• May 31, 2009
Click above for a hi-res gallery of the 2010 Subaru Legacy

The 5th-generation Subaru Legacy has officially begun production, with the first car rolling off the Lafayette, Indiana assembly line late last week to confetti-strewn, ribbon-cutting fanfare. In keeping with Subaru's recent new-model introductions, beginning with the current Impreza and continuing with the new Forester, the 2010 Subaru Legacy wears controversial new bodywork that abandons the elegantly understated lines of the outgoing model in favor of a more stylized (overstyled?) face attached to a car that has grown dimensionally in order to be better-positioned against the likes of the Honda Accord. With production now underway, look for the new Subaru Legacy to start arriving in U.S. showrooms by July. We'll weigh in with our impressions of the car as soon as we can get our hands on one. Thanks to Steve B. for the tip!


[Source: JConline.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      CVT hein?! Hmmm...

      (According to the last 2 picts.)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, the new Legacy has a CVT on some trimlines
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm anxiously awaiting its dealership debut here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Early reviews seem to show that the exterior is the only point of contention, and everything else about this car (well, maybe not fuel economy) is right around the top of the class.
      Nice job, Subaru!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, Subaru...how original...

      BMW coupe taillights + Mercedes SL headlamps + Acura TL grill = Subaru Legacy
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interior looks stunning. And the exterior isn't that bad. It is just an adjustment from the previous generation. This design is growing on me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now if Subaru could just lop a few feet off the length and make that a 3 door hatch...

        • 5 Years Ago
        I hope it isn't off of this car.

        The GR chassis Impreza (08+) is the same front chassis as the BL chassis Legacy (outgoing model). The GR has a shorter rear overhang, and an uglier bodystyle.

        It makes far more sense to build the 3-door coupe on Impreza's floorpan, with a much more agressive, sleek, ATTRACTIVE body, as a 3-door coupe.

        If Toyota is going to call theirs Celica, I hope the body style resembles the T160 1985-1989 series Celica hatchback, with perhaps a bit of T320 seventh gen in it, both melded and brought up to date for what will probably be 2012MY at this point. A double-pane glass roof from the tC might be welcome, too, but otherwise tC is a bit too short of length, tall of height, and narrow of width to be a truly attractive coupe.

        If the Subaru version sticks close to that toyota lineage, and is a 3-door coupe roughly the length and width of the GR Impreza chassis, with RWD and AWD drivetrain options between the two brands... The Subaru version could incorporate some of the sleekness of the BL '05-'09 Legacy, and maybe even a bit of homage to SVX. in it's styling details, sticking to that 3-door fastback, low-roof height, low cowl line bodystyle.

        Such a car with boxer and turbo boxer power, optional AWD... could be fantastic.

        Or it could suck, if Subaru pulls another disappointment out of their hat, like the '10 Legacy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Subaru ought to be ashamed of itself for going from the stunning looks of the current Legacy, to this nondescript car thing.
      Whenever I see the black beauty (Legacy GT) with the cool blond driving down my street, I stare after it in admiration. It makes me forget, for just a moment, that this is its "Legacy."
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have an 05 legacy and I think it still holds up pretty well in looks. I am not a big fan of the looks of the 2010. In a way that makes me happy because now I can keep it for another 5 years until they redesign again.

      I've had so many complements on my 05 legacy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the perfect gift for an attractive husband.

      From his fat, jealous wife.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the current gen Legacy and Forester but not the Impreza and Tribeca. Gosh Subaru always hit or miss.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is still time to get a a great deal on a 2009 ! It looks to me like the same bean counters that bankrupted GM and Chrysler had their way with Subaru. I do not see one improvement from the 2009. They added a cost reduction CVT, frames around the side windows to make the doors heavier and they removed the side door moldings so that the laid off auto workers can have a better shot in the parking lots. Everything about this car went backwards. The dual exhaust is now a single and the restyling is butt ugly. I got my 2009 last week and the dealer took care of my last 4 lease payments on my old one so I could avoid the 2010. I'm happy for a little while I just hope Subaru gets their stuff straightened out soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WTF is going on with that grill? Looks like the middle section broke and someone wiggled back into position.
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