The new 2018 Subaru Legacy is a solid pick for anyone looking for a standard AWD drive, top crash test scores, lots of standard safety features, and an excellent exterior visibility. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2018.
The new 2018 Subaru Legacy comes basic with an AWD, which is a potentially and unusual likable trait for a contemporary family sedan. We are particularly impressed by the quality of the interior fittings, but compared to its more mainstream competitors, the Legacy’s dashboard design is a little stark.
The simple and straightforward interior design of the new model is highlighted by Subaru’s no-nonsense approach to car design. Common touch points such as the center console and armrests have been offered with soft-touch materials, whereas the touchscreen navigation system offered as an option comes with easy-to-use crisp graphics thanks to the large icons and smartphone-like operability.
The front seats are comfortable and are offered with plenty of front headroom. Further aback, the 15-cubic-foot trunk trails the competition while the head- and legroom are slightly less than those offered by Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. Even so, the Legacy is nevertheless roomy for a small family sedan.
Things remain same as before under the 2018 Subaru Legacy hood. It however comes a bit short in the way it drives. It’s less cushy and a bit slower than its competition. Both the six- and four-cylinder engine are smooth and quiet, but the acceleration is mediocre. On the upside, though, the standard all-wheel drive gives it a good resume especially when the prevailing conditions are mundane.
Around turns, the newest Subaru Legacy is easy to drive and precise, but an abundance of lean or body roll inhibits the car from feeling truly sporty.
Many quirks inhibit the 2018 Subaru Legacy appeal nevertheless. Some of them include a lackluster acceleration, and a stiffer ride relative to its competition. Owners love Subarus, and we, in particular, love the Legacy. The brand loyalty is almost mind-boggling, but this is a strongly competitive segment loaded with very compelling and appealing options.
In terms of driver enjoyment, technology, and styling, these rivals are your best bet; the 2018 Toyota Camry, the 2018 Mazda 6, the 2018 Ford Fusion, 2018 Nissan Altima, and 2018 Honda Accord.
Available Trims – 2018 Subaru Legacy
Four trims – 3.6R Limited, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium, and the base 2.5 I – are offered for the five-seat 2018 Subaru Legacy.
Exterior Changes & 2018 Subaru Legacy Review
Standard accessories and features offered for the base Legacy include a CD player, automatic headlights, 17” steel wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, Aha and Pandora audio streaming, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, air-conditioning, a 6.2” touchscreen display, a rear folding 60/40-split seat, adjustable driver seat, satellite and HD radio, a four-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, USB/iPod interface, and full power accessories.
Picking the Legacy 2.5i Premium trim model gets you of a 7” touchscreen interface, a telematics system, automatic dual-zone climate control, a windshield wiper de-icer, heated exterior mirrors, 17” alloy wheels, voice commands, two USB ports, Internet-connected news, music, and weather applications, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system, and an upgraded audio system.
Springing for the Legacy 2.5i Limited trim adds heated rear seats, a leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a comfort-tuned suspension, 18” alloy wheels, a blind-spot warning system, power-folding side mirrors, a four-way power passenger seat, and leather upholstery.
The only difference between the Legacy 2.5i Limited and the 3.6R Limited is the latter’s exclusive xenon headlights and a six-cylinder engine. More equipment will be known on its release date.
2018 Subaru Legacy Engine Specs
Inspiration for the 2018 Subaru Legacy is derived from a four-cylinder 2.5L and a 3.6L V6 engines. The base engine pairs to a CVT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters which transmits the power generated – 175 hp and 174 lbs. ft. of torque to the AWD system.
The V6, on the other hand, generates 256 horsepower and 247 pounds-ft. of torque and is offered with the same transmission as the base engine. All mills are offered with a standard AWD system.
Zipping from 0-60 miles with the Legacy 2.5i Premium needs 9.4 seconds. This is a dreary acceleration relative to what the competition offers, as many of its direct rivals achieve the same sprint in under 8.0 seconds.
2018 Subaru Legacy Release Date & Price
The Legacy is estimated will cost about an MSRP of $21,745 for the base model. Rumors allege it will go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2018.