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Sunday 4 December 2016
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New 2017 Subaru Outback, Legacy Trims, Tech Features

New 2017 Subaru Outback, Legacy Trims, Tech Features

The lazy, hazy days of summer will bring with them the new 2017 Subaru Outback Touring and Legacy Sport trims – both of which will arrive at dealers in late summer.

2017 Subaru Outback Touring

Let’s start with Subaru’s new flagship, the 2017 Subaru Outback Touring. The big news is it will debut reverse automatic braking on the entire 2017 Outback line. It’s basically a reverse braking warning system. Four “ultrasonic” sensors on the rear bumper can detect hazards and automatically stop the vehicle.

Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist is a no big surprise standard feature as well, along with Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. They are paired with a new High Beam Assist feature, headlights designed to switch between high and low. Other tech features include a 7-inch multimedia LCD screen with voice-activated controls.

outback touring trim

As for looks, the 2017 Outback Touring features a dark gray grille, 18-inch wheels with dark gray accents and a machined finish. You can now get yours in Brilliant Brown and all Touring interiors feature new brown perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, door panels, and armrests with contrasting ivory stitching. Subaru’s also updated the inside with a woodgrain finish and piano-black switch panel accents. A heated steering wheel is also standard on the Touring trim.

Outback Touring models offer two engine options: a 2.5-liter, 175 horsepower, 4-cylinder and a 3.6-liter, 256 hp, V6.

2017 Subaru Legacy Sport

subaru legacy sport

The Subaru Legacy Sport is a new trim level for 2017. It, too, comes with a dark gray front grille, along with sportier features like fog lights with gloss black housings, new 18-inch sport-styled wheels, chrome-accented rocker trim and high luster silver-finished turn-signal mirrors. It also comes with the new reverse automatic braking and high beam assist as part of the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology option package.

Inside, you get a two-tone gray and black cloth interior with blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. Also, a carbon fiber pattern dash and door panel trim are complemented by piano-black door switch panels and steering wheel switches. It also gets a 7-inch multimedia LCD screen.

outback legacy sport

Equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Legacy Sport delivers 175 horsepower thanks to a 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine paired to a standard CVT with manual mode and paddle shifters.

Subaru says the combo delivers an EPA-estimated 29 MPGs, the highest for midsize sedans with all-wheel drive.

Photo Credit: Subaru