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How the 2017 Subaru Outback Outperforms its Less Capable Crossover Competitors

If you're looking for a capable alternative to the cushy crossover, the 2017 Subaru Outback is worthy of your consideration. This crossover wagon, of sorts, is longer and leaner than the typical crossover SUV, and it boasts ample ground clearance, standard all-wheel drive (AWD), and superior safety ratings to boot. The latest Outback puts a modern spin on old-school skill, offering plenty of creature comforts along with its unmatched crossover capability.

It's easy to see why so many Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Natick, Newton and Wakefield are driver prefer the well-rounded deign of the Outback versus its less rugged rivals. The 2017 VW Golf Alltrack certainly doesn't challenge the Outback's off-road authority, as it falls short in so many important performance aspects. You can explore the details of the Outback's superior all-weather design via the quick comparison below:

The 2017 Subaru Outback versus the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

  • The Outback's standard 2.5 liter four-cylinder "boxer" engine make for more horsepower than the Golf Alltrack.
  • Even with more horses, the Outback managed to earn better fuel economy than the Alltrack.
  • The Outback offers an engine upgrade -- a 3.6-liter six-cylinder producing 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. Not only does this engine greatly overpower that of the Golf Alltrack, the VW doesn't offer engine options.
  • A generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance allows the Outback to literally overshadow the Golf Alltrack, which sits a good two inches lower to the ground. This means the Outback offers more off-road capability.
  • The Outback boasts a longer, wider, and taller design than the Golf Alltrack, which adds up to significantly more cargo and passenger space.
  • Standard roof rails with integrated crossbars gives the Outback more cargo versatility than the Golf Alltrack, which doesn't offer the same.
  • Even with its superior capability, the Outback is available at a lower base price than the Golf Alltrack.



The Subaru Outback versus the Volvo V60

  • Needless to say, it all comes down to price, and the Outback adds up to be over $10k less than the base V60. It's that simple.
  • And even with that low starting cost, the Outback comes standard with more capability, thanks in part to a standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. AWD is only an option on V60 and requires drivers pay more for it.
  • Even with AWD, the Outback stays pretty competitive with the V60's fuel efficiency, sacrificing very little for a lot more off-road capability.
  • Did we mention the Outback is capable? If you didn't already know, its standard setup gives shoppers a pretty good indication of where the Outback's priorities lie. It comes with a standard roof rack rails with integral crossbars for more cargo-carrying versatility. You have to pay more for roof rails with the V60.
  • Like we've hammered home, the Outback is more off-road oriented with plenty of light-duty trail-running capability right out of the gate. The V60 requires drivers to pay more for all-terrain skills with an entirely separate, more expensive model.
  • The Outback also offers much more space than the V60 thanks to a longer and taller frame. The Outback boasts more overall passenger room as well as over 30 cubic feet more max cargo space than the V60.

Subaru Outback Cityside Subaru 

You can find your very own 2017 Outback for sale near Boston right here at CitySide Subaru, where we have a comprehensive selection of Outback models in our new Subaru inventory. Feel free to drop by the dealership to test drive the Outback 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Limited or 3.6R Touring, as well as to explore your 2017 Outback lease and finance options.

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