Subaru is known for having a get-out-and-explore-the-world mentality. Most of the cars in its lineup appeal to outdoor-minded individuals who have the urge to camp, kayak, bicycle, or otherwise load up their gear and hit the road. Rugged good looks and sure-footed handling are what draw these explorers to Subaru, and the company has been very successful in this niche.

There is one car in Subaru’s lineup, however, that deviates from this mindset. The Subaru Legacy embraces the values and comfort of a mid-size sedan while still taking advantage of Subaru’s history of reliability and safety on the road. It is called Subaru Legacy, after all.

Subtle Changes Provide a New Experience

For 2020, Subaru has made changes to the Legacy. The changes are subtle; in fact, you may not notice them at first glance. But they add to the overall driving experience in ways you may not have thought about. Here are just a few of the changes made on the new model.

The Global Platform Difference

One of the biggest changes for the 2020 Legacy is the switch to Subaru’s Global Platform. While this change isn’t noticeable from the outside, drivers of the Legacy benefit greatly from Subaru’s emphasis on driving dynamics, smoothness, comfort, and safety. Suspension and steering have been overhauled for better precision, and increased structural rigidity reduces noise, vibration, and harshness in the ride. Suspension changes reduce body roll by 50 percent over the current model, which means less leaning into turns and more stability on the road.

More Standard Features

All models of the Subaru Legacy come standard with all-wheel-drive and a continuously variable transmission for 2020. In addition, drivers get an added set of eyes on the road with Subaru’s EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, also standard in all Legacies. This suite of features falls right in line with Subaru’s commitment to safety on the road for all: driver, passengers, and everyone in the vicinity.

Sleeker Sedan Styling

There are also changes that are more apparent at first glance in the 2020 Subaru Legacy. Smaller headlights and an exposed grille with sharper corners give this sedan a sleeker, more satisfying sedan look. Character lines on the doors have been redesigned, and side-view mirrors are more aerodynamic. Flared fenders over all four wheels give the Legacy a look of a sophisticated but athletic physique. While the Subaru brand is known for the belief that styling and design come behind functionality and drivability on the priority list, the Subaru Legacy covers all bases admirably.

A Car for Lovers of City Life

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy has all the features that make a Subaru a Subaru - features that engender borderline fanatic loyalty among customers - but it delivers everything in a package designed for less adventurous souls. If you’re more inclined to discover the latest trendy new restaurant in your city rather than a nearly untraversed mountain trail, the Subaru Legacy is the car for you.

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