Although the demand for SUVs continues to increase, the Subaru Outback has retained respectable sales in the Australian market. With the outgoing model accumulating 23,000 unit sales and the big price cuts from the Australia and Japan trade agreement, there are still high hopes for the 2015 Subaru Outback. Review data indicates that this model should also please consumers with a wide range of new innovations and improvements. This Subaru Outback 2015 review aims to showcase the high points of why this model is a great choice.
The main attraction of the Subaru Outback is that despite the wagon body shape, the vehicle can compete with many SUV models in terms of ride height, carrying capacity and driveability. Many view the Outback as a crossover model rather than a conventional wagon, as it has an impressive 213 millimetres of ground clearance compared to the 150 millimetres offered with the Liberty. However, the crux of most Subaru Outback 2015 review comments is that the all wheel drive system allows the model to deliver great performance regardless of road conditions, making it a favourable comparison to an SUV.
The most obvious aspect for a review of the 2015 Subaru Outback is the enhanced aesthetics. The new Outback has maintained the robust styling of previous generations, but the aesthetics are now more polished. Subtle changes include less body cladding, removal of the flared wheel arches and a cleaner overall profile. There is also a more pronounced grille and a more sweeping roofline.
Of course, performance and price should also be major considerations for a Subaru Outback 2015 review. Fortunately, the Outback retains its competitive pricing of previous generations. The top of the line 3.6 litre six cylinder variant is available for $47,990 plus on the road costs. This is considerably more attractive than the outgoing model which had a $10k premium. The pricing also compares very favourable to the model’s main rivals including the Volvo XC70 and Volkswagen Passat Alltrack. Performance wise the 3.6 litre engine delivers an impressive 191 kW of power and 350 Nm torque. However, this performance is not delivered by compromising on fuel economy, as the model offers a modest 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres. This obviously cannot match the 6.3 litre per 100 kilometres offered by the 2.0 litre diesel model, but it does deliver smooth power and effortless driving.
Inside the cabin, the model improvements are even more obvious. The 3.6 litre variants features leather upholstery and plenty of soft touch plastics. These perfectly blend with the piano black and brushed metal accents seen around the centre console and dash. The focus of the cabin is the touchscreen centrally mounted in the dash. This large screen allows ease of control for phone, navigation, apps, audio and other settings. Other equipment includes electric sunroof, power tailgate, smart key push button start and power folding and heated side mirrors.
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