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2017 Subaru Legacy


City 20 - 25 MPG Hwy 28 - 34 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.9
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.9
Great car, great price

by Subaru Owner from FL | May 28, 2020

The car is sturdy and comfortable. It has all the technology/buttons that provide comfort, strong foam seats, great visibility and it has good fuel economy

A very reliable and efficient daily driver

by Sunset Superman from denver, co | May 12, 2020

This review is for a 2.5i Limited. I needed to buy a car as my previous vehicle had been totaled and my rental car was going away. I ended up buying this car because I couldn't find a luxury sedan that checked all the boxes and I really liked. As it turned out, it's been a very good purchase for me. I wanted a car that had AWD AND got good gas mileage. That's a combo that doesn't usually go together. My legacy gets 30-31 MPG with my mix of about 60% freeway, 40% city. That's pretty darn good. Plus, it's got plenty of passenger room (room for 5 adults easily) and plenty of trunk space. The interior is pleasant and the seats are comfortable enough. It's never given me any mechanical issues, and I'm north of 45k now. The ONLY big issue I had with it, is one of the keyfobs was eating batteries like crazy. Took it in and they supplied me with a new keyfob, under warranty. I only have a few complaints. First, it's an affordable car and there are some cheap bits used in the interior. This is a nit really, because I thought they did a pretty good job making it look better than the cheap bits would otherwise indicate. Second, It's got the eyesight system and, in certain conditions, you will lose that system. One scenario is if you're driving directly into a setting sun, the cameras can't deal with it and you will lose the eyesight system. That means you lose things like the adaptive cruise control. Eventually, when the front of the car changes angles to the sun, the system comes back. Finally, the engine with the CVT transmission is a little boring to drive. This is not a car enthusiasts car. It's for people who crave practicality. It's not that the engine is a dog, it's got enough power to get it around during the daily grind of going from point A to point B, it's just not an exhilarating drive there. All in all, I think this car is a superb daily driver for someone who wants good fuel economy, excellent interior and cargo space, and lives in snowy places where AWD comes in handy.

Subaru Legacy

by Mark from Honey Creek | April 11, 2020

It is an excellent used car. Great interior room for this size of vehicle. Good creature comforts ie heated seats,dimming mirrors, side mirror lights,and nice quiet ride.

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2017 Subaru Legacy Overview


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.