2010 Subaru Legacy | new car review

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 by

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The 2010 Legacy is all new and represents the fifth generation of Subaru’s upmarket sedan.

It’s larger in every dimension than the previous model and Subaru has made an effort to up the quality of both interior and engineering.

For the first time, it comes available with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) called Lineartronic, rather than a traditional automatic gearbox. Subaru says this chain-driven transmission improves efficiency and reacts faster to throttle inputs.

As always in the Middle East, the exact specification of Legacys available will vary from dealer to dealer, but the 2.5i and 2.5i Sport models come come with a 2.5-litre Boxer petrol engine that produces 165bhp, attached to Subaru’s well-respected all-wheel drive system. The 2.5GT features a turbocharged version of the same engine developing 261bhp, while it replaces the CVT with a five-speed automatic.

The 2.5i is available with features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters, cruise control and dual-zone air conditioning, as well as HID headlights, leather seats and a sunroof.

The 2.5i Sport enhances the car’s looks with a more aggressive front end and inside adds 18-inch alloys, a carbon finish to the interior and a start-stop button, as well as aluminium pedals.

The top-level 2.5GT boasts the same features, but comes with the more powerful engine and an appropriate vent in the bonnet.

On the safety side, all vehicles come with front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, EBD and VDC (electronic stability control).

One Response to 2010 Subaru Legacy | new car review

  1. Saeed Ahmad Reply

    September 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Subaru is a great car for enthusiasts that like grip and highway driving with a capability to drive on light sand and gravel as well as in rain! The boxer engine helps reduce center of gravilty and gives the car a sporty feel.

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