Subaru is a mid-size sedan that possesses both turbocharged as well as all-wheel drive. The previous model lasted from 2012 to 2019 had V6 in exchange for a turbo. During the Chicago Auto Show, the company finally revealed the new 2020 Legacy which had a lot of improvements; it is ordered to make the car more appealing. As for the style, there aren’t any great changes here.
The Edges have been softened, massaged and the weight is more balanced. Also, the company says that this stronger body can handle 40 percent more energy from front and side impacts that make it safer in case of a crash. The Interior of this car is similar to that of the Subaru’s three-row Ascent SUV, and also has most of its features. Also, Subaru’s camera-based EyeSight Driver Assist system comes standard on all Legacy trims.
It has a huge 11.6-inch touchscreen display. With this screen, you can run Subaru’s familiar Starlink infotainment system, but now it controls the climate control system as well as entertainment, connectivity, and navigation. There is also a Front View Monitor available that shows 180-degree forward view which eliminates blind spots directly in front and to the sides of the car. On the other hand, the base model will have a traditional 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with separate climate control buttons, like what’s currently available in other Subaru products.
This car possesses a new 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four engine available on the Limited XT and Touring XT models. At 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, this engine makes 4 more horsepower and 30 more lb-ft of torque than the outgoing flat-six engine. Moreover, Subaru says the new powertrain is good for a 0-60 mph sprint of 6.1 seconds.
The other four models base, Premium, Sport and Limited, will come with a 2.5-liter non-turbocharged flat-four engine which produces 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque, 7 more horsepower and 2 more lb-ft of torque than the previous engine. Almost 90 percent of this engine’s new parts and all work to make more power without sacrificing efficiency. Just like before, power goes to all four wheels through a CVT automatic. The company says this pairing can send the Legacy from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds.
The new 2020 Subaru Legacy will come on the dealer’s doorstep this fall, but the exact update of the car hasn’t been revealed. The price of the base model will start around $25,000, while the top model Touring XT should start around $36,000.