Subaru of America, Inc. recently announced some specs on the 2017 Outback Touring and Legacy Sport models. The Outback Touring is considered a flagship for the automaker while the Legacy Sport will feature styling specific to the trim.
Both models come standard with STARLINK, offering a host of navigation, safety, vehicle diagnostic, Bluetooth, and connectivity attributes.
In addition, both will unitize new technology to help mitigate a collision or accident while backing out of a driveway or tight parking space.
2017 Subaru Outback Touring
Subaru Outback Touring offers a 2.5-liter or 3.6-liter engine, with 175 and 256 horsepower respectively. Low profile roof rails with silver finish, woodgrain interior, piano black panel accents, and a dark gray grille complete the styling cues.
Brilliant Brown is now on the exterior color palette while Jave Brown gets added to the interior leather, door panels, and armrests. A heated steering wheel is also standard.
Debuting on the 2017 Outback is Reverse Automatic Braking. Subaru employs four ultrasonic sonar sensors in the rear bumper cover and can automatically stop the car if a collision is imminent when backing. Other safety features include EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and High Beam Assist.
2017 Subaru Legacy Sport
Subaru Legacy Sport debuts as a 2017 model equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Legacy Sport is powered by a 2.5-liter boxer engine and paired with a standard Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission).
The 175 horsepower engine achieves an EPA estimated 29 combined MPG.
The Legacy Sport is decorated with chrome rocker trim, silver turn signal mirrors, fogs lights, and sporty 18-inch wheels. Inside, there is gray and black cloth upholstery with blue stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. A carbon fiber pattern runs through the dash and door panel, further complemented by piano black door switch panels and steering wheel switches.
The 2017 Legacy Sport also features the aforementioned Reverse Automatic Braking.
Look for the 2017 Outback Touring and Legacy Sport to hit Subaru retailers this summer. The automaker maintains a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States.
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.