2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy

By Steve Kursar –

The completely redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy quietly snuck into the extremely competitive midsize sedan automotive segment, and it’s giving Toyota and Honda a run for the money. You may not have thought of the Legacy in the past as an obvious choice for a new family car, but the all-new version is nothing short of spectacular. This Subaru is surprisingly stylish, and it handles like a sports car. And Subaru throws in their legendary quality at no extra cost.

Subarus are known for producing hardy vehicles that last for a long time.  If you don’t believe me, just take a trip to Idaho or Montana, where the climate is unforgiving and dealership repair shops are few and far between.  That’s where you’ll find more Subarus on the roads than you might expect, because they’re engineered to drive safely in harsh conditions and to last for many winters. They just weren’t the most stylish cars around.

The 2015 Legacy will go a long way to change that perception. It boasts new design language that translates into a sleeker, coupe-like profile, a new front fascia that combines the hexagonal grille and bumper into one smooth piece. The new aluminum hood reduces weight over the front wheels to enhance steering response. This is one good looking car.

The transformation continues inside where the 2015 Legacy now features the largest interior passenger volume in the midsize sedan segment by adding more interior space while keeping the same exterior footprint. There’s tons of technology from which to choose, including a new Rear Vehicle Detection System that includes blind spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert. The 2015 Legacy is still the only car in its class with all-wheel drive as standard.

With a MSRP of $21,695, you get the base 175 hp, 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine that gets EPA estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. There’s also a 265 hp, 3.6 liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine offered that’s loads more fun and will cost you just a bit in fuel economy with numbers like 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Both engines are mated to the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Don’t cheat yourself of the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Subaru Legacy. It deserves to be on your list.