A Look at the 2015 Subaru Legacy

As a participant in the Subaru Legacy Blogger Program, my family recently had the chance to enjoy a 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited on loan for one week.  We took the opportunity to cross the Rocky Mountains in style, and spent a weekend in Denver, Colorado. This proved an excellent venue to test out some of the Legacy's features.  Heading from our neck of the woods in Western Colorado, over the Rockies to Denver on the Front Range, meant getting to trying out performance while crossing Vail Pass at 10,600 feet altitude.  It also gave us a chance to check out the gas mileage of this all wheel drive sedan.   The Legacy handled the elevation and fairly steep grades of crossing the passes quite nicely, maintaining steady speeds, and making smooth shifting transitions as needed.  But as for our impression of the initial acceleration, I'd have to say I've seen better performance.  We were surprised that this 2.5L 4-cylinder engine seemed a little gutless, even driving … [Read more...]

Colorado Road Trip in the Legacy

Last weekend my family attended a convention in Denver.  Living on the "Western Slope" (west side of the Rocky Mountains), this meant a scenic road trip across the state of Colorado to reach the "Front Range" (the more populated east side of the Rocky Mountains, where Denver is located).  Plus, we had the exciting opportunity to borrow a 2015 Subaru Legacy for our mini vacation.   Among other things, this meant a sunroof. Sunroof's are always a good time! I love traveling on I-70 for a Colorado road trip, and think it's one of the prettiest and most impressive stretches of  US interstate in the country.  In many places, it hugs the Colorado River. Where the mountain passes were too steep, or geography just didn't lend itself well, they've built a tunnel or two through which you'll traverse.   Terrain through a few stretches (just east of Glenwood Springs is my favorite) will wind you through breathtaking canyons.  This was my first time doing so in a car with a … [Read more...]