Review of Subaru Levorg 2020: 2.0 STI Sport
Need evidence that humble wagons are now the field of enthusiasts? Subaru tells us top-performance STI Sport is its best-selling variant.
The Levorg is truly a quirky thing, a seemingly unnecessary addition to the Subaru heavy-duty vehicle, in a world where mass consumerism has shied away from short bodies to support SUVs. . Cursed reality.
The trouble with attracting enthusiasts, however, is that you should understand better, or you will face backlash. So, does Levorg have what it takes to build one of those hard-to-buy fanbase?
I took Levorg STI for a spin around the center of the country Subaru in Kosciuszko National Park in the winter to find out.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
Levorg is expensive. This is not the type of wagon that you will cross-shop with your specific Impreza store value.
We talk to $ 52,440 for the top car as tested here. You can get an extremely good midsize SUV for that money.
There is a risk of building such an appropriate vehicle, and to be fair, it is not a vehicle that Subaru is targeting mass.
Sadly for a small carriage playground, the list of Levorg’s rivals in this size frame seems to be limited to Skoda Octavia RS 245 ($ 49,990), Mazda6 Atenza wagon ($ 51,190), or perhaps Peugeot 308 Allure Touring ($ 27,990).
The natural advantage of the Levorg framework here is that it shares its platform with WRX focused on performance (along with the interface), and therefore is unique among its competitors.
Do you at least get good specs for your money? Take a look – you’ll get a great set of accessories from the base Levorg, with our 18-inch STI alloy wheels (with WRX-esque design), fully automatic LED lights and quick-response steering lights. , two-zone climate control, an electric sunroof, 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as built-in nav and DAB + digital radios, interior trim leather upholstery with sports seats, heated front seats and an 8-way power driver’s seat with functional memory, and keyless entry with boot.
The STI differs from the Premium 1.6-liter variant by a body kit that includes a stamped exhaust and prominent contours, as well as a revised coil spring kit in the suspension.
That’s a lot of equipment, and all are standard, fighting rivals even when the fact is every Levorg has all-wheel drive with torque vectors and safety kit. ‘ Subaru’s comprehensive ‘EyeSight’ you can read more about the safety part of this review.
So the Levorg is expensive when stacking an SUV, sure, but when piled up on wagon rivals, it’s really impressively equipped.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
I love Levorg’s design. It is dexterous, low and medium, and also unmistakably Subaru. It also grows itself right next to the WRX in the Stable brand with a completely ridiculous and unnecessary spoon, which actually leads to a large controller and thus at least functions.
The entire front of this bike is heavily borrowed from the bike racing camp, it’s fun to look at and, like any hot bike, it’s the party in front and the business in the back, with the The tail and back are paired profile that indicates it’s ready for family transport for the week.
The only gift from the back is the chunky dual exhaust and almost aftermarket alloy which in our test case has body color.
Like its WRX sibling, Levorg’s exterior design lags a bit behind the brand’s all-new Impreza and Forester lines with its last-generation accessories exposing the last-generation platform of it (rumors that Levorg has just appeared on the horizon).
The interior of Levorg, as luxurious as chunky, with soft leather pieces placed along the door tags and transmission poles, as well as on the thick, purposeful steering wheel. Again, the scholars who have driven WRX over the past few years will be familiar with all the accessories here.
There is a bit to put out the fact that Levorg is older than the rest of the Subaru range, it is a modern dash design. It’s also obsessed with Subaru, with the screen when you have a TFT screen in the dash, the information display in the case on the dashboard and the 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen embedded in center stack. It is just too much information from too many angles.
I would say I love the design of the same instrument cluster, with its striking red color and multimedia display which is undoubtedly one of the better, with an easy-to-use interface and a perfect phone mirroring. (at least for Apple CarPlay).
It is a symmetrical, cozy and aesthetic place.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
Why should we buy a carriage? Well, for starters, you’ll get much better boot space than a hatchback or a small SUV (with the handling appeal of a car), but I’m willing to bet if you’ve already Read up to here, you already know that.
For example, the Levorg boot, offers 489 liters (VDA) with the second row up or 1413L with the seat down. For a bit of perspective, it’s a 47-liter better (with seats up) than a mid-sized Mazda CX-5.
It has a large, flat practical space, also has hangers and under the boot floor, has a space-saving spare wheel.
Moving to the second row, passengers get decent legroom, but not a good star, but where Levorg shines are the rear rear seats are sculpted comfortably to sit.
The door borders continue to soft touch surfaces and have a single 500ml bottle holder on each side.
The average passenger sadly loses legroom due to the large tunnel for AWD-powered equipment underneath, and has no air vents, with rear passenger amenities limited to dual USB power outlets and central armrests drop down.
The front passenger scored a 500ml bottle holder on each door card, large glove box, a medium-sized center console, a dual cup in the transmission tunnel and a large container under climate control, including 12 volt, dual USB and AUX ports exist.
The view out of Levorg is excellent thanks to the large rearview mirror, high windshield and the naturally wide aperture of the rear window of the carriage.
Ergonomics is also pretty good for the front passenger, with sport seats, support and dial control in all appropriate positions (fan speed, temperature, volume and adjustment).
What you’ll miss on the Subaru SUV range, is the easy entry and exit that comes with higher vehicle height. You might really need to drop into the low-lying Levorg seats.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
This part starts to sound very good. Powering two of Levorg’s most expensive specifications is the 2.0-liter boxer engine, producing 197kW / 350Nm of powerful sound, the output power used to exist in V6 territory.