The Subaru Levorg is pitched as a replacement for the fourth generation Legacy Tourer, an odd thing to claim as that stopped being sold back in 2008. The Japanese firm’s reasoning is that some of their customers find the current Outback too big. Instead, they want a car with plenty of room inside but with a smaller footprint.
So that’s exactly what Subaru are giving their customers with the Levorg. Despite being smaller than the old Legacy Tourer, it offers more room inside for both passengers and their luggage. With the rear seats up, boot space is a sizeable 522 litres. Fold them down and this jumps to a cavernous 1446 litres.
As you’d expect from Subaru, there’s a four-cylinder boxer engine up front, in this case a new turbocharged 1.6-litre unit that develops 168bhp. This power is sent to all four wheels via a CVT automatic gearbox.
To go with the single engine choice, there’s only a single trim level called GT. This includes dual-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment with sat-nav, a rear parking camera and part leather seats that are heated up front. It may be well equipped but it is pricey.