Subaru Legacy (fourth generation)

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Legacy BL, Legacy BP
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Overview
ManufacturerSubaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)
Production2003–2009
DesignerToru Ozeki (exterior: 2000)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (exterior: 2000)
Fumio Wakao (chief exterior designer: 1999-2004)
Ken Nakao (exterior clay modeler: 2000-01)
Tadan Sugiyama (interior: 2000)
Hiroki Kimura (colors & trim: 2001-04) Hiroshi Ishikawa (interior design director: 1999-2004)
Tetsuya Jiroubou (chief designer BL/BP)
Body and chassis
Body style4-door Sedan
5-door station wagon
LayoutAll-wheel drive
RelatedSubaru Outback
Subaru Tribeca
Subaru Exiga
Powertrain
Engine2.0L SOHC EJ20 H4

2.0L DOHC EJ20 H4
2.0L DOHC Turbo EJ20 H4
2.0L DOHC TD EE20 H4
2.5L SOHC EJ253 H4
2.5L DOHC Turbo EJ255 H4

3.0L EZ30 DOHC H6
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase105.1 in (2,670 mm)
Length4,665 mm (183.66 in) (sedan)
4,793 mm (188.7 in) (wagon)
4,796 mm (188.8 in) (2008–2009)
Width1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height1,480 mm (58.1 in) (wagon)
1,420 mm (56.1 in) (sedan)
1,440 mm (56.5 in) (Spec.B Sedan)
Curb weight1,300–1,500 kg (2,900–3,200 lb) [1]
Chronology
PredecessorSubaru Legacy (third generation)
SuccessorSubaru Legacy (fifth generation)

The fourth generation of the Subaru Legacy was introduced in 2003 and saw a complete redesign of the Legacy on an all-new platform. Development began by the beginning of 1999, with styling freeze in early 2001 and engineering sign-off in 2003.

Japanese model[edit]

Subaru Legacy B4 GT Asterope

On May 23, 2003, Fuji Heavy Industries continued to offer the "Blitzen" model in Japan only, and debuted the fourth generation Legacy B4 Hardtop Body for the Japanese Domestic Market with tagline Blood type:B4 and the commercial song are the remixed version of "GYMNOPEDIE No.1" When Touring Wagon Body debuted with tagline Grand Touring Speciality and the commercial song are "Finding Beauty" composed by Scottish composer Craig Armstrong from His second independent album As If to Nothing. The Hardtop Legacy B4 and Touring Wagon Model was voted the 2003–2004 Japan Car of the Year, Subaru's first win for the award after fighting off stiff competition from Toyota Prius and Mazda RX-8. in 2005 Bruce Willis was return as a spokesman for second time after first generation in 1991 to 1993 with tagline I feel LEGACY. Blitzen was a special package above the standard Legacy vehicles, and all Blitzen models were identified with the "B4" branding.

Starting with this generation, Subaru installed an electroluminescent instrument cluster which lights up when the engine is started, regardless if the exterior lights are on.

For the home market, the Legacy B4 and Touring Wagon were offered in 2.0i, 2.0R, 2.0GT, 2.0GT spec.B, 3.0R, and 3.0R spec.B trim levels. The base model 2.0i has SOHC version of EJ20 engine producing 140 PS, and the 2.0R comes with 165 PS DOHC engine. The turbocharged EJ20 DOHC engine installed in the 2.0GT and 2.0GT spec.B producing 280 PS Due to advancements in turbocharger technology and tightening emission standards, the twin-turbo setup was replaced by twin scroll turbo and AVCS. The 3.0R and 3.0R spec.B are powered by the new 250 PS 6-cylinder EZ30 engine.

To commemorate Subaru's 50 years of making automobiles and The First Japan Car of the Year Victory, the 50th Anniversary Legacy was released in January 2004. This special edition model was based on the Legacy 2.0R, and 2.0GT.

