For the 2017 model year, Subaru isn't doing too much to its larger twins, theand the . It's adding two new trim levels, one per vehicle, that serve completely different buyers.
The 2017 Outback Touring errs on the side of luxury. Available with either engine (the 175-horsepower four-cylinder, or the 256-hp six-cylinder), this new loadout includes a Java Brown leather interior motif, a dark gray grille, new wheels, chrome cladding and badging and a heated steering wheel.
Over on the 2017 Subaru Legacy, its new Sport trim features that same gray grille, alongside standard fog lights, new wheels, and a special two-tone interior with blue contrast stitching. There's also a bit of carbon fiber trim, because it's a sport model and that's sort of par for the course these days. The Legacy Sport is offered only with the four-cylinder engine.
Both cars receive two new safety systems lumped into the EyeSight suite -- reverse automatic braking and automatic high beams. Both new trim levels feature a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, although the Outback Touring receives standard navigation whereas the Legacy Sport does not. These fraternal twins will arrive at dealerships this summer.