Subaru has added new trim levels to its midsize crossover and midsize sedan for the 2017 model year. The new 2017 Subaru Outback Touring and new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport models gain unique features. Additionally, Subaru has added Reverse Auto Braking & High Beam Assist to the automaker’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology suite.
2017 Subaru Outback Touring
The new 2017 Subaru Outback Touring trim is the new flagship model for the midsize crossover. Touring models sport a dark gray grille and 18-inch alloy wheels with a machined finish and dark gray accents. Other exterior bits include silver-finish roof rails, lower body side cladding, and chrome Outback badges. Subaru has added Brilliant Brown to the exterior paint palette.
Inside, all Outback Touring models feature a new Java Brown perforated leather-trimmed interior. Contrasting ivory stitching is used on the seats, door panels, and armrests. Other interior bits include unique woodgrain trim panels and piano-black switch panel accents. Touring models also come with a heated steering wheel as standard. The automaker’s Subaru StarLink 7.0 Multimedia Navigation system with 7.0-inch color touchscreen is also standard on the Outback Touring.
The 2017 Subaru Outback Touring is available with either the 175-hp 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder or the 356-hp 3.6-liter Boxer six-cylinder engine.
2017 Subaru Legacy Sport
The new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport model gains a dark gray finish on its front grille, gloss black housings for its foglights, and unique 18-inch alloy wheels. Other unique exterior bits include a bright silver finish on the side mirrors and chrome rocker trim.
Inside, the new Legacy Sport model features an exclusive two-tone gray and black cloth interior with contrasting blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. The dash and door panels are trimmed with a carbon fiber-look pattern, while piano-black is used for the door switch panels and steering wheel switches. Like the Outback Touring, the Legacy Sport comes standard with the Subaru StarLink 7.0 Multimedia Navigation system.
Power for the 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport comes from the automaker’s 175-hp 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder mated to a Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and paddle shifters.
Reverse Auto Braking and High Beam Assist
New active safety tech includes Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist. The former uses ultrasonic sensors mounted in the rear bumper to look for obstacles in the vehicle path and can automatically stop the vehicle to prevent a collision. The latter feature automatically switches the headlights from low beams to high beams depending on the traffic situation. Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist are standard with Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. EyeSight also includes Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
EyeSight is standard on the 2017 Outback Touring (available on other models) and optional on the 2017 Legacy Sport and other trims.