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Old 05-07-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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Subaru Outback Touring, Legacy Sport Trims Introduced for 2017




Subaru has added new trim levels to its midsize crossover and midsize sedan for the 2017 model year. The new 2017 Subaru Outback Touring and new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport models gain unique features. Additionally, Subaru has added Reverse Auto Braking & High Beam Assist to the automakerís EyeSight Driver Assist Technology suite.

2017 Subaru Outback Touring

The new 2017 Subaru Outback Touring trim is the new flagship model for the midsize crossover. Touring models sport a dark gray grille and 18-inch alloy wheels with a machined finish and dark gray accents. Other exterior bits include silver-finish roof rails, lower body side cladding, and chrome Outback badges. Subaru has added Brilliant Brown to the exterior paint palette.

Inside, all Outback Touring models feature a new Java Brown perforated leather-trimmed interior. Contrasting ivory stitching is used on the seats, door panels, and armrests. Other interior bits include unique woodgrain trim panels and piano-black switch panel accents. Touring models also come with a heated steering wheel as standard. The automakerís Subaru StarLink 7.0 Multimedia Navigation system with 7.0-inch color touchscreen is also standard on the Outback Touring.

The 2017 Subaru Outback Touring is available with either the 175-hp 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder or the 256-hp 3.6-liter Boxer six-cylinder engine.



2017 Subaru Legacy Sport

The new 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport model gains a dark gray finish on its front grille, gloss black housings for its foglights, and unique 18-inch alloy wheels. Other unique exterior bits include a bright silver finish on the side mirrors and chrome rocker trim.

Inside, the new Legacy Sport model features an exclusive two-tone gray and black cloth interior with contrasting blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. The dash and door panels are trimmed with a carbon fiber-look pattern, while piano-black is used for the door switch panels and steering wheel switches. Like the Outback Touring, the Legacy Sport comes standard with the Subaru StarLink 7.0 Multimedia Navigation system.

Power for the 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport comes from the automakerís 175-hp 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder mated to a Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and paddle shifters.



Reverse Auto Braking and High Beam Assist

New active safety tech includes Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist. The former uses ultrasonic sensors mounted in the rear bumper to look for obstacles in the vehicle path and can automatically stop the vehicle to prevent a collision. The latter feature automatically switches the headlights from low beams to high beams depending on the traffic situation. Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist are standard with Subaruís EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. EyeSight also includes Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

EyeSight is standard on the 2017 Outback Touring (available on other models) and optional on the 2017 Legacy Sport and other trims.

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Old 05-07-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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I was really hoping for a Legacy Sport to be offered, but that is pretty disappointing. I mean, it's nice they're offering another trim, but that's a rather lame package, IMHO, especially when limiting the "Sport" to the 4-cyl models. Only thing I like (based on the Outback Touring photo) is the gray grille.

Interior on that Outback Touring looks great, though! And, heated steering wheel! Oh yeah.

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Old 05-07-2016, 12:03 PM   #4
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I like the brown on brown. But in true Subaru form, the Legacy Sport falls short...of sport.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:06 PM   #5
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http://www.subaru.com/2017-legacy-sport.html

http://www.subaru.com/2017-outback-touring.html


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The 2017 Outback will be the first Subaru model to use HFO-1234yf air conditioner refrigerant which poses less of climate change risk than the current industry standard, HFC-134a.
http://www.planetsubaru.com/2017-subaru-outback.htm

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Old 05-08-2016, 12:34 AM   #6
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Well, they sorta got rid of the bulky roof rails for those that complained. I do like the Sports wheels.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:49 AM   #7
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Now how about an outback XT touring with a 6-speed manual.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:59 AM   #8
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Now how about an outback XT touring with a 6-speed manual.
Never. Going. To. Happen.

Give it up.
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Never. Going. To. Happen.

Give it up.
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Glad they are FINALLY offering the low-profile roof rails, the one main thing I wanted...except we bought a 2016 so we're stuck with the big ungainly ones
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I really hate the cvt Subaru is putting in all their cars. It really kills the driving experience for me. I actually liked the base forester but when we upgraded for my wife, we ended up with that turd of a transmission and now I hate the car. Adding that transmission to a sport model is like adding giant turbo lag with no kick. Totally experience killing. Subaru is pushing me away from the brand by not offering a hatch/wagon wrx or any other kind of family friendly sporty car. Anything with a cvt is not sporty, I don't care what you say.
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Anything with a cvt is not sporty, I don't care what you say.
Yuup.
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:17 PM   #13
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Yuup.
Subaru's cvt Isn't the worst there is. Believe I have read somewhere that Subaru made it a priority to program the cvt so it works more pleasant. Possible I think but a big job.
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Nope.
I can see maybe a Legacy GT with a manual. Maybe. But, seriously. A turbo Outback manual? And a TOURING? Yeah. Give that one up.

