2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota Highlander Model Comparison in Seattle

2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota Highlander Model Comparison in Seattle, WA
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Compare the Capable 2017 Subaru Outback to the 2017 Toyota Highlander with Carter Subaru Shoreline in Seattle

Reputation and dependability are very important to most people when looking for a new vehicle. You want to make sure you're getting the most for your money and investing in a vehicle that will last you for years to come. Subaru has grown to be one of the most trusted brands on the market and has won numerous awards for value and safety, but how does a Subaru compare to another trusted brand, like Toyota? If you're in the market for a new SUV, we're sure you'll love the new 2017 Subaru Outback. To show you exactly why this crossover SUV is so popular, we've compared the 2017 Subaru Outback to the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Both are great options, but look at the facts and we know you'll agree that nothing compares to a Subaru.

2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Toyota Highlander
Standard All-Wheel Drive Available
$25,645 Starting MSRP $30,630
25/32 mpg Standard Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) 20/24 mpg
35.5 Cu. Ft. Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place) 13.8 Cu. Ft.
2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota Highlander Interior Comparison
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2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota Highlander: Design

The 2017 Outback and Highlander offer quite different designs. Where the Outback delivers spacious room for 5 and a standard cargo capacity of 35.5 cubic feet with all seats in place, the Highlander makes room for up to 7 passengers, but sacrifices when it comes to cargo space in order to do it. With just 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in place and a third row that's been described as cramped, the 2017 Highlander is a good choice for families with many children. However, unless you absolutely need room for 7, the 2017 Subaru Outback is the better choice as it offers the same features and larger capacities but for a more affordable price.

2017 Subaru Outback model

2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota Highlander: Performance

Performance is a winning category for the 2017 Outback. The Outback, even with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, delivers better fuel efficiency than the Highlander. And the Highlander offers even fewer miles per gallon when equipped with all-wheel drive. While the Highlander does offer about ten more horsepower and lb-ft torque standard, you likely wouldn't notice because of how much heavier it is. Light on its feet and equipped with the standard horizontally opposed BOXER engine, the 2017 Subaru Outback offers a low center of gravity, reduced road vibrations, better efficiency, and an available V6 engine that's ready to take you wherever you want to go.

2017 Toyota Highlander model

2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota Highlander: Safety

The 2017 Outback and Highlander are quite similar when it comes to the safety features offered. Both deliver standard rearview cameras, traction and stability controls, advanced airbags, and more. Still, if you're really going for the safest vehicle available, the 2017 Outback is the right choice thanks to standard all-wheel drive. While you can pay more to get the Toyota version of all-wheel drive on the already more expensive Highlander, every Outback is equipped with the world renowned symmetrical all-wheel drive system. Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive is one of, if not the best all-wheel drive system available, so you'll never again worry about traction or control in any condition. This is just the start when it comes to what the 2017 Subaru Outback has to offer in terms of safety.

Visit Carter Subaru Shoreline in Seattle & Upgrade to a New Subaru Today

Subaru is one of the fastest growing brands on the market, and Carter Subaru Shoreline is proud to be your one stop for everything from great deals on new 2017 Subaru models to certified Subaru maintenance and parts. We're proud to offer many frequently updated new car specials and a variety of certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles as well, so you're sure to find a reliable new car or SUV at a price that fits your budget. Be sure to look through our other helpful research tools like model pages and more competitive comparisons, then visit us at 17225 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133. We're conveniently located near Everett and ready to serve you at Carter Subaru Shoreline.

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