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Subaru Outback Petrol

Subaru Outback Petrol

Subaru Outback Petrol

Always popular with the adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, the Subaru Outback is a legendary AWD wagon that’s commonly reliable and safe.  New for 2016 is the latest Subaru Outback Petrol wagon and there is the exterior design tweak as well as the changes to the car’s infotainment, interior quality and chassis dynamics to keep the new car buyer interested.  Taking on the Volvo XC70 and Skoda Octavia Scout, the Subaru does a really good job; and we’ll see why.

Having to bring out so many new models, car manufacturers, surely, must struggle to bring any fresh ideas to the table, but with the latest Subaru Outback there are a few significant changes for this new model.  A quicker steering rack, new dampers and suspension geometry are the fresh changes for the drive, while internally there has been a fully redesigned interior with a brand new multimedia system.  These changes do make a difference, and when driving the new Subaru Outback Petrol wagon, the car is light on its feet, informative and rides with a better maturity.  Of course, the Outback interior looks smart, but even more importantly it remains a comfortable long-legged tourer.

Slip into the leather interior, and the Outback’s leather rear seats offer plenty of space for leggy adults – particularly two.  The middle rear seat occupant sits on tighter seat space.  Luggage space is good, though not as good as a Skoda Superb wagon.  Still, at 559 litres, the boot will swallow a lot of luggage.  On a more practical note, the rear seats can be split 60/40 and when positioned down, they lie almost flat.  Sit yourself in the driver’s seat, and the new Outback Petrol wagon is comfy.  Front seat occupants enjoy the added attraction of heated and electronically adjustable seats as standard.  You’ll notice that the dash has been revamped, and in the middle of the dash is a brand new infotainment system which consists of a 7-inch touchscreen.  A handy feature is the integrated satellite navigation as a standard feature – that’s not to suggest I get lost too often!

Subaru Outback Petrol Wagon Interior

Subaru Outback Petrol Wagon Interior

Underway, the power from the 2.5-litre boxer engine is strong without being overly sporty.  Peak power of 129 kW is found at 5800 rpm, while the torque of 235 Nm is found at 4000 rpm.  Mid-range grunt is good.  If you want more performance, the other petrol engine is the 3.6-litre motor which puts out 191 kW at 6000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm.  The Subaru Outback 3.6R can run from a standstill to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds.  Both models, of course, run with AWD, and they also come equipped with the CVT unit.  No manual transmission is available on the petrol models.  Naturally, the 3.6R is a little thirstier on fuel, so if you require the more frugal of the two versions, the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium will be the models you’ll want to drive.  And, if diesel is for you, don’t forget to check out the very efficient 2.0-litre diesel Outback variants.

One of the most enjoyable aspects about driving a new Subaru Outback wagon, is that they are always AWD, so whatever the road surface you will enjoy great traction.  Active Torque Split is standard and ensures that traction is fed to the wheels that have more traction in slippery conditions.  Subaru’s engineers have added weight to the new Outback’s steering, and while this feels great for the driver, the steering is also lighter and more responsive.  Adjustments to the springs and damper settings ensure tightened and better body control.

When it comes to exploring off-road, the 2016 Subaru Outback petrol wagon has the permanent, symmetrical all-wheel-drive system that provides very good traction, and while not possessing the heavy duty off-roading potential of a Land cruiser or Disco, the car easily gets you down to the river for a fish or across a rutted, muddy paddock towing a trailer load of firewood (unbraked 750 kg).  Compared with its competitors, the Outback has good, practical approach, departure and break-over angles.

Subaru Outback Petrol wagons are among the safest wagons on the road, and the addition of Subaru’s newly launched Eyesight safety system, which includes lane departure warning, city braking and adaptive cruise-control, ensures that this reputation continues.

For smooth, comfortable performance, and legendary reliability, have a look at the new Subaru Outback wagon; it’s not as expensive as you might think.

The Subaru Outback petrol wagon model series includes the:

  • Subaru Outback 2.5i CVT
  • Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium CVT
  • Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium CVT

For any more information on the Subaru Outback models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Subaru dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!