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2017 Subaru Outback Review: Specs, Features, Price And Other Details Buyers Should Know

By James Yu , Nov 26, 2016 08:27 AM EST
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The Subaru Outback has always been an SUV known for its reliability. And with a new model comes buyers' curiosity. Here are the specs, features, price and other details buyers should know about the 2017 Subaru Outback.

The 2017 Subaru Outback Specs

According to a report from Democrat and Chronicle the 2017 Subaru Outback's engine have not changed from the previous 2.5-liter flat-4 but has an optional 3.6-liter flat-6 capable of putting out 175 and 256 horsepower with 174 and 247 pound-feet of torque respectively. The powertrain is paired with a six-speed continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel drive (AWD) drivetrain and has a fuel efficiency rate of 25/32/28 city, highway and combined as reported.

Trims And Features

The Washington Post reported that the 2017 Subaru Outback is available in six trims from the base trim 2.5i, Limited, Premium, Touring, 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts and finally, an automatic braking that comes very handy when backing up as reported by The Car Connection.

The 2017 Subaru Outback Price And availability

The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2017 Subaru Outback starts at $26,645 for its base trim. The price goes up as the buyer moves to higher trims. The Premium, Limited, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i Touring and 3.6R Touring are tagged with a price of $27,695, $32,390, $34,995, $35,995 and $38,195 respectively and have already been available in the market since the second half of the current year as reported.

Other Details Buyers Should Know

According to the report, a driver-controlled X-Mode feature is also available. The X-mode basically adjusts the transmission to the terrain the vehicle is driving on. This includes hill descent control, incline start assist and a hill holder system. The 2017 Subaru Outback also has a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons and a seating capacity of up to five persons with 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

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