The refined and facelifted 2018 Subaru Outback was revealed today, just before its debut next week at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Although not new, Outback has a more Aggressive handling, improved handling and handling, and new standard and optional equipment. Prices have not been announced, but the Outback 2018 will go on sale some time later this year.
2018 Subaru Outback Changes
The dimensions are unchanged and the main body is unchanged. The hexagonal grid of the brand is back, but it is in a redesigned nose with a lower sheath designed for better protection against mud and stones. The 2018 Subaru Outback grille is flanked by remodeled headlights that contribute to the most effective visual change. Their illuminated, c-shaped contours mingle with the horizontal lines of the new fascia for a larger overall impression. And in a neat touch, the interior elements of the bar and circle of headlights suggest the piston movement of the design of the Subaru Boxer engine
2018 Subaru Outback Interior
Inside, the 2018 Subaru Outback should receive the latest version of the Subaru Starlink infotainment system with a standard 6.5-inch touch screen or a larger 8.0-inch unit in more trim levels High. The new multimedia interface should also include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Expect to add additional safety features such as automatic emergency brake in the EyeSight suite of active safety and driver assistance functions. As for the refreshed Legacy 2018 sedan, the Outback 2018 should also get adaptive LED headlights on top trim.
2018 Subaru Outback Engine
175-horsepower flat-4 is standard and 236-hp flat-6 is available in Touring and Limited trimms. The two engines are coupled to a CVT that keeps the Outback as efficient as possible. In the Subaru tradition, all-wheel-drive is standard and, with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the 2018 Subaru Outback is more off-road capable than many SUVs. Subaru said it worked on the CVT this year to reduce the engine’s “drone” and programmed the automatic to simulate seven speeds when used in manual mode.
With a large ground disconnection and a useful X-Mode traction system, the Subaru Outback 2018 is one of the few SUV crossovers that offers enough sailing opportunities to truly escape the beaten track. Add impressive safety notes, undeniable utility and a long-standing history for reliability, and you might find the Outback is all you need in a new vehicle and then some.
2018 Subaru Outback MPG
The EPA evaluations for 2018 Subaru Outback were not published in time for this report, but the updates included in the mid-range refresh are not likely to trigger changes from the ’17 . Thus, Outback should continue with a higher mileage than most competitors with similar power. Thanks to the CVT and aerodynamic efficiency of a body profile that is more car than truck. The 2.5i models also feature active grid flaps that open and close automatically to manage wind resistance. Expect to line 2018 Outback 2.5i to further evaluate 25/32/28 mpg city / highway / combined and models 3.6R 20/27/22 mpg.