As the flagship car in the Subaru stable, the Legacy takes all the best that Subaru has to offer to build the most innovative and exciting family sedan in its class.
One could describe the Legacy’s outward appearance as elegant and understated. That would be accurate. One could likewise describe the interior as luxuriously appointed. That would also be accurate, what with leather upholstery, 8-way power seats for driver and front passenger, power windows, keyless entry and push-button start, paddle shifters, steering wheel-mounted media controls, 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The list goes on. A pretty well-specced-out sedan then? In a word, yes.
But hang on. This isn’t just any sedan. This is a Subaru. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Under the bonnet you’ll find a 3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine delivering 191 kW at 6000 RPM. The wheels are driven by the venerable Active Torque Split All-Wheel-Drive System, allowing the dynamic adjustment of power delivery split between the front and rear axles. It also sports Active Torque Vectoring, which adjusts torque delivery to each wheel during cornering to minimise understeer. You can also switch driving modes between Intelligent, Sport, and SportSharp modes to change the handling characteristics between comfortable and economical to take-no-prisoners all-out performance. But when your inner boy racer puts ambition ahead of adhesion, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution help keep the car under control.
Of course, stellar performance needs to be balanced by stellar safety, and the Legacy doesn’t skimp there, either. 7 airbags, whiplash-reducing seats, and side-door reinforcement beams keep you safe in the event of a collision. EyeSight also comes standard and keeps an extra set of eyes on the road and an invisible foot on the brake if it senses danger.