Redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy Brings Back Turbo, Adds Tech

Alfred Osborne
February 11, 2019

Underhood, the new Legacy features a familiar 2.5-liter flat-4 rated at 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.

There's a non-turbo option too in the form of the FB25DI, a 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with direct injection.

More specifically, the Subaru Global Platform is 70 per cent stiffer in torsional and front suspension rigidity, and 100 per cent stiffer in front lateral flex and rear subframe rigidity.

Subaru expects the new Legacy to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when it's tested later this year. The only transmission option available for both engines is a CVT.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta regained its hotness at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. The Touring trim throws in navigation as standard. Quite the contrary. We've seen updates to several models in recent times and now it's giving a complete makeover to its flagship sedan. The lightly-accented wheelarches are one of the few remaining hints of its rally-themed predecessors.

A Subaru Australia spokesperson has told GoAuto that "our current Liberty still has a considerable time to run, and at this stage, we have no information on future timelines". The fenders were also made wider and the roof the truck moved higher, improving the stance.

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The Legacy will also be available in the USA with an updated version of the 135kW 2.5-litre naturally aspirated flat-four petrol engine, but as we speculated last week, the six cylinder is no more. That has MacPherson struts at the front, and a double-wishbone layout at the rear. The Touring comes standard with the new 2.4-liter turbo, boasts genuine Nappa leather (a Subaru first), high-gloss black molding for the pillars, chrome for the door handles and satin tone plated side mirrors. Unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the. This is the largest screen ever offered in a Subaru.

On the inside, a giant new screen dominates the center stack - a tablet-style 11.6-inch HD screen that controls pretty much everything in the vehicle, including the HVAC system.

Inside the flagship US-spec models, you'll find a new tablet-like, portrait-oriented 11,6-inch full HD multimedia display, framed by a fresh multilayer instrument panel featuring a soft-touch wrapped surface.

Also new is the addition of a Front View Monitor offered as Standard on the range-topping Touring XT. For the first time in seven years, the Subaru Legacy will use a turbocharged engine.

It also allows Subaru to add more driver-assistance safety features in the form of its clever EyeSight stereo camera-based system. Optional on Limited and standard on XT trims is a camera used to monitor the person behind the wheel for signs of fatigue.

American dealers will get cars this fall.

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