2015 Subaru Legacy

New looks and much better fuel economy are the big news for Subaru’s midsize Legacy sedan.

CHICAGO — Subaru introduced a redesigned 2015 Legacy sedan featuring a coupe-like profile with steeper windshield rake and thinner roof pillars, while interiors feature more soft-touch surfaces. A restyled grille can be fitted with shutters to aid aerodynamics, and they’re flanked by new C-shaped LED running lights. Available engines include a 175-horsepower flat four and a 256-horsepower flat six, both connected to a CVT automatic transmission. New safety features in Subaru’s available Eye Sight system include blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, and cross-path detection. Active headlights are also available.

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Subaru released this teaser photo in advance of today’s official 2015 Legacy reveal.

What’s gone for ’15 is a manual transmission. A 6-speed self-shifter had been available on certain 4-cylinder 2014 models. On the plus side, 4-cylinder fuel economy climbs to 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway according to the EPA, bumps of 2 and 4 mpg respectively over ’14 4-cylinder automatic-transmission models.

As expected, all Legacy models, like all Subaru models, will come standard with AWD. Look for the new Legacy in showrooms this summer.

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CG Says:

We’ve always liked the Subaru Legacy, and we’re inclined to like an updated thriftier version of the car even more. Pulling down a 36-mpg EPA highway number with the brand’s iconic AWD in place feels like an accomplishment to us.

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