The existing Subaru Legacy has a cute and admirable profile. Bearing this in mind, we don’t expect Subaru to tamper with an already good thing. The Legacy first appeared as a small sedan in 1990 and with time it has grown both in size and sophistication.
Previously, the vehicle was available as a wagon and sedan, a feature that brought a lot of confusion. However, in 2007 the wagon was given a different nomenclature which now sells as the “Subaru Outback”.
2017 Subaru Legacy Exterior
The 2015 Subaru Legacy exterior profile looks amazing and we don’t expect the automaker to make any extensive changes. At the front, the Legacy has been hooked up with a redesigned chromed grille with the Subaru logo at the center. The grille is flanked by a pair of new LED headlights.
The 2017 Subaru Legacy will also feature LED fog lights to aid in poorly lit areas. At the rear, the vehicle features a modified bumper integrated with dual exhaust pipes. The rear also features new LED taillights.
Overall, the Legacy weighs less due to the use of lightweight materials. This will improve its performance and fuel economy. The 2017 Subaru Legacy will run on a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels, higher trim models will ride on 20-inch alloy wheels. We are meant to believe that its suspension will also be to feature an improved one.
2017 Subaru Legacy Interior
The cabin setting will remain unchanged. However, it will be hooked up with modern and quality materials. According to rumors, Subaru will feature a mix of fiber, leather and wood materials in furnishing the cabin.
The cabin will accommodate five passengers. The rear seats will have a split-folding capability to allow expansion of cargo space. Among others, standard features will include; a Starlink touch screen infotainment system featuring a back up camera and dynamic torque vectoring to improve handling.
For convenience, the 2017 Subaru Legacy will feature as standard; power operated mirrors and windows, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, Smartphone integration, a CD player and air conditioning. To improve safety of the occupants, the model will feature electronic brake force distribution, ABS and vehicle dynamics control.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood of the 2017 Subaru Legacy will be a choice between three engines. There are also rumors of a hybrid engine. The two engines are carryovers from the outgoing model.
The first unit is a 2.5 L, 4-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a CVT system and will be offered in all wheel drive.
The second engine will be a 3.6 L, V6 engine capable of producing 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. Similarly, the engine will be mated with a CVT system. In terms of fuel economy, the 2.5 L engine is rated at 26 mpg in city drives and 36 mpg on highway drives. On the other hand, the V6 engine is rated at 20 mpg city and 29 mpg on highway.
There is also talk of a 2.0 L, turbocharged engine capable of delivering 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Price and release date
Subaru is still tight lipped about the price or release date of the new Legacy. According to rumor mills, the vehicle will be released to dealerships in the second half of 2016. As for the price, it will change slightly from the current model’s starting MSRP price of $ 21,700 mainly to reflect inflation adjustments. Higher trims will cost more.