• Mar 11, 2009
Subaru Legacy Concept - Click above for a high-res gallery

All roads point east for the official unveiling of the 2010 Subaru Legacy, expected to make its debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The new Legacy will take several design cues from its conceptual predecessor shown in Detroit, including yet another nose-job that's likely to filter through to the rest of the Subaru line-up in the coming years.

A post over at NASIOC (which was subsequently removed at the request of SOA) from a forum member who supposedly obtained information from a Subaru dealer provides a few details about the new Legacy. The 2010 model will be available with a four-cylinder (likely a 2.5-liter with a upgraded turbo) or a 3.6-liter H6, with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. GT Premium and Limited trims will be available, along with an electric parking brake, 18-inch wheels, six new colors, iPod interface and Bluetooth connectivity for both streaming audio and managing phone calls. A double-wishbone suspension is expected to be fitted at the rear and cargo capacity is expected to grow substantially. Also, it's rumored that both the new Legacy and Outback will be 3.6-inches wider than the outgoing model, with an additional four inches of rear-seat legroom (no word on overall length).

If the 2010 Subaru Legacy does appear in New York, expect sales to begin sometime this summer, with the Outback model following shortly thereafter. Top tip FaLeX!




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Separating the Legacy and Outback into sedan and wagon may have seemed brilliant 3 years ago when Subaru trying to push buyers towards the B9/tribeca side of things and SUVs were still king. These days, they'd probably keep their positive sales numbers going by bringing at least the Legacy wagon back stateside with the next generation.

      There are loads of current and former SUV owners who are looking to downsize but like extra space and awd. The Forrester is a hit, but the Legacy can help pick up the slack for those turned off by the body cladding on the Outback, it's ride height, etc.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, a Sebring with a nicer grill and side skirts. Way to go.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those headlights remind me of transformers for some reason (when in robot mode)

      - That's not a good thing by the way.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "INSECTICONS, ATTAAAAAACK!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh maaaaan it better not look like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brad - yeah, an altima with an M35/45 front end...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Same C-pillar as about 15 other cars. What's up with that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The rear seats in the current Legacy Outback are an absolute joke. There's absolutely no legroom whatsoever. Good to hear that they're fixing it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        there is speculated to be 3+ inches of space added to the wheelbase, as well as the overall width of the car.

        The Legacy's rear seats may be snug, but they are spacious compared to the previous A4.

        Adults can ride in the back seat for short or moderate daily use. I wouldn't want to put them back there for cross-country travel, though. Really all that is lacking is generous footroom, and a touch of width. 3 inches is too much added to the width of the car, IMHO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      nah.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As per usual a very very disappointing design from Subaru. It's what happens when you let focus groups dictate your design. You get a disgustingly confused hodgepodge of design elements all rolled into one car. I see more Avalon and Maxima in there that Subaru. This car has no idea what it's trying to be.

      Subaru, do what other brands do. Settle on one aggressive design philosophy and run with it, stick to it and don't deviate from it for a couple years. And no, your Imprezas don't count as aggressive, they're just stupid. Yeah you can "give them all away" and always show positive growth, but what have you really accomplished? Maybe you could actually design a desirable Impreza and stop this absolute crime against your Legacy. Yeah...some legacy. (pun intended)

      You know how to increase sales. No not a new body design. (There's zero wrong with the current one.) DIESEL! Yeah I think people might be just a tad interested in the European models that get 70% better fuel economy of my Legacy wagon.

      I sold Subarus for 3 years. It's the best brand overall by far of the 5 brands I've sold. I've had a Legacy (original sedan) and SVX and am a current owner of a 2005 Legacy GT Wagon 5M/T. Best freaking car Subaru has ever made. I'm just going to stick with my wagon and keep giving all my money to the gas companies instead of you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i can't call myself a fan. i miss my '98 GT Wagon and i wish they would have the kept the styling more in line with previous generations as opposed to this totally new look we keep getting from Subaru.

      like BoxerFanatic said, why have a high hood on a boxer?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree. Looks A LOT lot like the last gen Altima. BTW: That "dated a girl..." comment was perfect!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is just FUGLY! At least no one will say it looks like a Buick, Jag XF, Hyundai or a Passat. It is unfortunate because the Impreza just stopped being fugly and now they ruin an otherwise great looking car. But then maybe Subaru is being crazy like a fox and that is the plan. After all, didn't we all compare these four stylistically when the XF came out?
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