posted 7 years ago

New Subaru Legacy Tourer

Improving the Subaru Legacy Tourer must have been tough... but its manufacturer has succeeded.

Improving the Subaru Legacy Tourer must have been tough... but its manufacturer has succeeded. The headline is that the new 2.0-litre diesel engine is kinder to your wallet and the planet than its predecessor. As such Legacy diesel models, with their six-speed manual transmission, now average 49.6mpg - a 7% increase. Emissions fall by 7.5% to 149g/km too, which places them in road tax band F/£135. That is a £35 saving compared to the older models. These 147PS estates have enough poke too, so they hit 62mph in 9.6 seconds. This complements the four-wheel-drive system, solid handling, and fancy image.

The new Subaru Legacy Tourer has further enhancements to eclipse its predecessor. The suspension, for starters, has been tweaked for a smoother ride – and the wing mirrors are more aerodynamic. These work with the revised diesel engine to minimise fuel consumption. Furthermore, SE and SE NavPlus models now have a sports package which includes eighteen-inch alloys, a sports bumper, and dark tinted headlamps. The SE NavPlus also has a new DVD navigation system that includes a high-resolution eight-inch screen. Ice Silver Metallic paintwork joins the fun too. Is this the thinking motorists' BMW?