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2023 Subaru Legacy will arrive soon with adjusted features and specifications. Read about what has been revealed yet regarding this vehicle model below.
On the upcoming third production year of its current generation, the Subaru Legacy is finally going to receive well-deserved refresher. The mid-cycle update is expected to bring a set of upgrades, including adjusted styling, addition of the most recent driver-assistance technology, and a new powertrain for a certain trim. Find out more about the 2023 Subaru Legacy release date, redesign, and improved specs below.
A Rundown of the Upcoming Subaru Legacy Model Year
Prior to getting into the revelation about the 2023 Subaru Legacy release date, let’s discuss about this specifications and features of this specific nameplate first. The Legacy comes in two powertrain options: the 182 HP 2.5L 4-cylinder motor as the base engine and the 260 HP 2.4L turbocharged flat-4 motor that’s reserved for the Limited XT and Touring XT variant. Good news is, the latter turbocharged powertrain is going to be available for the 2023 Legacy Sport trim. All-wheel drive system and CVT transmission continue to be offered as standards.
The base powertrain, according to the EPA estimation, boasts 27/35/30 mpg city/highway/combined ratings. The turbocharged one doesn’t fall to far behind these figures at 24/32/27 city/highway/combined ratings.
For the upcoming model year, the Legacy remains to be built on the Subaru Global Platform (SGP) that provides optimization for crash absorption and rigidity. It offers driver and passengers’ protection in the event of unavoidable crash as well by its 8 standard airbags and a driver knee airbag.
What also remains to be carried by the next model year of the Legacy is the manufacturer’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology package, which includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Centering. Available exclusively on the Touring XT and Sport trims is the trademarked Driver Focus Distraction Mitigation System (DMS). Other technologies included are EyeSight Assist Monitor and Automatic Reverse Braking. Subaru Starlink Safety and Security features are implemented across trim grades as well, such as Vehicle Diagnostic Alerts, Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Recovery system, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance.
Fresh Redesigns and New Features of the 2023 Subaru Legacy
The 2023 Subaru Legacy lineup is a refined front fascia that comprises of a greater grille, a sportier front bumper guard, and a revamped LED fog lights and highlights. These refinements extents the manufacturer’s philosophy of “Dynamic x Solid” that provides a low and wide view for the Legacy.
Moving to the interior side, expect the 2023 Subaru Legacy release date to arrive and bring sort of an open surrounding with an excellent forward stance and flowing character from the dashboard’s center to the door panels. A full-HD, tablet-like, 11.6” center information display and double 7” inch display for base trims provides touch system controls for vehicle, HVAC, and multimedia settings. This Subaru Starlink multimedia system also features wireless smartphone integration options (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay).
The fully-loaded trim Touring XT receives premium treatments both on its interior and exterior parts, which includes new contrasting silver-stitched Slate Black Nappa leather-wrapped seating, glossy black window pillars, chrome accented door handles, and satin-color coated side mirrors. It is also equipped with a fresh 360º heated steering wheel, which is also available on the Sport trim.
When the 2023 Subaru Legacy release date comes, it’s also predicted to carry power side mirrors, windows, and door locks; keyless entry; welcome light, 60/40 split-folding seats; and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) across all trim grades. For Premium trim, a dual-zone automatic climate control is offered. Push-button start, premium audio system, heated rear seats, and perforated leather interior seats are available. Meanwhile, the highest-specs Touring XT trim presents a power moonroof, front view monitor system, and ventilated seats for the front row.
To support personal devices pairing and powering, a USB A port and a 3.5mm audio jack features come as standards. Premium trim level and higher offer USB C ports at both front and rear sections.
Another new features of the 2023 Legacy you can expect is the what3words (W3W) integration on the vehicle’s navigation system. This advanced location technology allows the driver to communicate their locations accurately and practically by using only three words.
Expected 2023 Subaru Legacy Release Date
The 2023 Subaru Legacy release date is going to arrive at showrooms and dealerships by November of 2022 calendar year. This year, the vehicle continues to be manufactured at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) assembly plant located in Lafayette, Indiana alongside other Subaru’s car models such as the Outback, Impreza, and Ascent.