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2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Rich in features, but not in style

Standard all-wheel drive and fresh cabin tech set the Subaru Legacy apart from other midsize sedans, but bland looks have it getting lost in an increasingly stylish field.

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For 2018, Subaru performed a mild facelift to the Legacy's exterior with new bumpers, grille and headlights. 

The look carries through to the 2019 model year untouched.

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The exterior also saw some updates with improved materials and revamped climate controls.

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The most substantial upgrades came for the Starlink infotainment system that received a new process for quicker startup times and response to commands.

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On the 2.5i Sport models of the Legacy, a WRX-like grille, chrome rocker trim and 18-inch wheels with painted insets give the sedan some more visual punch.

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For safety, an optional EyeSight system bundles in adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane keep assist.     

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The dampers have also been retuned to decrease body roll through corners.

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The Legacy is the only midsize sedan in its class to feature standard all-wheel drive.

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A 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine powers the Legacy with 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.

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A continuously variable transmission is standard on the 2.5i Sport that has "steps" tuned in to operate like a traditional automatic gearbox. 

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