Revised Subaru Legacy bows in Chicago
Subaru will debut the 2018 Legacy midsize sedan at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show which starts this week.
The new Legacy features revised styling and significant upgrades to comfort, safety, and multimedia capability.
In addition to major changes, myriad smaller engineering and design details throughout the 2018 Legacy enhance the driving experience. The 2018 Subaru Legacy will go on sale this summer. The 2018 Legacy will be available in a 2.5i model with 175hp 2.5-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine, or, as the Legacy 3.6R with a 256 hp 3.6-litre six-cylinder Boxer engine.
Both engines come teamed as standard with the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) with manual mode and paddle shift control switches. A retuned ECU for 2018 provides the CVT with more responsive and smoother acceleration.
Legacy adds to its array of driver-assist features for 2018, including available new Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH).
Available in conjunction with LED headlights, SRH aims the lights into turns as the driver steers.
Also for 2018, Limited models with EyeSight utilize the systems’ cameras for High Beam Assist, which automatically turn the high beams on and off depending on traffic conditions.
Subaru went through the Legacy chassis to make the 2018 model even more comfortable to drive, while also retuning its suspension to enhance agility and steering and brake feel.
Retuned dampers reduce the initial impact of bumps while also reducing body roll through turns. Smoother, more linear response from the Electric Power Steering (EPS) and a firmer, more direct brake-pedal feel also make the Legacy more engaging to drive.
The 2018 Legacy gains the brand’s latest Subaru Starlink Multimedia system with Bluetooth wireless capability, iPod control, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
Beginning unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto show, the 2018 Subaru Legacy features a revised front and rear styling for sportier look and redesigned interior with more premium materials.