Luxury Cars 2010

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Subaru Legacy 2011, Top Performance

The Subaru Legacy sedan has always been changing both inside and outside. With all-new Legacy, which debuted in the 2010 model year, Subaru to continue the tradition. The big Legacy is designed to look sleek and sophisticated sports-themed or more depending on what trim level you choose.

Legacy lineup powered by a choice of three engines, mated to six-speed manual, Subaru Lineatronic continues variable transmission or five-speed automatic. Engine choices include the base 2.5-liter Subaru H-4, a variant 3.6-liter turbocharged 2.5-liter Subaru engine or a friend AH-6 Of course, all the features Legacys

2011 Subaru Legacy ranks 11 out of 19 Affordable Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 82 published reviews and test drives of the Subaru Legacy, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The 2011 Subaru Legacy manages to measure up against other affordable midsize cars and remains the only one to come with standard all-wheel-drive.

Reviews of the 2011 Subaru Legacy are generally mixed. Like all Subarus, the Legacy has standard all-wheel-drive, a unique feature that helps provide added safety and security. Yet, the forced inclusion of all-wheel-drive is a part of what some reviewers complain about. Despite the many benefits of all-wheel-drive, it also negatively affects fuel economy and acceleration.

Reviewers are also mixed on the Legacy’s styling, which some find unattractive, though most agree that the Legacy offers comfortable accommodations for both front and rear passengers.

Consumers checking out the 2011 Subaru Legacy should be sure to check out other affordable midsize cars with all-wheel-drive options. The Ford Fusion has been praised by the automotive press since its 2010 redesign and is available with all-wheel drive. The Suzuki Kizashi is also available with an all-wheel drive option. Reviewers praise the Kizashi’s sporty driving experience and premium feel, all of which is available for a reasonable price.

The Legacy is available in seven trim levels, ranging from a basic 2.5i to a near-luxury 3.6R limited. The Legacy’s base price is a very reasonable $19,995 and comes with standard features such as a digital trip computer, a tire pressure monitoring system, cruise control and keyless entry. For 2011 the Legacy 2.5GT is only available in Limited trim. The 2011 Legacy 2.5GT adds faux carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard, aluminum pedals and silver stitching on the seats and armrest.

New for 2011, the Legacy comes standard with folding rear-view mirrors. Legacy models that have the optional harman/kardon audio system now come with a three-month trial subscription to XM radio.

Exterior Features

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Available 4-cylinder, turbocharged 4-cylinder, and 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engines
Available Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
Projector-beam headlights
Aerodynamic side ground effects
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

Interior Features

Vehicle Dynamics Control
Spacious interior
Available heated front seats
Available Bluetooth® connectivity
Available voice-activated navigation
Available harman/kardon® audio system

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