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2020 Subaru Legacy: Sleepy styling, but filled with substance

Subaru's seventh-generation Legacy sedan may not look all that different, but it's more comfortable, roomy and technology laden than before.

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Subaru released the seventh-generation Legacy sedan for the 2020 model year. It features a new platform, updated engines and a host of new technology. 

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The new Subaru global platform underpinning the Legacy is 70% stiffer in torsional and front suspension subframe rigidity. 

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Stiffer suspension mounting points translates into a smoother and quieter ride than before.

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An updated 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder the base Legacy engine, producing 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.

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For customers looking for more power, a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is available producing 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.

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Both the naturally aspirated base powerplant and turbo engine are mated to a continuously variable transmission.  

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Visually, the Legacy Sport model receives a specific grille, black exterior mirror caps, 18-inch black wheels and a trunk lip spoiler.

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On the inside, the Subaru Starlink Multimedia Plus system handles infotainment functions with a massive 11.6-inch center touchscreen.

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In this Sport test car it features navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio and Bluetooth. 

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The 2020 Subaru Legacy begins at $23,645, including $900 for destination.

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