MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—There’s a lot to like in the 2016 Subaru Legacy, which comes with one of two Boxer engine options, a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder and 3.6-litre 6-cylinder, both mated to Subaru’s symmetrical full-time AWD system.
Choose the optional Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and the responsive 2.5-litre engine sips gas at 6.5 L/100 km during highway driving and 9.0 L/100 km in city driving conditions. If you opt for the brawnier 3.6-litre engine, you will see 8.2 L/100 km on the highway and 11.9 L/100 km in city driving.
All Legacy trim levels come standard with wiper-linked automatic on/off headlights, which activate headlights if the wipers are on for more than 10 seconds, increasing the visibility for the driver and other drivers. The rearview parking guide now has a customizable on/off function for the guidelines, while a keyless entry lock and unlock chirp has been added to provide peace of mind. A refined electric rack and pinion steering creates the optimal road feel to the driver.
2016 Legacy Touring Packages (both 2.5i and 3.6R) add an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink and a larger clock and outside temperature display, as well as a Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection (SRVD) off indication in the dash. Additionally, the Legacy 3.6R in all trims has a larger brake booster.
Legacy 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited packages receive some updates to the 7-inch infotainment system—which is now Siri compatible for Apple iPhone users—and a set of SiriusXM additions are now included, along with a free 3-month basic trial subscription.