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I really hate the cvt Subaru is putting in all their cars. It really kills the driving experience for me. I actually liked the base forester but when we upgraded for my wife, we ended up with that turd of a transmission and now I hate the car. Adding that transmission to a sport model is like adding giant turbo lag with no kick. Totally experience killing. Subaru is pushing me away from the brand by not offering a hatch/wagon wrx or any other kind of family friendly sporty car. Anything with a cvt is not sporty, I don't care what you say.
All this statement will do is incite garbage debate. It should read more "Anything with a cvt is no sporty enough for me". It is plenty sporty for me and I'm giggling every time I get to play in a WRX or FXT. I think they are loads of fun.

And before the haters jump in, I am NOT saying the CVTs are better than anything. Just that his statement is a matter of preference.
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My CVT WRX is sufficiently sporty for my needs. I would not be happier with a dsg, (test-drove them in Audi test-drives). I would not be happier with a 5EAT. It has enough gizmos and tricks to keep me interested, and at the end of the day, a transmission doesn't make or break my commute-tolerance.
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I do like the Sports wheels.

The sport wheels are from the Levorg.
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The sport wheels are from the Levorg.
I noticed that too, they're pretty similar. I think the current Impreza's wheels are straight up taken from the Levorg.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:49 PM   #18
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I really hate the cvt Subaru is putting in all their cars. It really kills the driving experience for me. I actually liked the base forester but when we upgraded for my wife, we ended up with that turd of a transmission and now I hate the car.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but your Forester has the old version CVT, no? For example, does it simulate gear changes under aggressive acceleration?

I know the CVT in the 2015 CrossTrek was reprogrammed to behave better and the 2015 Outback got all new CVT. Anyway, my point is that Subaru has done quite well in improving their CVTs. I'm shockingly happy with the one in my 2015 3.6R. It's massively improved over the CVT in my friend's 2012 Outback 2.5.

Back on topic, I'm really liking this new Touring trim, particularly the brown exterior and interior. One question though, is Eyesight mandatory?
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The Touring trim will be great to make Volvo buyers that are more value-conscious look at Subaru.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but your Forester has the old version CVT, no? For example, does it simulate gear changes under aggressive acceleration?

I know the CVT in the 2015 CrossTrek was reprogrammed to behave better and the 2015 Outback got all new CVT. Anyway, my point is that Subaru has done quite well in improving their CVTs. I'm shockingly happy with the one in my 2015 3.6R. It's massively improved over the CVT in my friend's 2012 Outback 2.5.

Back on topic, I'm really liking this new Touring trim, particularly the brown exterior and interior. One question though, is Eyesight mandatory?
I had a 2014 base model with the 6mt. We now have a premium with the cvt. I also was given a loaner 2013 legacy with a cvt while my motor was being replaced. I've driven a wrx/xt with a cvt as well. The Honda cvt in the new civic is close to acceptable but to me (and I imagine a lot of folks here), there just isn't replacing the manual transmission in a fun car. A Mazda 2 with a MT is far more fun to drive than a forester xt with a cvt. Slower but funner. I don't expect everyone to share that opinion or even understand it.

Which brings me back to going to a different brand. Subaru used to offer manual transmission turbo charged station wagons. I loved that Subaru. This new one is very boring and headed in the direction of Honda which is probably exactly what they want.
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I like the brown exterior colors the industry in general is offering now-a-days.

CVT not going to go there.

Legacy Sport that is just a trim option? No sport in the drive train? Come on SOA. We are already screwed with or presidential picks and you just keep screwing us more.......

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I had a 2014 base model with the 6mt. We now have a premium with the cvt. I also was given a loaner 2013 legacy with a cvt while my motor was being replaced. I've driven a wrx/xt with a cvt as well. The Honda cvt in the new civic is close to acceptable but to me (and I imagine a lot of folks here), there just isn't replacing the manual transmission in a fun car. A Mazda 2 with a MT is far more fun to drive than a forester xt with a cvt. Slower but funner. I don't expect everyone to share that opinion or even understand it.

Which brings me back to going to a different brand. Subaru used to offer manual transmission turbo charged station wagons. I loved that Subaru. This new one is very boring and headed in the direction of Honda which is probably exactly what they want.
I get it, and I agree. The Forester XT is very nice, but I didn't find it much fun. It's sad that I found the Mazda CX-5 more fun to drive.
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Which my weird sense of humor finds amusing.
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Which my weird sense of humor finds amusing.
Just another twist of the knife
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Glad they are FINALLY offering the low-profile roof rails, the one main thing I wanted...except we bought a 2016 so we're stuck with the big ungainly ones
Yeah. That's the one thing I really don't like about the Outback. Those big, plastic, goofy roof rails. Going to look into the cost of swapping them, as soon as they're available.
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