The sixth-gen sedan boasts new styling and new technology

We first saw hints of the next-gen Legacy at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show when Subaru pulled the covers off of the Legacy concept. Then, in 2014, we finally got to lay eyes on the new Legacy in production form, and boy was it a sight to see. To put it simply, Subaru redesigned the Legacy from the ground up, bringing about a sportier outer shell, coupe-like roof, an aggressive front end, improved aerodynamics, and a fully revamped cabin with more legroom, a larger instrument cluster display, and a completely new infotainment system. Furthermore, the sedan also received updates in the drivetrain department. The same engines carry over, but the four-cylinder offers up more power and torque than before. Needless to say, Subaru wasn’t playing around when it came to updating the Legacy.

As is the standard within the market, the upper trim levels come standard or can be equipped with a host of safety systems that include adaptive cruise control, front collision warning and prevention, blind spot monitoring, and lane change assist, among other things. When tested by the IIHS, models equipped with the EyeSight safety package earned the highest possible rating in frontal crash testing. So, not only is it stylish but pretty safe as well.

So, is the new Subaru Legacy able to keep up with competitors in the market like the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima? Well, from a glance, it certainly looks that way. But, instead of making that decision for you, scroll down the page to read our full review on the new Legacy and make that decision for yourself.

Updated 05/06/2016: Subaru announced that for the 2017 model year, the Legacy will receive a new "Sport" trim level. Continue reading to learn more about what it brings new to the lineup.

Continue reading to learn more about the Subaru Legacy.

  • 2015 - 2017 Subaru Legacy
  • Year:
    2015- 2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-4
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    175 @ 5800
  • MPG(Cty):
    26
  • MPG(Hwy):
    36
  • Torque @ RPM:
    174 @ 4000
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    135 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    22540
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  • car segment:
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  • Purpose:
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  • Overall:
    8.2/10

Exterior

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On the outside, Subaru focused on making the Legacy sportier by giving it a more coupe-like look. Up front there is a new

"Subaru also added in more premium materials and additional soft-touch surfaces to make the sedan look and feel more luxurious."

nosecone that is formed by the integration of the grille and front bumper. Subaru also revised the roofline by pulling the base of the windshield out two inches, raking it rearward more than the last-generation Legacy. For good measure — and more balanced weight distribution — Suby swapped out the steel hood in favor of an aluminum one.

Gone are those controversial headlights from the last generation, and in come a more traditional set of peepers

Gone are those controversial headlights from the last generation, and in come a more traditional set of peepers. Also, the funky-looking half grille is gone in favor of a more traditional louvered grille and the front apron is cleaner.

Around back, the taillights look more elegant than last year’s model, and the rear bumper wraps more cleanly around the tailpipe.

The exterior changes net the new Legacy a 10-percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, which should result in less money spent refueling. Additionally, all 2.5i trim levels come standard with an Active Grille Shutter system that closes the grille to allow for better aerodynamics and fuel economy.

On higher trim levels, like the 3.6R Limited, the Legacy includes HID low-beam headlights, and all models come standard with LED taillights.

Overall, the changes to the Legacy are not overwhelming, but they are enough to give it an all-new, and more upscale look than it ever had before. Damn fine work, Suby, damn fine indeed.

Nosecone In Detail

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This new nosecone really sets the Legacy up nicely, and gives it a more refined look that last years busy front end.

New Rear End In Detail

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New taillights, new bumper, hew trunk lid; hell, even the side of the car that the tailpipe sticks out from has changed.

New For 2017

The 2017 model year introduced the new Legacy Sport trim with exclusive stying features, including a dark-gray front grille, fog lamps with gloss-black housings, and 18-inch "sport-styled" wheels. It also features chrome-accented rocker trim and silver turn-signal mirror caps.

Exterior Specifications

Wheelbase 108.3 in.
Length 188.8 in.
Height 59.0 in.
Width 72.4 in.
Overhang (f/r) 39.5 in. / 41.1 in.
Track (f/r) 62.2 in. / 62.8 in.

