2018 Subaru Legacy AWD and Engine Explained – Video
In all Legacy models, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is an active system that uses an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch, to actively manage torque distribution based on acceleration deceleration and available traction. The system automatically directs up to 100 percent of available torque to the wheels with the best grip.
The Legacy 2.5i is powered by a 175 horsepower double overhead cam 2.5-liter BOXER engine that produces 174 pound feet of torque. The Active Grille Shutter system helps to improve fuel economy by reducing wind resistance. The 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine in the Legacy 3.6R Limited produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound feet peak of torque, sustaining 90 percent of peak torque from 2,000 to 6,000 rpm for exceptional response at all vehicle speeds.