2015 Subaru Legacy Overview
What’s New for the 2015 Subaru Legacy?
Redesigned for 2015, the new Subaru Legacy features a few changes to the exterior, an upgraded cabin and better fuel economy than its predecessor. Manual transmission is also no longer an option.
2015 Subaru Legacy Exterior
This newest Legacy does away with the 2014 edition’s fender flares and features a more truck-like grille that sits between thinner headlamps. Overall, the Legacy has a respectable if not revolutionary look, which is probably what Subaru is looking for as they aim to make the Legacy as ubiquitous as the rival Accord.
2015 Subaru Legacy Performance
The base 2.5i model comes with a 2.5-liter BOXER four-cylinder engine, which is also found in the 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited trims. Those wanting to go bigger need to upgrade to the top trim 3.6R Limited, which has a 3.6-liter BOXER six-cylinder engine.
As mentioned previously, manual transmission is no longer available, which leads to a noticeably stiffer ride.
2015 Subaru Legacy Efficiency
Improved mileage is where the new Legacy really shines. The 2014 2.5i model had a combined EPA-estimated rating of 27 mpg, which dipped down to just 20 mpg combined in the 3.6R model. For 2015, the 2.5i gets 36 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city for a combined fuel economy of 30 mpg, while the 3.6R Limited delivers 22 combined mpg.
2015 Subaru Legacy Interior
Interior materials and overall cabin size and comfort have improved over last year. Tech upgrades include a new optional touchscreen navigation system and features improved smartphone integration and better response than the 2014 model.
2015 Subaru Legacy Safety
Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, brake assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control System, Blind Spot Detection and a rearview camera. Optional EyeSight driver assist technology provides those who spring for the 2.5i Premium, Limited, or 3.6R models with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane departure warning.