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3 Key Areas 2018 Subaru Legacy Beats All Other Mid-Size Sedans

The newly-redesigned 2018 Subaru Legacy beats all other mid-size sedans in three key areas.

The newly-redesigned 2018 Subaru Legacy sedan features revised styling and significant upgrades to comfort, safety, and technology. Subaru made many changes to enhance the 2018 Legacy, and there's three key areas it beats all mid-size sedans.

It’s the longest-lasting mid-size sedan in its class

Based on findings from Polk, who is an automotive data information gathering organization, the Subaru Legacy is the longest-lasting mid-size sedan on the market. They found that 96 percent of Subaru Legacy sedans are still on the road today. They also found that 96 percent of all Subaru cars built in the last 12 years are still on the road today. These figures are based on IHS Markit VIO Total Registrations MY2006 – December 2015.

Standard all-wheel-drive

The 2018 Legacy is still the only car in its class that comes standard with All-Wheel Drive. This is another way the flagship Legacy is set apart from the rest of the mid-size sedans. It’s also what sets the Subaru brand apart as they have created a niche market with their capable all-wheel-drive vehicles. For 2018, Subaru engineers also retuned the fully-independent suspension, and Legacy gets an upgraded road feel, more confident handling, and a quieter ride according to the Japanese automaker.

Interior volume

Subaru says the newly-refreshed 2018 Legacy sedan has more total interior volume than all other sedans in its class. It’s due to the expansive greenhouse which also gives drivers excellent visibility from behind the wheel.

The Legacy cabin has been updated for 2018, featuring chrome trim around the larger center console and it gets a new steering wheel design. Revised available dual-zone climate controls include new integrated digital displays for driver and passenger. The door and dashboard panels now feature contrast stitching, and there’s also new wood-patterned trim available with aluminum-finish accents in the newly-restyled sedan.

The 2018 Subaru Legacy sedan has been significantly-refreshed, and is the only mid-size sedan that comes with standard all-wheel-drive, it has more total interior volume, and is the longest-lasting sedan in its class. The new Legacy will begin arriving in showrooms this summer.

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