The auto industry has uncountable number of models. That being said, for a model to achieve a legendary status, it has to be particularly special. The model is a favorite world over due to its handsome looks, well trimmed interior, superb reliability on different terrains as well as its affordable price.
For the 2017 model year, Subaru has hooked the vehicle with a futuristic design, an improved interior styling as well as a more potent engine under its hood. These are meant to attract even more customers.
2017 Subaru Outback Exterior
The 2017 Subaru Outback has been hooked up with a more futuristic profile compared to the outgoing model. At the front, the Outback features a diamond-shaped grille positioned at the center which results in a sleek front look. Flanking the grille on either side are elegant and sharp-looking LED headlights. The headlights look is complimented by round-shaped fog lights. The front also features a large bumper that makes the Outback appear powerful. Also the front look is further accentuated by large air intakes which allow passage of more cooling air to the engine.
At the back, the 2017 Subaru Outback features a redesigned profile which looks very attractive. It features narrow and sharp-looking taillights, a new exhaust system with two tips each on either side of the SUV. The 5-door SUV will ride on a set of big wheels probably 20-inch wheels and high performance tires. The overall body is aerodynamic which further improves its performance and efficiency.
2017 Subaru Outback Interior
Interior styling details of the Outback are a still closely guarded secret by the automaker. However, we understand that the cabin will be simple and stylish and with aluminum and wood accents. The cockpit will be kept clean with a large touch-screen which the driver will use to control the infotainment system and other features of the vehicle. The steering wheel and gear knob are wrapped in leather. The seats are also upholstered in leather.
For entertainment, the vehicle will feature an upgraded infotainment system integrated with connectivity features such as Bluetooth, USB ports, Wi-Fi and Smartphone integration. The vehicle also features a panoramic sunroof, a automatic climate control, satellite navigation and power adjustable front seats among others.
For safety, the vehicle will feature bolstered seat belts, a package of air bags and a number of driving aids some as standard and others as extra options.
Engine Specs and Performance
To compliment the excellent exterior and interior design of the Outback is a new and robust drive-train under its hood. The new engine is a 3.0 L DOHC 6-cylinder unit. The engine comes good with 175 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox which will send power to all wheels.
The automaker estimates that the engine will return 26 mpg fuel economy on combined drives. This consumption presents a 20% increase in fuel economy compared to the outgoing version. The vehicle is also estimated to make the 0-60 mph run in 7.5 seconds.
Price and release date
As of this writing, we have no official details regarding the 2017 Subaru Outback price from the automaker. According to rumors, the vehicle will be released in the last quarter of 2016. As for the price, the base model will cost around MSRP $ 25,500 with higher trim levels attracting around $ 30,000.
Main rivals of the 2017 Subaru Outback will be the upcoming models of Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota Venza.
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