All round vision is excellent and the Levorg is fairly easy to park.
What’s it like to live with
Entry/locking is keyless only requiring the key to being on your person - and there is start/stop button to turn the engine on/off.,
Getting in and out of the Levorg is an easy affair, we had no concerns. Once you are sitting in, there is plenty of room inside for all five occupants who are carried with relative comfort.
It is easy to find the ideal driving position easy with it is eight-way electrically powered driver’s seat (no memory) and the steering wheel manually adjusts for rake and reach. We found the heated leather front seats were very supportive and comfortable.
Sadly the Levorg is let badly down by the interior ergonomics and overall it feels some 10-12 years behind the competition – the steering wheel has a mass of switches on it, the dials are hard to read, and the informatics system is too complex. Subaru has spent their money on engineering, but not a lot on the design elements but nothing feels as though it will fall off or fail.
All round vision is excellent and the Levorg is fairly easy to park, there is a reversing camera and but you do not get parking sensors which are more than an oversight – at this price point, the competition would have rear and front sensors. Although there is Subaru’s Rear Vehicle Detection’ system (SRVD), which alerts drivers to vehicles which are crossing behind the car at right angles.
There is room inside for four adults, the fifth occupant will complain that they are being crushed in the rear – although three children in the rear should be more than happy.
The boot, although shallow can accommodate up to 522 litres with all the rear seats up which increases to 1,446 litres to the roof line with both of the 60:40 split rear seats folded down. If you are thinking of carrying medium-large dogs as we have said the boot is shallow and they will fill your rearview vision. You don’t get a spare tyre and have to make do with a mobility kit which is pretty useless if the tire comes off the rim.
The dip beam features auto-on self-levelling LED headlights which work well, but they are not bi-LED which seems a bit disappointing at this price point and for some reason, it does not have LED daytime running lights – but there are front and rear fog lights. It also supports high beam assist which, when the lights are set to auto – will try and flip you between full and dipped beam, but as with all these systems, your own reactions are going to be probably quicker.
Standard equipment includes rain-sensing windscreen wipers, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, cruise control, LED headlamps, heated front seats and power fold-in mirrors.