Subaru’s seventh-generation Legacy features updated looks, a big touchscreen, and a turbocharged engine
Subaru debuted the brand-new 2020 Legacy at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto with a new look inside and out, more safety tech, and a powerful turbocharged engine.
For 2020, Subaru has borrowed its new 2.4-litre turbocharged Boxer engine from the Ascent, making 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. Also available is a 2.5-litre non-turbo Boxer engine, with 182 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque.
The only transmission option available for both engines is a CVT. Estimated fuel economy for the engines is 9.8 L/100 kilometres in the city and 7.4 on the highway for the turbo, and 8.7 city and 6.7 highway for the normally aspirated 2.5L engine.
The seventh-generation Legacy rides on the Subaru Global Platform, which is much lighter and stiffer than the previous platform. This enables better steering response and a more quiet ride—three decibels quieter, to be exact.
The outside of the Legacy doesn’t look all that different apart from some new front intakes — it’s the inside where Subaru has really gone hard with the changes. First and foremost is the huge 11.6-inch, portrait-oriented infotainment screen that sits in the centre of the console; this is available on all trims but the base. A slew of connectivity options is available, including four USB ports and two 12-volt DC outlets. The 2020 Legacy also gets some more active safety tech, including a driver distraction monitor and a new lane-centering function.
The 2020 Legacy will hit dealers in the fall, with pricing announced closer to the release date. The Canadian International Auto Show runs in Toronto through February 24.
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