You’d be forgiven should you thought that the 2020 Subaru Legacy will make its debut on the Chicago Auto Present in 2019 as a refresh of the present automobile. In typical Subaru vogue, the outside design of this new technology is barely altering from the outgoing legacy. However underneath the pores and skin, Subaru has reworked its mid-size sedan. The Legacy arrives backed by Subaru's international platform and comes with the newest expertise options and a brand new non-compulsory engine that would finally make it an awesome sleeper.
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Maybe the largest information concerning the 2020 Subaru Legacy is the addition of the 260-horsepower 2.Four-liter four-cylinder turbo from Ascent, which replaces the six-cylinder three.6 liters. An up to date 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder is normal on all fashions, excluding the Touring trim, delivered completely with the turbo engine. A CVT is the one transmission out there; The Legacy XT comes with a brand new ultra-rugged model that makes use of a decrease viscosity oil to scale back energy losses by 32%, in line with Subaru. The model additionally stated the XT ought to attain 24/32 mpg metropolis / freeway, which represents a big enhance over the outgoing three.6R. Fashions outfitted with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder flat would attain 27/35 mpg, though official EPA figures are nonetheless pending.
The 2020 Legacy incorporates a model of Subaru's international platform, up to date with 13% extra metal and excessive power, extra structural adhesives and a ground transom stuffed with 39, a foam materials each inflexible and light-weight. Like different Subaru automobiles on the brand new international platform, the 2020 Legacy incorporates a decrease heart of gravity, improved physique rigidity, and a brand new suspension configuration that comes with rear management arms. All-wheel drive with lively torque vectorization is normal on all Legacy 2020 fashions.
A brand new model of the Subaru Starlink interface debuts on the 2020 Legacy and comes normal with a 7.Zero-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay compatibility and Android Auto and a backup digital camera. An 11.6-inch touchscreen that provides a built-in navigation software to TomTom, an NFC function, and a split-screen function is non-compulsory on the Premium, Sport, and Restricted variations and normal on the Touring class. A 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system shall be out there on the upper variations. The Touring is the brand new Legacy mannequin on the forefront of the vary. It comes normal with Nappa leather-based upholstery, ventilated entrance seats and heated rear seats.
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The Subaru EyeSight driver help suite comes normal on all fashions and a entrance view digital camera is accessible for the Touring class. Different out there driver help options embody blind spot monitoring, reverse cross site visitors alert and automated emergency braking on the rear. The DriverFocus system, which debuted on the 2019 Forester, may even be out there on the Legacy 2020. This function makes use of a built-in digital camera on the dashboard to watch the motive force's situation.