2017 Subaru Outback Heads Out of Fairfield, CA with Accolades from Kelley Blue Book

But much more's revving under the hood than the KBB expert's rating of a sizable 8.7 out of 10, and Outback's gamut of features holds promise for Solano County highway cruising and off-road adventures alike.

If you know the Fairfield area, then you know Walnut Creek, among the flora and the fauna of the San Ramon Valley and the Ygnacio Valley, shy of Mount Diablo's western slopes. Napa's wide-open spaces also come to mind, nestled along the eponymous river, tracking south to American Canyon and east to the foothills of the Sulfur Springs Mountains. You might have even traversed the Vacaville hills, cutting through the Mediterranean-climate fog along the way

No matter where the open road takes you, even off the beaten path, you'll need an SUV capable of going the distance. Kelley Blue Book finds one in the 2017 Subaru Outback. Subaru's flagship sport utility, says the expert reviewer, "excels when it comes to ... fuel economy, safety and family friendliness... [making it a] solid choice ... for backwoods off-road trails or other out-of-the way places." We at Fairfield Subaru surely understand painting this vista in such broad strokes.

2017 Outback's X-Mode off-road-assist system, complementing Subaru symmetrical full-time all-wheel drive, has much to do with it. Activate it, and you'll find engine output, transmission, AWD torque allocation, and braking optimized to surmount uneven surfaces and ascend inclines with reliability. You can even count on available Active Torque Vectoring to make the most of traction at higher speeds, flanked by Hill Descent Control for taking steep grades with ease and 8.7 inches of ground clearance to make it a breeze for Outback avoid obstacles.

Plus, getting there's usually half the battle, but behind the wheel of 2017 Outback, Subaru wins the war. Opt for a trim housing a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, putting out an energetic 175 horsepower at 174 pound-feet of torque, and you can count on an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy of up to 25 mpg and 32 mpg respectively. Graduate to Subaru's 3.6-liter flat-six engine, and not only can you take advantage of a high-performing 256 horsepower with the pushing panache of 247 pound-feet of torque, but EPA-estimated fuel economy remains respectably competitive. Up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway present.

That trip's on the horizon. A thrilling test drive in a 2017 Subaru Outback is right over it. Stop by and visit us here at Fairfield Subaru today, and we'll introduce you to what the experts are talking about. We're conveniently located 2525 Martin Road here in Fairfield, CA.

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