Friday, May 27, 2016

2017 models add more "New"

Subaru has been releasing information over the last month about changes for upcoming 2017 models that have the community buzzing.  New information on the Forester was released earlier this month, but now the Legacy, Outback, and BRZ have added some features fueling the hype going into this summer.  Here's a quick run-down of the changes on the way!

2017 Subaru Forester
If you haven't read my previous articles on it, the refresh for the Forester has quite a bit inside and out changed for the 2017 model year.  Redesigned front bumper, front grille, headlight and taillight housings, and new wheels round out the exterior aesthetic updates.  Inside there's nicer dash trimmings plus the option for Saddle Brown Leather upholstery for models in Black, White, Gray, and Sepia Brown Metallic (which replaces Burnished Bronze Metallic).  Also new is the addition of a heated steering wheel for Touring models to round out the list of the most noticeable changes.

2017 Subaru Legacy and Outback
While there isn't a major refresh for these two, there are trim-level additions that harken back to the 2013 refresh both lines saw.  The Legacy Sport is back, featuring new 18" wheels, sport cloth interior, carbon fiber dash trim, and more standard options.  Like the 2013 Legacy Sport, there's no change to performance, but this more aggressive look paired with blue stitching inside and bigger wheels certainly looks the part.  The Outback now has a Touring trim level that is reminiscent of the Outback "Special Appearance Package" from 2013.  Saddle Brown Leather upholstery, special trimming on the exterior and interior, plus sleeker roof rail designs bring some refined class to an otherwise rugged outdoor vehicle. 

2017 Subaru BRZ
For the track-oriented buyer (which seems to be near and far between), the BRZ has been a great choice since it's original release as a 2013 model in the summer of 2012.  However, the line became somewhat stagnant as the vehicle has remained largely unchanged since it's debut 4 years ago.  The 2017 offering breathes new life into this rear-wheel drive track day slayer with the addition of Brembo brakes, Sachs dampers, and a slight bump in power.  The new 2017 BRZ also has a redesigned front bumper as well as new headlights, tail lights, and a more aggressive rear spoiler.  Inside there's some new amenities including a new multi-function display on the gauge cluster that has a "G Meter" among it's many displays plus steering wheel controls for the radio.

Add in the news broken about the completely redesigned 5th-Generation Impreza coming this fall, and Subaru has announced every 2017 model except the Crosstrek... and it's only May!

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