TORONTO—The Subaru Legacy is the 2015 Canadian car of the Year, as named by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
The sporty all-wheel drive sedan was also named the “Best New Family Car under $30,000”.
“Subaru had an outstanding year in 2014,” said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “In the past year, Subaru sold a record number of vehicles and celebrated a new milestone in company history with unprecedented sales success. This award from AJAC is a wonderful tribute to our recent achievements.”
The six-cylinder Legacy 3.6R Limited saw fuel economy improve by 10 per cent over the 2014 model, with a new estimated combined rating of 10.22/100 km.
The 2015 Legacy’s windshield is more raked, pulled forward 2.0 in. at the base. The new windshield angle, higher seating hip points, new front partition windows and door-mounted side view mirrors help improve visibility. A 10-per cent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency contributes to lower fuel consumption.
Also new for the 2015 Legacy 2.5i is a standard Active Grille Shutter system, which helps to improve fuel economy by reducing wind resistance when closed.