Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Best Feature Radio Review

Often when we test drive a car we instinctively decide what we like and what we think needs improvement. Rob Fraser has just handed back a Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and he tells us what he likes most about it.   

It no secret that the Subaru Outback is a favourite of mine. The reason is the Subaru Symmetrical AWD System which is possibly the best AWD system on the market. It often comes as a surprise to many buyers but not all AWD systems are created equal.

The Active Torque Split system with centre viscous coupling means that as long as one wheel has traction you can still get progress.

Normally, when a wheel slips, the drive system sends more power to the slipping wheel – not so with Subaru. The wheel with grip will simply continue to drive the car.

It’s hard to understand how good this system is until you are sitting side by side with another AWD SUV and it fails to make progress on a slippery slope and the Outback simply drives uphill.

At around a touch over $43,000 plus the usual costs it represents outstanding value and compares to vehicles costing sometimes $15,000 more.

About Rob Fraser 2500 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.