The sixth-generation Subaru Legacy has been around for a few years now. It is currently one of the most appealing options when it comes to the midsize-sedan niche. Although it’s still quite fresh on the market, the company keeps improving this model at great pace. For 2017, Subaru introduced a new Legacy Sport trim level that slots between the Premium and Limited models. Now, the latest rumors suggest that we might get to see this sedan in yet another trim for 2018. Namely, the company is expected to offer the most powerful version of this car as the 2018 Subaru Legacy GT Turbo. According to some sources, it could hit the dealerships in late 2017.
2018 Subaru Legacy GT Turbo Redesign
In terms of exterior styling, the Legacy sedan is probably not the most striking model in this segment. However, it offers a handsome sheet metal that is likely to stay fresh for years to come. It comes in a traditional sedan shape that avoids the latest design trends. As for the 2018 Subaru Legacy GT Turbo, expect it to adopt only minor visual tweaks. Its cabin will be a pleasant and comfortable place able to accommodate five passengers. With its impressive 15.0 cubic feet of front and rear space, it will be among class-leading options. Expect the 2018 Legacy GT to receive new upholstery materials, a two-tone trim as well as carbon fiber accents. It will also offer a 6.2-inch infotainment system and rearview camera as standard.
Details on the 2018 Subaru Legacy GT Turbo engine specs are still scarce. Standard Legacy models currently use a 2.5-liter flat-4 that generate 175 horsepower and 174-lb-ft of torque. Limited trim offers a more powerful engine option in the form of a 3.5-liter V6 making 256 hp and 247 lb-ft. Both engines are known as “boxer” configurations and use a continuously variable transmission as standard. As for the upcoming Legacy GT Turbo, expect it to bring a power boost as well as improved performance.
New Legacy GT Turbo Price
As the new range-topping model, the 2018 Subaru Legacy GT Turbo is likely to start higher than the Legacy Limited. So, expect the most potent version of this sedan to be in the mid-$30,000 range.