2001 Daewoo Leganza

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Key Specs

of the 2001 Daewoo Leganza. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    131-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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2001 Daewoo Leganza Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The Leganza is the largest, most expensive model of Daewoo’s three U.S. vehicles, and this midsize sedan gets minor equipment changes for 2001. Daewoo (pronounced “day-woo”) is a South Korean manufacturer that had ambitions of becoming a major player in the global auto industry, but it suffered massive financial losses. The result is that Daewoo’s car business went up for sale, and General Motors and Fiat currently are the only potential suitors in a joint effort to rescue the company.

How this will affect Daewoo’s future in the United States is uncertain, because GM and Fiat may want to buy only portions of the Korean company’s auto operations.



Exterior
The Leganza comes in four-door styling, and at 184 inches overall, it is 4 to 5 inches shorter than the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.



Interior
Five-passenger seating and a 60/40-split rear seatback that folds for extra cargo room are standard. All models also come with air conditioning and power locks, windows and heated mirrors. Leather upholstery is standard on the SX and CDX models and not available on the base SE.



Under the Hood
The front-drive Leganza comes with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 131 horsepower. The SE comes with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Other models come with the automatic.

Antilock brakes are standard on the SX and CDX, and the CDX also has traction control.



Driving Impressions
With a base price of $13,999, ...
Vehicle Overview
The Leganza is the largest, most expensive model of Daewoo’s three U.S. vehicles, and this midsize sedan gets minor equipment changes for 2001. Daewoo (pronounced “day-woo”) is a South Korean manufacturer that had ambitions of becoming a major player in the global auto industry, but it suffered massive financial losses. The result is that Daewoo’s car business went up for sale, and General Motors and Fiat currently are the only potential suitors in a joint effort to rescue the company.

How this will affect Daewoo’s future in the United States is uncertain, because GM and Fiat may want to buy only portions of the Korean company’s auto operations.



Exterior
The Leganza comes in four-door styling, and at 184 inches overall, it is 4 to 5 inches shorter than the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.



Interior
Five-passenger seating and a 60/40-split rear seatback that folds for extra cargo room are standard. All models also come with air conditioning and power locks, windows and heated mirrors. Leather upholstery is standard on the SX and CDX models and not available on the base SE.



Under the Hood
The front-drive Leganza comes with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 131 horsepower. The SE comes with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Other models come with the automatic.

Antilock brakes are standard on the SX and CDX, and the CDX also has traction control.



Driving Impressions
With a base price of $13,999, the Leganza is attractively priced against other midsize sedans. A fully loaded CDX model still costs less than $20,000 and includes leather upholstery, a power sunroof and other amenities. A similarly equipped Accord or Camry will cost considerably more, though both have higher resale value and are built by blue-chip companies. While the Leganza has competent performance and a lot of features for the money, there are too many questions about Daewoo’s future to make this a prime choice, except on price.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

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(4.0)
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(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

owned the car for 10 years best car ever had

by Owner from san diego ca on August 4, 2010

Car looks and runs as good as the day of purchase. Its is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. Have traveled across country coast to coast 4 time now. Read full review

(5.0)

One of the Best Cars for the Money

by One time Leganza Owner from South Dakota on February 14, 2009

I had a Leganza SX for 8 years and put over 200-thousand miles on it. Great car. Most of my miles were highway driven. In town the suspension always seemed stiff, but on the road it was very smooth. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Leganza received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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