Subaru Legacy Blitzen Touring Wagon

The Legacy Blitzen of December 2004 is the special edition based on the 2.0GT B4 and Touring Wagon. These high-performance sports models came with special colour bright red, sports suspension, 18-inch alloys, unique grille, and aero-style bumpers.

Based on the Legacy 2.0GT spec.B B4 and Touring Wagon, the WR-Limited 2004 was released in July 2004, and the 2.0GT-based WR-Limited 2005 was launched in August 2005. The WR-Limited models were painted in WR Blue Mica, and came with Gold alloy wheels, front under spoiler, special blue and black seats, and special emblems.

Also added to the Japanese line-up in August 2005 was the Legacy 2.0GT spec.B tuned by STI. This sports model has Blitzen suspension, 5-speed for 2005 or 6-speed manual for models after 2006, STI genome exhaust, Brembo brakes (4-piston front, 2-piston rear) and 18-inch alloy wheels by STI.

Facelift model (2006–08)[edit]

The facelifted Subaru Legacy B4 2.0R (Japan)

The Japanese Legacy received a cosmetic update in May 2006. Notable changes included new bumpers, headlights, front fenders, grille, and rear combination lamps. This facelift trickled down to export models in 2007.

Kazuyoshi Miura was used as a spokesman for the Hardtop, Touring Wagon and Outback and the commercial song were from Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel.

Although model grades remained largely unchanged, the number of option packages available for certain grades reduced. The base model 2.0i Touring Wagon could also be ordered as the Casual Selection model. Urban Selection models were added to the 2.0R, 2.0GT, and 2.0GT SI-Cruise. The 2.0R was also offered as B-Sports Limited version.

EyeSight (2008–09)[edit]

On 2008-05-08, Subaru announced the EyeSight models for Japanese market.[2] It consists of 2 CCD cameras with one on each side of the rear-view mirror, that use human-like stereoscopic vision to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. The system included the ability to help the driver maintain distance on the highway, a lane departure warning system, a wake up call alerting the driver to a change in traffic signals, and pedestrian detection.[3] SI-Cruise has been integrated into the EyeSight feature as a driver safety aid. EyeSight was a new brand name for a safety system Subaru had previously introduced in Japan only in the 1999 Subaru Lancaster (Outback) called Active Driving Assist (ADA)

EyeSight models were available for Touring Wagon 2.0GT and 3.0R, B4 3.0R, Outback 3.0R. All EyeSight models include Sportshift E-5AT transmission.

STI S402 (DBA-BL9/DBA-BP9) (2008–2009)[edit]

The Legacy STI S402 is a limited edition (402 units) high-performance series for the Japanese market. It includes a 2.5L twin scroll turbocharged engine rated at 285 PS (210 kW; 281 hp) at 5,600 rpm and 392 N⋅m (289 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2,000–4,800 rpm, as well as Bilstein shocks, 18x8-inch BBS forged wheels (from S203, S204) with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 235/40R18 91W tires, Brembo 6-piston front and 2-piston rear brake calipers (from Subaru Impreza type RA-R) and Vehicle Dynamic Control stability control. A special serial number plate is added to the center console and engine bay VIN plate.

Variable valve timing was added and the ECU was updated to improve acceleration. [4]

S402 was available in sedan and wagon bodies.[5][6]

North American Model[edit]

2005–2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited Sedan

Subaru of America commenced production of the Legacy BL and BP in January 2004 for the United States and Canadian markets. Lance Armstrong was used as a spokesman for both the sedan and wagon, and Sheryl Crow sang her 1996 hit "Everyday Is a Winding Road" in USA market commercials. The Lafayette Factory built Subaru Legacy won 2005 International Car of the Year for Most Dependable/Sedan from Road & Travel Magazine, 2005 Automobile All-Stars for All-Star Family Car from Automobile Magazine and The 2006 International Engine of the Year Award in the 2.0 litre to 2.5 litre category for EJ255 engine.

