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used 2017 Subaru Outback SUV Overview
The used 2017 Subaru Outback SUV is offered in the following styles: 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT). Pre-owned Outback SUV models are available with a 2.5-liter gas engine or a 3.6-liter gas engine, with output up to 256 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2017 Outback SUV comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2017 Subaru Outback SUV?
Save up to $300 on one of 199 used 2017 Subaru Outbacks for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $24780 as of Jan 16, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 108 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2017 Subaru Outback trim styles:
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is priced around $25693 with average odometer reading of 10688 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring is priced around $31985 with average odometer reading of 11128 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited is priced around $29141 with average odometer reading of 16018 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i is priced around $24888 with average odometer reading of 5135 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is priced around $32094 with average odometer reading of 9788 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring is priced around $31750 with average odometer reading of 32146 miles.
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Vehicle 3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT)
Review I took advantage of the August 2016 Zero down, Zero % APR offer from Subaru to purchase this car. The Outback was on my short list of new cars; I also considered the Kia Sorento, the Ford Edge, the Subaru Forrester, and Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-5 & CX-9. After test drives, much number crunching and internet research and opinions from friends, I went with the Subaru Outback. I love this car! It is quick, quiet, well-upholstered, and has the active safety features I was looking for. DETAILED REVIEWS Engine & Transmission: I have never had a car with a CVT before and I read lots of articles denigrating CVTs. However, as I do not care if my car makes sports car "vroom vroom" sounds or if it shifts like a Ferrari, I did not care about the presence of the CVT (although almost every "car guy" review does). The CVT in this car is super-smooth, except for a *very* slight stuttering at very low speed (< 5 mph) under low acceleration. Past that, the powertrain is nice and smooth, and the flat 6 does a great job getting the car up to highway speed. If you are happy with a sub-7 second 0-60 time (6.9 sec), then you will be happy with the 3.6R. Fuel economy numbers seem to be as advertised. Most of my driving is "city" driving and I drive fast (trying to change this) so after 1 month of ownership I have been averaging 21 MPG. My previous car was a diesel that averaged over 40 MPG during the summer, but the Outback is larger, more powerful, quicker, much nicer, and the fuel (87 octane) is cheaper so it balances out. Interior Trim: I have nothing but praise for the fit and finish of the cabin. The Trim of the 3.6R Limited Edition is great; smooth and attractive to the eye. The (fake?) wood trim is nice, but I do not feel it adds that much to the car. Interior Comfort: I am 6'-1" and this car has plenty of room, front and back. I love the lumbar support of the front seats, but some reviews called it "aggressive lumbar support. The lumbar support sticks out more than any other car I every had, but MY lower back loves it. My wife, at 5'-6", does not, which does not surprise me. It does not appear that the lumbar support can be lowered enough to accommodate her. She says the back seats are comfortable, so that is nice. The seats are just the right amount of firmness for me. Exterior: My main complaint is driver's side visibility. The visibility out of the driver's side mirror is poor IMHO and leaves a huge blind spot. So much that the active safety features for the left side of the car are NEEDED, otherwise you will strain your neck checking your left. The driver's side mirror is of little help. If you can live with that, everything else is great. I think the styling is very nice, great for a wagon and still distinct from other crossover SUVs. Also, mine is Venetian Red which makes it look even better ;-) Electronics/Infotainment: I do not use Subaru's Navigation system because I have Waze and Google Maps on my smartphone, so I cannot rate that Subaru's system. UPDATE - 9/27/2016: I tried it once and it worked fine although the controls are not intuitive. I believe by 2016-17 most people have a smartphone with some type of navigation app built-in that gets frequently updated, so I do not see much point in the USA for Subaru to put much effort into developing a top-of-the-line navigation system. However, if for some reason your phone is dead/lost, and you do not have paper maps (what's wrong with you?!) then this system would be adequate. My phone is linked via Bluetooth to my car (easy to do) and I exclusively listen to Pandora and Spotify through it. So much that I still have not learned how to fully operate the HD radio, such as setting preset stations, et.! When I get around to checking out the HD radio, I will update this review. Cargo: I have not tested the car's cargo capacity yet, but cargo capacity was one of the main reasons for choosing the Outback so I am sure it will great. The molded Styrofoam compartment underneath the cargo area floor mat has lots of little trays that can be used to hold a surprising amount of supplies in an organized fashion. Right now, I keep a voltmeter, bungee cords, flat repair kit and some other useful knickknacks in there. Also, the center console compartment is deep, great for storing the stuff you will use most often. Safety: The two things I insisted on when deciding on purchasing the 2017 Outback were: a 6-cylinder engine and the Eyesight system. The IIHS gives the Eyesight system its highest rating (Superior), which at the time of my research was only shared with Kia's system. Human error is the overwhelming cause of car accidents, and I believe automated systems that HELP us prevent accidents are highly desirable. The Eyesight system works great, although the lane-keeping sensor is a bit sensitive in my opinion. That's it for now. I am really enjoying this car and I hope you do as well.
Exterior Colors: Magnetite Gray Metallic, Satin White Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Cypress Green Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic/Granite Gray Opal, Champagne Gold Opal, Deep Indigo Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl, Carbide Gray Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl, Twilight Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Tungsten Metallic, Azurite Blue Pearl, Wilderness Green Metallic, Atlantic Blue Pearl, Sky Blue Metallic, Willow Green Opal/Moss Green Metallic, Deep Bronze Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl/Granite Gray Opal, Seamist Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Caramel Bronze Pearl, Diamond Gray Metallic/Quartz Silver Metallic, Harvest Gold Metallic, Seacrest Green Metallic, Champagne Gold Opal/Granite Gray Opal, Mystic Blue Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Newport Blue Pearl, Timberline Green/Titanium Pearl, White Frost Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Quartz Silver Metallic, Satin White Pearl/Granite Gray Opal, White Frost Pearl/Titanium, Newport Blue Pearl/Quartz Silver Metallic, Regatta Red Pearl, Regatta Red Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Timberline Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Deep Sapphire / Titanium Pearl, Garnet Red Pearl, Timberline Green / Titanium Pearl, White Birch / Titanium Pearl, Wintergreen Metallic/Titanium, Brilliant Brown Pearl, Champagne Gold Opal/Titanium Pearl, Black Granite Pearl/Titanium, Black Granite Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Bright Silver/Titanium Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Deep Bronze Metallic/Harvest Gold Metallic, Deep Sapphire/Titanium Pearl, Diamond Gray Metallic, Seamist Green Pearl/Dark Lower Accents, Silver Stone Metallic/Dark Lower Accents, Silver Stone Metallic/Titanium Pearl, Titanium Pearl, White Frost Pearl/Moonlight Metallic
Interior Colors: Black, Ivory, Off Black cloth, Slate Black Leather leather, Taupe cloth, Off Black leather, Slate Black Cloth cloth, Titanium Gray Cloth cloth, Beige, Ivory cloth, Titanium Gray Leather leather, Warm Ivory Cloth cloth, Taupe, Warm Ivory Leather leather, Saddle Brown leather, Warm Ivory leather, Java Brown Leather leather, Gray, Warm Ivory cloth, Off Black, Off-Black cloth
Popular Features: Apple Carplay/Android Auto, 2500lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Auto Climate Control, Heated seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Blind Spot Monitoring, Sunroof/Moonroof, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo, Parking sensors, Remote Start, Towing Hitch, Rear Entertainment System