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Refreshed 2018 Subaru Legacy will Debut at the Chicago Auto Show

Features a sportier look, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Michael Cantu
Feb 2, 2017

Subaru unveiled its refreshed 2018 Legacy, which features styling changes, a retuned CVT, and additional infotainment features. The sixth-generation Legacy launched for the 2015 model year and 2018 brings changes needed to keep this all-wheel drive sedan competitive.

With wider, lower grille openings and a new front bumper that compliments the new grille, Subaru aims for a sportier looking Legacy. The redesigned C-shaped headlights now feature the "Konoji" daytime LED running lights. Two new exterior colors Magnetite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Pearl and two new wheel designs lend a hand in the sportier appearance. Now integrated into the lower fascia, the tailpipe also receives a slight redesign.

Subaru combed through the Legacy's chassis in an effort to improve comfort and drivability. Starting with the suspension, the dampers were retuned to help reduce initial impacts of bumps while also helping to reduce body roll. In order to offer a more engaging drive, improvements were made to the electric power steering and the brake pedal feel.

2018 Subaru Legacy interior Photo 2/2   |   2018 Subaru Legacy interior

Subaru carries over the same 2.5-liter flat-four engine and the 3.6-lter flat-six engine but improves the CVT on the 2.5-liter engine with a quieter ultra-short pitch chain and adjusted engine timing under acceleration to reduce powertrain noise. Sound-insulating inner glass film and reshaped exterior mirrors also help to reduce noise entering the cabin.

The 2018 Subaru Legacy debuts with improved interior materials, a redesigned center console, and a new, sportier looking steering wheel. Subaru's latest Starlink multimedia system now offers quicker performance, eight additional available apps, and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Additionally, the newly available Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) system will aim the headlights into a turn as the driver steers.

Competing with some of the best-selling cars in the industry Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and the Nissan Altima the refreshed 2018 Subaru Legacy hopes to take more of the market share from its fellow Japanese competitors.

Source: Subaru

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