The 2017 Subaru Outback is the number one selling vehicle in the Subaru stable, and it just picked up Kelly Blue Book’s “12 Best Family Cars” 2017. There’s four reasons why they say it’s a standout among family vehicles. KBB says the Outback wagon’s all-wheel-drive, fuel efficiency, safety technology and resale value all contribute to its impressive credentials.
The SUV-alternative Outback has passed the popular Forester SUV as the top-selling vehicle for Subaru of America for good reason. Outback offers the best of both worlds, it features a higher ride height, standard all-wheel-drive, and a generous cargo area.
Why it’s a good choice for families
KBB says, “A multi-year Best Family Car award winner, the 2017 Subaru Outback is among the most practical, sensible and versatile vehicles money can buy. Many ingredients go into this Subaru's secret sauce, from its standard all-wheel drive to its fuel efficiency, advanced safety features and stellar resale value. Each is impressive on its own. Combined, they make the Outback a standout.”
Subaru has a stellar safety record and the Outback gets all the latest safety technology to keep families safe. When equipped with the EyeSight suite of safety features, the wagon gets the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Fuel efficiency is always a consideration for families, and the 2017 Outback offers up two engine choices. Consumers can opt for the standard 4-cylinder boxer engine that gets up to 32 mpg, or a 3.6-liter model 6-cylinder boxer powerplant producing 256-horsepower, achieving 27 highway mpg.
Overall, the 2017 Subaru Outback is a stellar choice, especially for active families who will use the vehicle for weekend excursions. KBB says the Outback wagon’s all-wheel-drive, fuel efficiency, safety technology, and resale value all contribute to its impressive credentials, and they say it’s one of the “12 Best Family Cars” for 2017. It’s why the Outback is now the #1 selling vehicle in Subaru’s stable.
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