It marked the return of a turbocharged engine to the North American Legacy, featuring the EJ255 engine rated at 250 hp (190 kW), a 2.5-liter unit derived from that of the USDM Impreza WRX with 20 hp (15 kW) more.[clarification needed] Due to advancements in turbocharger technology and tightening emission standards, the twin-turbo setup was not used. Turbocharged models and the H6 offered Subaru's first 5-speed automatic transmission, featuring SportShift technology licensed from Prodrive, Ltd.

The 2005 model year Legacy for the US market was offered in 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5GT, and 2.5GT Limited. All trim levels were available as Sedan and Wagon. The wagon body shared the roof sheet metal with the Outback model that had raised metal "humps" under the roof rails, unlike the Japanese and European wagons that had a sleeker roof. Another difference from other overseas markets, was that both sedan and wagon had longer front and rear bumpers, designed to meet the Canadian 5-mph bumper specification.

For 2006, the regular GT was dropped, and the 2.5i Special Edition was added into the line up. The manual transmission was also discontinued in the station wagon bodystyle. Priced between the base and the Limited models, the 2.5i Special Edition came with a power moonroof and power driver seat, while the 2.5i Limited also came with leather interior, power front passenger seat, and climate control automatic air condition.

The high-performance Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B arrived as a 500-unit limited edition model for the 2006 model year in America, and became a regular model for the next following years. It has Bilstein shock absorbers and 18-inch alloy wheels for better handling, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and from 2007, 6-speed manual gearbox and the Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) with three modes: Intelligent, Sport, and Sport Sharp. The 2.5GT spec.B model is only available in the sedan body and not the station wagon body.

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Wagon (Canada)

For the 2008 model year, the Legacy sedan received facelift with new bumpers, front fenders, tail lights, and alloy wheels. By this time the Legacy wagon and Outback sedan were discontinued in the United States, leaving the Legacy sedan and Outback wagon. The Legacy wagon was not discontinued in Canada. 2008 also brought the 3.0 L flat-6 engine to the North American Legacy sedan in the 3.0R Limited trim level. The flat-6 has been available in the Outback sedan wagon since 2000. For 2008, the 2.5i USA model has been certified PZEV emissions, and a badge has been attached to the rear of the vehicle on the bottom right hand side of the trunklid or tailgate. All other models are certified LEV2. The PZEV Legacy is available for sale in all 50 states, unlike other manufacturers who only sell PZEV certified vehicles in states that have adopted California emission standards.

European Model[edit]

Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer (United Kingdom)

Ecomatic Autogas Hybrid (2007–)[edit]

The Ecomatic Autogas Hybrid is a version of the Legacy with the 2.0R or 2.5i engine that can run on LPG for the German market.[7]

Diesel (2008–)[edit]

The Subaru EE flat-4 diesel engine is offered in both the Legacy and Outback sedans and wagons, identified as the Subaru Legacy 2.0D, the vehicle was released in the EU starting March 2008. The vehicle is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission only.

The official introduction of the Legacy and Outback diesel was at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2008.[8][9][10]

Australian Model[edit]

2006–2009 Subaru Liberty sedan

The Liberty BL and BP were offered in Australia from 2004. Initially the model grades were 2.0i, 2.5i, 2.0GT, 3.0R, and 3.0R spec.B. The 2.5i could also be ordered with Luxury Pack (in-dash CD Player, leather interior, power driver's seat, sunroof), Safety Pack (dual front side and curtain airbags), or Premium Pack which is the combination of Luxury and Safety Packs. Premium Pack was also offered for the GT. In 2006 the Liberty 2.0i became 2.0R, and the 3.0R spec.B was also available as Blitzen model with sport grill and aero bumpers. For the 2007 model year, the Liberty GT and new GT spec.B received a bigger 2.5-liter turbocharged engine.

