2017 Subaru Forester Offers Advanced Safety Features, Greater Comfort And Performance
Subaru of America, Inc. announced a comprehensive update to the 2017 Forester, including revised styling, new driver-assist technology, more interior comfort, enhanced driving performance and better fuel economy.
The 2017 Limited and Touring models equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology feature reverse automatic braking. This new preventive safety technology is designed to assist the driver by detecting large objects and helping avoid a possible collision when the vehicle is moving in a low-speed reverse direction.
Active torque vectoring is now standard on Forester 2.0XT Touring models with EyeSight. The fuel economy for the Forester 2.0XT remains at 23 city/28 highway/25 combined. The system helps reduce understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver’s intended cornering path. A quicker gear ratio in the steering gives the new Forester better handling and response to driver inputs.
The 2017 Forester line offers two versions of symmetrical all-wheel drive, each of which continuously power all four wheels and can transfer more torque to the wheels with the best grip.
Driver-selectable X-Mode engages to optimize control of the engine, transmission shift pattern, active AWD front/rear clutch force, brakes, VDC and other critical systems to provide better wheel control on slippery surfaces and steep inclines.
2017 Subaru Legacy Sport Offers New Trim Levels With Exclusive Safety, Styling And Comfort Features
The Subaru Legacy Sport debuts as a 2017 model with exclusive styling features, including a dark gray front grille, fog lights with gloss black housings and newly designed 18-inch sport-styled wheels. The Legacy Sport interior highlights include unique two-tone pairing of gray and black cloth upholstery and exclusive blue stitching on the seats, door panels and steering wheel.
The Sport package includes a standard Subaru Starlink 7-inch Multimedia Plus system with a high-resolution, 7-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth hands-free SMS text messaging and dual USB ports.
The new Sport trim also offers reverse automatic braking and high beam assist as part of the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology option package. Both features are new to the Legacy line for 2017.
Equipped with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, the Legacy Sport is powered by a 175-hp, 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine paired with a standard Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) with manual mode and paddle shifters. The combination achieves a combined 29 mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy rating that is among the highest for midsize sedans with all-wheel drive.