The Subaru Legacy Tourer range has been enhanced by the addition of a new entry-level model.
The Subaru Legacy Tourer range has been enhanced by the addition of a new entry-level model. The ES Nav, which costs from £21,995, has a 2.0-litre 150PS petrol engine. This can be teamed with six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. These load-luggers reach 62mph in 9.8 and 11.2 seconds respectively, and average 32.8 and 34.9mpg. Emissions are reasonable too, as they cough-up less than 200g of carbon per kilometre.The new Subaru Legacy Tourer ES Nav has a fantastic specification. This includes permanent four-wheel-drive which is fairly unusual in the sector. This robustly constructed workhorse also has a touch-screen satellite navigation system, CD/DVD player, duel-zone climate control, Bluetooth, and automatic headlights and wipers. The rear seats can be folded flat at the touch of a button, which increases the boot size from 526 to 1,726-litres. The Subaru Legacy Tourer is the thinking motorists' estate. It suits those who fancy something prestigious, but not a BMW or Mercedes-Benz. It is actually very difficult to think of reasons not to buy this capable machine. After all, it has excellent handling, family-focussed practicality, numerous safety features, a proven reliability record, loads of toys, and a sensible price tag. What more could you possibly want? Sign me up for a blue one.