1994 Subaru Legacy

By November 10, 1999
1994 Subaru Legacy

Subaru calls its lineup of 1994 Legacy station wagons “active-lifestyle” vehicles, and there is evidence that the description is an apt one. Our test vehicle, the ’94 Subaru Legacy Outdoor TI Wagon Limited Edition, sported a luggage rack with both ski and bicycle attachments, flexible rear-seat storage, front and rear mud flaps and a removable cargo net. To further set the mood for traversing into the great outdoors, there’s even a decal on the side of the vehicle featuring pine-tree graphics.

And it’s all reasonably priced. Our Legacy Outdoor Wagon’s MSRP was $18,750. For another $2,250, we got an option package that included air suspension, a rear stabilizer bar and the aforementioned luggage rack. Subtract the factory savings and we ended up with a final price of $19,445.

Upon first inspection, we found a vehicle that was built for people on the go. But would the vehicle itself go-in terms of acceleration? Not really, especially when it came to highway passing. And while we could perhaps forgive the lack of zip-it’s a station wagon, after all-there were other areas that couldn’t be as easily dismissed, most notably a cumbersome steering wheel assembly and limited entry through all four doors.