Introduced way back in 1989, the first-generation Legacy was introduced to compete against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, two very lucrative, world-dominating midsize sedans at that time and in the present. As the years went on, however, the Subaru Legacy sedan evolved to be placed in a higher price range.
This is especially true with the recent models like the sixth-generation BN and BS variants as these are now significantly more advanced to other midsize sedans in the market due to the use of a boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel-drive.
2020 Subaru Legacy: Overview
Last year, the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy was unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and it is now available in the American market. Production began alongside the new Subaru Outback at the Subaru plant in Indiana several months later in July of that year.
It's still subtle, but boy does it look sleek
One significant update for the Legacy is it now uses the Subaru Global Platform, which has a lower center of gravity and is stiffer as well.
Many who have gotten their hands on the new Legacy also noted that the cabin is also much better at keeping NVH levels lower than the previous version.
Engine choices for the new Legacy start with a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four which can make 182 horsepower and 239 Nm of torque, while the top of the line XT versions uses a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four capable of making 260 horsepower and 376 Nm of torque.
As with any Subaru model, the new Legacy comes with the company’s Lineartronic CVT, as well as Symmetrical All-wheel drive.
It ain't no slouch either
Inside, the all-new Legacy offers a much more premium cabin, with most of the surfaces clad in soft-touch materials. Most notable however is the 11.6-inch touchscreen dominating the top variant’s dashboard.
As with most new Subaru models, the all-new Legacy will be equipped with the EyeSight Driver Assist safety suite, which includes adaptive cruise control, Driver Focus Mitigation System, automated emergency braking, and lane departure warning.
Note the large, 11.6-inch touchscreen
Is the Subaru Legacy available in the Philippines?
Currently, the new, seventh-generation Subaru Legacy has already hit the North American market and it’s reportedly being received quite well over there.
With regards to a local release, we reached out to Subaru Philippines to ask if the new 2020 Subaru Legacy is still available and they said that it's now out of the indent order list.
But an interested customer can still insist on buying one, provided that he or she is willing to wait. Also, there's no guarantee that this order will push through as it's subject to availability within the region.
A lot of people are still drawn to the Legacy's very comfortable interior
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Know more about Subaru Legacy 2021
The Subaru Legacy is a series of premium and sporty midsize sedan built with the legendary Japanese carmaker’s acclaimed handling and consistent performance. It features a sleek exterior designed with engineered gorgeous lines, aerodynamically-modified edges, and a mighty stance. Inside, it boasts a luxurious cabin packed with luxurious amenities drivers and passengers will surely adore. The Subaru Legacy is offered in seven exciting variants: the Subaru Legacy 2.5i, the Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited, the Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition, the Subaru Legacy2.5iGT Limited, the Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec. B, the Subaru Legacy 3.0R, and the Subaru Legacy 3.0R Limited. It comes in Satin White Pearl, Quartz Silver Metallic, Seacrest Green Metallic, Newport Blue Pearl, Ruby Red Pearl, Deep Bronze Metallic, Diamond Gray Metallic, and Obsidian Black.
Cesar G.B. Miguel