Subaru's All-Weather Midsize Sedan, the Legacy, Gets a Refresh for 2018

The Subaru Legacy is a refined midsize sedan that offers great handling and a comfortable, roomy ride for up to five adults. It's also the only midsize sedan on the market that comes standard with all-wheel drive.

That makes it uniquely suited to anyone who regularly drives in rough weather, or would like a low-key four-door sedan that can invoke special off-road powers, should the need arise. According to new report from car research and rating firm J.D. Power, Subaru recently announced that Subaru Legacy is getting a refresh for 2018 that should further improve

The 2018 Subaru Legacy reflects the automaker's focus on enhancing a lot of little things inside and out, versus making significant wholesale changes. This starts with the engine and overall performance; the transmission, steering, suspension and brakes have all received adjustment that result in a smoother ride. The base engine in the Legacy 2.5i is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that makes 175 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. For quicker, smoother acceleration and performance on inclines, opt for the Legacy 3.6R, which comes with a 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 256 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Legacy uses a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), with a manual shift mode (via steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. An incline start-assist system is now standard for 2018, along with Subaru’s hill-holder system. The 2018 Legacy has also had its suspension adjusted to reduce body roll, while the brakes are also firmer.

Already recognized as one of the safest family sedans on the market, the 2018 Subaru Legacy adds available driver assist features like rear automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams and LED headlights that track steering direction, to give you better visibility through turns and around corners. Inside, the new 2018 Legacy will have Subaru's upgraded STARLINK multimedia system, which is available with an 8.0-inch display screen, has Bluetooth, and pairs with both Apple and Android phones. Drivers will also the usefulness of several pre-installed apps, including Yelp, Best Parking and Magellen for navigation.

Puente Hills Subaru already has a great selection of 2017 Subaru Legacy models in stock here at our City of Industry, CA dealership, and we're looking forward to the arrival of the 2018 Legacy later this year. In the meantime, our friendly sales professionals are here to brief you on the advantage of our current inventory, and help you select the Subaru model that's right for your lifestyle. Stop in today - we're an easy driver from Los Angeles, Fullerton and West Covino - or give us a call at (888) 450-8814 to schedule an appointment.

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