- New Sport trim level
- Two engine options: a 4-cylinder and a 6-cylinder
- Revised EyeSight Safety System available
The 2017 Subaru Legacy is a mid-size sedan with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). It competes with the Ford Fusion, Mazda6, and Honda Accord.
The full trim lineup includes the base 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R.
The Legacy has a docile, domesticated appearance in comparison the rest of the Subaru lineup. Prominently displayed is a large, hexagonal front grille. The headlights and front fascia are a bit angular for a slightly sporty, aggressive look. Power side mirrors come standard. HID headlights, power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and a dual pipe exhaust system are available. This year, the Legacy gains a new Sport trim. The new 2.5i Sport comes with a dark gray grille, fog lights, chrome exterior accents, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Under the hood, the Legacy is powered by a standard 175-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and AWD. The 3.6R comes with a 256-hp, 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine. Fuel economy for the Legacy 4-cylinder is an EPA-estimate 25/34 mpg city/highway. It lowers to a 20/28 mpg rating for the Legacy 6-cylinder.
Inside, the Legacy has a standard black/beige cloth cabin with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack features a standard STARLINK multimedia system, which includes a 6.2-inch screen, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a 7-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, a satellite radio, dual USB ports, Siri Eyes-Free mode with voice recognition, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and power windows/locks. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, and a power moonroof. The Legacy Sport has unique gray/black cloth upholstery with blue stitching and a black/faux carbon-fiber interior trim.
Standard safety features include a back camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. The available EyeSight Safety System has been revised to include pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and prevention, rear automatic braking and automatic headlights. Other available features include a blindspot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.