While the base dimensions, specs, colors remain the same as the 2015, there are some new items for the 2016 version. These include:
- Subaru's Starlink safety and security package is added to the Premium and Limited models.
- Premium and Limited trims receive upgraded infotainment capabilities through the Starlink system.
- Lane-keep assist is added to the EyeSight safety system.
- All models receive a new auto on/off feature for the headlights and wipers.
- the steering unit has been redesigned for better response and feedback.
- There is a revised suspension on the Limited models.
Great news is that even with the high demand and the new additions, the MSRP for the 2016 Legacy has only increased $100-$350, less than the cost of inflation.
The 2016 Subaru Legacy offers two engines, both of which are mated to a standard continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and standard all-wheel drive. Most Legacy models will be equipped with the sedan's 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine, which makes 175 horsepower. With that engine, fuel economy stands at 26 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which are strong figures for an AWD car.
Drivers who want more power will upgrade to the Legacy's 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine. That powerplant features 256 hp and returns 20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy.
TheCarConnection.com says "It's only a matter of time before mainstream shoppers find the 2016 Subaru Legacy in the way that they've already flocked to Subaru's Forester crossover and Outback utility wagon. The Legacy is no longer the specialty sedan it was in the past. With standard all-wheel drive, a recent full redesign, and some impressive active-safety features that don't break the bank, the 2016 Subaru Legacy adds up to quite the value, especially in its four-cylinder versions. That's part of why, this past year, we named it out our Best Car To Buy 2015."
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