5 December 2017

Subaru Levorg 2.0 GT 2018 car review

By Cade Wilson

The Levorg 2.0 GT-S’s external refinements mean the spiritual successor to the much-loved Legacy GT wagon, looks even sharper than when it was launched in New Zealand in June last year. Cosmetic exterior changes include new design 18” alloy wheels, front grille, bumper and steering responsive headlights with DRL’s.

Styling
4.5 / 5
Safety
5.0 / 5
Innovation
5.0 / 5
Practicality
5.0 / 5
Value
4.5 / 5

AA expert rating

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It is now available in a smart, new Storm Grey colour and to prove it’s not all about just external attractiveness. Subaru engineers have further refined the Levorg’s ride with improvements to the Bilstein suspension and other suspension components. The newly developed brake pads are now approximately 20% more efficient.  

Three extremely useful feature additions are:

  • Front View Monitor: helps prevent collisions at intersections, or when parking close to walls or other objects.
  • Smart Rear View Mirror: features a camera located in the top of the rear tail gate, showing a rear image in the rear view mirror.
  • Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH): alleviates driver fatigue by holding the vehicle in position by applying the brake when stopped.

Inside the car, it’s all about the seats really. The rear seats now fold 40/20/40 split, which give multiple seating and stowage combinations. The driver’s seat receives 10-way power adjustments and memory function.

The Levorg is still high-up on my favourite Subaru list of vehicles,it gives a great balance of performance and sport wagon size in a very reasonably priced package. The smaller auxiliary screen high up in the centre of the dash is very informative and displays multiple camera angles to aid in parking. 

                           At a glance  
Models  Subaru Levorg 2.0Ltr GT-S
Engine 2.0Ltr Turbo Boxer 4-cylinder
 Price  $57,990
 ANCAP safety rating 5 Star
 Power 197 kW
 Transmission Subaru Lineartronic Transmission CVT
 Fuel economy 8.7L/100km Combined
Towing capacity  750kg Unbraked, 1200kg Braked
2WD/4WD/AWD   AWD
Seating capacity   5
Luggage capacity / payload  Unknown
                          Safety systems 
Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC) Blind-spot detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
ABS, ESC, TCS Smart Rear View camera, Front view monitor
Active Torque Vectoring

 

Brake, Hill start Assists
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