Legacy Sport gets 2.4-liter boxer turbo

It is common practice for car manufacturers to introduce mid-cycle changes at the three-year mark, and Subaru is no exception. They launched the seventh-generation Legacy midsize sedan back in 2020, and now it's ripe to get some nip and tuck for the 2023 model year.

Somehow, we quickly noticed that Subaru's largest sedan has been spared from having lots of body cladding like its stablemates. The Legacy's updated front fascia reveals what the Outback crossover would have looked like if it did not have those black bits, while the rest of the body remained largely unchanged. Other than that, the updated Legacy gets a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

2023 Subaru Legacy gets new face, safety tech image

The interior has also been carried over from the pre-facelift version, apart from the Subaru Starlink 11.6-inch infotainment system that gets improved features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

New for 2023 is the turbocharged engine offering for the Legacy Sport variant. From the previous 2.5-liter naturally aspirated unit, the Legacy Sport now has 260 PS and 375 Nm of torque from the 2.4-liter boxer engine. All Legacy models are then paired with Subaru's lineartronic CVT which has a manual mode function.

2023 Subaru Legacy gets new face, safety tech image

Like the refreshed Outback, the 2023 Legacy has been equipped with the latest EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. For select models equipped with blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and rear-cross traffic alert, the new EyeSight version includes automatic emergency steering to avoid a collision at speeds less than 80 km/h. On the other hand, the top-spec Touring XT version has an added wide-angle mono camera to go along with the dual-camera EyeSight system.

Subaru will be offering the 2023 Legacy in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring XT variants, and will arrive in US dealerships this fall.

As for the Philippines however, the Legacy has not been in Motor Image's lineup since 2019. Would you like the refreshed Subaru Legacy back in the local showrooms? Let us know in the comments.