2008 Subaru Legacy Values

Select a 2008 Subaru Legacy trim level

2008 model year changes

All Subaru Legacy models are now sedans for 2008; in order to get the wagon body style it's now sold under the Outback name. A new six-cylinder model of the Legacy, the 3.0 R Limited, is available for the first time for 2008. All Legacy models feature new front and rear styling, with a larger grille, new front and rear bumper fascias, and new headlights and taillights. Inside, the instrument panel has been redesigned, and new fabrics are used throughout. A tilt/telescopic steering column is now standard on all models, as is remote keyless entry, and the premium models in the range now offer a redesigned steering wheel with integrated controls for audio, cruise control, the information display, and SI-Drive. On six-cylinder and turbo models, the five-speed automatic transmission has been recalibrated for better response and performance, and across the line the rear suspension has been retuned for better ride comfort. Also, electronic stability control is now more widely available in the model line, and all models are pre-wired for either XM or Sirius satellite radio.

Competitive comparison

Standard all-wheel drive; top safety ratings; sporty handling (Spec.B).

Special features for 2008

The 2008 Subaru Legacy is a sporty, all-weather sedan that covers a vast range in terms of price and equipment. The base 2.5 i represents a strong value and is a distinct alternative to mid-size family sedans, while the 3.0 R Limited and high-performance spec.B models take on the best sport sedans from prestige luxury brands. All Legacys have stable and sporty handling, but models with the turbocharged engine offer especially sprightly all-around performance. Safety is also a strong point, with the sedan's top performance in crash-test programs.
For 2008, the Legacy gets a mid-model refresh. It’s offered in both sedan and wagon forms and there are three trim levels, all with different engine configurations. The standard model features a 2.5-liter horizontal four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower, while the 2.5 GT offers a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 243 horsepower (both with a five-speed manual transmission of a four-speed automatic). The 3.0 R Limited generates 245 horsepower linked to an all-wheel-drive system with a five-speed automatic transmission.