Quite frankly, it's hard to improve on perfection. The 2015 Subaru Legacy was named Top Pick by Consumer Reports over the entire mid-size sedan category, so don't expect to "see" any change to the outside. Almost all of the changes with the 2016 Legacy are on the inside - with technology.
New Features on the 2016 Subaru Legacy include:Wipers - Whenever the front wipers are used, the front headlights turn on with the auto on/off setting.
Steering - Subaru retuned the electric power-assist steering for all 2016 Legacy models to provide an even more linear and natural feel and to significantly reduce vibration over rough roads, especially those with washboard-texture concrete surfaces.
Navigation - gets three years free annual map update, 3 years free SiriusXM Nav traffic, and Travel Link
Eyesight - gets upgraded to include Lane Keep Assist which uses the electric steering to help keep the car in its lane at highway speed. Limited trims also feature standard Blind Spot Detection + Rear Cross Traffic Alert - an option on Premium trims with EyeSight.
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Subaru Starlink Infotainment | Safety and Security - Emergency services is standard on all Premium and Limited models, and its free for 1 year. There are two Starlink packages:
- Safety Plus package includes SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. 1st year free, 2.years $99, 3 years $149.
- Safety Plus and Security Plus For even greater peace of mind, the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator. - 1 year $49, 2 years $149, 3 years $249
The Cost of TechnologyAutos are becoming much more sophisticated and the newest safety and technology comes at a cost. Subaru did a good job holding costs down across the line with only a modest $50-$350 price increase across the 2016 Legacy line-up as shown below:
- 2.5i: +$50
- 2.5i Premium: +$350
- 2.5i Limited: +$350
- 3.6 Limited: +$350