Revised back in 2016 though mostly with added safety tech, the Legacy now features Subaru's latest corporate looks and gets redesigned front and rear bumpers, C-shaped daytime running LEDs, signature hexagonal grille minus some chrome detailing, new cladding for the foglight surrounds, turbine styled 18-inch alloy wheels, new side mirrors with integrated LED indicators, a left-hand side camera, faux diffuser and choice of two new colours; Magnetite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Pearl.
Like the Outback, the interior has also undergone a makeover and benefits from a seven-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, upgraded materials, new gloss black and silver inserts, revised onboard computer display and dual-zone climate control switches, and a new leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel.
On the safety front, the Legacy now joins the XV and Outback in receiving Subaru's EyeSight range of driver assistance system, consisting of steering responsive headlights, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, front and rear camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Throttle Management and Sway Warning.
No changes have however been made up front where the Legacy retains its 191 kW / 350 Nm 3.6-litre Boxer flat-six petrol engine, mated to a seven-step CVT gearbox and sending the amount of twist to all four wheels via Subaru's rally-derived Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system which also includes Torque Vectoring.
A five year / 150 000 km warranty and three-year / 75 000 km service plan are included in the Legacy 3.6 RS-ES' asking price of R619 000.