Subaru Puts Sport back in Legacy
While performance fans would like to see a new Legacy sports sedan, the new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport is a new model with a few exterior and interior styling upgrades. It’s still powered by a 2.5-liter boxer engine producing 175 horsepower. Unfortunately, there’s no sports suspension or a 2.0-liter turbo powerplant. It’s powered by the standard 2.5-liter boxer engine producing 175 hp. It comes mated to a CVT automatic with manual mode and steering wheel paddle shifters. What sets this Sport apart?
What’s new for Legacy Sport?
The 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport is a new model and will be exclusive for the U.S. market. It will be built at the Subaru plant in Indiana and comes with new exterior and interior styling upgrades to set it apart from the rest of the Legacy lineup. Outside, it features a dark gray grille, fog lights with gloss black housings, and newly designed 18-in. sport-styled wheels. Other Legacy Sport exterior styling upgrades include chrome-accented rocker trim and high luster silver-finished turn-signal mirrors.
Inside, the new Legacy Sport trim gets a two-tone pairing of gray and black cloth upholstery with blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. It also comes with a carbon fiber pattern dash and door panel trim along with piano-black door switch panels and steering wheel switches.
New Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist
A new safety feature makes its debut on the Legacy Sport. When backing, Reverse Automatic Braking can automatically stop the vehicle if it detects a possible collision. The system uses four ultrasonic sonar sensors located in the rear bumper cover to stop the vehicle when moving in reverse. It also comes with a new High Beam Assist feature. This system works in conjunction with EyeSight to automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected. Both features are new to the Legacy line for 2017.
The new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport gets a few extras outside and inside for a little extra sport. It also debuts Subaru’s auto reverse braking safety feature. The Sport package includes a standard Subaru STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia Plus system with a high-resolution 7-inch LCD screen and will arrive in Subaru showrooms later this summer. Pricing will be announced closer to dealer launch.
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