The Subaru Legacy Tourer has received a number of equipment upgrades and technical improvements for 2012. The most important change is the revised Boxer diesel engine which features a more efficient turbocharger, new exhaust-camshaft timing and lighter connecting rods mated with new oxidation catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This results in improved fuel economy returning 49.6mpg with CO2 emissions cut by 7.5% to 149g/km.
Exterior changes include new aerodynamically smoother door mirrors, a higher-resolution rear view camera (SE NavPlus only) and a fresh new colour; Ice Silver Metallic. The interior sports a single-CD unit featuring a large LCD display screen together with USB and iPod connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls. On diesel models (with manual transmission) the instrument cluster now has a ‘shift-up’ indicator to encourage an economical driving style.
Standard features include cruise control, a glass ‘tilt-n-slide’ sunroof, dual-zone fully automatic air-conditioning, a premium audio system with six speakers (including two tweeters), automatic lights and wipers and a powered driver’s seat. A Bluetooth® hands-free system with voice activation is fitted, while all but the S model are trimmed in black leather. Models with Lineartronic transmission feature steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters as standard.