Outback[edit]

Subaru Outback
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Overview
Also calledSubaru Legacy Outback (Japan and Europe)
Production2003–2009
2004–2009 (Lafayette Factory)
Body and chassis
Body style5-door station wagon
4-door sedan (USA only from 2005 to 2007)
Powertrain
Engine2.5L SOHC 175 hp (130 kW) H4
2.5L DOHC 243 hp (181 kW) H4 turbo
3.0L DOHC 245 hp (183 kW) H6
2.0L turbodiesel 148 hp (110 kW) H4 (Europe only)
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length4,793 mm (188.7 in) (2005–07 wagon)
4,729 mm (186.2 in) (sedan)
4,801 mm (189 in) (2008–09 wagon)
Width1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height1,605 mm (63.2 in) (2005–07 wagon)
1,501 mm (59.1 in) (sedan)
1,565 mm (61.6 in) (2008–09 base wagon)
2005–2007 Subaru Outback Limited sedan
Pre-facelift Subaru Outback
Facelift Subaru Outback
Facelift Subaru Outback
Facelift Subaru Outback

October 22, 2003, with the debut of the third-generation Legacy at the 60th Frankfurt Auto Show, the Outback name was now being used in all markets with the launch of the third-generation Outback wagon, which until that point had only been used in export markets. Models equipped with a 3.0L EZ30D H6 were introduced at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show. The ground clearance is 8.5 in (220 mm) in the US, so as to get around fuel economy regulations,[11] and 7.8 in (200 mm) most elsewhere. In some countries, such as Canada, it varied by what engine was installed.

This generation of Outback carried the same model codes as the Legacy Wagon: BP9 for the 2.5 liter and BPE for the 3.0-liter model. The highest trim level offered in the USA was the Outback "L.L. Bean Edition" that offered optional equipment as standard, including a wood and leather steering wheel, an auxiliary port on the stereo for external music player compatibility (2007 and later models), perforated leather seats, GPS navigation, a double-sized, one-piece glass moonroof, and the 3.0-liter H6 engine. Starting with this generation, the interior retractable rear cargo cover had a separate stowage compartment in the spare tire storage area so that the cargo cover could be removed for large items and stowed out of the way inside the vehicle.

A new Outback variant for the 2005 and newer years was the Outback XT. This model came with the same turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine found in the Impreza WRX model. This engine produced 243 hp (181 kW), which was much higher than the naturally aspirated 2.5L engine, which produced 175 hp (130 kW). The XT model came equipped with any of the 3 standard transmissions: a 4-speed or 5-speed Auto-SportShift, or a 5-speed manual.

In 2007, the Outback (along with the Ford Mondeo) won Top Gear's "Car of the Year" award.[12]

As of the 2008 model year, the Legacy wagon and Outback sedan were discontinued in the United States, leaving only the Legacy sedan and Outback wagon models. The Outback wagon also received styling revisions for the 2008 model year, most notably an enlarged, chrome-ringed grille. Additionally, in July, 2008 Subaru ceased offering a special edition L.L. Bean trim level on the Outback.[13]

For 2008, the 2.5i USA model was certified PZEV emissions and a "PZEV" badge attached to the rear of the vehicle on the bottom right hand side of the tailgate. All other models were certified LEV2. The PZEV Outback was available for sale in all 50 states, unlike other manufacturers who usually only sell PZEV certified vehicles in states that have adopted California emission standards.

EyeSight[edit]

Starting May 2008, the Japanese-spec Legacy could be fitted with a new safety feature called EyeSight. It consists of two cameras, one on each side of the rear-view mirror, that use human-like stereoscopic vision to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. The system helps maintain a safe distance on the highway, warns the driver during unintended lane departure, emits a wake up call should everyone else pull away from the traffic lights, and keeps an eye out for pedestrians.[14][15] SI-Cruise has been integrated into the EyeSight feature as a driver safety aid.

Diesel[edit]

The Subaru EE series flat-4 diesel engine was offered in both Legacy and Outback models in Europe exclusively. These diesel models were introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2008. Identified as the "Subaru Outback 2.0D", it was offered with a 5-speed manual transmission only. The top-of-the-line JDM and EU diesel models also had a "Start/Stop" button, similar to those found in Lexus, Infiniti, Audi and other high end makers.

