2017 Subaru Outback Release
The 2017 Subaru Outback is expected to bring only minor enhancements compared to its predecessor. Arriving completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Outback brought a sharper exterior styling as well as improved off-roading abilities. The upcoming 2017 version is most likely to come with an expanded list of standard amenities, but its design and drivetrain will remain unchanged. What sets this midsize crossover SUV apart from similar vehicles is its exceptional all-wheel system that allows you to take it off-road anytime. Although it started out as a station wagon, the Outback has gradually transformed into a proper sport utility vehicle over the years.
2017 Subaru Outback Redesign
After the recent redesign, the Outback features a more refined look although it retains the recognizable utilitarian design. Its new front fascia incorporates a reshaped hexagonal grille that blends well with new headlamps and round fog lights. Thanks to the lower body cladding, Subaru’s crossover retains its signature rugged appearance. Some of the sleek features include new LED headlights and grille shutters that contribute to improved fuel-economy. As for the interior, expect the 2017 Subaru Outback to arrive with an almost unchanged cabin design compared to the previous model. The Outback’s interior styling was basically borrowed from the Subaru Legacy that offers a neat and functional cabin. It comes with exceptionally comfortable seats and sleek new touch-screen infotainment system. Now, the feature that makes this family-hauler one of the most appealing options is its impressive cargo capacity that can be doubled with rear seats folded down.
The 2017 Subaru Outback will once again be offered with its tried and tested „boxer“ engines that feature horizontally opposing pistons. The base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder punching out 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. As for the Limited models, they come with a 3.6-liter six-cylinder unit that produces 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of twist. All engines come paired with a continuously variable transmission and shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. Also, every Outback gets an all-wheel drive system with X-Mode for low-speed traction and Active Torque Vectoring.
2017 Outback Price
The entry-level Outback is expected to start just above $26,000, which is in the same price range with the current model. Those who opt for the fully-loaded versions will need around $40,000. Unofficial sources suggest that the 2017 Subaru Outback might hit the dealerships in mid-2016.