2016 Subaru Legacy Release Date, Specs, Engine, Price – The new 2016 Subaru Legacy comes with some few updates meant for a comfortable ride and better performance. The stering system has been revised for the 2016 year model for a better feel. Coming back with the Legacy are the shock absorbers for a smoother ride. In case you are itching to see a lot of Subarus (and who isn’t) before the release of the new Legacy, it would be advisable to go where it snows and rains.
AWD, standard on all Subaru models except the BRZ sport coupe, has made the Subarus very popular in places like the Pacific Northwest and New England. But Subarus have always had a quirky nature, and whilst bossting the sales in Oregon, it has ended up being a major player within the mid-size sedan market.
Subaru has tried its best in trying to broaden the Legacy’s appeal in the recent past by making it feel like a mainstream car. The previous year saw improved cargo volume and passenger space along with a major upgrade to its cabin equipment and materials. Also, Subaru boosted the vehicle’s fuel economy, which had been a major flaw for the car.
Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2016 Subaru Legacy
For starters, the new Subaru Legacy is a 5-passenger sedan available in 4 trims: base 2.5i, mid-trims 2.5i Premium and top-of-the-line 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited models. The base 2.5i model will come with automatic headlights, 17″ wheels, cruise control, traction control, climate control, stability control, air conditioning, an adjustable driver seat, electronic accessories, a telescoping steering wheel, a reclining and foldable aft seat, Bluetooth connectivity, heated mirrors, power lumbar, cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, a HD and satellite radio, CD/DVD player, an iPod/USB interface, smartphone connectivity. A 6.2-inch touchscreen display controls most phone and entertainment functions.
The 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium should throw in adds 17″ alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, de-icer, an 8-way electronic driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, power lumbar, heated front seats, upgraded gauges, Starlink connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a telematics system, and an upgraded audio system with a satellite radio, 7″ touchscreen display, dual USB ports, six speakers, voice commands news and weather applications, and Internet-connected music.
Available options for the 2.5i Premium include a navigation system, sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear cross-traffic and blind spot warning systems, adaptive foglights, Subaru’s EyeSight system and additional connected services. The former combines lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention, forward collision mitigation and forward collision warning with brake intervention.
Upgrading to the 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited variant adds a comfort-tuned suspension, 18″ alloy wheels, rear cross traffic alert, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, inclining passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear heated seats, a blind spot warning, reclining side mirrors, and a premium audio system.
Standard and optional equipment for the 2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited are similar to those of the 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited, but adds xenon headlights and six-cylinder engine.
Engine Specs – Subaru Legacy 2016
Under the hood of the new 2016 Subaru Legacy are two engines available: a 2.5L 4-cylinder and a 3.6L 6-cylinder. The base 2.5L 4-cylinder powerplant generates 175 hp and 174 pounds of torque whereas the six-cylinder cranks out 256 hp and 247 pounds of torque. The engines come mated with the solely available Continuous Variable Transmission system. The AWD is standard.
In our own testing, a Legacy 2.5i Premium ran from 0-60 miles per hour in 9.4 seconds. That’s rather lackluster by conventional standards, as most competitors accomplish the same dash in less than 8 sec.
The EPA ratings put the 4-cylinder Legacy at 26 city/36 highway/30 mpg combined, an impressive result within its class especially considering that AWD normally drags the fuel economy down a point or two. The 6-cylinder Legacy, on the other hand, returns 20 city/29 highway/23 mpg combined, which is a bit less than the fuel economy of a couple of rivals with improved engines. It is without a doubt that the new vehicle has been built to impress even its critics.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.3 in. (108.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.8 in. (188.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 119.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3468 lbs.
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 9.4 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg(city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Carbide Gray Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic, Venetian Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price & Release Date – 2016 Subaru Legacy
The new Subaru Legacy is expected to hit showrooms anytime from now with a price tag of around $40,000 for the base model. With the Honda Accord and the Chevy Malibu already out with their offers the Legacy has a long way to make up for with their 2016 model.