According to the Subaru Owners on-line newsletter dated March 2008, Subaru was planning to introduce the diesel Legacy and Outback models in the U.S., stating they were "...currently making modifications to the diesel so it meets the more stringent U.S. standards. Subaru diesel models should be domestically available in two to three years."[16][17][18] However, there has yet to be a diesel version of any Subaru model introduced into the U.S.

Ghost Walking Issue[edit]

A semi-uncommon, yet well-known issue of the 05-09 Outbacks sold in the US, and other countries with ground clearances above 7.8 in (200 mm) and not equipped with load leveling suspension, was that the rear end of the vehicle would oscillate and eventually swing out (a.k.a. Ghost Walk) in wet or snowy conditions even while driving slowly on a straight and level road with snow tires.[19] A number of possible causes have been explored but the general consensus based on the data available has been that the ride lift that was given to bypass the fuel regulations, and lack of load leveling, has been playing a major role in the issue. The reason being that due to the lift that was given the rear multi-link suspension geometry was changed resulting in the rear wheels toeing in excessively when weight, such as people in the back seats or cargo in the trunk, is loaded and the rear is compressed downward.

This then causes the excessively toed rear wheels to fight each other until one loses grip completely, usually on slippery road surfaces, and the rear is swung out by the other. Subaru has released a TSB[20] with rear tire pressure and alignment adjustments for all 05-09 Outbacks with this raised suspension, however for some the issue still persists. The best fixes that have been found are an aftermarket camber adjustment kit installation, since the OEM suspension doesn't have a camber adjustment independent from toe adjustment causing you to sacrifice one for the other to be adjusted perfectly, and stiffer rear springs, after which a realignment with an extra 200–300 lb (91–136 kg) of weight added so as to have a buffer zone for the rear toe. These fixes then allow for accurate and safe alignment settings to be maintained even with cargo loaded, resulting in no rear steer in slippery conditions.[21]

Liberty GT tuned by STi (2006, 2007 and 2008)[edit]

In 2006, Subaru released the limited edition "Liberty GT", tuned by STi (TBSTI) and it is based on the 2.0GT Sedan and Wagon. Only 300 of these were released. The 2007 facelifted version of 300 units were released and powered by the 2.5-liter turbo engine. The 2008 model was limited to 250 units, and has black Brembo brakes and slightly different Enkei rims. The modified EJ255 engine was rated at 264 PS (194 kW; 260 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2,800 rpm. It included Bilstein shocks, a rear suspension kit with partial ball-bearing-jointed bushings, 5 mm (0.2 in) lower springs, Brembo brakes (4-piston front, 2-piston rear) with stainless steel mesh-type brake hose, 18-inch Enkei wheels 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) lighter than stock, front and rear STI spoilers, leather and Alcantara front seats, and an 8-way power driver seat with memory settings.[22]

Specifications[edit]

Chassis types[edit]

body styles sedan wagon
code BL BP

Engines[edit]

