Subaru UK has announced the price list for the new 2012 Legacy Tourer. The family vehicle starts at £26 865 OTR for the entry level 2.0 D S model and goes up to 31 375 for the top-of-range 2.5i SE Navplus*. The new Legacy Tourer comes with a lot of significant technical improvements and equipment upgrades. It will deliver more satisfaction to owners and in the same time, it will lower the running costs and environmental impact.

The next-generation Boxer diesel engine meets Euro 5 regulations with emission of just 149 g/km CO2 and astonishing fuel economy – 49.6 mpg (combined cycle). Importantly, the latter drops the car's VED band down to level F, saving customers £35 per year. These figures are achieved thanks to a more efficient turbocharger, new exhaust-camshaft timing and lighter connecting rods, new oxidation catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

In terms of power, the diesel is very good – 147PS (108 kW) at 3600RPM and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) at 1600RPM. 0-100 km/h in 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph).

The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a Lineartronic automatic is available as an option.

Suspension modifications for all 2012 Legacy models include new bushes for the front anti-roll stabiliser bar mounts to improve ride comfort, new pressed upper rear suspension arms to reduce weight (saving 2 kg per car), and new pillow-ball bushes in the rear wishbones to reduce friction and provide a smoother ride.

2012 Subaru Legacy Tourer

The exterior modifications of the new 2012 Legacy Tourer are minor – new door mirrors, a higher-resolution rear view camera (SE NavPlus only) and the availability of a new colour – Ice Silver Metallic. The interior benefits from a single-CD unit featuring a large LCD display screen together with USB and iPod connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls.  On diesel models (with manual transmission) the instrument cluster now has a ‘shift-up' indicator to encourage an economical driving style.

Standard equipment includes cruise control, a glass ‘tilt-n-slide' sunroof, dual-zone fully automatic air-conditioning, a premium audio system with six speakers (including two tweeters), automatic lights and wipers and a powered driver's seat.  A Bluetooth® hands-free system with voice activation is fitted as standard, while all but the S model are trimmed in black leather.  Models with Lineartronic transmission feature steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters as standard.

SE and SE NavPlus models add a Sports Package which comprises a sports front bumper and front grille, dark tinted headlamps, larger 18" alloy wheels and special Bilstein dampers.  SE NavPlus models also feature a new DVD navigation system as standard, with a high-resolution eight-inch display for optimum clarity. In the UK, the 2012 Legacy is available in a selection of six exterior body colours – one new colour (Ice Silver Metallic) – alongside five popular carry-over colours, Satin White, Galaxy Blue Silica, Crystal Black Silica, Graphite Grey Metallic and Camellia Red Pearl. 2012 Subaru Legacy Tourer:

Model £Price (OTR) CO2 g/km VED band Insurance group £P11D value
2.0D S 26,865 149 F 20E 26,680
2.0D SE 29,070 156 G 21E 28,850
2.0D SE NavPlus 31,370 156 G 21E 31,150
2.5i SE* 29,075 196 J 19E 28,575
2.5i SE Navplus* 31,375 196 J 20E 30,875

*with Lineartronic transmission as standard

Source: Subaru