Subaru Legacy First Look: Hello Again, Turbocharger!


The new turbocharged engine has a displacement of 2.4-liters and produces 260 HP and 277 lb-ft (375 Nm) of torque. Models with the 2.5-liter flat-four are estimated to get 27/35 mpg, though official numbers from the EPA are still pending. Based on the Subaru Global Platform - which the automaker says should result in a auto 70-percent stiffer in torsional and front-suspension rigidity, and 100-percent stiff in front lateral flexural and rear subframe rigidity - it uses more ultra-high-tensile-strength steel than before, not to mention plenty more structural adhesive.

Powering the new legacy is two four-cylinder engine options.

Subaru expects the new Legacy to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when it's tested later this year.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta regained its hotness at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. The materials of better quality are used for trim, including the optional Nappa leather upholstery. Quite the contrary. We've seen updates to several models in recent times and now it's giving a complete makeover to its flagship sedan. Subaru US claims the seventh-gen Liberty delivers "the highest levels of dynamic performance and ride comfort in its [30-year] history", which argues a strong case for the relevance of a range-topping Liberty GT turbo sedan in Australia. The fenders were also made wider and the roof the truck moved higher, improving the stance.

A look at the new Subaru Legacy interior.

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The Kia Sportage is getting its first update since the current generation's debut for the 2017 model year, and it's a relatively subtle one. If that happens it will issue a warning on the car's 11.6-inch touchscreen.

These days, SUVs and CUVs are all the rage, and Japanese automaker Subaru gets a large share of the credit for shifting public interest dating back to the introduction of its original Outback model. "Both the Multimedia Plus and Multimedia with Navigation feature two rotary dial knobs, including one for audio volume". The large size of the screen also enables a new Front View Monitor feature that shows a 180-degree view around the front of the vehicle.

And transmissions? Well, all new Legacy derivatives feature a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, linked to the brand's signature symmetrical all-wheel drive system. Specific trims come with additional systems like the Reverse Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Detection, and the DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System. This system will be especially useful when entering traffic where the view of passing cars is partially blocked, such as by parallel-parked vehicles.

Subaru says the 2020 Legacy will begin to arrive in dealerships in the U.S. this fall.