Interior

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The 2015 Legacy also earned itself a fully revamped cabin that starts off with a nice bit of growth, despite the new model having the same exterior footprint as the 2013 model. Inside the cabin, the 2015 Legacy now offers a total of 104.6 cubic feet of passenger space — a 1.6 cubic-foot increase — which helps to increase the seating space slightly. Additionally, the trunk now carries 15 cubes of stuff, whereas last year’s model held just 14.7 cubic feet.

Subaru also added in more premium materials and additional soft-touch surfaces to make the sedan look and feel more luxurious.

The dashboard features a pair of binocular-style gauge pods that have an 3.5-inch LCD screen between them — the screen grows to five inches with the optional EyeSight system. Also added into the mix is an ECO gauge that shows you how the Legacy is doing in terms of mpg to help entice you to drive with a lighter foot.

The Legacy’s entire cabin takes on a horizontal theme, which helps it look larger than it actually is. Subaru also added in more premium materials and additional soft-touch surfaces to make the sedan look and feel more luxurious.

In terms of gadgetry, the 2015 Legacy has you covered. It features a new, standard 6.2 Infotainment System that not only does the normal AM/FM deal, but also includes a CD player, a 6.2-inch touchscreen StarLink with Aha and Pandora capabilities, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, iPod control, a USB port and an aux-in port .

Moving into the 2.5i Premium model nets you a six-speaker sound system, seven-inch screen, SiriusXM and SMS texting. The Limited trim goes even further by including 12 Harman/Kardon speakers and 576 watts of power.

Gauges In Detail

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Oh so sexy they are. There is nothing better than well-lit and well-designed gauges staring back at you.

New For 2017

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The Sport trim gives customers access to a unique two-tone interior pairing gray and black cloth upholstery and exclusive blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. Other highlights include a carbon-fiber pattern dashboard and door panel trim, and piano black door switch panels and steering wheel switches.

The package also includes a standard Starlink seven-inch Multumedia Plus system with Bluetooth and dual USB ports. The Sport trim can be equipped with Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist as part of the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology option.

Interior Specifications

Head room (f/r) 40.0 in. / 37.0 in.
With moonroof: 37.6 in. / 37.0 in.
Leg room (f/r) 42.9 in. / 38.1 in.
Shoulder room (f/r) 58.1 in. / 57.3 in.
Hip room (f/r) 55.5 in. / 55.0 in.
EPA passenger volume 104.6 cu. ft. 100.9 cu. ft. with moonroof
EPA trunk capacity 15.0 cu. ft.
EPA total volume 119.6 cu. ft. 115.9 cu. ft. with moonroof
Trunk liftover height 27.2 in.

Drivetrain

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Some familiar engines are found under the 2015 Legacy’s hood, as it carries the same set of boxer engines it did last year, including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter six-cylinder. The bas 2.5-liter gets some extra lightening over the 2014 version, plus Subaru toned down its noise production. The mods made for 2015 increased its output very slightly, as it now produces 175 horsepower — a two-horsepower bump. The torque remains steady at 174 pound-feet.

Optional on the 2015 Legacy is the 3.6-liter H-6, which carries over from last year. This engine cranks out 256 ponies and 247 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines mate to a Lineartronic CVT, but the six-pot engine gets a high-torque variant of the transmission. Subaru revised the CVT to lower its internal friction, which will help increase fuel mileage.

Of course, both Legacy engines also mate to Subaru’s famed Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system.

