2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Review

The first released photos about the 2016 Subaru Legacy have been released. The model is going to get its release date pretty soon but as the spy photos were the first that hit the market. Now we have some more solid evidence with the official pictures that are issued in order to announce the official release which is going to come pretty soon.

The model was first teased in 2014 with a vehicle that was showcased at the Chicago Auto Show. This was actually a model which was based on the Subaru Legacy concept which was shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show a year before that. Now when all the teases and concepts are out of the way we are finally reaching the part when we are supposed to get a production level car.

2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited side view, blue color, alloy wheels

The photos show that the new Legacy is going to have a sleeker coupe like exterior. The car is also going to have a faster windshield rake which is going to combine with a narrower A-pillars . The new Subaru Legacy can be described as a perfect modern sedan vehicle with sporty elements added to it.

The model is also going to adopt a lot of elements that are going to be crossed from the concept car and the previously revealed version. There are no indications so far how many elements are going to be transferred here but it seems that the car is pretty much based on the concept level car and has a lot of things in common with the previous cars. The best thing about the concept transfer are the cool hawk-eye headlights and taillights which we are certainly going to see on the production level car.

2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The news continue under the hood as the 2016 Subaru Legacy is going to be updated with a new version of Subaru’s boxer engine. Also mentioned are the Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system and CVT.

The price ratings have already been announced in fact for the 2016 Subaru Legacy and will be based on the added gadgets and elements that are confirmed for the car. The price is a agreeable one particularly if we take into account what we are getting with the latest model Legacy. Read more about the price and all the specs here in the given review.

2016 Subaru Legacy exterior

The outside design of the new 2016 Subaru Legacy focuses mostly on a sportier look compared to before. It actually makes the car seem more like a sports coupe which really does the trick in every sense of the word. The most part of this is achieved with the added bumper and grille which integrate pretty great into this overall concept. The base of the roofline is pulled back for two inches which makes it a very rewarding change compared to the last-generation car. The steel hood was also thrown out and substituted in favor of an aluminum one which adds more balance and helps with the weight distribution of the car.

The headlights have been changed completely and are substituted in favor of the new and very cool eye-hawk design ones. This is a part of the old and traditional look, which also means the old  funky-looking half grille which was swapped with a louvered grille and a cleaner front apron. The back side also gets the better and cleaner taillights while the bumper wraps more cleanly around the tailpipe.

2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited front view, headlights and grille

All of the exterior changes actually bring to an overall improvement of 10% in favor of aerodynamics for the car. This is going to enhance the fuel efficiency of the car and also make it much more drivable. The  2.5i Limited trim cars come with a special set of features which add Active Grille Shutter system which actually closes the grille and enhances the aerodynamics and the fuel efficiency even further.


The 2016 Subaru Legacy also has a completely revamped cabin coming into this redesign. The first thing that is noticeable is the growth in dimensions. The car has  a total of 104.6 cubic feet for passengers, which is a 1.6 cubic-foot increase. The cargo area also has a total of 15 cubes, which is a 0.3 inches increase compared to the previous model.

2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited interior, dashboard, gear shift, lcd screen, steering wheel

The dash adds some binocular-style gauge pods which also adds a 3.5-inch LCD screen placed between them. The  EyeSight system offers you a five inches larger screen as optional. Added is the ECO gauge system which shows the performance of your Legacy very accurately.

The entire cabin has a horizontal theme which actually helps the car have a seemingly larger cabin than it actually is. Also added to the mix are the premium materials that are added with teh addition of some soft-touch surfaces which make the sedan feel much more premium.

The 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited offers some upper trim additions like the six-speaker sound system, SiriusXM and SMS texting, a seven-inch screen and an optional 12 harman/kardon speakers and 576 watts of power.


2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited engine

The engines utilized under the hood for the 2016 Subaru Legacy are going to be familiar options. You get the a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter six-cylinder as last year. The base version receives a slight upgrade in power as it makes 175 horsepower , but the torque remains the same at 174 pound-feet. The later engine option has a  256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque output and both engines are going to use a Lineartronic CVT, but the six-pot engine gets a high-torque variant of the transmission.

Price and release date

The release date is still not confirmed as of yet, but we can expect to receive the 2016 Subaru Legacy by the end of the year. The base versions get a price of $21,745, the 2.5i Premium is $23,845, the 2.5i Limited is $26,845whiel the 3.6R Limited is offered for $29,945, all as base MSRP pricing.




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