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.
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|
|ANCAP safety rating||5 Star|
|Transmission||Subaru Lineartronic Transmission CVT|
|Fuel economy||8.7L/100km Combined|
|Towing capacity||750kg Unbraked, 1200kg Braked|
|Luggage capacity / payload||Unknown|
|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|