2015 Subaru Legacy Review

The 2015 Legacy is simply unpretentious, not to large, not too frilly and a true flagship for Subaru. The new 2015 Subaru Legacy is the roomiest sedan offered with 119.6 cubic feet trunk and passenger space. Compared to previous models, the 2015 Legacy offers 38.1 inches rear leg room space and 42.9 inches front leg room.

Exterior

Everything falls into line when looking at the exterior, from the lower bodywork, sculpted fenders to the raked windshield. It features a six-sided grille, with the logo lying inside the nosecone. The roofline is revised in the new Legacy through pulling the windshield base two inches out, raking it rearward. The vehicle length/width/height dimensions are 188.8 x 72.4 x 59 inches, with the steel hood replaced with an aluminum one. The controversial headlights are replaced by traditional headlights on the new model. The rear view of the legacy appears more elegant with the rear bumper wrapping cleanly around the exhaust.

Interior

Wood grain or metallic trim is used to distinguish base versions from upper-trim levels. The gauges are blue lit, with the LCD display between dials for easy audio status or reading of directions. The air vent is higher on the dash in order to have space for the touch screen interface above the panel of switches and knobs. Subaru changed the front seat for the new Legacy and mounted it a little higher than older models. It also features power adjustment with seats either in leather or cloth. The cabin is the quietest among all the models with added noise insulation, liquid-filled engine mounts, thicker panels and acoustic windshield.

Safety Features

The Legacy earned top result in all safety categories and configured with the best active-safety technology. Features include rear cross-traffic alert, lane departures warnings and blind-spot monitors. The airbags are standard with added airbags for front bottom seat cushioning in prevention of submarining during accidents. It utilizes the latest Eyesight Driver-assistance system which has better and smaller cameras with 40% advanced detection range and able to handle glare better and able to recognize brake lights far ahead in traffic.The active cruise control works exceptionally well at distance keeping between itself and other vehicles.

Powertrain, Drivetrain and Performance

The Subaru Legacy features a 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder which turns out 174 pound torque and 175 horsepower and all-wheel drive Drivetrain.

Conclusion

The 2015 Subaru Legacy deserves consideration with its appealing design, improved fuel efficiency, improved technology and a serious contender compared with family sedan vehicles such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The new design with its six-sided main grille, HID headlights, LED daytime lights and the overall reshaped design with new wheels, door-mounted side mirrors, different rear fascia it is prepared to compete with several manufacturers in the market place.

2015 Subaru Legacy
Specific Make/Model & Trim Package: 2015 Legacy 2.5i, cruise control, power accessories and rear view camera
Base Price: $22, 420
Body Style: Mid-Sized Sedan
Engine & Torque: 2.5 flat four-cylinder engine, 174 lb. torque
Transmission: 6-speed manual shift utilizing Lineartronic Continuously Variable
Curb Weight: 3, 500 pounds
Wheels & Tires sizes/specs: 18 x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy 5-split-spoke wheels with 225/50 R18 95H all-season tires
Warranty: 3 year/36, 000 mile comprehensive warranty, 5 year/60, 000 powertrain warranties
Fuel Economy EPA City/Hwy MPG: The combined EPA rating is 30 miles per gallon, 26 MPG city, 36 MPG highway
0-60 MPH: 8.8 sec.
Top Speed: 135 MPH

 

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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