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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
“Subaru has increased the standard and available comfort and convenience features”
“Optional navigation system includes a large screen with excellent graphics”
“Many standard features on higher trim levels can be specified as options on lower trims”
Subaru has attempted to take the Subaru Legacy upscale for the 2010 model year with the addition of several new high-tech features, and the initial impressions in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are positive.
When comparing the Subaru Legacy 2010 lineup to last year’s model, one of the first things you’ll notice is that the standard features list has grown substantially. JDPower.com reviewers are quick to point this out, reporting that “the base 2.5i model, for example, features standard steering wheel audio and cruise control buttons, a 65/35-split folding rear seat, a new electronic parking brake, [and] an automatic lights-on function.” Cars.com notes “an MP3 jack is standard on all trims” of the Subaru Legacy, while Edmunds says the 2010 Subaru Legacy in Limited trim includes “a four-way power passenger seat…dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, Bluetooth and a nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.”
For those who crave more than just the standard features found on the Subaru Legacy, Subaru has made several desirable options available. One of the more noteworthy options that can be had on the Subaru Legacy 2010 lineup is a “voice-activated navigation system,” according to Automobile Magazine, which Cars.com says includes “a backup camera” as well. The 2010 Subaru Legacy’s navigation system in one of the better ones on the market, but Cars.com reviewers caution that “some simple actions—canceling route guidance, for instance—require an excessive number of intermediary screens.” The navigation system will probably be a sought-after option, but unfortunately Autoblog notes “you’ll have to open your wallet for the Limited trim before you can order it.” For those who aren’t interested in the navigation option, Automobile Magazine lists some of the 2010 Subaru Legacy’s other major options as “an upgraded Harman-Kardon stereo, Bluetooth phone and iPod connectivity, a backup camera, [and] a moonroof.”
Subaru has lowered prices and increased standard equipment, so the value proposition and features list are better than ever.