2010 Subaru Legacy breaks cover

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

The all-wheel drive version of the new 2010 Subaru Legacy is now rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). While the new Subaru Legacy is now bigger than its predecessor, it is able to return EPA-rated fuel economy figures of up to 26 mpg combined and 31 mpg highway.

One version, the Legacy 2.5i CVT features a combined fuel economy rating (EPA) that is better than other front-wheel rivals like the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda6i and Volkswagen Passat.

With these fuel economy numbers, the new Subaru Legacy is now the highest EPA-rated midsize AWD sedan in the US for the 2010 model year. The latest iteration of the Legacy is powered by Subaru's Boxer engine matched to a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Moreover, the 2010 Legacy wit blessed with a new double-wishbone suspension system and quick-ratio steering. The EPA fuel economy ratings for all versions of the new 2010 Legacy are: Legacy 2.5i 6MT (19 mpg city / 22 mpg combined / 27 mpg highway); Legacy 2.5i CVT (23 mpg city / 26 mpg combined / 31 mpg highway); Legacy 2.5GT 6MT (18 mpg city / 21 mpg combined / 25 mpg highway); and Legacy 3.6R 5AT (18 mpg city / 21 mpg combined / 25 mpg highway).

According to Tim Mahoney, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Subaru of America, the carmaker is thrilled that the latest installation of Legacy offers more space, a more rewarding drive, and better fuel economy than its rivals.

Subaru is selling the new 2010 Legacy at a starting price of $19,995, excluding delivery. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Subaru of America, Inc. manufactures and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories across the US using its around 600-strong dealer network.

Based on EPA fuel economy standards, Subaru has the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive offerings in the US. Subaru is proud of manufacturing its vehicles at its zero-landfill production sites. Moreover, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only production site in the US to be designated as a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Press Release

Subaru of America, Inc. Announces EPA figures for 2010 Legacy

Subaru of America today announced the EPA fuel economy results for 2010MY Legacy. The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Legacy achieves up to 26 mpg combined and 31 mpg highway, despite having grown in size in almost every dimension.

Specifically, the Legacy 2.5i CVT now exhibits better fuel economy (EPA combined) than such Front-Wheel competitors such as Honda Accord, Mazda6i, VW Passat and Hyundai Sonata. Furthermore, the new Legacy is now the highest rated midsize AWD sedan (EPA combined) in the U.S. market for 2010MY.

Tim Mahoney, senior vice president and CMO of Subaru of America said, "We are thrilled that the all-new 2010 Legacy not only offers more space and a more rewarding drive than the competition, but it also delivers better fuel economy at a very competitive price."

The Subaru Legacy comes with Subaru's legendary Boxer engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, quick-ratio steering and a new double-wishbone suspension system. The 2010 Legacy has an entry-level price of $19,995 (excl. delivery) and will provide an alternative for customers looking for more from the mid-sized sedan segment.

2010MY EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Legacy 2.5i 6MT 19 mpg city / 22 mpg combined / 27 mpg hwy
Legacy 2.5i CVT 23 mpg city / 26 mpg combined / 31 mpg hwy
Legacy 2.5GT 6MT 18 mpg city / 21 mpg combined / 25 mpg hwy
Legacy 3.6R 5AT 18 mpg city / 21 mpg combined / 25 mpg hwy
About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel-efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

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