2018 Subaru Outback – Subaru calls it an SUV, but the Outback is truly a family with a ground clearance, and its ability as both a freight carrier and an all-weather companion appeals to shoppers with adventure on the mind.
The Legacy sedan on which the Outback car is based has received milder updates from the 2018 version, but the front and rear of the Outback are not that different in this latest model on the living room floor. Outback’s changes help to match the Legacy’s design in terms of headlights and grille, but the overall look is almost exactly the same as the old model, not that it’s a bad thing because the style Outback Outback is clean and harmless and banal.
Inside, the Outback gets some adjustments like a new steering wheel, relocated temperature controls and a new multimedia system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. New seams on the upper dashboard of the top trim models also help to classify the place a little better, but this effort is canceled out by the fake wooden trim at the inexpensive pace. Most materials are of high quality. The front and rear seats are comfortable, and there is plenty of headroom and legroom for the rear passengers. Visibility is also impressive given Subaru’s penchant for low waist lines and large windows. With the Outback’s new multimedia configuration, continuous comfort and popular tracking, wagon updates for 2018 will remain popular with buyers.
Four Outback versions are available: Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. An inline-4 2.5-liter is standard, while a flat-6 3.6-liter smoother, more powerful and more energetic is optional on the Limited and Touring versions. All Outbacks come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and an impressive 8.7-inch ground clearance. These are not all-terrain vehicles, but these larger cars can make boats more difficult than any other Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4Runner.
Despite this ability, the outback’s road manners more like a luxury sedan. The 4-cylinder base that powers the vast majority of Outbacks can feel a bit gruff, but it’s powerful enough and returns 32 mpg on the highway. The optional 6-cylinder offers better acceleration, especially with a full load of passengers and cargo, but it does not turn the Outback into a rocket and its impact on fuel economy may be hard for some buyers to justify. All versions are distinguished by a clean handling and a smooth ride, even when the smooth road turns into a bumpy track.
Our 2.5i Premium with the EyeSight package would cost us $ 30,905, which we would be happy to pay to take advantage of the station-break flexibility and Outback SUV capability.