The 2017 Subaru Outback has 8.7″ of ground clearance. The SUV hasn’t changed much since it’s inception in the 90’s but it doesn’t need to. It retains its car-like drive, and wagon-like look.
In 2015, the Outback saw a redesign meaning that not much has changed for the 2017 model. The front grille incorporates dynamic screens keeping in mind the point to enhance mileage and a rooftop rack comes standard on each model. It includes bigger wheel alternatives and powerful man-rack. The colors available are Lapis Blue Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl, and Ice Silver Metallic.
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We get to see the 2017 Outback become an almost-contender for luxury interiors. The noise reduction in the cabin is reinforced through the thicker floor panels and inner fenders too. The interior space is about 2″ wider than previous models and has plenty of cargo space.
The Eyesight driver assists technology in 2017 Subaru Outback offers great safety features such as collision warning, emergency brakes, traffic alerts and also blind spot monitors. There is also daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, and brake assist as standard safety features.
The base Outback model comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, a rearview camera, and a 6.2″ touchscreen. There is also Starlink infotainment with Bluetooth connectivity included. By upgrading to the Premium model, a 7″ screen is included as well as a power tailgate and a moonroof.
It has a pair of two powerful engines. One is the standard engine of 2.5L SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder that delivers 174 lb-ft of torque and 175 horsepower. The other option available is the 3.6L SUBARU BOXER 6-cylinder which delivers 247 lb-ft of torque and 256 of horsepower. This engine is only available on the 3.6R Limited trim which starts at $34,995.
The standard engine scores 25/34 city/ highway MPG or 28 MPG combined. The bigger engine scores 20/ city and 27/ highway MPG.