Nestled among the rugged-looking crossovers at Dellenbach Subaru is the 2023 Subaru Legacy. Looking every bit the conventional family sedan that it is, it seems only distantly related to the lifted SUV-ish Outback, though the two are built on the same platform and share many components.
For 2023, Subaru’s family sedan wears an updated look, with a larger grille, a revised front bumper, and different headlamps. The mid-range Sport model now comes standard with a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder and additional exterior embellishments including a red stripe in the grille and gray mirror caps. Automated emergency steering has been added to the roster of available driver-assistance features, and the top Touring XT trim uses a new wide-angle camera that improves the field-of-view for the car’s EyeSight system.
A 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine is standard and makes 182 horsepower. Sport and Touring XT models come with a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter engine. All Legacy models have all-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). We've tested both engines now, and what a difference a turbo makes. The Touring XT managed to hit 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds while the non-turbo Sport required a lackluster 8.0 seconds. Regardless of which engine is under the hood, the new Legacy boasts slightly improved handling dynamics over the last generation and a similarly compliant ride.
The 2023 Legacy is a fine option if you're shopping for a new midsize car. The Legacy has an airy and nicely trimmed interior, and it offers comfy seats, a decently sized trunk and loads of standard safety features, from adaptive headlights to adaptive cruise control. The suspension handles rough roads with ease, yielding a smooth and relaxing ride, and standard all-wheel drive makes for surefooted handling in less-than-ideal conditions. Other perks include good fuel economy and a reasonably low starting price.
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