Midsize sedans are not exactly the hot item of the automotive world these days, but that isn’t stopping Subaru from redesigning its Legacy sedan. All-new from the ground up, the seventh-generation Legacy is hoping to leave a bigger mark on the shrinking midsize sedan segment.
As we’ve come to expect from Subaru design, the new look on the Legacy is very much an evolution of today’s version. It’s as if designers took the current car and microwaved it a bit; body lines are softer and more subtle. Even the grille is somehow managing to be less polarizing than today’s, which is no small feat.
Inside Subaru has left a bigger mark on the new Legacy – literally. The interior is highlighted by a new, massive 11.3-inch touchscreen that houses the car’s infotainment system and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This optional display is found in an otherwise updated interior that looks more modern than today’s Legacy.
Subaru has also made adaptive cruise control, lane keeping and other active safety features standard on the 2020 Legacy. Buyers can also add Subaru’s driver detection system, which monitors the driver’s attentiveness.
Powering the new legacy is two four-cylinder engine options. Base models will leverage a 2.5-liter with 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. An optional turbocharged 2.4-liter will also be offered with 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are exclusively offered a continuously variable transmission.
The 2020 Subaru Legacy is built on Subaru’s new modular platform that debuted with the current Impreza. It will arrive on the market this fall.