2015 Subaru Levorg Review
The Subaru Levorg is a medium sized station wagon that has been in production from 2014. It aims to bridge the gap between the bigger sized Legacy Wagon and the smaller sized Impreza. It's a dynamic and maneuverable car that is suitable for both urban and cross country driving. The only drawback is the low ground clearance that is not suitable for Kenyan roads. It’s smaller in length and wheelbase by 100mm and 50mm lower than the 5th generation Legacy. It competes with the Audi A4, Mercedes A-Class and Mazda Atenza.
The first generation Levorg known as the VM series was in production from 2014 to 2020 and it shares the platform with the Legacy, Impreza and WRX. It was designed to leverage the known Subaru advantages such as the All-Wheel-Drive technology and turbo charged engines. The second generation known as the VN series was in production from 2020 and it improves on performance, safety, aesthetics and comfort.
The 2015 Subaru Levorg is offered with a choice of two turbocharged engines; a 1.6-Litre FB16 DIT engine and a 2.0-Litre FA20 engine which are linked to either an automatic Lineartronic transmission with manual mode or an automatic Sports Lineartronic transmission with manual mode. We have done an in-depth analysis on these engines and you’re interested to know the right engine to buy for the Kenyan market, then get a copy of the Subaru Levorg Buyer’s guide.
2015 Subaru Levorg Grades
1. Subaru Levorg 1.6GT – This is the base model . It comes with the 1.6L turbo engine, 4WD and Lineartronic transmission
2. Subaru Levorg 1.6GT EyeSight – This comes with the 1.6L turbo engine, 4WD, Lineartronic and EyeSight
3. Subaru Levorg 1.6GT-S EyeSight – This comes with the 1.6L turbo engine, 4WD, Lineartronic, EyeSight and Sports package
4. Subaru Levorg 2.0GT EyeSight – This comes with the 2.0L turbo engine, 4WD, Sports Lineartronic and EyeSight
5. Subaru Levorg 2.0GT-S EyeSight – This comes with the 2.0L turbo engine, 4WD, Sports Lineartronic, EyeSight and Sports package.
2015 Subaru Levorg Interior
On the inside, the Levorg is modern and tidy with a piano black dashboard that’s similar to the Forester and the Impreza.
The cabin feels spacious and comfortable with excellent legroom all round. At the first row, the legroom is great for both driver and passenger with enough space to recline as desired. At the second, the legroom is similarly good and the seats are well elevated and extra padded.
For the first row, there are 4 cup/bottle holders, door panel storage, dashboard storage, a glovebox and the center-box. For the second row, there are 2 bottle holders on the door pockets and front seat jacket pockets.
2015 Subaru Levorg Boot Space
The boot is sizable enough to carry luggage for a family of five. The rear seats can also fold down to create extra space when needed.
Extras: Sunroof, paddleshift
2015 Subaru Levorg Exterior
The exterior is a cross between an Impreza and a Legacy. At the front it borrows heavily from the Impreza with sharp edges that are contrasted with the meshed grille and the intercooler vent on the bonnet. Towards the rear, it transforms into a Legacy with dual exhausts and a large tailgate.
2015 Subaru Levorg Safety Features: SRS Airbag System, ABS, Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Brake Override Control, EyeSight (Ver.2), Rearview detection
2015 Subaru Levorg Fuel Consumption
2015 Subaru Levorg 1.6L Fuel Consumption: 17.4 km/L
2015 Subaru Levorg 2.0L Fuel Consumption: 13.2 km/L
2015 Subaru Levorg Acceleration
2015 Subaru Levorg 1.6L Turbo accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.0 sec.
2015 Subaru Levorg 2.0L Turbo accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 sec.
2015 Subaru Levorg Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 Litres
2015 Subaru Levorg Ground Clearance
The 2015 Subaru Levorg has a ground clearance of 5.7 Inches(145mm) which is very low by Kenyan standards and will not clear most speed bumps. If it’s imported from Japan, you may need to increase the ground clearance. Read our guidelines here on how to safely increase a vehicle’s ground clearance.
2015 Subaru Levorg Stability and Handling
The Subaru Levorg is a well engineered car that is precise and well balanced. The steering is perfectly judged feeling neither heavy nor light. The brakes are linear and solid giving the driver good control of the car. Around corners, it feels totally composed with no hint of under or over steer.
2015 Subaru Levorg Service Intervals
Minor Service: at 5,000 km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, and Engine Oil
Major Service: at 10,000km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, ATF Filter, Cabin Filter, Plugs, Brake Pads, ATF Oil, and Engine Oil
Subaru Spare Parts Availability, Cost & Where to buy
Service parts are affordable and widely available in Kenya. Body parts are slightly expensive and sometimes not easily available. For spare parts dealers follow this link.
2015 Subaru Levorg Reliability
Historically, Subaru makes some of the most reliable cars globally and cars such as the Outback and the Impreza have worn numerous awards. The Subaru Levorg is relatively new in the market and it comes with complex systems. We have put together a guide for Kenyan buyers on which engine you should buy and which one you should avoid. We also give you important tips on what to look out for when buying a Subaru Levorg. All this information is contained in the guide that’s now available for purchase on our website. Click here to purchase the Subaru Levorg Buyer’s Guide.
Resale Value: Good
Cost of Ownership
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What we like about the 2015 Subaru Levorg
1. Excellent build quality
2. Quick acceleration
3. Spacious interior
For many years, many people lamented that Subaru was losing its formula of building unique performance focused cars that were different from the mainstream. The Legacy in particular became too mainstream and diehard fans lost interest. All this changed with the arrival of the Levorg which brought back all the desirable features that people expected to see in a Subaru.
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