The Outback has the interior space of similar midsize models, but its lower roof makes it easier to load gear, and its higher ground clearance gets it over rocks and through deep snow without a snag. The Outback holds similar advantages over smaller SUVs with the further benefit of greater comfort and refinement. And with fuel economy rated at 28 mpg combined (with the four-cylinder) and 22 mpg combined (six-cylinder), the Outback offers good efficiency for its size and purpose. If you like wagons, the 2017 Outback offers a just-right mix of attributes that could make your vehicle search a one-stop affair.
- More spacious and comfortable cabin than many of its competitors
- Roof and cargo loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
- Excellent visibility in all directions
Off-road ability is above average
25 city / 32 highway