2017 Outback vs The Competition

Outback 2017 Starting at $24,895* MSRP   Up to 33/25 MPG** Hwy/City
2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium VS. 2014 Ford Edge SE / 2014 Toyota Venza LE / 2014 KIA Sorento LX.

The new 2017 Outback has been released with some new changes, from comfort to MPG and and display. Read on below to check out how the new Outback compares to the competition.

 Category Outback SorentoVenza

 $26,995 $24,100 $27,950 $28,100

All-Wheel Drive

MPG** (Highway/City)
 33/25 26/20 26/20 27/19

Ground Clearance

Passenger Volume (cu.ft.)
 108 107 108  108

Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV)

What's the difference between AWD, 4WD and Real time AWD?

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive has the engine mounted in-line with the drivetrain, helping provide a seamless transfer of power to all four wheels. Other AWD systems need additional drivetrain components to route the same power to the wheels, often using complex designs. More components tend to reduce vehicle efficiency and could add to higher maintenance costs. This keeps the driver in total control at all times.

Real Time AWD is when the vehicle remains in a 2 wheel drive function and switches to AWD automatically when the vehicle detects little to no traction control. Real time is ok, but can be a little worrisome to know that it won't kick in until after traction is lost. This is a good system, but does not leave the driver in full control of the vehicle at all times, opposed to Symmetrical AWD.

4WD is when the driver has the option to either use 2 wheel, or 4 wheel drive modes at their disposal. This is great if the driver likes to choose how their vehicle handles, but sometimes it may be too late to decide when transfer power to all wheels.

ComfortThe all-new 2017 Outback by Subaru features a spacious 143.6 cubic feet of interior room with with soft touch surfaces and upgraded materials. It also includes an available 10-way adjustable power driver's seat with memory function, and the 60/40-split fold-down rear seats with cargo-area release levers make sure there's enough room for whatever the trip requires, pets included.

AWD Standard on: All Subaru Models

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