The current Subaru Legacy has been on sale since 2014 and almost all of its competitors have received a refresh or refit in the intervening years. Now, 2018 Subaru Legacy receives several changes inside and outside that Subie’s hopes will bring him into the rest of the field. No word on whether these will go to the closely related Subaru Outback, but look for the revised legacy next week at the Chicago Auto Show.
2018 Subaru Legacy Chagnes
With wider and lower grille openings and a new front bumper that completes the new grille, Subaru is aiming for a more sporty Legacy. The redesigned C-shaped headlights now feature the Konoji LED daytime running lights. Two new exterior colors Magnetite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Pearl and two new wheels give a more sporty appearance. Now integrated into the lower fascia, the exhaust pipe also receives a slight overhaul.
Subaru has gone through the 2018 Subaru Legacy chassis to improve comfort and driving. From the suspension, the shock absorbers were returned to help reduce the initial impacts of the bumps while helping to reduce the body’s rolling. In order to offer a more engaging drive, improvements have been made to the electric power steering and the feel of the brake pedal.
Subaru also added more sound-absorbing panels under the car’s body and installed an insulated glass on the front-side windows. These measures agree with a great improvement in the technology of cars to improve the experience of the driver of Legacy. Subaru added seams to the 2018 Subaru Legacy dashboard on Premium and Premium trim levels, as well as glossy and glossy glasses in glossy black. A revised steering wheel also has better audio audio controls and the onboard computer. In addition, Subaru says it will offer heritage with shades of black, golden and now gray interior colors.
2018 Subaru Legacy Interior
On the front of the technology, a new central platform combines a choice of screens with all new infotainment systems shared with the Subaru Impreza 2017. In addition to the various navigation software now provided by TomTom, systems now include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility, as well as many built-in applications, such as a cloud-based navigation system from Magellan. In addition, Legacy now includes a pair of additional USB ports for rear seat passengers.
The basic models 2018 Subaru Legacy use a 6.5-inch screen, while a faster 8.0-inch screen serves as an upgrade. Both systems have updates on the air. Below the infodibration are revised climate controls that offer a larger clock. In addition, Subaru says it has improved the operation of the air conditioning system. On the safety front, Legacy will again offer its EyeSight Emergency Brake System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Assist. Limited models feature new LED headlights with automatic high beams that curve with the steering wheel inputs.
2018 Subaru Legacy Engine
In addition, the continuously variable transmission on models with a 2.5-liter engine now uses an ultra-short, quieter chain height, Subaru said. The car manufacturer also made adjustments during the engine acceleration in order to further limit the noise of the powertrain. The same engines from 2017 will be available in 2018 Subaru Legacy. The Legacy 2.5i, available in Standard, Premium and Sport trim, features a 175-hp 2.5-liter Boxer engine, while Legacy 3.6R keeps the Boxer 3.6 horsepower of 3.6 horsepower. The limited trim is available with both engines.