The new-generation 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan gives buyers confidence because of features that other popular models don’t have. Legacy is already setting records and its increased availability helped the new sedan set a new monthly sales record of 6,198 units. This is a 117.7 percent increase month to date over the same period last year. Buyers are being drawn to the new Subaru sedan for a number of reasons and confidence is a big one.
After the winter we had last year, drivers are looking for a sedan that gives them confidence. We saw images of car sliding all over the icy roads in the South last winter and many buyers are looking to Subaru because of that experience. That’s why buyers are turning to the Subaru brand and the new Legacy. It starts with Subaru’s all-wheel-drive system.
None of the other top sedans in this segment like Honda Accord LX, Ford Fusion SE, VW Passat SE, Hyundai Sonata SE or Mazda6 Touring offers all-wheel drive. But the 2015 Legacy 2.5i Premium base model does. This is where Subaru and the new 2015 Legacy sedan excels. It’s always had the Subaru all-wheel-drive system, but it gets refined for the new six-generation Legacy.
Both 2015 Legacy models are equipped with a newly refined version of the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD. Here’s how it works. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively controls torque distribution in response to driving conditions and wheel slippage. The system can send additional torque to the rear wheels either pro-actively or in response to slippage at the front wheels.
The longest lasting sedan in its class
Based on findings from Polk, who is an automotive data information gathering organization, they have found that 96 percent of Subaru Legacy sedans are still on the road today. In fact they say that 96 percent of all Subaru cars built in the last 12 years are still on the road today. These figures are based on Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration information for MY2001-MY2013 as of January 2013.
Legacy gets “full-perimeter preventive safety”
The all-new 2015 Legacy comes with more new safety systems than ever. It now features new Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, and available EyeSight Driver Assist technology. The new Legacy gets this “full-perimeter preventive safety” system. The rear radar system offers three functions. Blind Spot Detection detects vehicles behind the C-pillars and in other blind spots; Lane Change Assist detects approaching vehicles when changing lanes, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert detects close vehicles while reversing, such as out of a parking space or driveway. LED indicators on the side mirrors alert the driver. Rear Cross Traffic Alert uses an indicator in the rear view camera display. Also for the 2015 Legacy, new Steering-Responsive Foglights are added, which help illuminate curves for better visibility.
EyeSight is the highest-rated front crash prevention system
The EyeSight driver-assist system option for Premium and Limited trim models, integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. EyeSight, which uses Subaru-developed stereo camera technology, is the highest-rated front crash prevention system by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Legacy is projected to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.
All this adds up to giving drivers the confidence they need to venture out this winter when conditions get bad across the U.S. and Canada. The new 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan comes with all-wheel-drive, new safety systems and longevity. The 2015 Legacy really does inspire peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel. It’s a big reason why it just set a new sales record in September.
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