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Subaru Levorg estate - Interior & comfort

The Subaru Levorg is smooth and refined when cruising but can’t match the interior style or quality of premium rivals

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.8 out of 5

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Interior & comfort Rating

3.0 out of 5

Subaru takes a noticeably different approach to its interiors than rivals such as Volkswagen or Ford. While those brands place a lot of emphasis on stylish design and high-quality, tactile materials, Subarus have more functional cabins that do the job perfectly well, but aren’t very luxurious. The Levorg doesn’t deviate from this approach, so you get a solid and simple layout that’s a little bit old-school in its approach, but should stand the test of time.

The most recent 2019 facelifted cars received a series of exterior styling tweaks including the removal of the Levorg’s bonnet scoop but inside the key addition was Subaru’s updated seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Subaru Levorg dashboard

The dash in the Levorg is made up of rather dull-looking but nonetheless hard-wearing plastics. Everything is located pretty much where you’d expect to find it and the standard sat nav and infotainment system is easy to use, if a little slow to respond at times.

The data readout at the top of the dash looks a bit dated, as do the rocker switches for the heated seats and the LED warning bulbs for the EyeSight safety system. If you find the lack of physical buttons in other modern cars a frustration, the Subaru’s approach might prove refreshing but it’s definitely some way off the high-tech pace set elsewhere in the sector.

Equipment

The Levorg only comes in GT trim with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, all-wheel drive and CVT gearbox. It looks pretty expensive next to equivalent versions of similarly sized estate cars, but you do get a lot of kit for your money.

The list includes auto-dipping headlights, multiple airbags, aluminium pedals, cruise control, four USB ports, sat nav, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a DAB radio infotainment system, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, headlight washers, dual-zone air-conditioning, keyless entry and start, eight-way adjustable leather seats, a leather steering wheel, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, 18-inch alloys and a lot of safety kit that we’ll touch on later.

Options

With only one model to pick and all that kit listed above as standard, there’s no options list for the Levorg. The only choice you have to make is the colour: blue, dark blue or white! Subaru dealers do offer a range of accessories to add to the car when you buy it, such as bicycle holders, roof boxes, ski racks, mats, tow bars and a variety of boot and bodywork protection mats and panels.

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