Taking the outback in its stride, the Subaru Outback has so much to offer. Superior road holding, space and safety give the Subaru Outback an instant edge over any competitor – straight away. The petrol versions are excellent. But, how does the all new Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon stack up? Let’s take a closer look with this Subaru Outback review.
It was with great pleasure that I took the keys to drive the brand-spanking new Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon. This model was glistening with silver metallic paint, boasted sharp styling and offered me some very comfortable hours of driving ahead. A few corners down the road soon told me of just how polished the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel wagon felt to drive. A quiet ride, smooth diesel engine and grippy, neutral handling quickly left me with an impression of satisfaction. Subaru Legacy’s have that uncanny ability to capture your heart quickly and then still prove themselves a loyal workhorse and consistent performer some one hundred thousand kilometers down the track.
Out on the open road the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon always feels powerful enough, and I can imagine with a fully laden passenger compartment and luggage area the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon would still impress. A 110 kW power rating and 350 Nm of torque available from within a 2.0 litre diesel motor is a combination that makes short work of any motorway driving. The Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel will hit 100 km/h in well under ten seconds, and the burly mid-range response relays worriless open road overtaking. The state-of-the-art turbo-diesel engine plant makes good use of the torque levels, so towing a caravan would be no problem at all. The Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon is rated for pulling a 1700 kg braked trailer.
It was great to see the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon was also capable at remaining efficient over many road surfaces. You can easily expect a combined fuel consumption figure of 6.5 l/100 km and less. The six-speed manual gearbox matches up nicely with the engine offering well-spaced gear ratios. It’s a sporty set-up that boasts a tall sixth gear for relaxed high speed motoring.
As you would expect, the chassis is brilliant. With the combination of high body rigidity, AWD and precise handling the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon offers a very nice ride that remains taut – even in the hands of a very demanding driver.
Always a hit with the outdoor adventurer, the Outback models with their AWD and extra ground clearance can go a number of places off the road and off the beaten track. The wagon body shape can swallow an impressive amount of luggage, and the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel wagon comes with useful roof racks too. The extra width for the new model gives it an athletic stance that remains visually low despite its raised height.
When you review the cabin, you find that it is a serene place, with just a whisper of engine and road noise. There is good space inside the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon. Decent legroom in the back and wide comfortable front seats for driver and front passenger ensures that the journey is a comfortable one. Cargo space boasts a 490 litre capacity with the rear seats up, and this grows to a colossal 1690 litres when laid flat. Handy storage is available inside a large glove box, deep centre console bin and door pockets. Cup-holders are standard, and the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon dashboard is a blend of high quality brushed metal and premium grey plastics. A notable feature of the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon interior design is the centre control stack and its logical lay-out. The higher end models boast a Sat Nav function on the centre console screen. Very appealing on my eye was the blue illumination on the silver-ringed instrumentation. The premium audio systems can be controlled via the multi function steering wheel, and other standard equipment includes a six-speaker six-disc CD stereo, Bluetooth communications, a tilt and rake adjustable leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and auto headlights. The list goes on.
Safety is as good as it gets. The Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon has everything that you need, and with a five star safety rating, the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon ensures you and your family are in one of the safest medium to large cars on the market. ABS brakes with brake-force distribution, stability and traction control are standard equipment. There’s also a hill-start assist function and a full compliment of airbags at the ready.
The Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon is a highly recommended drive that needs to sit at the top of your new car list. Don’t just dream, head on down and have a test drive today. The combination of all wheel drive performance, safety and space give the Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Wagon the thumbs up in this review!
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