2017 Subaru Legacy: Enhanced Safety, Upgraded Convenience and Enriched Fit and FinishesBlog Jun 30th, 2016
- Enhanced preventative safety with reverse automatic braking and high beam assist
- Upgraded comfort and convenience features
- New trim: 2.5i Sport with Technology Package offers premium interior and exterior fit and finish improvements
(MISSISSAUGA) – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Legacy. Available in showrooms across the country early this summer, the Subaru Legacy is newly refreshed with added driver assist technology, more interior comfort and convenience, and a new trim introduced for the 2017 model year: 2.5i Sport with Technology Package. This mid-size sedan combines all the qualities consumers expect from the Subaru brand – reliability, durability, top-notch safety, engaging drive characteristics and excellent value.
Power and Performance
The Subaru Legacy is available with the choice of two engaging SUBARU BOXER engines – a 2.5L 4-cylinder or a 3.6L 6-cylinder. Both engines deliver superior reliability, efficiency and engagement, and continue to be mated to the legendary Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD system. The 2.5-litre engine is responsive and fuel efficient, returning 7.0 L/100 km during highway driving and 9.3 L/100 km in city driving conditions in 2.5i models equipped with the optional Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Subaru Legacy 2.5i continues to be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment and an available Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) option. The PZEV equipment reduces smog-forming emissions to near zero without compromising performance. The confidence-inspiring 3.6-litre engine achieves 8.3 L/100 km on the highway and 11.9 L/100 km in city driving.
2017 Subaru Legacy: Enhanced Safety, Upgraded Convenience and Enriched Fit and Finishes
Infotainment, Comfort and Convenience
For the 2017 model year, all Legacy 2.5i models have a larger battery with more cold cranking amps, making it easier to start the vehicle on days with low temperatures.
Touring models (both 2.5i and 3.6R) have received a new 7-inch AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio system with high-resolution capacitive touchscreen display, STARLINK smartphone integration (including Aha radio), Siri Eyes Free compatible, dual USB port/iPod control, auxiliary audio input and SMS text messaging capability. These models also include SiriusXM Satellite Radio installed (free 3-month trial subscription included) with SiriusXM Advanced Audio Services, and SiriusXM Travel Link (subscription required).
The 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited models now come standard with a heated steering wheel for comfortable driving even in extremely cold conditions.
All new for 2017 is the addition of the 2.5i Sport with Technology Package trim level. On the outside, this new trim features a dark titanium finish grille, exclusive 18-inch wheels, satin-painted side mirrors, a gloss black exterior trim, and a side sill spoiler with chrome bar. On the inside, the improved finishes continue with a carbon design dashboard trim, grey two-tone sport fabric seats with blue stitching, and blue, black and silver interior stitching.
Safety remains a top priority with the 2017 Legacy and all Subaru vehicles. The Technology Package available on the 2.5i Touring, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited models, and standard on the 2.5i Sport model, now comes with Reverse Automatic Braking. This new preventative safety technology is designed to assist the driver by detecting large objects and helping to avoid a possible collision when the vehicle is moving in a low speed reverse direction. The system uses four ultrasonic sonar sensors located in the rear bumper cover, and can automatically stop the vehicle if the driver does not respond.
Another new feature standard with the Technology Package is high beam assist. To aid the driver during night driving, this feature will automatically switch the headlights to low beam when the system detects either a vehicle in front or an oncoming vehicle, then return them to high beam when the road ahead clears.
The Technology Package option also includes an auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink and compass, and an alarm that sounds to prevent the driver from forgetting the key fob while leaving the vehicle.
When it comes to recognition by others, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Legacy (with optional EyeSight) with its 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award, making the Legacy a Top Safety Pick for its 11th year running. IIHS also recognized Legacy for its Superior Front Crash Prevention capabilities (EyeSight-equipped models).
The 2017 Legacy 2.5i is available in entry, Touring, Sport and Limited models and is powered by a 175-hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, with a PZEV option available on the entry model. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard in the 2.5i and 2.5i Touring models, with optional CVT. The Legacy 3.6R is available in Touring and Limited models and is powered by a 256-hp 3.6-litre 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of 92 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.