2017 Subaru Legacy

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2017 Subaru Legacy
2017 Subaru Legacy

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

188.8” x 59”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Performance of four-cylinder drivetrain
  • Visibility
  • Tons of headroom
  • Security of all-wheel drive

The bad:

  • Some unimpressive cabin materials
  • Touch-sensitive controls for multimedia system
  • Six-cylinder drivetrain lacks thrills
  • CVT noise

5 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2017 Subaru Legacy review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


2017 Subaru Legacy Great Car.

Bought this car July 2016, absolutely no problems,Eyesite works flawlessly saved me from 2 accidents. Best car I ever owned. Looking at the 2024 Legacy.


isight can kill you if you let it work by design

Subaru eyesight technology is extremely annoying and very dangerous because it lacks accurate performance. sudden breaking when there's nothing in front of you and fog lights that turn on left and right as you turn is certain invitation from everyone telling you your fog lights are not working properly. lane control is dangerous and i'm lucky to be alive. isight doesn't work very well and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. also the only time I feel like I am in control of the car is costing in neutral going downhill and that's it


Nice Reliable Sedan

Nice car and great finish. We are pleased with everything, but would like the mileage we are experienced is less than advertised. The interior clock and outside temperature readings are in conveniently located. Other than that the car is A-1. Great value for the money.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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