2017 Subaru Legacy Update Of Engine Lineup — New Boxer & Hybrid Powertrain

Although the current Legacy is brand new and there’s no doubt it’ll be a very serious player within its market niche, the manufacturer is already developing the 2017 Subaru Legacy which is going to be released with some new and better essential features. The upcoming 2017 Legacy will feature some improved engines, but some other changes are expected, too. One of the possible improvements is the exterior refresh. It seems a bit odd speaking about it, since the fresh Legacy is a 2015 model year good-looking sedan. If they make a refresh at all, it could be minimal and very gentle. The 2017 Legacy is going to be a very attractive car because of its powertrain. Aside from the new internal-combustion engine options, the upcoming Legacy could get a hybrid powertrain and the brand could get a valuable addition to the lineup. The most interesting engine will probably probably be a 2.0-liter boxer which is already used in various models.

Current Legacy

Current Legacy

Change At Top Of Engine Range

The powertrain changes will start from the 3.6-liter engine which will be replaced by a new six-cylinder mill. Reportedly, this new engine will have more modest displacement, but its power output will probably be better. Of course, thanks to this engine, the most powerful engine option will be more fuel efficient in comparison to the current one.

2017 Subaru Legacy Close To 2015 Legacy

Current Legacy

2017 Subaru Legacy With Boxer Engine

Some sources said that the 2017 Subaru Legacy could keep the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Even if this mill somehow remains as an engine option, it won’t be the only one. The mid-size sedan is going to get a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine which delivers 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it’s used for the Subaru Forester and some other models. Since the boxer engine is extremely well-balanced and practically made for high requirements, the 2017 Legacy with this mill is probably going to be one of the most attractive choice.

Standard CVT Transmission

All the engines are expected to be mated with new CVT transmission. Of course, a manual transmission will be available as an option. There’s a possibility that the 2017 Subaru Legacy Sport, a version powered by the aforementioned 2.0-liter boxer engine, comes with manual gearbox only.

2017 Subaru Legacy Hybrid

It’s speculated that the 2017 Subaru Legacy Hybrid is going to borrow the hybrid powertrain from the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. This setup is made of a 2.0-liter engine and a 10-kWh electric motor. Of course, the hybrid’s battery pack can be charged by regenerative braking.

Current Legacy

Current Legacy

2017 Subaru Legacy Price Estimation

The 2017 Subaru Legacy is a car which will feature all the great facets of the current, new version. If this version happens to have some minor flaws, those will probably be fixed by the 2017 model year. Add the new engines which will improve the car’s performance and fuel economy and you’ll have a whole package. Of course, there’s a lot of time until the 2017 Legacy release date, so the more elaborate details are yet to come. The price of the 2017 Subaru Legacy probably won’t be changed, but even if it does, the expectations are that it won’t be significantly higher. The current version’s pricing starts at $21,700.

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