Subaru Charges into the 2020 Model Year with a New Legacy Sedan

You've probably seen this or a similar factoid: "more than 90% of Subaru cars sold in the last decade are still on the road today." It's true. Moreover, that number's even more amazing for a mid-size car like Subaru Legacy: it weighs in at 96%. So, you'll have to forgive the excitement of the team here at Subaru Superstore of Surprise when we say, given what we've learned about the upcoming 2020 Subaru Legacy, we can already see it carrying that torch -- even before it arrives at the dealership for our greater-Phoenix drivers. The 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut told us only so much -- that it'll be more sophisticatedly styled, for instance. Here's a rundown of what we know now -- it's a lot more.

For one, having undergone extensive re-engineering, 2020 Legacy will be completely redesigned inside and out. It'll be built on the Subaru Global Platform from 70%-more-rigid high-strength steel, quieter, more vibration-resistant, better at safeguarding you during a crash safety, and best of all, providing a better driving feel.

Two, you can look forward to improved performance. A 182-horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine will come standard, and paired with a Lineartronic CVT, it'll be able to achieve up to 35 mpg highway, according to initial estimates. That's almost 650 miles of total cruising range.

Three, the sedan will be more comfortable than it ever has been. You and your riders will be able to enjoy optional features from 10-way power-adjustable driver's seating with a two-position memory recall to a new, height-adjustable power passenger seat. Passengers in the rear will also get more space to spread out thanks to a whopping 39.5 inches of rear legroom.

Fourth, the safety commitment Subaru makes in Legacy will be nearly unmatched. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, for instance, will come standard, incorporating not only its iconic pre-collision braking system but also an all-new advanced adaptive cruise control feature with lane centering to make safe distancing easier and more reliable than before. The new DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, previously reserved for Subaru Forester, will be available, as will a blind-spot detection system, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, LED steering-responsive headlights, and a 180-degree front-view monitor. Standard high-beam assist will intelligently light the way with other driver's in mind, while a standard rear-vision camera will make reversing and parking a breeze. Lastly, STARLINK Safety and Security will remain available, offering advanced auto collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, remote engine start and remote climate control management, and STARLINK concierge services.

Finally, Legacy will pack plenty of upgraded technologies. The centerpiece: an all-new and highly intuitive infotainment interface writ even larger -- an 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen. It'll come with support for standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, simplifying smartphone integration, 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability to extend the Internet to up to eight devices, and dovetailing entertainment perks like an available 12-speaker, 576-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon premium audio system.

Of course, there'll be an all-new Touring XT trim for the luxury performer in you, too. It'll feature an all-new turbocharged 260-horsepower SUBARU BOXER workhorse ready to churn out 277 pound-feet of torque, not to mention the ability to get great highway fuel economy, up to 32 mpg. Interior enhancements will even range from genuine Nappa Leather seating with front-seat heating and ventilation, heated rear seating, a heated steering wheel, and more.

Keep an eye out for further updates as we get closer to the 2020 Subaru Legacy release. In the meantime, take a 2019 model for a ride. Give us a call or stop by 13090 North Autoshow Ave for a visit to schedule a test drive!

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