2016 Outback Premium 2.5 CVT w/EyeSight+SRVD
The odds are infinitesimally small that two different vehicles from two different model years would have the same rare defect. Much more likely it's something you're doing. Have a dealer tech ride with you while you reproduce the problem; maybe he/she will notice something you haven't.... my 15 Outback and 16 Legacy both with the 2.5 do this ... I can't see how this is normal, it's rather unnerving and shouldn't happen.