An AWD chassis makes driving all that much sharper. The added levels of grip and balance that the new Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium provides are quite exceptional. Certainly, the sharp looking sedan has a swift pair of heels – no doubt about that.
Underpinning the Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium is a symmetrical AWD system that is put through its paces via a 5-speed SPORTSHIFT automatic. Quick engine response and a slick shifting automatic make the 3.6R premium a real delight to drive. Aggressive power from the engine is contrived inside the horizontally opposed Boxer six-cylinder petrol engine. This is the biggest engine we’ve seen inside the Liberty body, and the pace at which you can cover the ground is very agreeable. Coming out from a very tight corner and then opening the Subaru Liberty 3.6R right out on the straight revealed awesome acceleration. It was no surprise to see the 0-100 km/h sprint time being performed in just seven seconds. Maximum torque figures of 350 Nm at 4400 rpm were experienced in a commanding display of grunty motorway work and effortless hill climbs. Even with four fatties on board and an array of baggage in the boot, the Subaru Liberty 3.6R was decisively rapid.
In the handling stakes, you can rate the Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium as one of the best all-round chassis’ in the medium-sized sedan bracket. With the front suspension using a McPherson strut type independent suspension, and the rear suspension owning a double wishbone type independent suspension set-up, the recipe is a tasty blend of free flowing on-road dynamics that need only be reigned on the occasional extreme corner. Stopping power is excellent, thanks to superb four-wheel ventilated disc brakes and ABS which boasts a 4-channel, 4-sensor system using Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. A quick test drive will reveal just how safe and secure the Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium feels on any given road surface.
All-round safety is first rate. Expect to find all the goodies in the safety list. The five-star occupant safety rating that the Liberty range has held since 2004 means that the latest model only builds on this achievement. In its class, the new Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium is one of the safest all-round medium-sized packages on the road.
Inside the brand new interior are amazing luxuries provided in a sophisticated and elegant design package. Seating is excellent for those travelling in the rear. And for those in the front, there are eight-way power seat functions. The driver has the added bonus of electric lumbar support. If hot sounds and high-tech gadgetry are your thing, then you will definitely like the McIntosh entertainment system with a built in multi-information in-dash satellite navigation system and a single CD/DVD player with ten speakers. Beautiful in its appearance is the 8-inch touch screen. Oodles of practicality inside the cabin make the Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium sedan a joy to live with. There are cargo luggage hooks, a large centre console box, cup-holders in the rear and in the centre console, door pockets with an integrated bottle holder in the front and rear, and a front centre tray.
The Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium is a well equipped package. Great for families. Great for the person who is in business. And a pure joy to drive. Contact Private Fleet for a great deal on Subaru’s flagship Liberty 3.6R Premium.
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