Subaru’s Legacy and Outback never sold in numbers to rival the big-name family sedan competition, but it doesn’t mean the cars didn’t find a niche. The Outback, a raised wagon version of the Legacy, has become a favorite of suburban families and outdoorsy folks.
In fall of 2009, Subaru will start selling the 5th generation of the all-new 2010 Legacy. A short list of the new features includes:
• Roomiest Legacy Ever with New Level of Comfort, Quiet and Refinement
• Bold New Design Stands Apart from Mainstream Midsize Sedans
• New 6-speed Manual and CVT Transmissions for Legacy 2.5i Models
• 2.5GT Models Gain 265-hp Turbo Engine and 6-Speed Transmission
• New Legacy 3.6R Models Featuring More Powerful 6-Cylinder Engine
• Learn more at www.subaru.com/2010legacy.
The 2010 Legacy will still sport Subaru’s trademark symmetrical AWD feature standard. The engine choices be a 170 hp SOHC 16 valve 2.5L flat four, a 256 hp DOHC 24 valve 3.6L flat six and a 265 hp turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16 valve 2.5L flat four. The three transmissions available are the continuously variable automatic with manumatic shifting, 5-speed automatic with manumatic shifting and 6-speed manual. The engines being retained will be improved and will include a new alloy cylinder block to help reduce weight as well as a longer stroke action to improve torque levels.
The new car will build upon the lines of the current model (pictured) but will feature a more prominent grille, sharper and more angular headlights, flared fenders and a more chiseled overall appearance. Its designers describe it as being significantly different yet still easily recognizable as a Legacy. Once again, the new Legacy will include both the standard sedan and wagon models plus the popular Outback soft-roader, according to Edmunds.
The new Legacy will range from $20,995 to $31,995 with options to fit almost any budget. Since it gets a fuel economy rating average of between 26-21 mpg (depending on engine and transmission combination) the 2010 Legacy is a great CARS bill (cash for clunkers) alternative for purchase.