Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring AWD Infotainment Technology 2022 Motoring Minute Review

We drive the Outback Touring on a road test review

Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring AWD – This week we have had the opportunity to spend some more time in a Subaru Outback Touring and we have the opportunity to bring you the little things that make this SUV special.

Subaru Outback 2.5i Touting 2022 front qtrOne standout feature is the large vertical central screen which is some 11.6 inches tall and operates like a smartphone. There are four distinct zones, at the top is simple information like time, temperature etc. At the bottom the climate controls are always visible, which is great as I hate having to go deep into a menu simply to turn up the temp or fan.

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Outback central screen either has a popup display when you want to set the seat heaters or similar as well as a menu driven function for things like X Mode or navigation, reversing camera and more driver assist controls.

The key is that the clarity, functionality and ease of use is amongst the best in the industry irrespective of price of the vehicle and it also looks well integrated and pretty cool I have to say.

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Subaru Outback with the latest generation EyeSight driver assist system, Active Torque Split AWD and  dual-mode X-MODE also makes the Outback Touring one of the safest vehicles on the market.

Priced from $48,990 plus the usual costs the Outback Touring is an absolute bargain.

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Im Rob Fraser

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Selectable adaptive cruise control
  • Technology user interface easy to use
  • AWD and towing capability
  • Central screen clarity in direct sunlight
  • NO HUD
  • No turbo version

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Model   

Subaru Outback Touring AWD

Model Price $48,990 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 (tested 2021)
CO2 Emissions 168 g/km
Economy ADR 7.3 L/100km
Servicing 12 Months / 12500 km  (62,500 KM) Capped Price Service Plan
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

93/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 10
Fit for Purpose 10
AWD/Towing Capability* 10
Technology/connectivity 9
Value for Money 10

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length 4870mm
Wheelbase 2745mm
Width / Height 1875mm / 1675mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 213mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees) TBA
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 63 Litres / 11.0mts KTK
Boot Capacity Max / Min (L) 1711 / 522
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM 1661kg / 2200kg / 4200KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating* 2000kg / 200kg

*Towing and Off Road capability is measured relative to other vehicles in the class. It is not to be used as a measure against vehicles in other classes.

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Practicality - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Fit for Purpose - 10/10
  • 10/10
    AWD/Towing Capability* - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/connectivity - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Value for Money - 10/10
9.3/10

Summary

Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring AWD – One standout feature is the large vertical central screen. The screen itself is some 11.6 inches tall and operates like a smartphone.

Priced from $48,990 plus the usual costs the Outback Touring is an absolute bargain.

About Rob Fraser 1980 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.