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Subaru Outback

Model Update

Freshly tickled up by Subaru’s designers, the new Outback’s exterior look is bold and encapsulates strength.

Owning an Outback gives you a little more flexibility over the Liberty models. The higher ground clearance and strengthened chassis components enable the driver of an Outback to tackle the forest tracks, gravel roads and muddy paddocks.

Three engines are offered: the 2.0D, the 3.6 petrol and the 2.5i petrol. Perfectly chosen for the vehicle, all engines are lusty and refined. The 3.6 litre is the real performer.

Riding in the new Subaru Outback is very satisfying. Premium luxury features are available on the Premium models – funny that, and the base models still boast plenty of kit like a six-stack in-dash CD player, dual zone climate control air-conditioning, a leather steering wheel, roof rails and 17-inch alloy wheels. And all Outback models have been awarded the maximum 5-star occupant safety rating by ANCAP tests – which means you know you’re in safe hands.

One of the hottest selling Subarus, the Outback is a hot buy for a variety of reasons. Subarus are fun vehicles to drive. The AWD traction makes them hang on in corners very tenaciously, no matter if the conditions are getting slippery. This safety feature is loved by all Subaru owners. The other interesting aspect, not often mentioned, is that a Subaru is one of the most reliable vehicles on the road today. 150,000 km, from new, of trouble free motoring is a common experience for many Subaru owners – as long as the normal servicing has been taken care of. You will get all this and the added bonus of plenty of room in the flash looking Subaru Outback. Need to get there no matter what the road conditions? If so, you need to take a look at the Subaru Outback.

The Subaru Outback comes with a choice of engines. The 2.5 litre single overhead cam 16-valve Boxer engine is petrol and is a grunty performer. When I drove one of these, I found it had plenty of power to get the job done. The 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models can be linked to a five-speed manual or four-speed auto. The powerful 3.0 litre dual overhead cam 24-valve 6-cylinder petrol engine is a very swift performer. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time falls inside the eight second bracket for the five-speed auto. There are two automatic gearboxes on offer. The 4-speed adaptive direct control automatic with SPORTSHIFT manual control sits in the 2.5i, and there is the 5-speed adaptive direct control automatic with SPORTSHIFT inside the 3.0R models.

The Subaru Outback is good looking and elegant on the outside, and voluptuous and comfortable on the inside. A 6-disc CD system with 6-speaker premium sound tickles the ears of the lucky Outback occupants. The onboard computer keeps the driver informed of the trips progress. Audio controls are also located on the steering wheel. Cruise control makes for an economical and relaxing drive. Electric windows, air-conditioning and leather seats come as part of the package. Subaru seats are comfortable, and their lumbar support is excellent for the long haul. You can opt to have both front seats heated and electrically adjustable. Classy is the word that comes to mind for describing an Outback interior. The workmanship is extremely high, and the interior feels solid and long-lasting. The Outback instrumentation is simple to use and ergonomically sound. Inside the Outback, you are pampered, so long weekend getaways are a breeze inside this vehicle. With the extra ground clearance under the Outback models, compared with the Liberty vehicles, you have a great vehicle for going to the ski fields and tackling harsh outback roads. Slippery paddocks and tracks are no problem either.

Subaru’s all-wheel drive system tops the list for safety. Additional safety features include a traction control system, vehicle dynamic control, a tire pressure monitoring system, dual driver and passenger front and side curtain airbags and a ring-shaped reinforced body structure that is designed to absorb a high-speed crash. The Outback is the best in its class for providing unmatched safety.

Now comes the warning! Once you have enjoyed the AWD Subaru experience, you won’t want to go back to a two wheel drive motorcar.

Current model series include:

  • Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Pack
  • Subaru Outback 3.0R
  • Subaru Outback 3.0R Premium Pack

For any more information on the Subaru Outback, 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 quotes requests out to our national network of Subaru dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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