2023 Subaru Legacy Returns With a Facelift, More Safety Tech | News

Shoppers are familiar with the 2022 Legacy will find the 2023 model’s exterior unchanged apart from its new front end. The 2023 Legacy gets a larger grille, a new front bumper cover and redesigned LED headlights and foglights. The mid-level Legacy Sport gets unique exterior elements like a trunk spoiler, gray 18-inch alloy wheels and a red accent on the grille. A new 360-degree heated steering wheel comes standard on the Sport and Touring XT models.

Expanded Safety and Wireless Connectivity

The updated Legacy sees several enhancements to its Subaru Eyesight driver-assisted suite that includes standard features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist. According to Subaru, the system operates more smoothly and in a broader range thanks to a widened view, software updates and a new electric brake booster.

The range-topping Touring XT gains a wide-angle mono camera that offers an expanded view to recognized pedestrians and bicyclists sooner when entering an intersection at lower speeds. All models are equipped with a blind spot monitor and lane change assist comes with automatic emergency steering that works at speeds under 50 mph.

2023 Legacy models that feature an 11.6-inch tablet-style center touchscreen now come with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base model retains its smaller 7-inch touchscreen and wired connectivity as the only option, however. According to Subaru, the multimedia system also gets improved onscreen controls for audio and climate and a new what3words feature that integrates with the navigation system to make finding destinations simpler.

Turbo Engine Trickles Down

Most Legacy models are powered by a standard 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which Cars.com editors found sluggish and unresponsive in a 2020 Legacy review. The 2022 model requires upgraded shoppers to upgrade to the top Limited XT or Touring XT models to get a more potent 260-hp, turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. That changes for 2023 with the Sport trim now using the 2.4-liter as its standard engine; The turbo will once again come standard on the Touring XT. The base engine is more efficient with a 30 mpg combined rating from the EPA than to the 2.4-liter’s 27 mpg combined. All Legacy models come with a standard continuously variable automatic transmission and standard AWD with active torque vectoring.

Release Date

The 2023 Subaru Legacy will arrive in the fall and will once again offer six trims from the base model to the top-tier Touring XL. Pricing for the updated sedan will be announced near its arrival, but the 2022 Legacy will have a starting price of $ 24,490 for the base model and $ 30,285 for the Legacy Sport.

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