2.5i Models 3.6R Limited
Engine DOHC 4-cylinder BOXER; aluminum cylinder block and heads DOHC 6-cylinder BOXER; aluminum cylinder block and heads
Bore x Stroke 94 x 90mm 92 x 91mm
Displacement 2,498cc (152 cu. in.) 3,630 cc (221.5 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 10.3:1 10.5:1
Valvetrain Chain-driven camshafts, Active Valve Control System (intake valves) Chain-driven camshafts, Dual Active Valve Control System (intake and exhaust valves)
Horsepower 175 hp @ 5,800 rpm 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 174 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 247 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Fuel/induction Sequential multi-port fuel injection (MFI) with cylinder head direct-mount multi-spray injectors and Electronic
Throttle Control (ETC) system
Sequential multi-port fuel injection (MFI) with multi-spray injectors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system
Transmission Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) includes 6-speed manual mode and steering wheel paddle control switches High-torque Lineartronic CVT includes 6-speed manual mode and steering wheel paddle control switches
Fuel economy 26/36/30 20/28/23

Prices

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Pricing for the entry-level Legacy began from $22,490 for the 2015 model year. The 2.5i Premium fetched $24,290 before options, while the 2.5i Limited came in at $27,290. The range-topping 3.6R Limited was priced from $30,390. The Moonroof Package added $1,195, while the Moonroof + Navigation retailed for $1,695. Subaru also offered EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert for $1,195 and a bundle that included the Moonroof Package + Keyless Access With Push-Button Start + Navigation System + EyeSight for $2,990.

For 2016, the base model retails from $22,540, a $50 increase over the previous year. The 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R Limited all received $350 premiums, now fetching $24,640, $27,640, and $30,740 before options, respectively. Some options carry the same sticker, while other received a $100 increase.

2016 Subaru Legacy prices

Model/Trim Transmission MSRP MSRP + destination and delivery
2.5i CVT $21,745 $22,540
2.5i Premium CVT $23,845 $24,640
2.5i Limited CVT $26,845 $27,640
3.6R Limited CVT $29,945 $30,740

Packages

Moonroof Package $1,195
Moonroof Package + Navigation System $1,795
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert $1,195
Moonroof Package + Navigation System + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert $2,990
Moonroof Package + Keyless Access with Push-Button Start + Navigation System $2,295
Moonroof Package + Keyless Access with Push-Button Start + Navigation System + EyeSight $3,090

2015 Subaru Legacy prices

Model/Trim Transmission MSRP MSRP + destination and delivery
2.5i CVT $21,695 $22,490
2.5i Premium CVT $23,495 $24,290
2.5i Limited CVT $26,495 $27,290
3.6R Limited CVT $29,595 $30,390

Packages

Moonroof Package $1,195
Moonroof Package + Navigation System $1,695
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert $1,195
Moonroof Package + Navigation System + EyeSight +Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert $2,890
Moonroof Package +Keyless Access & Start + Navigation System $2,195
Moonroof Pkg + Keyless Access & Start + Navigation System + EyeSight $2,990

Competitors

Nissan Altima

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Redesigned for the 2013 model, the Altima received a comprehensive facelift in 2015. The reshaped front fascia adopted Nissan’s new styling language and a sportier look, while the rear end gained new taillight graphics. Inside, Nissan added new features, including a redesigned center stack, new cup holders, a refined steering wheel, and softer materials for the Zero Gravity seats. On the other hand, the engines remained unchanged. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder cranks out 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet, while the optional 3.5-liter V-6 generates 270 horses and 251 pound-feet. Unlike the Legacy, the Altima doesn’t benefit from an all-wheel drive system. Pricing for the Altima starts from $22,500, which puts it on par with the Subaru.

Find out more about the Nissan Altima here.

Ford Fusion

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Three years old as of 2016, the Fusion received its mid-cycle update for 2017. Styling changes are rather mild, but include new LED accent lighting for the headlamps and new wheel designs. Inside, the Fusion gets new tech and new features. The Fusion Platinum gained the most significant updates in the form of antiqued leather for the dashboard and door panels, Venetian leather for the steering wheel, and pedestrian detection. Power is provided by five different engines. First on the list is the 2.5-liter, Duratec, inline-four with 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Next up is the 1.5-liter EcoBoost rated at 181 horses and 185 pound-feet. Ford also offers a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 240 horses and 270 pound-feet and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost with 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet. The Hybrid model has a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-pot and an electric motor and comes with 188 horsepower on tap. Pricing starts from $22,120.

Read more about the Ford Fusion here.

