Like the Legacy Wagon, the Legacy B4 in the new generation has become much larger in size. Continuing the tradition of its predecessors, the best modifications of the Legacy B4 belong to the class of sports sedans. The old strategy is based on the symmetrical all-wheel drive system and loyalty to the principles of Grand Touring, where the Legacy offers a number of unique innovations in each new generation. This fifth generation is no exception. The new SI Chassis concept has improved the handling and stability of the car, which is best reflected in the ride quality. A "Cradle Mount" engine support system has been introduced, which not only improves engine sound insulation, but also reduces the likelihood of serious damage in a collision. The new generation Subaru Legacy B4 still offers a wide variety. In addition to the basic equipment, intended for the consumer with modest needs, buyers can choose cars oriented towards luxury (L package) or sports-oriented versions (S package), featuring 18-inch wheels in 225/45 dimensions, sports suspension tuning, and corresponding exterior solutions. and interior. In high-end trims, the vehicles for the domestic market are equipped with an 8-inch high-definition widescreen LCD display with a rear camera, large-capacity HDD and a high-performance processor; the driver's seat has up to 10 adjustments. For fans of drive, of course, special interest deserves the “tuned by STI” version, which received shock absorbers from Bilstein, Brembo brakes, links and springs from STI, a front bumper spoiler, a rear spoiler, a sports muffler with two nozzles, as well as an original “casting ". The interior of the cars is distinguished by a combination of gray Alcantara with black leather, STI logos on the dashboard and other design elements.
The cars were initially equipped with a 2.5-liter engine with a horizontally opposed 4-cylinder arrangement. Either SOHC (170 HP) was offered. s.), or DOHC Turbo (285 hp), and the first option comes in combination with a Lineartronic variator, and the last one - either with a 6MKPP or with a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. In 2012, the engine range was modernized. The EJ25 SOHC engine was replaced by a new FB25 - DOHC engine of the same volume with a capacity of 173 hp. from. with active valve control system (AVCS) and also equipped with a variator. In addition, the 2.0 GT DIT modifications with a two-liter DOHC direct injection with turbocharging, delivering “neither more nor less” power of 300 hp, have entered service. All Legacy B4 vehicles are equipped with the unique SI Drive (SUBARU Intelligent Drive), an intelligent engine power distribution system that controls engine performance in accordance with three system modes: Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp. The fifth generation Legacy B4 suspension provides excellent driving performance. Front - suspension struts, rear - double wishbone. Due to the global redesign of the body and chassis, even the fact that the car has become larger and the wheelbase has increased, has not greatly affected maneuverability. The minimum turning radius of the new model is 5.5 meters versus 5.4 for the previous generation. All models feature electric power steering, plus an electric parking brake with a Hill Hold function that is automatically activated when the vehicle is parked at a grade of 5% or more. Subaru Legacy is equipped with front and side airbags and curtain airbags. The car received new head restraints with excellent energy absorption, a more rigid body. For the sake of better security, the latter lost its frameless doors. At the same time, the American Insurance Institute for Safety gave Legacy an “Excellent” rating for passive safety performance. In addition to the usual ABS, Brake Assist, EBD systems, the car can be equipped with an electronic stability control system, radar cruise control, and a lane departure prevention system.
The fifth generation Subaru Legacy embodies the fusion of high safety, technology and comfort. This is one of the best mid-size sedans, and if you take into account the presence of permanent all-wheel drive, there are even fewer worthy rivals. This car allows you to fully enjoy driving. This generation is still gaining popularity in the secondary market and is mainly represented by 2.5-liter versions, both in turbo and atmospheric versions - the latter, albeit the least powerful, but also the most economical.