Now entering its fifth generation for the 2018 the all new 2018 Subaru Outback has been refined and updated to create the most advanced offering yet. This car is also more efficient, practical and roomier than ever before. This crossover signals the final stage of metamorphosis and the larger dimensions represent only a small part of the transformation. The engines carry over for the most part unchanged just minor tweaks here and there.
The styling of the exterior follows similar changes seen in the recently redesigned legacy including new sheet metal the yields a bolder look with crisper sculpted lines that blend a sense of refinement and capability. The new front fascia combines the hexagonal grille and the bumper in one smooth piece. The hood is made from aluminium and it’s reduces weight over the front axle and because of that the steering feel is improved. New LED accent in front and rear lightning elements add a modern touch. Projector beam halogen headlights are standard while the HID low beam lights are added on the 3.6R Limited.
This new 2018 Subaru Outback interior actually leads the category when it comes to build and materials quality. The Outback is sharing it mayor components with the Legacy sedan but with a more refined look. At he heart of this nicely done cabin are two differently redesigned infotainment systems a 6.2-inch touchscreen with app integration and an optional navigation unit. The rear seats is also very roomy and comfortable.
2018 Subaru Outback Engine
The Outback is available with two options of engines. The first is a all-aluminium 2.5-Liter horizontally opposed four cylinder (boxer engine) It develops 175 horsepower @ 5.800 rpm and a 174 pound feet of torque @ 4.000 rpm. Acceleration from 0-60 miles is a little over 9 seconds. EPA fuel economy for this engine is 25 city/33 hwy. The second engine is a 3.6-Liter that produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound feet of torque. This engine returns reasonable MPG numbers like 20 mpg city/ 27 mpg hwy. Both engines are coupled with Subaru’s next generation CVT transmission which rides power to all four wheels. The suspension components on this car are reinforced for better off-road behavior.
2018 Subaru Outback Price
The price of the Outback starts right under 26.000 dollars and wrap up to just under 36.000 dollars for fully loaded Limited model. Direct competitors are: Toyota Venza, Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. But this vehicle undercuts this vehicles but almost 3000 dollars.