The new 2017 Subaru Outback is a good option for families, especially those who enjoy the occasional outdoor adventure. The reasons for these include a comfortable and spacious interior, top safety scores, lots of advanced safety features, an above-average off-road capability, and an excellent rear visibility. Its release date should be expected in the 2nd Q of 2017, judging by online debates.
We have always found Subarus to be quirky cars, and the new 2017 Subaru Outback isn’t an exception. For 2017, Subaru has rejuvenated the Outback with several upgrades and features especially considering how the cookie-cutter the automobile market has become lately. This family sedan, just like before comes with an all-wheel drive (obviously), plastic body cladding, and a raised ground clearance.
That isn’t the news, as you already know. In fact it would be likened with wearing paisley bell bottoms to Facebook boardroom meeting. The new technologies and features available for the 2017 Outback include a redesigned front fascia, new additions to the existing color palette, a retouched exterior design, leather interior, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, and cruise control.
Based on the Legacy sedan, the new Outback offers wagon-like characteristics like lots of interior and cargo space. One of the major idea the Subaru seems to have gotten right with the new model is perhaps the interior refinement. It now feels more mainstream as oddball ergonomics and hard plastics, which were a sore sight in the previous model have been replaced with upscale materials.
The fuel economy and technology interface have also been improved as well. You will also be surprised by the growth of its safety resume.
Even with wagon-like profile and sedan underpinnings tucked up under its sheet-metal skirts, you’ll might find it difficult to believe the Outback offers a generous 8.7” of ground clearance. Throw in its spacious interior seating, relatively low load height, and generous cargo bay, and the Outback becomes the ideal vehicle for outdoor adventure.
Very few vehicles can boast of offering direct rivalry to the 2017 Subaru Outback. However, it all depends on what you’re looking for in the segment. Alternatives you can check out include the 2017 Honda CR-V, the 2017 Volvo V60, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, and the 2017 Volvo XC70.
Offered Trims -Subaru Outback
Four trims are offered for the four-door, five-passenger 2017 Subaru Outback: 2.5i Limited, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i Premium, and the base 2.5i trim model. The 2017 Subaru Outback Hybrid is covered separately.
Exterior Review & 2017 Subaru Outback Interior News
Exterior colors to expect from the redesigned Subaru Outback for 2017 include Venetian Red Pearl, Twilight Blue Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, tungsten Metallic, Wilderness Green Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Lapis Blue Pearl, and Crystal Black Silica. Of course more surprises should be expected as its release date nears.
Standard accessories and features to expect from the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i model include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic headlights, roof rack rails, 17” steel wheels, a CD player, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, HD radio, Aha and Pandora audio streaming, a rear folding 60/40-split seat, and air conditioning.
Opting for the Outback 2.5i Premium model assures you of a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a windshield wiper de-icer, 17” alloy wheels, satellite radio, voice controls, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated seats and exterior mirrors, a six-speaker sound system, and upgraded gauges.
The Outback 2.5i limited steps up with a comfort-tuned suspension system, keyless ignition and entry, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, power-folding side mirrors, a leather upholstery, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a rear power liftgate, 18” alloy wheels, and a four-way power passenger seat.
2017 Subaru Outback Engine Specs
Beneath the skin of the 2017 Subaru Outback lies a horizontally-opposed 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 175 hp and 174 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then taken up with the standard CVT system which then routes it to the 4WD system.
EPA projects the base model will return 33/25/28 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
The Outback 3.6R model gets a six-cylinder direct injection turbo version of the base model, and offers 256 horsepower and 247 pounds-feet of torque.
The 2017 Subaru Outback towing capacity should be expected at between 2,700 – 3000 lbs.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.1 in. (108.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.6 in. (189.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 104,5 cu ft
Cargo volume: 35,5 cu ft
Curb weight: 3593 lbs
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 25/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 2700 – 3000 lbs
2017 Subaru Outback Release Date & Price
Its release should be expected sometime in the 2nd Q of 2017, as per the latest industry’s rumors. As for its price, expect a based MSRP starting at $24,995.
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