|EPA Est. MPG||28|
|Drive Train||All Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||143.6 cu ft|
Is the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV a good vehicle?
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Outback SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i, 3.6R Touring, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2017 subaru outback SUV and all available trim types: 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i, 3.6R Touring, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2017 outback SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
How safe is the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV?
The 2017 Subaru Outback SUV earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 subaru outback SUV Gas Mileage
2017 subaru outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
25 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 subaru outback 2.5i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
25 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 subaru outback 3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
22 combined MPG
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG
Which 2017 Subaru Outback SUVs are available in my area
2017 Subaru Outback SUV Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 718 new, 858 used and CPO 2017 Outback SUVs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 20,923 and mileage as low as 0. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 5,327 on a new, used, or CPO 2017 Outback SUV available from one of 2,636 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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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 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 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 147 used 2017 Subaru Outbacks for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $21491 as of Mar 17, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 84 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 Limited is priced around $28154 with average odometer reading of 14030 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is priced around $25074 with average odometer reading of 13623 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is priced around $29995 with average odometer reading of 17754 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i is priced around $22468 with average odometer reading of 6152 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring is priced around $32247 with average odometer reading of 19503 miles.
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What do people think of the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Outback SUV a 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Outback SUV.
3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT)
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.
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What options are available on the 2017 Subaru Outback SUV?
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Available Subaru Outback 2017 SUV Trims: 2.5i Premium PZEV, 2.5i Limited PZEV, 2.5i Premium, 2.5I Limited, 2.5i Limited, Base, 2.5i PZEV, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Touring, 2.5I, 2.5I Ltd L.L.Bean Edition, 2.5i, Limited, 2.5i Special Edition, 3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition, 2.5 XT Limited, 3.0R Limited, 3.6R Premium, 3.0 R VDC Limited, 2.5XT Limited, H6-3.0, L.L. Bean Edition, L.L. Bean Edition , 2.5 XT, 2.5i Basic, H6-3.0 35th Anniversary Edition, H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition
Exterior Colors: Magnetite Gray Metallic, Crimson Red Pearl, Satin White Pearl, Dark Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Cypress Green Pearl, Champagne Gold Opal, Brilliant Silver Metallic/Granite Gray Opal, Crystal Black Silica, Carbide Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Steel Silver Metallic, Azurite Blue Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Ruby Red Pearl, Twilight Blue Metallic, Wilderness Green Metallic, Deep Indigo Pearl, Lapis Blue Pearl, Willow Green Opal/Moss Green Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl, Caramel Bronze Pearl, Harvest Gold Metallic, Seacrest Green Metallic, Sky Blue Metallic, Newport Blue Pearl, Seamist Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl/Granite Gray Opal, Deep Bronze Metallic, Newport Blue Pearl/Quartz Silver Metallic, Quartz Silver Metallic, Timberline Green Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Timberline Green/Titanium Pearl, Brilliant Brown Pearl, Champagne Gold Opal/Granite Gray Opal, Regatta Red Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Satin White Pearl/Granite Gray Opal, White Birch / Titanium Pearl, White Frost Pearl/Titanium, Black Granite Pearl/Titanium, Deep Bronze Metallic/Harvest Gold Metallic, Diamond Gray Metallic/Quartz Silver Metallic, Mystic Blue Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Timberline Green / Titanium Pearl, Black Granite Pearl/Titanium Pearl, Bright Silver/Titanium Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Diamond Gray Metallic, Garnet Red Pearl, Regatta Red Pearl, Silver Stone Metallic/Dark Lower Accents, Wintergreen Metallic/Titanium
Interior Colors: Ivory, Black, Titanium Gray Cloth cloth, Slate Black Cloth cloth, Off Black cloth, Titanium Gray Leather leather, Ivory cloth, Slate Black Leather leather, Taupe cloth, Taupe, Warm Ivory Leather leather, Java Brown Leather leather, Off Black leather, Beige, Warm Ivory Cloth cloth, Warm Ivory leather, Gray, Saddle Brown leather, Warm Ivory 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, Sunroof/Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitoring, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Parking sensors, Remote Start, Upgraded Stereo, Towing Hitch
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded, premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive