The 2020 Subaru Legacy Starts under $24,000

Annie White
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From Car and Driver

  • The 2020 Subaru Legacy, which will kick off the nameplate's seventh generation, will start at $23,645.
  • The car will be available with either a 182-hp 2.5-liter engine or a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter, both flat-fours.
  • The base price of the Legacy has only increased by $200 compared to last year's model.

Subaru's Legacy, one of only a few all-wheel-drive sedans on the market, has become more powerful but held the line on price for 2020. The seventh-generation Legacy will start at $23,645 and top out at $36,795.

The base Legacy comes with a 2.5-liter flat-four engine that makes 182 horsepower, up from 175 hp on the 2019 model. It's paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and standard all-wheel drive. Subaru's EyeSight system with pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane centering will be standard, as will LED headlights with high-beam assist. The infotainment system comprises two 7.0-inch screens mounted on the center stack.

The next-step-up Premium trim will cost $25,895. It adds heated front seats and side mirrors and windshield-wiper de-icers, which should please Subaru's cold-climate customers. A power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support and power-folding body-color side mirrors are also standard. Lane-change assist, rear-cross traffic alert, and push-button start are available as part of one package. A separate package includes an 11.6-inch tablet-style infotainment system with navigation.

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The $27,845 Sport trim adds 18-inch wheels, a black grille and side mirrors, body-color rocker panels and trunk spoiler, LED fog lights, and a two-tone cloth interior with red stitching. Lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and push-button start are available as part of a package that also includes a sunroof and the larger infotainment and navigation screen.

For $30,645, the Limited model ups the luxury factor with leather seats, heated rear seats, a power passenger seat, keyless entry with push-button start, reverse automated emergency braking, lane-change assist, and blind-spot monitoring all standard. The tablet-style infotainment system, a sunroof, heated steering wheel, and Subaru's attention-monitoring DriverFocus system are available as part of a package.

The Legacy's top two trim levels come with XT badges, which denote the 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four that powers them. That engine is paired with a CVT and all-wheel drive, and it also brings sound-insulated glass to the front windows to drown out any increased noise from the turbocharged engine.

The Limited XT starts at $35,095. It comes with the more powerful engine and makes the optional equipment in the 2.5-liter Limited trim standard. The top Touring XT trim will cost $36,795 and adds a front-facing exterior camera, nappa leather seating, and satin-finish exterior mirrors.

Subaru hasn't announced an on-sale date for the new Legacy yet, but we expect it to come either late this year or early next.

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