Subaru is extending the current Outback range with the introduction of a new trim level, called Touring and positioned at the top of the line. The new flagship model, 2017 Outback Touring, features a dark gray grille and 18-inch wheels with dark gray accents and a machined finish. There are also low-profile roof rails in a silver finish along with lower cladding and Outback badging in chrome.
Outback Touring models are available in both the 2.5-liter, 175-hp, 4-cylinder and the powerful 3.6-liter, 256-hp, 6-cylinder engines.
Brilliant Brown is added to the exterior color options while all Touring interiors feature a new Java Brown perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, door panels, and armrests with contrasting ivory stitching. Refinements including a unique woodgrain interior finish and piano-black switch panel accents complete the look. A heated steering wheel is also standard on Touring trim.
Also new is the Reverse Automatic Braking that helps the driver avoid a possible collision when the vehicle is moving in reverse. The system uses four ultrasonic sonar sensors located in the rear bumper cover and can automatically stop the vehicle.
Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology along with Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are standard and are paired with the new High Beam Assist feature. This system works in conjunction with EyeSight to automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected.
The Touring trim comes standard with the 7.0 inch Multimedia Navigation system featuring voice-activated controls and includes three years of complimentary map updates as well as a 3-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link and SiriusXM All Access audio service.