Is the Subaru Legacy Being Discontinued?
Since the Subaru Legacy was released to the American market in 1989, it served as a flagship car for Subaru. From its early years, it competed right away with heavyweights in its class, such as the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. However, is the Subaru Legacy discontinued? Or will it be in the future?
TorqueNews have predicted the end of the Legacy due to the industry moving away from the sedan in favor of SUVs and trucks. In a current market where many automakers, including brands such as Ford and Chevy, are moving to an all SUV and truck lineup over sedans and coupes, it is a fair question to ask. So, is the Subaru Legacy being discontinued?
Will the Subaru Legacy live on?
According to Subaru, the Subaru Legacy will continue to be produced for the foreseeable future. The Legacy will be heading into a brand new body style with a facelift being announced for the 2023 model year.
Along with the 2023 Subaru Legacy, the 2023 Subaru Outback was also announced in the same press release, meaning these old-school Subaru nameplates will continue for now.
What to expect with the new 2023 Subaru Legacy
According to Subaru’s press release, the 2023 Subaru Legacy will receive a bold new look with a new front fascia, bigger grille, and redesigned LED headlights. The Legacy will come standard with Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which has been updated over previous models to include a bigger field of view and updated software. With this new software, the Subaru Legacy will be able to detect possible collisions and automatically avoid collisions at speeds less than 50 mph.
Subaru keeps the technology upgrades going in the interior as well with the newest generation of Subaru Starlink with standard Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto being offered in a huge 11.6-inch display. This display will not only be controlling the vehicle’s entertainment system but also controlling the vehicle’s HVAC system, as well as other vehicle functions.
2023 Legacy specs, trim levels, and pricing
The 2023 Subaru Legacy will be offered with two separate engines, the base engine is a 2.5L Boxer engine producing 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine will be a 2.4L Turbo Boxer engine producing 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with CVT transmissions, and no manual transmission option will be offered for any trim level.
The 2023 Subaru Legacy’s trim levels and pricing are as follows:
- Legacy – $24,395 MSRP
- Legacy Premium – $26,695 MSRP
- Legacy Sport – $33,895 MSRP
- Legacy Limited – $31,445 MSRP
- Legacy Touring XT – $37,695 MSRP
While every Subaru Legacy trim offers a wide variety of options, every Subaru Legacy, regardless of the trim level, comes standard with all-wheel drive. It holds itself to the same standard that was put forth with the very first Subaru Legacy in 1989. With this new generation of Legacy, it is safe to say that the it has a long life ahead.