Conclusion

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We love our Subarus, as so few cars can combine the mixture of utility, comfort and reliability that subarus do. However, the Legacy got old really quickly and we could not wait to see it pack its bags. This new design breathes new life into the Sedan, and gives Subaru a fighting change in the midsize segment once again.

  • Leave it
    • * That H-6 will still get crappy mpg
    • * That new grille may take some getting used to, but it may grow on us
    • * Base model is sure to be pretty stripped down

Updated History

Updated 06/01/2015: Subaru announced prices for the 2016 Legacy which will arrive at dealerships later this summer. As the model was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, no changes were made for 2016, except new Subaru STARLINK™ Safety and Security features. Prices will start from $22,540, including destination and delivery.

Updated 02/07/2014: The Legacy has officially made its debut. See all of the details after the jump.

Updated 05/16/2014: Subaru announced prices for the all new 2015 Legacy set to be put on sale later this summer. Prices will range from $21,695 for the 2.5i and up to $29,595 for the 3.6R Limited version. Full details after the jump.

Updated 05/28/2014: Today we added about 100 new high res images to our 2015 Subaru Legacy picture galley. They reveal new details of the interior and more exterior colors. Check the "Images" tab to see them all.

First leaked images

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"Gone are those controversial headlights from the last generation, and in come a more traditional set of peepers."

As pretty much no surprise to anyone the production version Legacy has nothing in common with the concept version unveiled back in 2013, so why bother developing that cool concept, when the production version looks like a model from the 1980s?

The headlights are inspired by the recently launched Subaru WRX, while the only thing that reminds us of the concept car is the grille. What’s even worst is that on the interior Subaru tried so hard to make the car look more luxury than needed that it completely messed up: take a look at those wood inserts and you will see what we are talking about.

Press Release

2017 Subaru Legacy Sport

The Subaru Legacy Sport debuts as a 2017 model with exclusive styling features including a dark gray front grille, fog lights with gloss black housings, and newly designed 18-in. sport-styled wheels. Chrome-accented rocker trim and high luster silver-finished turn-signal mirrors further emphasize the sleek look of this new trim level.

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The Legacy Sport interior highlights include unique two-tone pairing of gray and black cloth upholstery and exclusive blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. Also, a carbon fiber pattern dash and door panel trim are complemented by piano-black door switch panels and steering wheel switches.

The Sport package includes a standard SUBARU STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia Plus system with a high-resolution 7-inch LCD screen. In addition, STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia includes Bluetooth® hands-free SMS text messaging and dual USB ports.

The new Sport trim also offers Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist as part of the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology option package. Both features are new to the Legacy line for 2017.

Equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Legacy Sport is powered by a 175-hp, 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine paired with a standard Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) with manual mode and paddle shifters. The combination achieves a combined 29 MPG EPA-estimated fuel economy rating which is among the highest for midsize sedans with all-wheel drive.

Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the all-new 2015 Legacy, delivering a more compelling blend of standout design, interior refinement, safety technology and higher fuel efficiency along with the largest interior passenger volume in the midsize sedan segment. Still the only car in its class with All-Wheel Drive as standard, the 2015 Legacy continues the brand’s safety leadership by introducing an improved EyeSight system and available rear radar system that supports new driver-assistance technologies.

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Offering a choice of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder BOXER engines, the 2015 Subaru Legacy comes standard with Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. With estimated ratings of 26 mpg city / 36 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined, the 2015 Legacy 2.5i matches or exceeds fuel economy of some midsize models that come only with front-wheel drive. The 6-cylinder model also sees fuel economy improve by 10 percent or more, with new estimated ratings of 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway / 23 combined.

The new 2015 Legacy arrives in Subaru dealerships in summer 2014 with the 4-cylinder 2.5i model available in Standard, Premium and Limited trim lines, accompanied by the top-of-line 6-cylinder 3.6R Limited.

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is the best-equipped ever, with all trim lines adding new standard amenities. The Limited trim line models offer the highest level of luxury ever in a Subaru, including standard perforated leather upholstery; two-position memory for the 10-way power driver’s seat; a 4-way power front passenger seat; three-mode heated front seats (also standard for Premium) and dual-mode heated rear seats; rear seat air conditioning vents and a high-end surround sound audio system with 12 harman/kardon® speakers.

