2017 Subaru Outback

Pros: Spacious interior with wagon versatility; controlled, comfortable ride; standard all-wheel drive

Cons: Middling fuel economy with 6-cylinder engine; some ergonomic issues with climate controls and available navigation system

CG Says: Subaru Outback gains a new top-line model for 2017. The Touring has unique interior and exterior trim, as well as a heated steering wheel. Reverse automatic braking and self-dimming headlights are newly available on Outback. Outback blends midsize station wagon and SUV attributes while delivering a host of welcome safety and convenience features. Car loyalists, crossover intenders, and even those searching for an at least mildly off-road-capable SUV will find a lot to like with the Outback.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Subaru
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.5i: $25,645
2.5i Premium: $27,695
2.5i Limited: $32,390
2.5i Touring: $35,995
3.6R Limited: $34,995
3.6R Touring: $38,195

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
175
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Optional Engine
3.6-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
256
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27