Subaru Outback is unique amongst SUVs in that it is more wagon based rather than upright SUV, yet has more ground clearance, capability and space than others.
They also feature dual-mode X-MODE that enhances Outback’s AWD off-road performance. It rivals the Land Rover Discovery Sport, which is the closest SUV to the Outback in capability terms.
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Powered by a 2.5L boxer engine that delivers 138Kw/245 NM and drives through a revised CVT with an 8 step manual mode. This provides adequate performance, but I would love to see a sport version.
The interior of the latest version has a luxurious ambience and the vertical central screen is amongst the best in class for its intuitive ease of use and clarity.
In terms of SUVs the Outback stands alone with its combination of safety, luxury, ride and handling, AWD capability and practicality. It’s also outstanding value for money at around $47,790 plus the usual costs.
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- 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|
|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|
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM||1661kg / 2200kg / 4200KG|
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating||2000kg / 100kg|
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Subaru Outback – In terms of SUVs the Outback stands alone with its combination of safety, luxury, ride and handling, AWD capability and practicality. It’s also outstanding value for money at around $47,790 plus the usual costs.