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2015 Subaru Legacy Overview

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The newly redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy

The newly redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy

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.

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A more noticeably truck-like grille and thinner headlights are new to the 2015 redesign

2015 Subaru Legacy

The new Legacy in profile

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

Legacy in motion

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.

The 2015 Legacy's interior

The 2015 Legacy’s interior

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.