of the 2017 Subaru Legacy. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Performance of four-cylinder drivetrain
- Tons of headroom
- Security of all-wheel drive
- Some unimpressive cabin materials
- Touch-sensitive controls for multimedia system
- Six-cylinder drivetrain lacks thrills
- CVT noise
New Sport trim level
Rear automatic braking now available
Five-seat midsize sedan
All-wheel drive standard
Four- or six-cylinder engine
CVT automatic transmission
What Is the 2017 Subaru Legacy?
The 2017 Subaru Legacy is a mid-size sedan with seating for five. It competes with the Chevrolet Malibu[MP1], Honda Accord[MP2], Nissan Altima[MP3] and Toyota Camry[MP4]. Trim levels include the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited. All trims come with standard all-wheel drive.
What's New on the 2017 Subaru Legacy?
For the 2017 model year, Subaru has added two new features to the available EyeSight safety system. This suite of safety features now includes rear automatic braking and automatic high-beam headlights. Also new for 2017, the Sport trim level is outfitted with chrome details, a dark-gray grille, a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen, 18-inch wheels and other stylish details.
How Does the 2017 Subaru Legacy Compare to Other Sedans?
In our tests, the Legacy falls about middle of the road versus more refined options like the Chevy Malibu or Kia Optima. However, its driving experience is more pleasant than rivals such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
What Features in the 2017 Subaru Legacy Are Most Important?
The Legacy comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 175 horsepower, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Drivers looking to elevate their commute have the option of a 3.6-liter six-cylinder that delivers 256 hp. Standard amenities include all-wheel drive, active grille shutters, a backup camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, paddle shifters, and a 6.2-inch touchscreen CD stereo with Pandora integration as well as iPod connectivity and an MP3 jack.
Noteworthy available features are a moonroof, navigation system, perforated leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, Harman Kardon premium audio, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, the EyeSight safety system and keyless access with push-button start.
Should I Buy the 2017 Subaru Legacy?
When it comes to the driving experience, the 2017 Subaru Legacy stands out for the performance of its four-cylinder engine as well as its standard all-wheel drive. Its impressive visibility and headroom throughout the cabin allow for a comfortable ride. Although the CVT produces some unpleasant road noise and some of the cabin materials are less than impressive, it's still a contender in its class.
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Same as a 1970 ford pinto
Noisiest car ive ever been in ! Under powered and way over priced. I hate it! Reminds me of my brothers pinto back in the 70'S Read full review
So excited to finally get my Subaru!
The Subaru we are getting drives so well and we fell in love with it instantly. I have always wanted to get a Subaru and I am so happy with our decision to get this 2017 Legacy. Read full review
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