The made over 2018 Subaru Legacy arrived at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and it brings changes with it that are long overdue. There have been both technical and cosmetic changes, so let’s take a look at them.
The Subaru Legacy comes with headlights that have been given a revision and the grille has a slight pinch towards the grille along with daytime runners that are sharp. Owners can have full LEDs with Steering Responsive Headlight technology.
The grille remains blacked out and now comes with new horizontal bars and this brings with it a touch of class. Under the grille is a deeper set of fog lights and the lower grille is wider and takes on the looks similar to the Mazda 6.
The bumper at the back of the 2018 Subaru Legacy projects more presence along with weight and the exhaust pipe design is new. In the cabin the steering wheel offers a sharper design, similar to that of the Impreza and it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Starlink system has been improved for voice recognition and it offers a better processor, with USB ports at the back.
The engines on the 2018 Subaru Legacy are roughly the same. There is the 2.5 ltire base boxer engine offering 175 horses and the 3.6 litre six cylinder offering 256 horses. The CVT is the only choice of gears on offer but it has been tweaked and is now more responsive.
Standard on all is all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, the electronic power steering, suspension and brakes have all been revised and they all go towards ensuring that the 2018 Subaru Legacy is now even more engaging to drive.