The 2015 Subaru Legacy has just gone on sale in South Africa and we have the specs and pricing for this model. This is essentially the sedan model of the very capable Subaru Outback wagon.
EnginePowering the Subaru Legacy 3.6R-S is a refined and efficient version of the brand's 3.6-litre Boxer engine with 191 kW and 350 Nm. Power reaches all four wheels through the Lineartronic CVT which now features an updated shift control system. The famous symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system that Subaru is famous for is retained and it effortlessly sends power to the front and back via an electronically-controlled centre differential. Subaru claims 9.9L/100km as a combined-cycle fuel consumption figure.
Interior ChangesFor the 2015 Subaru Legacy model, the cabin receives a significant and sophisticated upgrade. In terms of size, there’s more hip and shoulder room thanks to a 20 mm increase in width. The boot capacity has increased too, thanks to a slightly longer rear overhang. Practicality improves thanks to a rear seat which now folds 60:40. Specification is generous with standard features like a sunroof and reverse camera, dual-zone climate control and steering wheel controls.
However the big news is the new 6.2-inch touch screen with an interface reminiscent of smartphones and tablets; it acts as a command centre for functions such as audio, telephony, and vehicle-related settings and systems.
Another big change is the torsionally stiffer body that improves safety standards. In terms of safety, the 2015 Subaru Legacy has achieved 5-star ratings in ANCAP (Australian NCAP tests right-hand drive models) testing.