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Carter Subaru Ballard Compares the 2017 Subaru Outback and 2017 Toyota Highlander

If you're looking for the perfect crossover SUV for getting around the Pacific Northwest, we've got you covered at Carter Subaru Ballard. With standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a versatile design, efficient performance, and award-winning safety, the 2017 Subaru Outback is an outstanding choice for high-altitude adventurers and weekend warriors alike. How does the 2017 Subaru Outback match up against the comparable 2017 Toyota Highlander? Read through our competitive comparison to see and then visit us at Carter Subaru Ballard for a test drive.

2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Toyota Highlander
All-Wheel Drive Standard Drive Type Front-Wheel Drive
25/32 Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG) 20/24
Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
35.5 Cargo Capacity, Seats in Place (cu.ft.) 13.8
The 2017 Subaru Outback Interior Styling
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2017 Subaru Outback VS 2017 Toyota Highlander Design

Even when compared to the larger 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Subaru Outback is designed to go further and carry more. With standard all-wheel drive and the unique horizontal Subaru Boxer engine, the 2017 Subaru Outback features a low center of gravity and the traction to take on even the toughest roads with confidence. The Toyota Highlander stands taller but all-wheel drive is merely optional. When you've got gear or groceries to haul, the Subaru Outback gets it done with standard roof rails with integrated crossbars as well as more cargo space behind the rear seats than the 2017 Toyota Highlander.


The versatile new 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Subaru Outback VS 2017 Toyota Highlander Performance

When it comes to performance, the Subaru Outback and Toyota Highlander are close competitors but the efficiency of the Outback sets it apart. Despite both vehicles featuring four-cylinder engines, the fuel economy of the Highlander pales in comparison to the 25 city/32 highway mpg of the Subaru Outback. Plus, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and standard X-Mode traction control system make the 2017 Subaru Outback a road gripping machine for taking on tight corners or icy streets.


2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Subaru Outback VS 2017 Toyota Highlander Safety

Though both the 2017 Subaru Outback and the 2017 Toyota Highlander feature modern safety measures to keep you secure on the road, only the 2017 Subaru Outback can claim the designation as an IIHS Top Safety Pick +. The Outback earned this accolade thanks to available front crash prevention as part of the Subaru EyeSight safety package. With available EyeSight features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Pre-Collision Braking, the 2017 Subaru Outback makes every adventure safer.


Get Your Next New Subaru For Less at Carter Subaru Ballard Serving Redmond, WA

Living in the Pacific Northwest is a rewarding experience and it pays to drive a dependable and safe Subaru to help you make the most of it. At Carter Subaru Ballard, we've been serving the people of the Puget Sound region for over 50 years and we don't plan on stopping any time soon. We have a New 2016-2017 Subaru Seattle | Carter Subaru Ballard | Serving Bellevue, Kirkland & Renton, WA">great selection of new Subaru vehicles available and our frequently updated special offers can help you save. When you purchase or lease your new Subaru from Carter Subaru Ballard, you get the peace-of-mind that comes with The Carter Advantage, special perks reserved just for our customers. If you crave even more value, check out our wide variety of top-quality Subaru Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. You can schedule a test drive by phone or in person at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107. We're located not far from Bellevue and worth the drive from Mercer Island, WA. We look forward to working with you at Carter Subaru Ballard!

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