2018 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Subaru Outback Southfield Michigan

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Model Changes

For drivers who are looking for a quality vehicle that is just as perfect for commuting to work in as it is for fun adventures with family and friends on the weekends, the Outback is vehicle to take a closer look at. This is a sports wagon that has had incredible appeal to car buyers for years. You may be trying to decide between the 2017 Subaru Outback and the newer 2018 model. Both are exceptional choices for your upcoming vehicle purchase, but a closer examination of the model differences will reveal that the 2018 has some thoughtful upgrades that may make it a preferred option for many drivers. When you visit Glassman Subaru serving Detroit Ferndale Troy Southfield, you will be able to compare both model years side by side during your test drive.

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Exceptional Exterior Updates

When selecting a new sports wagon to buy, you understandably want to choose a vehicle that appeals to your sense of style. When you stop by the dealership in Southfield Michigan, you will notice that the 2017 and 2018 models have an athletic, modern look that is easy to love. Both model years are available in the same 14 different colors, and they both have a sloping roofline, solid contouring in the hood and a robust grille. This is where the similarities end because the 2018 model has been updated with beneficial exterior improvements. A closer look at the 2018 Subaru Outback reveals that both the front and the rear fascia have been refreshed to give the wagon a subtle yet appealing look. Another exterior update that you may not notice until you test drive the two model years is the addition of insulated glass on the front doors, which provides you with a quieter driving experience. Drivers can choose to upgrade their 2018 model with steering-responsive headlights. Lower trim levels come with 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and higher trim levels are equipped with 18-inch wheels.

Southfield Michigan - 2018 Subaru Outback's Exterior

A Refreshed Interior

When you continue your comparison by looking at model differences inside the Outback, you will immediately notice that the 2018 model has a new look for the center console, and there is significant use of higher quality materials throughout the cabin. The infotainment system in the 2018 Subaru Outback has also been updated, and it now offers integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for your convenience on the road. Both the front and back seating areas have improved climate control, and backseat passengers will benefit from a new USB port. Cloth is the base fabric in most trim levels, and the same three interior color options are available for both model years. During your test drive in Southfield Michigan, you may see that many thoughtful interior features carry forward from the 2017 model. This includes an excellent sound system, cruise control, a backup camera and electric power steering.

Southfield Michigan - 2018 Subaru Outback's Interior

Exciting Powertrain Updates

The Outback has a solid reputation of delivering a wonderful driving experience to its drivers, and the good news is that Subaru has improved on a powertrain that was already amazing when it created the 2018 model. The four trim levels available for the 2018 Subaru Outback are the standard, the Limited, the Premium and the Touring. The base equipment in the lowest end trim levels includes a flat six-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine that gives drivers 175 horsepower and 174 foot-pounds for the torque rating. If you choose the Touring trim level for the 2018 model year, the base engine is a V6, 3.6-liter engine that is paired with front and rear stabilizer bars, all-wheel drive and a front independent suspension to give you a superior experience behind the wheel. Regardless of the engine option that you select for your new wagon, you will find that your new car has a responsive and powerful feel.

Southfield Michigan - 2018 Subaru Outback's Mechanical

A Continued Dedication to Safety

When Subaru created the 2017 Subaru Outback, it loaded the vehicle with exceptional safety features, including many high-tech features that are standard equipment in all trim levels. Because of this, the automaker made no updates so the safety features when it created the 2018 model. Some of the standard safety features loaded into both model years include radar sensing technology for lane change assistance and blind spot detection, the Security Plus feature and the Starlink accident notification feature. Some of the other safety features that are included in both models are adaptive cruise control, automatic fog lights, lane departure warnings and the many EyeSight safety features. As you might expect, the safety ratings for both of the model years are similar. The IIHS conducted five safety tests on both model years, and it gave this wagon the highest grade possible for all tests. In addition, for the overall safety test from the NHTSA, both the 2017 and the 2018 model years received a five-star rating.

While choosing the right wagon to buy in Southfield Michigan can seem like an overwhelming and complicated task, comparing the model differences between the 2017 and 2018 model years makes it easier for you to make a smart buying decision. Both model years have exceptional features, but the 2018 model may be a better pick because of the improvements that Subaru has made to it. It can be difficult to make an educated buying decision on paper, so plan to test drive both model years when you visit Glassman Subaru serving Detroit Ferndale Troy Southfield.