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New Design Language
The 2015 Legacy echoes design themes introduced by the Legacy Concept at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The production model combines sporty form and efficient function. Key to the sleeker, coupe-like profile is a “nosecone” front section that combines the grille and bumper into one smooth piece. An aluminum hood reduces weight over the front wheels, enhancing steering response. The 2015 Legacy maintains a footprint similar to the model it replaces.

The 2015 Legacy’s windshield is more raked, pulled forward 2.0 in. at the base. The new windshield angle, higher seating hip points, new front partition windows and door-mounted side view mirrors help improve visibility. A 10-percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency contributes to lower fuel consumption. All 2015 Legacy 2.5i trim levels debut a standard Active Grille Shutter system, which helps to improve fuel economy by reducing wind resistance when closed.

In the Legacy 3.6R Limited, new standard HID low-beam headlights give the car a more distinctive nighttime signature. The U-shape tail and brake lights on all models use LED bulbs for lower power consumption and a luxurious appearance. Limited trim line models feature turn signal exterior mirrors, which are available as an option for the Premium.

New Safety and Security from a Safety Leader
The 2015 Legacy comes standard with a rear-view camera, now located closer to the center of the car for more natural imaging. A new rollover sensor can deploy the side curtain airbags if an imminent rollover is detected. For added nighttime security, the 2015 Legacy features new standard welcome lighting that automatically turns on cabin illumination and exterior lights as the driver approaches or departs the car. The Limited trim offers a Keyless Access & Start system, as well.

The 2015 Subaru Legacy introduces a new type of airbag restraint and a new available rear radar system. The new front seat-cushion airbags help to keep occupants in place in a frontal collision.

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A new rear radar system, which is standard on the 2015 Legacy 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited and available for the 2.5i Premium, introduces the brand’s next step toward full-perimeter preventive safety. The rear radar system offers three functions. Blind Spot Detection detects vehicles behind the C-pillars and in other blind spots; Lane Change Assist detects approaching vehicles when changing lanes, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert detects close vehicles while reversing, such as out of a parking space or driveway. LED indicators on the side mirrors alert the driver. Rear Cross Traffic Alert uses an indicator in the rear view camera display. Also for the 2015 Legacy, new Steering-Responsive Foglights are added, which help illuminate curves for better visibility.

The EyeSight® driver-assist system option for Premium and Limited trim models, integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. EyeSight, which uses Subaru-developed stereo camera technology, is the highest-rated front crash prevention system by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Legacy is projected to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.

Four- or Six-Cylinder BOXER Engines
The 2015 Legacy 2.5i is powered by a double-overhead-cam (DOHC) FB series 2.5-liter BOXER engine that debuted for 2013 and now receives numerous enhancements for lighter weight, improved efficiency and quieter operation. Power is increased slightly, to 175 hp vs. 173 hp before. Peak torque remains at 174 lb.-ft. but is spread over a broader engine speed range for more responsive performance.

With the 2015 Legacy, Subaru continues to offer a 6-cylinder model in the midsize sedan segment. The 3.6-liter BOXER engine produces 256 hp and 247 lb.-ft. of peak torque. For 2015, all Legacy models now come standard with a Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), with the 6-cylinder model using a high-torque version. Changes made to reduce friction in the CVT contribute to higher fuel efficiency in the 2015 Legacy. All models are equipped with Incline Start Assist and the electronic Hill Holder System that holds the vehicle in place until the driver applies the throttle.

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Quieter Ride, Enhanced Agility
The Legacy offers an even smoother, quieter ride for 2015 thanks to a new acoustic windshield, liquid-filled engine mounts, thicker panels in key locations (floor, toeboard, rear wheel apron, inner fenders) and expanded use of foam insulation and floor damping material.

