Despite what you might be hearing, not everyone wants a family-oriented SUV; there are still plenty of people out there who are interested in a family sedan. For them, Subaru is pulling out all the stops with its redesigned 2020 Legacy, unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
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The sedan may not look all that different, but it sits on a new platform and features a host of big changes both inside and under the hood. The standard engine is a revised version of the 2019 model’s 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder; it’s again mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is again standard. What’s new is the return of the turbo: The 260-horsepower, turbocharged 2.4-liter boxer four-cylinder replaces the previous 256-hp flat-six as the power upgrade for the new XT trims.
More big news for the Legacy is the Touring trims’ gigantic 11.6-inch touchscreen and upscale cabin materials, adding a dash of luxury and technology to the sedan.
Lastly, safety is a big part of the new Legacy’s story — and naturally so, as safety remains a hallmark of the brand. The new Legacy offers two new safety features: First is a new distraction mitigation system called Driver Focus that uses cameras and sensors to alert you if it thinks you’re not paying attention; second is a new lane-centering function that works with the existing EyeSight safety system.
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