Overview (Final Score: A)
Theis well-known as a vehicle and has a solid fan base of buyers. Subaru’s smart marketing strategies have held this car in high esteem, and its reputation for reliability and go-anywhere capability are set in cement. For the 2017 model year, the Outback sees only a few upgrades, including a new top-shelf Touring trim level.
The 2017 Subaru Outback is a 5-seat crossover-wagon with well over 8 inches of ground clearance, a reputation for ruggedness and a high resale value down the line. Although the Outback has few direct rivals, it is most often compared with small and compact crossovers. Unlike most of them, the Outback is more car-like in its drive dynamic and has the interior benefits of a midsize sedan, including one of the most adult-friendly back seats you’ll find anywhere.
The 2017 Outback has three trim levels with two engine options each.
What We Loved About the 2017 Subaru Outback
- Excellent interior experience and good cargo capability.
- Good fuel economy that translates to the real world.
- Excellent composure in all weather conditions with solid off-road credibility.
What We Didn’t Love About the 2017 Subaru Outback
- Engines aren’t as fun and the drive isn’t as peppy as some competitors.
- Cargo space may not be large enough for bulky items.
Interested in the 2017 Outback? Find out more in the full review here.