The trunk is generously sized and held eight carry-on suitcases in our testing, one more than the Accord and two greater than the Camry. On the plus aspect Subaru’s seats hold getting more comfy and these power seats have been well shaped and supportive, agency however not exhausting.
But unfortunately, Subaru has buried too many features deep within this digital screen. In common, easy controls, like these for local weather and radio, are unnecessarily difficult when relegated to touchscreens.
Seats also are heated and cooled and the rear seats, which are roomy and comfortable, also are heated. Sadly, Subaru now controls all this by way of that monster infotainment display, so it requires firing up the car, waiting a couple of seconds for the display screen to activate and then pressing the desired buttons. Get within the driver’s seat and the very first thing you’ll notice is a massive new 11.6-inch touchscreen.
And as we’ll explain later, buyers can’t keep away from the tech options by opting for the bottom trim anymore. As you’d expect with Subaru, all-wheel drive is normal on all Legacy models.
In the segment, you can find AWD as an option on just the Ford Fusion and the Nissan Altima, and all others make do with front-driven wheels. Subaru touts this as a safety characteristic, and the massive push toward safety in the 2020 model year also consists of making its EyeSight adaptive cruise control system standard on all Legacy models. The commonplace Legacy (out there in base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trims) is powered by the same 182 horsepower 2.5-liter naturally aspirated flat-four you’ll find in the Forester. It carries on the, um, legacy of the Legacy as a reliable and comfy all-wheel drive mid-dimension sedan with a modicum of performance and some impressive tech.