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Subaru Levorg Review and Prices

The Subaru Levorg offers grippy all-wheel-drive and lots of equipment for a sensible price. Its alternatives have more engine choice, more space and more quality, however.

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What's good

  • Four-wheel-drive traction
  • Smooth engine
  • Standard equipment

What's not so good

  • Expensive to run
  • Average gearbox
  • Alternatives are more practical

Find out more about the Subaru Levorg

Is the Subaru Levorg a good car?

The Subaru Levorg is the spiritual successor to the now-defunct Subaru Legacy estate. The Legacy had sleek styling, yet was surprisingly capable off-road and the Levorg follows the same philosophy. It has Subaru’s trademark 2.0-litre boxer engine, an advanced all-wheel-drive system and lots of standard equipment. Alternatives include cars such as the Skoda Octavia Scout and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Outside, the Levorg has a similar look to the firm’s Impreza at the front; it closely resembles the Impreza inside too. Most of the materials in the cabin are soft to the touch, though there are some disappointingly scratchy plastics lower down. Ultimately, both an Octavia and Golf look and feel classier to sit in.

Subaru’s 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system can’t rival that of the Skoda or VW, either. It comes with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, but its native graphics and menus aren’t as intuitive as the aforementioned alternatives’ systems and it doesn’t respond to inputs as quickly either.

In Japan, you can have your Levorg with a turbocharged version of the UK version’s 2.0-litre petrol, making it more like an Impreza rally car. That sounds like much more fun! Ah, well.

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The driver sits in an electrically adjustable, leather seat, which is supportive and comfortable. Rear passengers have ample headroom, though an Octavia and Golf both offer more legroom. The Levorg’s boot is a usable rectangular shape and has a low loading lip, but at 522 litres is a fair bit smaller than the boot in an Octavia Scout and Golf Alltrack.

Just one engine is available: a naturally-aspirated, 2.0-litre petrol with 150hp. All Levorgs also come with an automatic CVT gearbox and, of course, all-wheel drive. As such, the Levorg’s official 32.6mpg fuel consumption is pretty average when compared with its alternatives, and its performance figures are much the same.

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