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2018 Subaru Legacy on the first look

Not much time before it makes it shows up officialy at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Subaru took the refreshed Legacy’s sedan covers off. For 2018, the midsize sedan has an update on front fascia and rear bumper, along with a massaged interior.

If you don’t see the differences between the new Legacy and the old model, we won’t refuse points. As Subie says, the lower grille inlets are more wide, going well with new parking lights and headlights. On the back, the vehicle is a little bit more solid than before, especially with a new design of tailpipe. Two new colors are available for 2018, also with Magnetite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Pearl.Under this updated skin, Subaru pinched a few things to ensure the Legacy is more smooth than ever. More linear electric power steering, tuned dampers and a firmer brake pedal feel makes a more confident drive, while modifications underneath the hood provide a smoother and quieter powertrain. Legacies have the 2.5-liter flat-four now with a quieter tuning for the CVT transmission and  engine timing that is updated for better acceleration.

Interior has redesigned center console, along with a new “real” stitching detail on the inside panels on top trims

Interior has redesigned center console, along with a new “real” stitching detail on the inside panels on top trims. If you love both the black or ivory interior colors, the Legacy can now be in a simple gray shade.

New infotainment stuff are also available for 2018. An 8.0-inch screen is an upgrade that is optional from the standard 6.5-inch unit, which is boost from the outgoing 6.3-inch standard screen. Rear passengers can charge devices, two additional USB sockets are in  the center console in the back. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard, which is obvious.

It’s also a lot more safe than it has ever been. New drive systems are available, including versed automatic braking, individual tire pressure monitoring systems and dynamic headlights.

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