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Features & Specs

2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Ford Edge




Standard Drive Type

All-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

25/32 mpg

21/29 mpg

HD radio


Available on other styles

2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Ford Edge near Philadelphia, PA

If you are looking for a crossover SUV or wagon that can offer a roomy, comfortable interior as well as capability for different weather environments, there are two great options for 2017. The first is the new 2017 Subaru Outback, which has earned a reputation for offering a dynamic and capable driving experience, as well as comfort for the whole family. It has arrived to 2017 with a new Touring trim level, and it has gained innovative new safety features to the highly-acclaimed EyeSight suite of technology. The next option is the 2017 Ford Edge, which is almost unchanged over the last year, and it will feature the interior comfort and technology seen in the 2016 model. You can learn more about how these two great models compare by reading below!

2017 Subaru Outback Power & Handling

Subaru powers their Outback with a standard 2.5-liter boxer-4 engine. This great engine will produce 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, and it is mated to an efficient and enjoyable continuously variable transmission (CVT). Every Subaru will feature the brand's legendary all-wheel drive system, which is one of the most advanced drivetrains on the market and offers unmatched traction and capability for inclement weather conditions. The next engine, which is available with certain trims, is a 3.6-liter flat-6 that can deliver 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features all-wheel drive as well as the brand's X-Mode, which enhances low-speed traction.

2017 Ford Edge Power & Handling

Ford will pair each of their available engines with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is offered at an additional cost. The base engine found with the Edge is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which will produce 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The next available engine is a non-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that has 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

2017 Subaru Outback Features & Design

The Outback is a five-passenger wagon, and Subaru offers it in six different trim levels. The trim levels are named in a way that corresponds to the standard engine, with the base model being the 2.5i. The standard exterior features found in the Outback will include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, and convenient roof rails with integrated cross bars. The comfortable interior has air-conditioning, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel for the driver. Subaru equips their base model with impressive technological features, including a Starlink 6.2-inch infotainment system, an auxiliary audio jack, a four-speaker sound system, and many smartphone integration capabilities. Safety features include a rearview camera, hill holding assist, and hill descent control.

2017 Ford Edge Features & Design

Ford offers the Edge in four trim levels, and there is seating for five passengers. The base trim is called the SE, and it will have exterior features including rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, and dual exhaust tips. The interior has cruise control and air-conditioning. The base technology will include the brand's Sync system, as well as Bluetooth for phone and audio. The Edge has a rearview camera, antilock brakes, and hill hold assist as standard features.


The Subaru Outback continues to stand out with its amazing ability to offer comfort, capability, and fun for the whole family. Every trim is well equipped, and the brand's dynamic drivetrain will assist the driver in navigating through a number of inclement conditions. The Edge is a good SUV but it has a higher MSRP and has a less advanced standard drive system. Contact us today if you are curious to learn more about the great lineup of crossover SUVs and wagons offered at Reedman Toll Subaru!

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