New quick-ratio electric power-assisted steering delivers outstanding feel and also contributes to reduced fuel consumption. Revised spring and damper tuning and geometry and standard 17-inch wheels (18-in. on Limited) endow the 2015 Legacy with greater handling agility. Active Torque Vectoring, an enhancement of the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system also featured on the brand’s high-performance 2015 WRX and WRX STI models, can apply brake pressure to the inside front wheel to facilitate more neutral cornering. The 4-cylinder Legacy now uses the same ventilated rear disc brakes as the 6-cylinder model, in place of solid discs used previously.

More Room, Greater Refinement
With nearly the same exterior footprint as the previous Legacy, the 2015 model offers a roomier passenger cabin, at 104.6 cu. ft. (up from 103 cu. ft.). The added space yields gains in shoulder, hip, elbow and leg room. Rear seat legroom measures a generous 38.1 inches. The Legacy’s trunk has been enlarged to 15.0 cu. ft., up slightly from 14.7 cu. ft. for the 2014 model, a significant point considering that the standard Symmetrical AWD system requires packaging for the multilink rear suspension, a rear differential and drive axles. A standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat expands carrying capacity.

The driver faces a decidedly sporty instrument panel in the 2015 Legacy, highlighted by two binocular-style gauge pods with center LCD information display — 3.5-in. on cars without the EyeSight driver-assist system and 5-in. on EyeSight cars. In all models, an ECO gauge indicates and promotes fuel-efficient driving habits using color bars. The Premium and Limited-trim models feature electro-luminescent gauges with elegant blue ring illumination.

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Accentuating the passenger cabin’s increased room, the Legacy features a new interior design that highlights horizontal themes. A combination of new soft-touch materials, thicker cushioning for armrests and the center console and new trim styles give the Legacy a more premium feel.

The heater control panel integrates the digital clock and outside air temperature displays, with the time automatically corrected by GPS in navigation-equipped models. A new one-touch lane changer function for the turn signals adds convenience. Legacy Premium and Limited trim levels come equipped with standard auto up/down driver and front passenger windows with pinch protection.

New Infotainment
Subaru significantly upgraded infotainment capability in the 2015 Legacy. A new 6.2 Infotainment System in the Legacy 2.5i model provides AM/FM stereo and HD Radio®, Radio Data Broadcast System, single-disc in-dash CD player, 6.2-in. multi-function touch screen display, Subaru STARLINK connectivity with Aha™ and Pandora® smartphone integration, rear vision camera, Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod® control capability, USB port and aux. input jack. The multi-touch display offers swipe and scrolling gestures – much like tablets and smartphones,

The Upgraded Infotainment System in the 2.5i Premium adds a 6-speaker audio system with 7-inch touch screen display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, SMS text messaging, iTunes® tagging capability and dual USB ports.

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Standard for the 2015 Legacy Limited trim models, a new high-end audio system combines a 576-Watt equivalent AM/FM/HD Radio unit with 12 harman/kardon speakers, including a front center speaker and a rear subwoofer. The amplifier and speakers use harman/kardon Green Edge technology, which reduces system weight and power consumption.

The Navigation Infotainment System available for the Premium and Limited trim levels, in addition to the multi-function display, features an interactive voice command system that accepts natural language and phrases and also operates the dual-zone automatic climate control system.

A more versatile center console in the 2015 Legacy provides a storage area that can hold an iPad®. A new covered storage bin at the front of the console incorporates a USB port, 3.5mm AUX jack and a 12v power port. Models with high-grade audio or navigation feature two USB ports, making it possible to listen to music and charge two connected devices.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Both 2015 Legacy models are equipped with a newly refined version of the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively controls torque distribution in response to driving conditions and wheel slippage. The system can send additional torque to the rear wheels either pro-actively or in response to slippage at the front wheels. Taking input from acceleration, steering angle and yaw rate sensors, Active Torque Split AWD optimizes traction and steering response when accelerating through turns and curves, particularly when the road surface is slippery.

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Subaru produces a full line of all-wheel drive sedans, crossovers and SUVs, along with the rear-wheel drive BRZ sports car.

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