Subaru has launched the 6th generation Outback and we took the Touring version for a drive. Latest model has revised styling with LED fog lights, wider rear door and 18 inch alloys as well as a full size spare.
Powered by a 2.5L boxer engine that delivers 138kW @ 5,800 rpm and 245 NM @ 3,400 to 4,600 rpm and drives through a revised CVT with an 8 step manual mode. Every Outback features the premium Active Torque Split AWD that distributes optimal torque to the front and rear wheels, depending on road surface and driving conditions.
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They also feature dual-mode X-MODE that enhances Outback’s AWD off-road performance.
I’ve always been a fan of the Outback, for obvious reasons, and the latest model takes an exceptionally good vehicle and makes it even better.
For the price it’s an absolute bargain and you’ll get nothing that has the same level of safety and comfort features or AWD capability anywhere near that price in its competitors.
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I’m Rob Fraser
What is good?
- Active torque split AWD System and capability
- Adaptive Cruise control is selectable
- Class leading towing capacity
What is not so good?
- No Head Up Display
- Central Screen can lose clarity in sunlight
- No turbo version
Also Look At
- Audi Q3 Sportback
- Jaguar E-PACE
- Audi A4 All Road
- ŠKODA Superb Scout
- Peugeot 5008
- Kia Sportage
- Hyundai Tucson
Subaru Outback Touring AWD
|Model Price||$47,790 MLP*|
|Engine||2.5L Boxer 4 Cyl|
|Drivetrain||CVT 8 Step manual mode, Active Split Torque AWD with X-Mode|
|Power||138kW @ 5,800 rpm|
|Torque||245 NM @ 3,400 to 4,600 rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP|
|CO2 Emissions||168 g/km|
|Economy ADR||7.3 L/100km|
|Tow Capacity/Tow Ball||2000 Kg / 200kg|
|Servicing||12 Months / 12500 km Service Plan|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist|
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
|Behind the Wheel||9|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||10|
|Value for Money||10|
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