2018 Subaru Outback Review
As you venture outside the city of Pittsburgh, into nearby towns like Wexford and Butler, and the more rugged areas beyond, you’re going to need a capable vehicle on your side. And the 2018 Subaru Outback fits that bill quite well.
Whether you’re striking out on an adventure or just heading to work or school, this smart crossover has what you need. The Baierl Automotive team has written this 2018 Subaru Outback car review to show you.
2018 Subaru Outback Performance Specs
If it’s high performance that you’re looking for in your next car, then the 2018 Subaru Outback has you covered with its standard 2.5L BOXER® 4-cylinder.
The design of this Subaru-exclusive engine might surprise you. Unlike other powertrains, the BOXER® is horizontally-opposed for increased power-flow, efficiency, and safety.
When you combine this unique engine design with the Active Valve Control System, the Outback is able to produce as much as 175 HP and 174 lb-ft of torque.
Nevertheless, its smooth-shifting Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission means that the Outback is still working to conserve fuel, too. On average, it can maintain an EPA-estimated 32 MPG highway and 25 MPG city.
Going Off-Road with Your Crossover
With a fine balance between power and efficiency, the Outback is well-suited for any number of driving conditions, including off-roading.
To complement the BOXER® engine, the Outback also comes standard with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD). This streamlined AWD system grants the Outback exceptional maneuverability and control.
In addition, you’ll also have features such as Vehicle Dynamics and Traction Control, Torque Vectoring, and Hill Descent Control. These features keep your crossover on track, no matter what the roads look like.
They can be especially helpful if you’re hauling a heavy load behind you. And with the 2018 Outback, you just might be. With the right equipment, this crossover can tow up to 2,700 pounds of cargo.
Staying Safe in the Subaru Outback
As you embark on any of these fine adventures, safety is almost certainly going to be a concern of yours. Fortunately, you shouldn’t have to worry too much behind the wheel of the Subaru Outback.
Not only did the 2018 Outback earn a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it also garnered a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Structure plays a large role in earning these commendations. The Outback is built with both a rigid ring-shaped reinforcement frame, as well as a collapsible steering column.
However, its numerous technologies play a big role too, including the available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology suite. This array used cameras and sensors to predict when collisions are about to occur, and act autonomously to stop them.
Take the Outback for a Spin
Now, you know all the facts from reading this car review. However, to really know what the 2018 Subaru Outback is all about, you have to take it for a spin around Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler.
Contact Baierl Automotive to schedule your Outback test drive today!