It’s an entirely revamped 2020 Subaru Legacy that will ride around the streets of Montreal and Laval in the next few months. A reengineered, reconfigured and completely modernized family sedan, but without losing any of its charms and driving enjoyment, on the contrary.
This redesigned mid-size sedan easily keeps up with the leaders of its segment and is able to advantageously compare to the 2020 Toyota Camry, which also underwent a few changes this year.
It must be noted that the 2020 Legacy features a great number of innovations. In particular, it sports an all-new architecture, sturdier and more efficient. It retains its Subaru-specific Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and its Active Torque Vectoring, which ensures better road handling and more precise steering than ever.
The Toyota Camry also features numerous qualities. In fact, for 2020, it will even propose an all-wheel drive, but to obtain it, you will have to opt for more expensive versions, otherwise the mid-size sedan will keep its standard drive.
In terms of power, the Subaru Legacy offers two modern powertrains: the turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder BOXER engine, introduced for the first time in the Ascent crossover, generates 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The entry-range models (Convenience, Touring, Limited and Premier), with a naturally-aspirated engine, instead have an output of 182 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable transmission with eight-step sequential-shift manual mode, providing the feeling of a real automatic gearbox.
As for the Camry, to measure up in power, you will have to rely on the V6 engine, more fuel-thirsty, or settle for the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine.
About comfort, the 2020 Legacy has undergone a facelift, offering a more ergonomic and more comfortable interior than ever, including the connected systems. And to ensure the safety of families in Montreal and Laval that will take its wheel, the Legacy adds the complete range of on-board safety technologies encompassed in the EyeSight system.
There’s no doubt that the 2020 Camry is a mid-size vehicle of great quality. However, the new 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan features enough innovations and driving enjoyment to win the hearts of enthusiasts who ride around Downton Montreal or in the West Island at the wheel of their mid-size car. Come visit Subaru Montréal to experience it.