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.