The 2017 Subaru Legacy is something of a dark horse in the midsize sedan class. Typically overshadowed by flashier and better-known entries, the Subaru is nonetheless worthy of consideration. This is especially true for those who live where inclement weather can make driving a chore and even a hazard.
A standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) system separates the Legacy from its peers. Though a few rivals do offer AWD, it is typically available only with the more powerful and thirstier engine options. The 2017 Subaru Legacy, on the other hand, provides the added grip and confidence of AWD on all trim levels and with both of its engine choices: a 2.5-liter, 175-horsepower four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter, 256-hp six-cylinder. Both send power to all four wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Even with all-wheel drive, which usually has a negative effect on fuel economy, the Legacy is fuel efficient. EPA estimates range from 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway) with the six-cylinder engine to 29 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) with the four. For a midsize car with AWD, the latter figures are especially impressive. The cost of this economy is that the Legacy's performance lags behind most of its competitors.
In addition to the greater safety on slippery roads, the Legacy has the EyeSight safety suite as an option on every trim level except the base version. EyeSight provides features such as lane departure warning and intervention and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. The Legacy's top-notch crash-test scores add even more peace of mind.
The 2017 Subaru Legacy is available in trim levels that run from the base 2.5i through the 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited. The first four have Subaru's four-cylinder engine. The six-cylinder option comes only in the singular, loaded 3.6R Limited trim. Key standard features on the entry-level Legacy include a rearview camera, satellite radio and smartphone app integration. Moving up through the ranks adds luxury and convenience items such as heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry/ignition and leather upholstery.
Apart from its AWD feature, the Legacy is not a standout in other areas, such as styling or cabin ambiance. That said, its affable, well-rounded nature means there's no glaring weaknesses either, and so it merits consideration if you're looking for a midsize sedan. When it's time to shop, Edmunds is ready to help you find the 2017 Subaru Legacy that's right for you.
2017 Subaru Legacy Overview
The 2017 Subaru Legacy is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 2.5i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 2.5i Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT). Legacy models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Legacy comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 Legacy comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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What do people think of the 2017 Subaru Legacy? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Subaru Legacy and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Legacy a 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Legacy.
Review Had a 2014 Accord Sport, Have a 2012 Camry Se. Both cars are pretty much the same. They feel cheap. Got Legacy Limited. The difference is the All Wheel Drive. Instead the the car being pulled, which stinks, all 4 wheels move and the car is much smoother and feels like a luxury car. Front wheel drive is terrible. It also rides softer than both Camry & Accord. It's a huge difference. The front seats are much more comfortable and there's more room width wise. After driving the Legacy, you will never go back to front wheel drive.
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Is the 2017 Subaru Legacy safe? The 2017 Subaru Legacy earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 subaru legacy 2.5i Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 29 combined MPG 25 city MPG/34 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Subaru Legacy?
Available Subaru Legacy 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, Wagon
Available Subaru Legacy 2017 Trims: 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium PZEV, 2.5i, 2.5i Limited PZEV, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i PZEV, 2.5i Special Edition, 2.5i Sport PZEV, 2.5 I, L, L Special Edition, 2.5 GT Limited, 2.5 I Limited, 2.5 GT, Outback, 2.5 GT spec.B, 3.0 R Limited, L 35th Anniversary Edition
Exterior Colors: Twilight Blue Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Crimson Red, Venetian Red Pearl, Carbide Gray Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl, Satin White Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Pearl, Newport Blue Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Azurite Blue Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl, Diamond Gray Metallic, Sky Blue Metallic, Deep Indigo Pearl, Harvest Gold Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl, Regatta Red Pearl, Seacrest Green Metallic, Seamist Green Pearl, Silver Stone Metallic, Blue Iris Metallic, Caramel Bronze Pearl, Quartz Silver Metallic, Spruce Pearl, Timberline Green Pearl, Titanium Silver Metallic
Interior Colors: Slate Black Cloth cloth, Warm Ivory Cloth cloth, Black, Slate Black Leather leather, Two-Tone Gray Cloth cloth, Titanium Gray Cloth cloth, Ivory, Slate Black cloth, Slate Black leather, Warm Ivory cloth, Warm Ivory leather, Warm Ivory Leather leather, Off Black cloth, Titanium Gray Leather leather, Gray, Ivory cloth, Black cloth, Off Black, Taupe cloth, Taupe/Ivory cloth, Off-Black leather, Beige, Gray Moquette
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Leather Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, 2500lb Towing Capacity, Upgraded Headlights, Parking sensors, Remote Start, Upgraded Stereo