The Subaru Outback is a vehicle with the looks and capabilities of an SUV. Compared to the Legacy Touring Wagon on which the Outback is built, the latter is 40 mm wider and 70 mm taller and overall gives the impression of a more powerful and uncompromising car. For the domestic Japanese market, the Subaru Outback was produced with two types of power plants. The base unit is a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed unit (170 hp) in combination with a variator. The top engine in the lineup was a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder "boxer" (260 hp) with a five-speed "automatic".
Inside, the BR generation Outback has a modern interior with an excellent design, a choice of different color combinations, there is leather, the driver's seat has 8 electric adjustments (in the version with a 3.6 liter engine, the front passenger seat adjustments are also added). However, the savings are noticeable: only the door panels are finished with leather on top and soft along the top layer, while the lower perimeter of the front and door panels is made of hard plastic. But we can note the excellent level of equipment and technology on board: multifunction steering wheel, SI-DRIVE system, steering wheel switches, parking brake with a button, separate climate control system, navigation, sunroof and more. The rear passengers will be satisfied - they have enough legroom and overhead, there is an adjustment of the backrest tilt.
The base powerplant on this model is similar to that on the Touring Wagon and the B4, a 2.5-liter SOHC horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Transmission - CVT Lineartronic. Also, a 3.6-liter DOHC engine can be installed exclusively on this model. This engine differs not only in its powerful torque from the very bottom, but also in its relatively economical consumption when using regular gasoline. Mileage per liter of fuel - up to 10 kilometers (in 10/15 mode). The economy indicator of the basic version is 13.2 km / l. Both engines are considered to be quite reliable. But experts recommend that you be more careful about the state of the cooling system (one of the diseases is the tendency to overheat) and not save on lubrication.
The Subaru Outback's chassis includes MacPherson-type front independent suspension, double wishbone independent rear suspension. The parking brake is electronic, and the main brakes are ventilated disc at the front and disc at the rear (in the version with a 3.6 liter engine, the rear brakes are also ventilated). The unique combination of AWD and boxer engines with a low center of gravity provides excellent weight balance and sporty driving. Subaru Outback dimensions: length 4780 mm, width 1820 mm, height 1605 mm. With a base of 2745 mm, the minimum turning radius is 5.5 m. The ground clearance is 200 mm. The Outback has a very spacious luggage compartment that can be used for a wide variety of tasks. Its volume is 526 liters. With the rear seats folded down - 1,726 liters. Standard equipment on all Outbacks includes ABS with electronic brake force distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, Dynamic Control (VDC), and a full range of airbags (front, side, curtain). The objective of the EyeSight system (optional or standard on select trims) is to reduce the likelihood of collisions. The system is based on a stereo camera and is capable of lane departure warning, active cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Outback scored well in crash tests.
The main features of the Subaru Outback are branded boxer engines and the presence of permanent all-wheel drive, providing confidence on roads with any surface and in difficult road conditions. The all-new suspension has improved handling characteristics. It is worth noting that the Outback for the domestic market is well equipped and endowed with many options that were not available in other markets. The disadvantages of the car are expensive maintenance, the quality of the paintwork and interior trim materials has changed not for the better, the owners also have complaints about noise insulation.
The Subaru Outback off-road wagon first debuted in 1994 as a derivative of the second generation Subaru Legacy and opened a new direction with its appearance - the Sport Utility Wagon. In 2009, the release of the fourth generation of the model began. The European version of the new Outback premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009. Compared to its predecessor, the 2010 Outback significantly increased its wheelbase (from 2,670 to 2,745 mm), and the size of the car has grown quite significantly: by 5 cm in width, by 8 cm in height and by 6.5 cm in length. Large-sized and complexly shaped headlights, large fog lights, powerful bumpers, enlarged wheel arches, and ground clearance increased by 10 mm add impressiveness to the appearance. In the basic configuration, Subaru Outback will offer alloy wheels and tires 225 / 60R17, xenon headlights with washers, front fog lights, roof rails, and a rear spoiler. The interior features a new dashboard with wood grain trim and silver aluminum accents. With the advent of the electronic parking brake button, the "handbrake" disappeared, which made it possible to free up space for two cup holders in the center console, spacious compartments for small items and a wide armrest between the front seats. The front seats have good lateral support, the driver's seat is equipped with electric adjustments in 10 directions by default, and in the top-end configuration (with a 3.6-liter engine) the passenger seat also has electrical adjustments (in 4 directions). A multifunctional steering wheel, a column with telescopic and vertical adjustment, heated front seats, power accessories (glass, mirrors), dual-zone climate control, a full-color LCD monitor - all this is also included in the standard equipment. As you upgrade further, the Outback can offer a start button, remote control key, leather upholstery, sunroof and more. Chassis Subaru Outback includes front independent suspension with MacPherson struts, independent rear suspension with double wishbones, ventilated disc brakes at the front and disc at the rear (in the version with a 3.6 liter engine, the rear brakes are also ventilated). The car received three all-wheel drive systems at once. For example, a 2.5-liter car with "mechanics" is equipped with an interaxle limited slip differential based on a viscous coupling. With a variator - a system of "electronic" all-wheel drive, where the transmission of torque is controlled by the electronics. The most powerful version of 3.6 liters with a 5-speed "automatic" is a free asymmetrical differential, which divides the moment in a ratio of 45:55 in favor of the rear wheels. Given the decent wheelbase, the minimum turning radius is 5.5 m. The ground clearance is 213 mm.
All Outbacks are equipped with anti-lock braking systems (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist. The electronic parking brake engages the Hill Holder function, automatically holding the vehicle on slopes greater than 5%. Also standard on all models is Dynamic Dynamic Control (VDC), which controls stability and traction. Significantly improved indicators of passive safety of the new generation Outback - this is confirmed by high results in crash tests.
The main features of the Subaru Outback are branded boxer engines and the presence of permanent all-wheel drive. The design has always been a characteristic attractive feature of the model. However, the new generation cannot boast of an exceptional appearance - it is rather an amateur or loyal fan of the model. The disadvantages are also the quality of the interior trim, which does not correspond to the cost of the car. Of course, the advantages of the Outback are still confidence on the roads with any surface and in difficult road conditions, a high level of equipment, and a strong suspension. Well, spaciousness - in this parameter, the new Outback exceeds expectations, and here it is also spacious for rear passengers, and the trunk has decent dimensions (526/1726 liters).