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2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Subaru Outback

Are you gearing up for a family adventure this summer? Are you looking for a vehicle that is tailor-made for excitement and adventure? Look no further than the Toyota 4Runner. An incredibly capable member of the Toyota family, the rough-n-tumble Toyota 4Runner will deliver limitless thrills at every turn. Learn more about the Toyota 4Runner and its competition in this 2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison.

When you slide into the driver’s seat of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner at Downeast Toyota, you will discover an elite level of performance, style and luxury that few competitors can match. Toyota 4Runner models are available in six adventurous trim levels - SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited and TRD Pro. With a starting price that stands at $34,210 and the capability to deliver unrivaled thrills, the Toyota 4Runner is a bargain for adventurers. Highlight features of the Toyota 4Runner include a standard Toyota Entune 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity and a wealth of performance features.

2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Toyota 4Runner VS 2017 Subaru Outback
270-Horsepower 4.0-Liter V-6 Engine 175-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder
5/7 Passengers Passenger Space 5 Passengers
47.2/89.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.5/73.3 Cubic Feet
5,000 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 3,000 Pounds

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Outback?

Power, performance and capability are key aspects of this 2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison. Armed with a power-packed 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 power platform that is married to a five-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota 4Runner checks all the boxes. With rugged body-on-frame architecture that goes hand in hand with dual four-wheel drive (4WD) systems - a part-time 4WD system with a two-speed transfer and Active Traction Control or a full-time 4WD system with a Torsen® locking center differential - the Toyota 4Runner can handle extreme terrain with ease.

Subaru Outback models counter with a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine that is dedicated to providing exceptional fuel economy, but falls short in terms of power and thrills. An upgrade to the 256-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 still falls short of the potent Toyota 4Runner power core. Standard all-wheel drive makes the Subaru Outback a capable option when faced with poor weather conditions, but cannot handle the extreme terrain that is the Toyota 4Runner’s bread and butter.

An asset of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a spacious and versatile cabin that is tailor-made for family adventures. Base Toyota 4Runner models make room for five passengers and a cavernous 47.2 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row that will expand to 89.7 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat. Available third-row seating makes room for seven passengers on family road trips. Armed with a powerful six-cylinder engine and standard towing hitch, the Toyota 4Runner will tow up to 5,000 pounds on your next trip. Families interested in the Subaru Outback will find that it cannot match these numbers.

Get behind the wheel of the rugged 2017 Toyota 4Runner today at Downeast Toyota!

Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner Front on Wooded Trail
Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner Rear Exterior on Hill
Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner Climbing Dirt Trail
2017 Toyota 4Runner Front Seat Interior

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