 3.6R
- Folding exterior mirrors are now standard.
- Option packages consolidated on Premium models (2.5i and 3.6R).
- The harman/kardon Audio Package, which is standard for Limited and
optional on Premium models, now includes factory-installed XM Satellite
Radio with a three-month trial subscription.
- Caramel Bronze Pearl replaces Harvest Gold in exterior color lineup.
Bold Design Statement
The 2011 Legacy 3.6R, while rivaling
midsize segment leaders in roominess, stands apart with a bold, high-tech look.
The Subaru badge is the focal point of the new grille, which features a squared
off lower edge. Character lines arc from the grille and form power bulges on the
hood, tapering off into the A-pillar. The coupe-like silhouette incorporates a
larger greenhouse, and the powerful wheel arches and a shorter deck give the
vehicle a sporty look.
The 2011 Legacy Offers Roominess
2011 Legacy 3.6R offers roominess comparable to mainstream midsize sedans, with
a focus on usable space and long-distance driving comfort. The wheelbase grows
to 108.3-in., a 3.2-in. increase over the previous generation Legacy. The 2011
Legacy provides nearly four inches of additional rear legroom, which is enhanced
by the scalloped back design of the new front seats.
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