Model Year Type (code) Power, torque@rpm
2.0i 2003–2005 2.0L H4 (EJ203) 138 hp (103 kW)
2.0R 2003–2007 1,994 cc (1.994 L; 121.7 cu in) H4 (EJ204) AVCS 165 hp (123 kW)
2007– 1,994 cc (1.994 L; 121.7 cu in) H4 (EJ204) AVCS 150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp), 196 N⋅m (145 lb⋅ft)@3200
2.0R (JDM) 2003 - 2009 1,994 cc (1.994 L; 121.7 cu in) H4 (EJ204D) AVCS Manual 190 PS (140 kW) @ 7100rpm, 196Nm @4400rpm
1,994 cc (1.994 L; 121.7 cu in) H4 (EJ204D) AVCS Auto 180 PS (132 kW) @ 6800rpm, 196Nm @4400rpm
2.0GT 2003–2008 2.0L H4 turbo (EJ20 TD04 HLA) manual 280 PS (210 kW; 280 hp)@6400, 343 N⋅m (253 lb⋅ft)@2400
2.0L H4 turbo (EJ20 VF38) auto 260 PS (190 kW; 260 hp)@6400, 343 N⋅m (253 lb⋅ft)@2400
2.5i 2003–2005 2.5L EJ253 H4 / Compression ratio 10,0:1 165 hp (123 kW)@5600, 226 N⋅m (167 lb⋅ft)@4400
2007– 2,457 cc (2.457 L; 149.9 cu in) H4 (EJ253) 175 PS (129 kW; 173 hp)@6000, 227 N⋅m (167 lb⋅ft)@4000
2.5GT 2.5L H4 turbo (EJ255) 250 hp (186 kW)@6,000, 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft)@3,600
3.0R 2003–2009 3,000 cc (3.0 L; 180 cu in) H6 (EZ30) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@6600, 297 N⋅m (219 lb⋅ft)@4200
2.5GT TBSTi 2007-2008 264 PS (194 kW; 260 hp)@6000, 350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft)@2800
STi S402 2008–2009 2,457 cc (2.457 L; 149.9 cu in) H4 AVCS twin scroll turbo (EJ25) 285 PS (210 kW; 281 hp)@5600, 392 N⋅m (289 lb⋅ft)@2000–4800
2.0D 1,998 cc (1.998 L; 121.9 cu in) H4 turbo (EE20) 150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp)@3600, 350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft)@1800

The normally aspirated engines were revised for increased power and torque.

Transmissions[edit]

Models Years Type (code)
2.0i, 2.0R MY03-MY09 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
2.5i MY04-MY09 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
2.0GT MY04-MY06 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
2.5GT MY07-MY09 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
2.5GT spec.B MY07–MY09 6-speed manual
3.0R MY03-MY09 5-speed Manual, 5-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic MY03-04
3.0R spec.B MY04-MY09 6 speed manual, 5-speed automatic with paddle shift
Liberty GT tuned by STI MY06 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
Liberty GT tuned by STI MY07 & MY08 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic with paddle shift
STI S402 2008–2009 6-speed manual

All models are equipped with electronic drive by wire throttle control.

Manual transmission models have a center differential. Automatic transmission models have an electronically controlled clutch which provides power to the rear wheels.[23]

The Legacy is fitted with MacPherson strut front suspension and multilink rear suspension.[24]

The fuel tank has a capacity of 64 liters (17 US gal). The wagon has 459 liter, the sedan 433 liter of trunk space. Only in the wagon there are split-folding rear seats and using that option all together 1,628 liter trunk space.

The bonnet, fifth door, steering column and some parts are made of aluminum to reduce further weight.[25]

Subaru Legacy 2.5i PZEV sedan rear

All automatic transmission models from MY05 on include Sportshift manual gear selection mode.

MY07-MY09 (both spec.B and non-spec.B) models include Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE), which includes 3 vehicle performance modes with unique settings for engine control unit (ECU)/ Transmission control unit (TCU).

Awards[edit]

  • In 2003 The Hardtop Legacy B4 and Touring Wagon Model was voted the 2003–2004 Japan Car of the Year, Subaru's first win for the award after fighting off stiff competition from Toyota Prius and Mazda RX-8.
  • In December 20, 2004, the USDM Legacy B4 was awarded the 2005 Automobile All-Stars for All-Star Family Car from Automobile Magazine Jean Jennings, editor-in-chief of Automobile said "The Legacy B4 beat out the competition because it can be all things to all people: a refined, high-quality, comfortable freeway cruiser and a sporty back-roads car, with fine steering and brakes and a sweet 5-speed automatic shifter in Turbo Model".
  • In 2005, the Lafayette Factory built Subaru Legacy wins 2005 International Car of the Year for Most Dependable/Sedan from Road & Travel Magazine.
  • In 2006, the EJ255 use in Legacy 2.5GT and Impreza WRX engine wins International Engine of the Year Award in the 2.0 litre to 2.5 litre category.

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