Subaru has officially unveiled the 2015 Subaru Legacy today at the Chicago Auto Show and one thing is clear – it bares little resemblance to the Legacy Concept.
Subaru has officially unveiled the 2015 Subaru Legacy today at the Chicago Auto Show and one thing is clear – it bares little resemblance to the Legacy Concept. Once you get past that sad point, the 2015 Legacy does look better than the outgoing model and is more fuel efficient with a slightly roomier interior.
From the front the 2015 Legacy’s face draws many similarities to the 2015 WRX with its large grille. It’s also more sleek than before with a windshield that is more raked and pulled forward at the base. Subaru says that 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.
When the 2015 Legacy arrives this summer buyers can choose from a 175-hp 2.5L four-cylinder Boxer engine or a 256-hp 3.6L six-cylinder Boxer engine. Both engines are mated to a standard CVT transmission and all-wheel-drive. Subaru estimates that the four-cylinder Legacy will be rated at 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, while the six-cylinder model is rated at 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
The 2015 Legacy gets long list of new safety technology like, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the latest version of Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist system.