With the unveiling of a turbocharged 2020 Legacy, Subaru was the talk of the town at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Although the debuted model bears a striking resemblance to its last-gen sedan, the all-new ‘20 Subaru Legacy is assuredly far from a carbon copy of the 2019 Legacy. In fact, the hotly anticipated Legacy has been completely revamped, inside and out, and its release will set the stage for Subaru’s busiest autumn in years. (Like the upcoming 2020 Outback, the seventh-generation Legacy is scheduled to go on sale early this fall at Jim Burke Subaru in Birmingham or a Subaru dealership near you.)
Not since 2012 has the Legacy been available with a turbocharged engine. That trend flips with the 2020 Subaru Legacy; a beefy 2.4L turbo-four, which produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque, will be available in select range-topping Legacy trims. This beast of an engine will break the 60-mph mark in 6.1 seconds while achieving a combined 28-mpg EPA rating.
The 2019 Detroit Auto Show unveiled several new cars and concept vehicles this January, but it was the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) S209 that won over our hearts and quickened our pulses. After all, this performance car is the most powerful, agile, and supremely exhilarating Subaru STI ever made in the U-S-of-A. Street-legal, four-wheeled rockets like this don’t come along often –perhaps the lack of saturation is a good thing for the segment – so when they pop into frame, you can bet we’re all over them.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 Subaru STI S209,
coming to a Subaru dealer near
you later this year.
Upgraded Subaru BOXER
As the automaker’s first-ever S-line STI performance vehicle
to be sold in America, the S209 features a boisterous 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER
turbocharged engine that makes a feverish 341 horsepower. The STI’s HKS-manufactured
BOXER EJ25 utilizes a low-restriction exhaust system and several strengthened
alloy-forged pistons and rods to reduce body weight, which results in bumps in
torque production (10% at 3,600 rpm), boost pressure (18 psi), and turbine
power (6%) over the Subaru WRX STI model’s.
Cheesy callbacks to the 1950’s show Adventures of Superman aside,
there’s something truly special about this refreshed Outback. It’s in the mold
of a wagon yet has the extra cargo and passenger space of a crossover, and it
comes in six heroic trims. DC Comics, eat your heart out.
Two Engines, One
The 2019 Outback is powered by one of two engines.
Stationed on all 2.5i trims (base, Premium, Limited, and
Touring) is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 175 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of
torque, allowing it to tow up to 2,700 pounds.
Fitted in the 3.6R Limited and Touring trims is a locomotive-like BOXER 3.6L
6-cylinder engine that produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound-foot of torque,
allowing it to tow up to 3,000 pounds.
Some 2,500 miles away from our Birmingham Subaru dealership, students at Gresham, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Community College are embracing the country’s first-ever Subaru Automotive Technology program. It’s true—the two-year, associate of applied science (AS) coursework will provide prospective auto techs certified, hands-on training in all things Subaru. Better yet, students seeking this Subaru U-backed degree will be provided paid internships and full-time, post-graduation jobs at Subaru repair shops and dealerships.
In the market for a new car? You probably have a ton of questions about whether to lease or buy—and we’re here to give you a breakdown of the benefits of each. As one of the top Subaru dealers in Birmingham, there’s nothing more important to us than educating our customers. Here are the advantages of buying and leasing a new Subaru.