With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive plus highly efficient powertrains, Outback continues to be the smart alternative to conventional SUVs. The 2017 Outback lineup adds the Outback 2.5i Touring and 3.6R Touring models, bringing the total lineup to six models. The 2017 Outback adds two models to its lineup: 2.5i Touring and 3.6R Touring. It also adds Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) to its suite of highly rated Driver Assist Technology features. High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights are new to the 2.5i Limited equipped with the EyeSight Option Package. These changes add even more value to the Outback line, with its highly competitive EPA fuel economy estimates, inviting interior accommodations and ability to tackle adverse weather and road conditions with ease.
To determine how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates vehicles as Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor based on performance in moderate overlap and small overlap front tests, side test, roof-strength test, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts and an evaluation of front crash prevention systems.
TOP SAFETY PICK
To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must receive good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests, and good or acceptable ratings in the small overlap front test.
TOP SAFETY PICK+
To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+, vehicles must receive good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests and good or acceptable ratings in the small overlap front test, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.
2015 Outback IIHS Safety Ratings:
- “Good” in moderate overlap front test
- “Good” in small overlap front test
- “Good” in side-impact test
- “Good” in roof-strength test
- “Good” in rear crash protection/head restraint rating
- “Top Safety Pick +” (with optional EyeSight®)