Outback Face On a Sportier AWD Sedan

An current Subaru Legacy sedan was a presented, adhering to the refresh Subaru gave to its station-wagon sibling, the Outback, before this year. The two midsize automobiles are intently linked, with the Outback sitting down on a taller suspension and carrying body armor to give it powerful whiffs of “SUV,” even though the Legacy stays firmly rooted to the ground in the “motor vehicle” earth. So it tracks that as 1 is given clean headlights, bumpers, wheel types, and more, so will the other—and that is specifically what is actually occurred to the 2023 Subaru Legacy.

Like its Outback relative, the Legacy adopts new headlights, a even bigger grille, and fresh bumpers front and rear. Though Subaru selected to slap excess plastic cladding on the Outback’s system this 12 months, for the Legacy the automaker has long gone with a sportier vibe. There are new fog lights and far more sculpted intakes beneath each individual headlight. On Activity trim variants, there are even some pink-colored accents in the grille, together with distinct ingestion layouts and a nifty lip spoiler on the trunklid.

Speaking of That Sport…

Where by earlier the Legacy came conventional virtually throughout the line with Subaru’s tried-and-accurate 182-hp 2.5-liter flat-4 motor, siloing the available 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-4 in the pricier Limited XT and Touring XT products, now you can locate the turbo motor in the new Sport trim, also. The Activity (pictured right here in white), in addition to its zestier glance explained over, also receives a “activity-tuned” suspension and 18-inch wheels, alongside with a standard “360-diploma” heated steering wheel, navigation, LED fog lights, a moonroof, and two-tone fabric seats with pink accent stitching. Subaru claims the turbo engine is also accessible in the Touring XT, even though it seems as while the turbo has been stripped from the Constrained trim, which now goes by that identify alone, sans “XT.”

Every single Legacy, irrespective of the engine, uses Subaru’s continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and comes with all-wheel push, earning it even now the only mainstream midsize sedan to have the feature typical throughout the lineup. As on the Outback, Subaru has fiddled somewhat with the Legacy’s available options and basic safety equipment, adding a new “Huge-Angle Mono Digicam” to the Vision lively protection technique on the vary-topping Touring XT variant, which presents the method a far better perspective of the street in advance and assists it detect pedestrians and other objects faster when getting into intersections. Legacys geared up with blind-spot checking now arrive with Automated Crisis Steering, which can help steering inputs to assistance stay away from collisions at 50 mph or less.

Whilst twin 7.-inch touchscreens are common on the entry-degree Legacy, the 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen is common on all others (High quality, Restricted, Sport, and Touring XT) and now includes wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Car capability and improved on-display screen local weather controls. Beyond people tech variations are a handful of new colorways within. The newer Legacy arrives in dealerships in Tumble 2022, and pricing will be declared nearer to that day.