The completely redesigned, seventh-generation 2020 Subaru Legacy in Klamath Falls OR made its debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show. This model follows recently redesigned versions of the Impreza, Crosstrek, and Forester, as well as the all-new Ascent, all of which are built on the automaker’s latest Subaru Global Platform (SGP).  

 

Why you should consider the 2020 Subaru Legacy

According to Subaru, the redesign increases the vehicle’s body stiffness and agility, while creating a more comfortable and quieter cabin. It also improves fuel economy and adds more advanced safety features along with an improved infotainment system. Stronger bones also make for better noise reduction. To the Legacy's stronger base, Subaru has added thicker window glass (sound-insulated on the front windows and windshield), more robust door seals, and numerous aerodynamic tweaks for various exterior trim components to further quell road and wind noise. Subaru claims that between the beefier structure and other measures, the 2020 Subaru Legacy in Klamath Falls OR is three decibels more hushed at highway speeds than its predecessor.

While Subaru made noteworthy upgrades to the Legacy’s chassis (like increasing its rigidity), an initial glance at the exterior reveals much the same car as the outgoing model. However, there are minor updates to the sedan’s grille, wheels, wheel arches, headlights, and body lines that give it a softer, more streamlined look. Overall, the car looks wider from the front and taller at the rear.

A changed model

The Legacy was last redesigned for the 2015 model year and remained mostly unchanged until 2018, when it underwent noticeable styling updates. Even though the 2020 Legacy sedan is all-new in almost every way, you’d be hard-pressed to notice due to its conservative and relatively unchanged facade as compared to the outgoing model. However, inside and under the hood, the 2020 Legacy boasts vast improvements over its predecessor.

C comparison with the 2019 model

  • At the front, the grille now tapers inward more at its lower portion. The headlights retain a similar shape but are skinnier now.
  • The A-pillar has a slightly steeper rake, and the roofline flows more smoothly to the rear deck. The result is a sleeker, more aerodynamic look than the existing model's somewhat more upright styling.
  • The taillights now have a sharper shape with bracket-shaped brake lights. Dual circular exhaust pipes still emerge from below the bumper.
  • The most obvious change in the interior is the new 11.6-inch, portrait-oriented infotainment screen that comes on all but the base trim. The larger screen replaces the optional 8-inch, landscape-oriented display on the 2019 model.
  • Another major upgrade to the cabin's appearance is the soft-touch material with visible stitching along the dashboard and door panels.
  • The 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder is still around, however, it now produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, rather than 175 hp and 174 lb-ft in the existing sedan. Fuel economy improves, too – the company predicts the 2020 model with the revised engine gets 27 miles per gallon city and 35 mpg highway. The EPA rates the current version at 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

 

For more information on the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy in Klamath Falls OR, stop by our showroom for a product demonstration. 

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