2015 Subaru Legacy

Tuesday, May 20th 2014. | Subaru

2015 Subaru LegacySubaru of America, Inc. 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 Subaru Legacy continues the brand’s safety leadership by introducing an improved EyeSight system and available rear radar system that supports new driver-assistance technologies. with its midsize sedan competitors showing recent redesigns, the Subaru Legacy updates its own look for 2015. A lower windshield angle gives the Legacy a more coupelike profile, and a larger, slatted grille up front adds visual distinction. It’s slightly longer and wider than the current model, but rides atop the same wheelbase to preserve its confident, comfortable ride quality.

2015 Subaru Legacy Interior

The 2015 Subaru 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. The new interior still has a more formal, upright feel to its styling, while Subaru promises it’s filled with more soft-touch materials—we’ll render final judgment once we get to sit in the thing. The gauge cluster now incorporates an LCD screen in 3.5-inch (non-EyeSight cars) or 5.0-inch size. And for what it’s worth, Subaru tells us that it feels that this car has the best door armrest that it’s ever produced in terms of comfort, feel, and quality.

2015 Subaru Legacy Exterior

With nearly the same exterior footprint as the previous Legacy, the 2015 Subaru Legacy 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.

2015 Subaru Legacy Enginee

The 2015 Subaru 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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