2013 Subaru Legacy: Tight Twisty Road
I give the Legacy some stick through a tight twisty section of road. As you might expect the symmetrical AWD is well suited to the challenge. The CVT transmission is a completely different animal than a standard slush box in that it has no real shift points. This means the revs never drop when you mat it, the road speed just climbs and climbs as the engine hangs at 5500 RPM. Once you get used to that it offers some distinct advantages for spirited driving .
The 2.5 Boxer engine has a wide power band and from 3K on up to the 6K redline it delivers enough torque to hoon around like a Rally King. The "Manual" function on the CVT is a little queer and nothing like a proper gear box but it lets you keep the revs up and use the engine braking and that bumps up the fun factor. The Floppy Paddle shifters are tied to the steering wheel so when you turn lock to lock there is no way to get your fingers on them until the wheel returns closer to center.
Ergonomics are pretty good in the cabin even for a 6-4 250# guy like me...the electric seat adjustments raise lower and tilt the back and seat independently but for someone with long legs the steering wheel will feel far away. The wheel does adjust up/down in/out but not nearly enough to accommodate the range of the seat IMO. Headroom and legroom are more than adequate. Getting in and out of this low slung car could be challenging to the old, infirm, or obese driver, (I qualify for at least 2 out of 3 of those) but I managed to do it without popping a blood vessel or calling 911.
Road noise is lower than a lot of cars but certainly not as low as a luxury vehicle. The fan on the AC is quiet even on high. Noisy fans are one of my pet peeves...what good is the comfort of AC on a hot day if you have to wear ear plugs? Overall the car feels well built, solid, no rattles, and most of all capable. The traction control works really well and unlike some cars this feature does not make the car feel slow and ponderous when it kicks in. It corrects slip in little doses without effecting speed or momentum significantly.
The OEM tire choice is excellent IMO. The Bridgestone Turunza tires handle wet conditions very well and offer up a fair amount of grip on loose gravel. On asphalt these tires run quietly.
If you like this video stay tuned for a more in depth drive with the Legacy where I explore how it copes with loose gravel and how it does on the highway and on an open winding country road or two.
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Best Subaru Legacy exhaust sounds
Best Subaru Legacy Exhaust sounds
2008 Subaru Legacy Spec B turbo back Exhaust (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XeQxnqcg4g) by http://www.youtube.com/user/wpgspecb
FMS catback Exhaust 2005 Subaru Legacy GT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ICs1-uORW4) by http://www.youtube.com/user/eddiealvesLGT
Subaru Legacy GT Spec.B (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS2LQdEpLnM) by http://www.youtube.com/user/berkshire40
Subaru liberty 3.0r spec B (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DN8sYDbua0) by http://www.youtube.com/user/nickk240892
2005 SUBARU LEGACY GT VF-52 turbo launch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD_Xc9W2IEM) by http://www.youtube.com/user/ethanpaulhunt
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Magnaflow Catback Exhaust System 16377 sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SStAM2utUdY) by http://www.youtube.com/user/justinwalk
Subaru Legacy BL5 turbo ZeroSports Exhaust sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUk6XSmrUU) by http://www.youtube.com/user/subb537
Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Stage 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoOYYMa_NOE) by http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDshizznet
Subaru Liberty / Legacy 3.0 Spec B full Exhaust revs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcGwDZpzijU) by http://www.youtube.com/user/nickk240892
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2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited/DAF, Detailed Walkaround
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2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited/DAF, Detailed Walkaround.
doing a little show and tell on my new subaru 2.5 premium with cvt transmission hope you guys enjoy the video and it helps you in some way
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SFR turbocharged 2008 Altima CVT Coupe
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