Subaru introduced facelifted and updated versions of both its Legacy sedan and Outback CUV at the 2012 New York Internationalo Auto Show.
Both are available with a new, more powerful, more efficient, 2.5-litre, DOHC, four-cylinder boxer engine, as well as the current 3.6-litre flat six.
Subaru says the four-cylinder Legacy will have the lowest fuel consumption of any mid-size sedan with all-wheel-drive.
Numerous enhancements to the body structure, suspension, and steering of both the Legacy and the Outback are said to give them a smoother and quieter ride for 2013, while also helping increase handling agility. Body roll in the Outback has been reduced by up to 40 percent.
Both vehicles include new convenience and audio features and they will be the first cars to offer Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist system, which includes:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- System Capable of Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning
- Pre-Collision Braking
In both cases, front-end styling is all-new and more mainstream, although the two continue to look different from each other.
For added safety, both incorporate a new Brake Override system to ensure against unintended acceleration.