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Subaru Levorg review: spiritual successor to the Legacy Tourer

By Roger St Pierre with Hazel Kempster

The Levorg is seen as the spiritual successor to the widely acclaimed fourth generation Legacy Tourer which in its six year production run became a firm favourite among Subaru fans around the globe.

The clever packaging of the new Levorg means that while it has similar exterior dimensions to the Legacy, it will have much more interior space.

Subaru’s trade-mark Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive features in a goodies’ packed spec, along with an all new smooth running 170 PS 1.6 litre DIT Boxer petrol engine, which is combined with the latest version of Subaru’s highly advanced six-speed Lineartronic transmission.

The Subaru Levorg GT also features some of the latest passive and active safety technology, including blind spot detection and rear vehicle alert, while the cabin benefits from the brand’s latest factory-fit infotainment system, bespoke sports seats and premium materials.

Big wide-opening doors ensure ease of entry and exit while the seat-belt clips fall easily to hand and there’s plenty of driving position adjustment available in the seating arrangements and head, leg and shoulder room are all generous.

It might be a big, spacious, car but the Levorg proves economical out on the road, a trait shared by other Subaru products.

German magazine Auto Motor und Sport tested 600 production models from all the major car manufacturers over two years and Subaru scored highly. Interestingly, Subaru ranked second best among all brands when it came to the honesty of their fuel economy claims.

Our week-long test drive revealed that the Levorg is an easy drive, easy to park and eminently practical but at the same time handsome car, designed very much in the contemporary idiom.

Prices for the Levorg start from £27,495.

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