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Subaru Debuts Refreshed 2023 Legacy

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Legacy receives an updated look with a redesigned front fascia. Photo Subaru Canada

Subaru Canada announced the 2023 Legacy sedan with updated styling and new safety and in-vehicle technologies.

Also new, GT trim comes exclusively with the powerful 2.4-litre turbo SUBARU BOXER engine, sport suspension and SI-Drive. For the 2023 model year, Legacy will be available in Touring, Limited and GT trim levels when it arrives at Subaru dealerships this fall.

The 2023 Legacy lineup receives a bolder look thanks to a new front fascia incorporating a more prominent grille and redesigned LED headlights. The sedan comes standard with the latest generation of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The enhanced system operates more smoothly and under a greater range of conditions thanks to a wider field of view, updated control software, and the addition of an electric brake booster.

Engine & transmission

The 2023 Legacy delivers a unique balance of efficiency and all-weather performance with standard Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, and Vehicle Dynamics Control. The naturally aspired 2.5-litre engine produces 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. Standard and only available on GT, the 2.4-litre turbocharged BOXER engine delivers robust all-around performance with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

All 2023 Legacy models are paired with Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters. Depending on SI-Drive mode, the 2.4-litre turbo can deliver an estimated 9.9/7.3 L/100 km city/highway. The 2.5-litre achieves an estimated 8.8/6.7 L/100 km city/highway.

Safety features

The Legacy is built on the Subaru Global Platform which has been optimized for rigidity and crash absorption. When a crash is unavoidable, the Legacy protects the driver and passengers with eight standard airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag. Subaru expects the 2023 Legacy will achieve top safety scores when it is tested later this year, including a TOP SAFETY PICK + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centring Assist, which provides steering assist when the vehicle veers toward the outside of its lane, helping the driver maintain a direct path. The DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System available on Limited and GT trims uses a dedicated infrared camera and facial recognition technology to identify signs of driver fatigue or distraction and provides audio and visual warnings to alert the driver and passengers. Additional driver-assist technologies include standard Blind Spot Detection System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking and EyeSight Assist Monitor.

All 2023 Legacy trim levels are equipped with the latest generation of SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security. Available packages offer access to emergency services and convenience features including Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Diagnostic Alerts, Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, and more.

The Legacy is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette, Indiana along with the Ascent, Impreza, and Outback.

 

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