2017 Volvo V60 vs Subaru Outback
2017 Volvo V60 2017 Subaru Outback
  25 city / 36 hwy mpg * Fuel Economy 25 city / 32 hwy mpg *
  240 hp @ 5600 rpm Horsepower 175 hp @ 5800 rpm
  258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm Torque 258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm 174 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
  8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission CVT
  Leatherette Upholstery Cloth

2017 Volvo V60 vs 2017 Subaru Outback

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The 2017 Volvo V60 is a premium crossover SUV that appeals to families seeking adventures. The Subaru Outback is a reliable crossover SUV that also has a family-friendly design. With two turbocharged engine options and the Geartronic automatic transmission, the Volvo V60 beats the Subaru Outback in performance. Additionally, this Volvo boasts cutting-edge technology that can avoid accidents such as the Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist.


The 2.0 L turbocharged engine in the 2017 Volvo V60 is capable of generating up to 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With an upgrade to the 2.0 L supercharged engine, the driver in this Volvo has access to 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both of these compact engine blocks utilize Direct Injection for the fuel delivery system. The Subaru Outback's four-cylinder Boxer engine has a peak output of only 175 hp. Even the much larger 3.6 L V6 Boxer engine has a maximum of output of only 256 horsepower. The Volvo V60 is also equipped with the Geartronic automatic transmission system that includes eight gear ratios. This patented transmission also allows the driver to quickly shift into a manual mode. Even though the Subaru Outback's Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission is versatile, it still doesn't match the capabilities of the Geartronic technology. When it comes to handling, the Volvo V60's All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction is on the same par as the Subaru Outback's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Both of these AWD systems optimize traction on various surfaces.


The Sensus Connect infotainment system in the Volvo V60 has a more sophisticated design than the STARLINK multimedia system in the Subaru Outback. The Sensus navigation system offers access to cloud-based maps and other data that will help the driver reach a given destination. Additionally, the Real Time Traffic Information service is also integrated into the Sensus navigation unit. This Volvo can also be turned into a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot that accommodates multiple devices at the same time. Wireless internet can be activated through the Volvo on Call technology, which is linked to the vehicle's external antenna. While riding in the Volvo V60, there's the option of enjoying SiriusXM Satellite Radio through the Harman Kardon sound system with a dozen speakers. This premium audio system comes with the Dirac Live technology, which significantly enhances acoustics throughout the cabin. Additionally, the rear passengers in this Volvo crossover SUV can watch their favorite movies on dual eight-inch monitors.


The Blind Spot Information System in the Volvo V60 matches the Blind Spot Detection System in the Subaru Outback. Both crossover SUVs also come with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert. When equipped with the City Safety technology, the Volvo V60 has a good chance of avoiding accidents in urban settings. Additionally, this premium model offers the Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, which can detect pedestrians and cyclists. The Subaru Outback only has technology that can identify moving vehicles or stationary objects on the road ahead. The Lane Keeping Aid and Road Sign Information will help the driver in the Volvo V60 navigate the roads in a safe way. This Volvo crossover SUV also has the Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist.

Come over to our dealership and check out the 2017 Volvo V60. After test driving this premium Volvo crossover SUV, you'll realize that it outmatches the Subaru Outback in several important categories.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.