Choose between a sedan or station wagon with a manual or automatic transmission in standard or Limited trim levels.
With sedan and station wagon body styles equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission and sold in standard or Limited trim levels, there’s a 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT for just about anyone. Key differentiators for the GT model are a more powerful turbocharged engine, bigger 17-inch wheels and tires, an upgraded braking system, quicker steering, sport bucket seats, and a Momo leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.
Standard equipment includes several items that make the Legacy 2.5 GT a terrific all-weather car, such as flat-woven cloth upholstery, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer grid (and on wagons a rear wiper de-icer), floor mats, and a trip computer with an exterior temperature display. Convenience features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 120-watt stereo with a six-disc in-dash CD changer; cruise control; a tilt steering wheel; a manual driver’s seat height adjuster; power locks, mirrors, and windows with a driver’s side auto-down feature; remote keyless entry; and an engine immobilizer security system.
Paying extra for Limited trim rewards you with perforated leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a four-way power front passenger’s seat with manual lumbar, and a power moonroof. On the station wagon, the moonroof includes dual panes of glass with a tilt-up front section and retractable rear section.
Every 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT comes with a slew of safety equipment. Dual-stage front airbags, front side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags are standard equipment. The Legacy 2.5 GT also gets active front head restraints, a safety brake pedal system that reduces lower leg injuries, and three-point seatbelts for all passengers. As with any Subaru, all-wheel-drive is standard, and there’s a four-wheel, vented-disc antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution. Safety items that are missing from the Legacy 2.5 GT include stability control and brake assist, items that are becoming increasingly common at the $30,000 threshold.