Subaru Adds Touring Model to Popular Outback

The 2017 Subaru Outback continues to impress drivers with its ample power, advanced technology, interior comfort amenities and host of safety features.

Under the Hood

Subaru engineers equipped the 2017 Outback with two engine choices. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder BOXER engine produces 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Upgraded models feature the 3.6-liter six-cylinder BOXER engine that delivers 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines are teamed with a high-torque Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission that can be manually shifted via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Comfort and Convenience

A host of standard and available features make the interior of the 2017 Subaru Outback comfortable for quick jaunts as well as long drives, starting with the available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. A standard 60/40 split folding rear seat allows for a variety of passenger seating and cargo carrying configurations. An all-weather package adds three-mode seat heaters, heated exterior mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer.

The standard Starlink infotainment system with a 6.2-inch touchscreen display can be upgraded to a system with a 7-inch screen that, like the standard version, pairs with smartphones for hands-free voice calls, audio streaming and mobile app integration, but also includes SMS text messaging, iTunes tagging and SiriusXM All Access Radio. Intuitive voice commands make the system easier to use as well. An available navigation system gives turn-by-turn directions to ensure drivers are on the most efficient route to their destination.

Dual-zone automatic climate control on upgraded models is an improvement over the standard air conditioning system and allows driver and passenger to set different temperature levels for maximum comfort.


The 2017 Subaru Outback earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with the available EyeSight driver assist technology, and all 2017 Outback models were built with safety at the top of mind.

Stability control and traction control help keep the vehicle on the driver’ intended course, and the all-wheel-drive system helps with handling and traction to provide increased safety.

Antilock disc brakes with brake assist stop the Outback quickly, and in the event of a collision, occupants are protected by a full set of airbags and standard three-point seat belts at all seating locations.

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