All the new ones ('17+ for the Impreza and '18+ for the Crosstrek, etc.) are Harman Industries head units. Harman Kardon is one of the audio enhancements from the factory (bundled with nav on the Crosstrek). I would be surprised if they switched to a different HU with the Legacy, even with the issues they've had with it. Ours is better since the last few firmware updates.Harman Kardon is just the speakers and amp on top trim levels, right? I think all the head units Subaru uses are still Clarion stuff. Starlink is a Clarion / Subaru joint development. With all the problems, Subaru ditching Clarion makes sense. They still need some kind of premium brand name for a premium audio trim option. I think HK is now owned by Samsung so Subaru might be shopping since that brand is tainted with all the recent issues that are actually Clarion problems.
The 2019 Legacy comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine making 175 horsepower, with an optional 6-cylinder good for 256 ponies. Using the same Global Platform as the Impreza it is a bit heavier and more upscale inside, targeted to an older crowd of folks.
SOA sold a bit more than forty thousand Legacys last year so I guess they will stick with it.
Miss my 1998 Legacy Wagon, but switch to an Impreza hatchback in December and am very happy. But the Legacy was bought for a family of 3 and it is rare for me to have someone in the Impreza's back seat.Agreed on the sales being bad. Personally miss our old 1999 Legacy Wagon. Yes, I know there is the outback but I don’t need the extra clearance.
My father traded in his Legacy for an Impreza when he was age 72, but now that he is in his 80's and in poor health the Impreza is killing him to get in and out.I imagine the Legacy and Outback demographic is geezer compared to the Impreza. The Legacy is pretty much an AWD Camry/Accord.
They post them as "in transit" on their website and selll them enroute. I sincerely doubt that Subaru will sell both the Impreza and the Legacy next year, but I am not sure which one they will give up.BTW, I was in the parts department of a nearby Subaru dealer a few days ago. They had no new Subarus on the lot.
Thanks to this website, I ordered Car Door Handle for Elderly Auto Cane Car Handle Assist Support Handle Multifunction Handle for Elderly and Handicapped for my 86 year old father. It arrives tomorrow, so I hope it helps him.I sympathize with your dad. At age 67, entering and especially exiting my Impreza is hard on my knees. It's not painful enough to make want to drive my wife's Outback though. A least not yet...