Subaru Levorg

3/5
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Verdict

Subaru wouldn’t be what you’d call the biggest car brand in Ireland, but they are a brand with a relatively good name. Now seems like a good time to bring their new estate car, the Levorg to the Irish market. After all, station wagons are becoming slightly more popular on our roads – so why not bring it in. Subaru calls this car the “spiritual successor” for the Legacy Tourer, fans of the manufacturer say that it’s something else – an estate version of the Subaru WRX.

Performance

The Subaru Levorg has been kept very simple for the Irish market. There is just one engine available. The Irish arm of the manufacturer has opted to bring in the 1.6 Direct Injection Turbo petrol version. This houses a new Boxer engine which is coupled to a Lineartronic CVT gearbox. Sadly, the engine means a very mediocre, if not bad, fuel economy. At least Subaru aren’t making up their fuel economy figures though, the technical spec says that it averages 7.1 l/100km – we returned 7.6, which isn’t far off their mark. On paper, the 1.6 offering is gutsy and it offers 170 hp and 0-100km/h in 8.9 seconds.

Ride & Handling

This is an AWD offering, which does brilliantly in adding extra grip to the car. On flat-surfaced corners, this car is very enjoyable to drive. However, the suspension is extremely firm and if you drive it with any type of gusto on uneven surfaces and you might feel like you’re bouncing all over the road. The CVT gearbox is excellent – which is not something that we say too often.

Refinement

Unfortunately, a lot of road noise does slip into this vehicle. Some of that might come from the intercooler scoop to the front, but it also depends on what tyres you opt for with the car. The vehicle could do with a little more padding.

Quality & Reliability

The interior is nice, not overly premium in feeling, but nice. The infotainment looks very similar to what you’d see inside any new Honda, however, it would not be as easy to use. There is an abundance of buttons on the steering wheel too. On the plus side, this car comes with a whopping six USB points – which we thought was very cool.

Safety & Security

The Subaru Levorg scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP. It comes with plenty of sensors surrounding the interior of the car and the AWD system offers torque distribution. It also has braking assist, which is always a bonus.

Space & Practicality

In terms of space, leg room and head room to both the front and the rear is excellent. The seats are very comfortable too. There is good manoeuvrability in the driver’s seat and the steering wheel, so getting comfortable is not an issue. The boot has a false floor and has plenty of hidden storage. It offers 522 litres, which is competitive.

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Key Facts

Make

Subaru

Model
Levorg
Variant
Levorg GT 1.6 DIT Lineartronic
Car Category
Estates
First Launched
2016
Engine (L)
1.6
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
CVT
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Estate
Price New
€44,995
CBG Expert Rating
3.0

Running Costs

Tax
€570
Tax Band
D
L/100km Combined
7.0
Average km/L
14.3
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
60
Fuel Tank Range
845 km
Cost of filling a tank
€78.84
Average Cost Per 200 km
€18.4
CO2 emmissions
164 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
170 bhp
Max Power kW
127
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1600
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Aspiration
Naturally
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
8.9 s
L/100km Urban
8.30 L
L/100km Extra Urban
6.10 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Estate
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
522 L

Warranty

All Components
5 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty for paint defects
Mileage
160,000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
522 L
Wheels
All wheel drive (4x4)
Tyre size front
225/45 R18 mm
Tyre size back
225/45 R18 mm
Rim size
7J x 17; 7.5J x 18 mm
Length
4690 mm
Width
1780 mm
Height
1485 mm
Wheel Base
2650 mm
Front Track (mm)
1485
Rear Track (mm)
1540
Kerb weight
1537 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
2020
Turning circle (m)
11.8

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension
Double wishbone
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
170 bhp
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€44,995
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  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears CVT
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 522 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €44,995