Subaru is expanding both the Legacy and the Outback models for the 2017 calendar year, building on the success for both vehicles over the past 53 months. With new trims available, Subaru seeks to boost sales and popularity, especially for the Legacy that's been overlooked in the midsize segment for the most part. Some of the Subaru Legacy updates planned for the 2017 model year will look to add the Sport trim with a few technological upgrades based around Subaru's Eyesight system.

The 2017 Subaru Legacy returns with two engine models, from the 175 horsepower flat four and the turbocharged Legacy GT. Subaru is looking to provide buyers with additional trim levels that help present new options to help boost value. The new Sport trim comes equipped with the base engine, and several upgrades in other areas.

Subaru Legacy updates for 2017

The new Subaru Legacy updates are aimed at increasing sales in the midsize market. Looking to close the gap between the Legacy Sport and the competition, the new trim adds mostly aesthetic upgrades across the board. Larger 18 inch alloy wheels and exterior upgrades such as a newly redesigned front grille. Changes to the Legacy side profile include silver mirror caps and upgraded rocker panels, as well as new housings around the now standard fog lights.

Inside the new Sport trim, there's a lot to offer as far as 2017 Subaru Legacy updates go. Two tone cloth seats are paired with new piano black trim and blue stitching. Subaru's 7 inch touchscreen display is now standard, and added Eyesight features among the Subaru Legacy updates. Heated seats and traditional dual zone climate control zones are standard in all Legacy models for the 2017 model year.

The Sport trim now features additional Eyesight improvements such as automatic high-beams and reverse automatic braking. Subaru's Eyesight system features many advanced safety features, such as Lane Departure Assist and Blind Spot Detection. Coupled with additional software Subaru Legacy updates, the new Sport trim could boost Subaru's market share for midsize sedans. Returning for the 2017 calendar year, Subaru's Starlink system is one of the best infotainment systems on the market.

The 2017 Subaru Legacy returns the familiar all wheel drive system paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. You can control shifting through Subaru's paddle shifter system much like the standard trim, or use the gear selector in a manual six speed mode.

Powering the new 2017 Legacy Sport is the venerable flat four that's easily Subaru's most common powerplant. This 2.5 liter non turbo engine produces 175 horsepower at 5800 RPM and an even 174 ft lbs of torque at just 4000 RPM. With an overall EPA rating of 26 miles in the city versus 34 on the freeway it's an excellent candidate among midsize car shoppers.

Of course the other trims for the 2017 Legacy also include the Premium which comes with the 3.6 liter engine paired to the same all wheel drive CVT transmission. Considering the considerable competition in the midsize market, the new Subaru Legacy updates could build upon the considerable success of the Legacy already.



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