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Subaru Legacy
Last modified: 02/10/14
The redesigned 2015 Legacy boasts improved fuel economy and new safety, communications and entertainment features.

The fifth-generation Legacy debuted at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show and goes on sale summer 2014 in the United States. The new Legacy 2.5i has a four-cylinder boxer engine with 175 hp -- nearly the same as the current model. A six-cylinder boxer engine is available with 256 hp. All models come standard with a continuously variable transmission.

The 2015 Legacy is quieter than the current model because of thicker panels and foam insulation, as well as liquid-filled engine mounts that minimize noise transfer from under the hood. The windshield is more raked and aerodynamics have been improved 10 percent.

Safety features include a rearview camera, a rollover sensor, a new optional rear radar system that has blind spot detection, a lane change assist feature, and a rear cross traffic alert. Inside, Subaru said the Legacy has increased passenger and cargo room even though it has not grown in size.

Satellite radio is standard on all models except the base. The car has Bluetooth connectivity for phones and gadgets. The new audio system has a 6.2-inch touch screen. The optional navigation system uses a 7-inch touch screen.
 
Segment: Mid-sizedPowertrain: Conventional (gasoline)
Release Year: 2014New Product Category: Redesign
Drive: AWD

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