The Subaru Legacy might not have been the hottest debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show, but for the Japanese automaker, it's hugely important. Much as we'd love to focus on Subaru's more engaging WRX, STI and BRZ models, the truth is, its the mainstream Forester, Outback and Legacy that make up the vast majority of the brand's sales, not to mention the Impreza and XV Crosstrek.

This new Legacy looks to gain a lot more traction in the mainstream market than its predecessor, with handsome, if familiar, styling, standard all-wheel drive, and more efficient powertrains. Under the hood, customers can choose between a 2.5-liter boxer-four, or a more powerful six-cylinder engine. Subaru says that the four-cylinder setup actually boasts class-leading fuel economy for all-wheel-drive vehicles in the Legacy's class.

West coast editor Michael Harley stopped by the Subaru stand for a closer look at the 2015 Legacy. Check it out in the video below.
2015 Subaru Legacy: 2014 Chicago Auto Show


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      gtv4rudy
      • 10 Months Ago
      A closer look where? I didn't see anything.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 10 Months Ago
      One of the blandest looking vehicles to come out of any manufacturer. While it is an improvement over the horrendously ugly current model, there is nothing besides the AWD to really differentiate this from a Camry. I know its been said before, but you could stick a Ford emblem on there and tell me it's the next-gen Taurus, and I wouldn't doubt it for a second. The thing is still too fat & bloated. Fourth generation Legacy was (and still is) the best looking Legacy.
        brandon
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        4th gen owner here, and agreed.
        wendavid99
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        agree mos of what you said except "too fat & bloated". This car probably is the smallest in its segment.
      Eggmania
      • 10 Months Ago
      trust me. noone wants to take a closer look at this thing. noone will even notice it, its the drabbest commuter box ive seen in a loooooong time.
        hokkaido76
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Eggmania
        Just another impotent boy racer hater that believes that his opinions are law.
          Eggmania
          • 10 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          i have a lowered is350 with cai, i eat sti's for lunch
          rsholland
          • 10 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          Eggmania, no one cares what you drive.
          over9000
          • 10 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          like yours is any more credible
          Chris O.
          • 10 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          IS350's aren't fast. You must see some weak STIs
        wendavid99
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Eggmania
        unfortunately, those drabbest commuter box are the ones attract most customers and generate most revenues for companies.
      • 10 Months Ago
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      Rare440
      • 10 Months Ago
      This car gives new meaning to the word "dull."
      FutureDoc
      • 10 Months Ago
      For a Subaru, this is pretty good. Quiet and restraint. I am still glad they do not spend too much money the design department and keep it in the engineering... BUT NO MANUAL? Come on Subie, I do want to be forced to buy something else.
      Shiftright
      • 10 Months Ago
      There's a car in these photos?
      whofan
      • 10 Months Ago
      You could put a Ford blue oval on it in place of the Subaru logo.
        FutureDoc
        • 10 Months Ago
        @whofan
        if the subie was inverted... and you peeled the Aston Martin rip-off badge as well.
      zizixx89
      • 10 Months Ago
      Back of this car looks identical to the Acura RLX
      Jim 52
      • 10 Months Ago
      I saw one yesterday in person. They have made an excellent new Ford Fusion. Congrats Subaru.Type your comment here
        U crazy
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Jim 52
        I'd rather be driving down the road in a plain looking Subaru than riding jump seat in a tow truck with my stylish (broke down) Fusion on the hook out back.
          ctizzle
          • 10 Months Ago
          @U crazy
          Your comment about the Ford is BASELESS! And AWD can be had with the Fusion...albeit prolly not always-on AWD, but unless you're in Manitoba, who cares! Not gonna buy a Subie "just because"!
      Indubitably
      • 10 Months Ago
      Mediocrity sells cars in bulk here so this should do really well. Other than the Taurus grill, (which isn't a bad thing) the car looks really good for it's target market.
      Hazdaz
      • 10 Months Ago
      Oh boy. When a car company starts bragging about acoustic glass and having the biggest cabin in its segment, you know they've lost their soul. Subaru had fun, reliable cars with quirky styling for customers that DIDN'T want to drive a copy-cat Accord/Camry/Malibu/Altima. It was for people willing to spend a couple of extra bucks for a more unique product - now with both this Legacy and WRX, they have thrown that out the window. And it looks like its not just in the styling department that they are going generic. The "fill in all the checkboxes" design ethos speaks volumes for them trying to go directly into the mainstream market. It is very disheartening to see a company that used to make some very cool, yet ugly, cars turn into a company that makes ugly appliances.
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