2016 Subaru Legacy review LATEST: BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST

2016 Subaru Legacy review LATEST: BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST

2016 Subaru Legacy review LATEST  BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST
2016 Subaru Legacy review LATEST  BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST
We spilled a lot of ink on the WRX and Subaru BRZ, and we all seemed like Crosstrek - the car is so easy and simple, it's cool in a kind of throwback way. It's not hard to see why these vehicles are held in high regard by fans.

Legacy, on the other hand, is a great case study in why Subaru sell cars to people who have never considered themselves someday-rally-driver or autocrossers or soft-road adventurers. The problem is, it's hard to pin down what, exactly, makes working Legacy. Visually, it is a snoozer, a detained three box sedan design that, without them, can be used in architectural rendering - you know, the situations in which they do not want to show the car is immediately recognizable. The interior is typical Subaru: Clean, simple, and not too typical in any way. Based on the touchscreen infotainment cluster similar to the Honda effort recently. It looks pretty; when you use it, you'll either hate it, or you will not mind.

INTERIOR 2016 Subaru Legacy review LATEST  BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST
INTERIOR 2016 Subaru Legacy review LATEST  BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST

On paper, we have a four-cylinder Legacy 175 hp and 174 lb-ft must be a poor match for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and heavy all-wheel drive system. In fact, it was fine. In fact, it encourages-you-in-your-seat sharp off the line, something that is common for CVT equipped Subaru. It winds up drone typical CVT, but even at highway speeds never feel as stressed as it sounds.

If I sound ambivalent about the Legacy, it was only because there was nothing about the car really shines when viewed in isolation. Add it all up, though, and it is the perfect package for buyers sedan at the end of the spectrum normcore slightly crispy.

SPECIAL INTERIOR 2016 Subaru Legacy LATEST  BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST
SPECIAL INTERIOR 2016 Subaru Legacy LATEST  BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY, VERY FAST
Filtering Legacy appeal - and the rest of the Subaru lineup primary - down to three main things and you end up with: honesty in the presentation, the value proposition is balanced and is practically zero luggage brand. It's not exactly the kind of thing that gets geeks excited, but it does help uncover the ultimate success of Subaru; while we spend all our time arguing about the benefits of long-header is not the same boxer engine, people who just want, all-wheel-drive sedan is free to play comfortably under $ 30K driving home in Legacys.


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