Along with the introduction of the new Legacy on the US market, Subaru also updates the Outback and unveiles the prices of its new and updated crossover.
Offered in four trim levels, starting at $25,645, Outback comes standard with a 2.5-liter Boxer engine and Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and paddle shifters. The Outback 2.5i achieves 25 mpg city/32 mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy.
The Outback 2.5i models feature Starlink 6.2 inch including single-touch gesture display, AM/FM stereo with HD Radio, single-disc CD player, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod control, iTunes Tagging, a USB port and auxiliary input jack. The screen also provides the display for the standard rear vision camera.
Premium, Limited and Touring trims have a standard Starlink 7.0 inch Multimedia Plus with a high-resolution 7-in. LCD screen featuring multi-touch gesture controls, Bluetooth hands-free SMS text messaging and dual USB ports. These trims offer Sirius XM satellite radio with Travelink information including weather and sports.
New for 2017, a flagship Outback 2.5i Touring model debuts featuring a dark gray grille insert and 18 inch wheels with dark gray accents and machined finish. Low-profile roof rails in a silver finish along with lower cladding and Outback badging in chrome come together with brilliant Brown Pearl. All Touring interiors feature a new Java Brown leather-trimmed upholstery, door panels and armrests with contrasting ivory stitching.
Refinements including a unique woodgrain interior finish and piano black switch panels accents complete the signature look. A heated steering wheel is also standard on Touring trim.
Touring models are also available with a 256-horsepower 3.6 liter, 6-cylinder Boxer engine teamed to a high-torque Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and paddle shifters. Outback Touring models are priced from $35,995.
New for 2017, Limited and Touring trim models receive Reverse Automatic Braking, which detects object when reversing and automatically triggers an alert and brakes the vehicle to avoid a collision and High Beam Assist as standard, in addition to Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.