Japanese manufacturer Subaru is known for the use of a boxer engine layout most of its vehicles. The symmetrical all-wheel drive drivetrain, which was introduced back in 1972, has brought a lot of success to the auto giant. Not, surprisingly, the configuration has become standard equipment for Subaru’s small and mid-size cars in international markets.
The company targets specific niches, for people who desire either tough off-road capability or an affordable sports car. This time Subaru has much to offer with its all-new 2018 Outback. This SUV is built to take you wherever you want to go and the places you have never explored. The new Outback has everything you want for a family car.
The 2018 Subaru Outback office two engine variations with one having more efficiency and other better performance. No doubt that both the engines can haul both people and cargo. The handling of this SUV is very light and comfortable both on road and off road.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder churns out 175 horsepower, which is ample for regular driving but feels weak when you carry a lot of people and cargo. To eliminate that problem Subaru Outback has a more powerful 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, which produces an impressive 256 horsepower. The wonderful towing capacity of about 2700 pounds sets a new benchmark in the segment. Even with this much power, the 2018 Outback does not disappoint in terms of fuel economy as it gives an EPA, Subaru Outback mpg is estimated at around 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Carrying all these extra pounds around doesn’t affect the handling of this car though. It is very smooth and handles extremely well on tarmac. It gets a little rough off-road but the overall drive is quite smooth. If you want to experience some adventure, the Subaru will be a great companion. The high ground clearance and Hill Descent Control makes life easy on mountain trails.
The 2018 Outback offers top-notch equipment and features as well. The soft touch materials used in many places lend a premium feel to the SUV. The seats required spacious and comfortable. Equipped with standard infotainment system which is both entertaining and user-friendly. The most impressive part in terms of interiors is used cargo hold which is one of the largest in the class. Along with the prominent interior features, the car also pushes the boundary with a strong, bold look. With sweet curves and sexy lines, the car is noticeable even at stop lights.
The Outback is not only tough, but it is also quite safe. Safety features like five airbags, four-wheel ABS, four-wheel disc brakes, child safety locks, electronic stability control brake assist and traction control makes sure to keep you safe wherever you go. The 2018 Subaru Outback successfully qualified the tests designed by IIHS. These include moderate overlap front test, roof strength test, rear crash protection, side impact test, and small overlap front driver test. The car is also qualified NHTSA safety tests with a five-star overall rating.
The Subaru Outback is available in three packages both having two different Engine variants each. The packages are the Premium, Limited, and Touring adding up with the standard layout. The MSRP ranges from $25,895 (2.5i) to $38,690 (3.6R Touring).
If you want to own a tough, specially designed to tow, with a huge space (both boot and cabin) along with high-performance, and still maintain a tight budget, then the 2018 Subaru Outback sits perfectly for you. Just take care of the Engine options and you can choose between more efficiency and better performance depending on your need.