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How the Off-Road-Ready 2017 Subaru Outback Powers Ahead of its Less-Capable Crossover Competitors in Savannah

Just one look at the Subaru Outback and it's clear that there's nothing else quite like it. Categorized as a crossover wagon, the Outback's elongated design makes for a more spacious cabin than the compact SUVs that it competes with. Subaru dealer serving Savannah, Fort Stewart, Wilmington Island, and Georgetown in the market for a family adventure should seriously consider the latest Outback model, currently available here at Chatham Parkway Subaru.

And you can start getting to know the 2017 Outback by doing a bit of comparison shopping. You can see how the king of this off-roads measures up to one of its top rivals, the 2017 Sorento, via the quick comparison below:

The 2017 Subaru Outback versus the 2017 Kia Sorento

  • As with most every Subaru model, the Outback comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Sorento drivers must pay more for surefootedness, and the base model can only come with front-wheel drive.
  • Both the 2017 Outback's standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and available 3.6-liter six-cylinder are more efficient than their respective Sorento competition. That's particularly impressive, as the Outback is also hauling an AWD system. Even with its superior efficiency, the Outback also manages to keep up with the Sorento when it comes to power.
  • The Sorento simply cannot compete with the Outback off-road-readiness. The 2017 Outback boasts an unmatched 8.7 inches of ground clearance, standing head and shoulders above the lower-riding Sorento. Factor in the standard AWD, Subaru X Mode traction control, and hill descent control, and the Sorento looks wildly unprepared off-road travel.

  • Roof rails are standard equipment on the Outback, and they boast an integrated cross bar design for versatile cargo-carrying. Sorento drivers have to pay more by upgrading to a more expensive trim level just for the traditional roof rails.
  • The Outback is lighter, longer, and slimmer than the Sorento with more front headroom -- something that tall drivers will certainly appreciate. A lower roof height also makes for easier loading.
  • Right out of the gate, the Outback is a better value for the price. While the Outback and Sorento come at nearly the same price, the Outback comes equipped with typically expensive upgrades like AWD and infotainment features. That means you're getting lot more bang for your buck with the Outback.
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