The 10 Best Midsize Cars of 2016

6. 2016 Subaru Legacy

What’s New?

The 2016 Subaru legacy’s steering wheel has been freshly revised, giving it a much better feel. The Limited and Premium trim levels have been concocted with cloud-based infotainment applications, while the Limited model gets a set of shock absorbers giving it a much smoother ride.

Exterior Design

The 2016 Subaru Legacy is available in 4 trim levels, the 2.5i, 2.5i limited, 2.5i premium and the 3.6 R trim levels. The base model comes with 17 inch wheels while the 2.5i Premium comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, windshield wiper de-icer, and heated exterior mirrors. Available Options for the Premium trim level include 18-inch alloy wheels and a blind spot warning system.

Interior Design and Technology

When compared to the earlier models, the quality of materials used in the 2016 model are of an outstanding quality. More cushioning has been included at common touch points such as the center console and the armrest. An optional touchscreen navigation system which offers crisp graphics has also been included. Another outstanding feature that the 2016 Subaru Legacy offers is the vehicles outward visibility. The supportive and firm seats together with a slightly raised raising position makes the 2016 Subaru Legacy makes it the most comfortable Sedan.

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

The Subaru Legacy offers 2 engine types; a 3.6l 6 cylinder engine and a 2.5l 4 cylinder engine. The 2.5l engine delivers an estimated 175 horsepower and 174 pound per feet of torque. The EPA fuel economy is estimated at 30mpg combined i.e. 20 city and 29 highway. It’s a solid pick especially if you live in an area that is frequently affected by heavy snow and rainfall. It’s engine is equipped with electric throttle control, and active valve control system.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, a rear view camera, seat cushion bags, side curtain airbags are offered as standard. On the Limited and Premium trim levels, the 2016 Subaru Legacy Outback is engineered with a Starlink connected Services system which features an automatic collision notification and emergency assistance system. Other key safety features include the optional security plus and Safety plus upgrade that adds remote vehicle locating, remote vehicle access and stolen vehicle recovery.

Posted on April 10, 2017