2018-2019 Subaru Outback – model year debuted a few months ago, in New York. Particular excitement has not caused new (perhaps because of the similarity with the submitted somewhat earlier soplatformennika Legacy), but indifferent visitors dealership has not left. 5 2018-2019 Subaru Outback is an impressive size station wagon, which, thanks to a sufficiently large clearance is able to overcome the serious off-road.
The current generation Outback is the 5th, the history of the model began in 1994 – when was presented the 1st generation station wagon, which was the basis of 2018-2019 Subaru Legacy. The similarity of the models (as well as the identity of many of the elements used in the design and solutions) have survived to this day. The above can not be called a deep restyling – significant changes in the appearance of the new car is not so much, but with a generalist dorestaylingovoy difference is noticeable immediately. Note that the new car will be available soon enough in sales – in the US wagon will appear in showrooms within two months, domestic car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to buy Japanese cars a little less than a year – the manufacturer promises to begin sales in Russia in the spring of .
The appearance of the updated generation preceded by an unfortunate incident – the fall of last year, the company was forced to recall more than 20 thousand units of the previous generation Outback because of possible problems in the braking system. Let’s hope that in a restyled version of the company’s engineers managed to identify and eliminate any malfunctions.
Today’s review will focus on the assessment Outback’a changes, which cast wagon, the presence of the strengths and weaknesses of the cars. Traditional assistants will be photo and video reports.
Exterior of the new station wagon concise, no nonsense – the image fits perfectly into the company’s philosophy. In front of the main differences from its predecessor is the new shape of the headlights (now – Xenon), the original form of lattice falshradiatora with beautiful chrome cross rails, aluminum hood, with its smooth waves crossing. Note and a powerful bumper, which stands in the middle of a protective timber, big fog and high-quality plastic protection.
The back of the Outback 5 simple and functional – large rectangular tailgate, a small spoiler, bumper strict outlines several unusual form of lighting diffusers.
The lateral part, in our opinion, get a few simple, though, it fits perfectly into the overall concept of the exterior of the new wagon. Uncomplicated line sidewalls cars diluted quite delicate splashes and wide wheel arches, convenient for embarking and disembarking passengers doorway, a smooth roofline. Windshield differs increased slope, which is due to a slight displacement of the front seats front struts attachment.
Exterior changes clearly have benefited, while maintaining a recognizable appearance, designers have managed to make a more harmonious appearance wagon, largely influenced this increase in car size.
- Dimensions of the new generation of Outback 5, compared to its predecessor increased: now the width of the wagon is 1840 mm, length – 4817 mm, height – 1680 mm.
- Wheelbase extended to 2,750 mm, the ground clearance is also increased – up to 220 mm.
- The new 2018-2019 Subaru Outback is equipped with protectors 225/60 R17, 225/55 R18, which are equipped with appropriate dimensions lekgosplavnye wheels.
Laconic and strict execution of that border with simplicity, and is repeated in the interior design, which is almost 100% interior design follows the 6th generation Legacy. Designed for five different cabin passengers Flawless ergonomics, excellent quality used in decoration materials, and increased functionality.
Unfortunately, the design of the passenger compartment can not be called the original – it largely replicates the decoration of previous generations. Note the increased size of the inner space, which increased the space in almost all areas, especially in the front row.
Increasing the size of cars affected the capacity of the luggage compartment – now its capacity is 1005 liters. in the presence of passengers behind. With the rear seats folded luggage compartment capacity increases to 2074 liters.
Price and equipment
With all modesty, interior and exterior decoration, the Japanese managed to equip the car is the most advanced systems, some of which will be offered for the standard car, part – optional. Standard with 17-inch. alloy wheels, 6-Tew pillows, stabilization system, full power accessories, heated front-row seats, climate control, multimedia management system on the steering wheel.
Almost all of the available functions are grouped in the top-end variant Limited: electric driver’s seat settings (including storing two kinds of settings, 10-ty areas of regulation), power passenger seat (available adjustable in 4 directions), Heating of seats, an advanced multimedia system, management which is carried out using a 7-inch. Touch Monitor (navigation system, music, rear camera, the ability to connect various devices.
Also, there are 2-zone automatic climate control, the latest generation of side and front airbags, curtain airbags improved, as the seat trim is used high-quality perforated leather, helpers beginning of the movement when moving “up the hill” and “the hill.” Special mention deserves Access Keyless system, which brought together such elements and systems such as Active Cruise Control (has a braking function), tracking of moving objects in the dead zones, road marking tracking, monitoring oncoming traffic.
One of the most positive qualities inherited from his predecessor 2018-2019 Subaru Outback is the highest level of security, ensuring that also provide cutting-edge solutions and installed systems. First, we note the presence of energy absorbing frame which has an annular shape and completely covers the entire body, together with the bottom and roof. In addition, the new 2018-2019 Subaru Outback is equipped with special programmed deformation zones at the front of the car, as well as the suspension frame of the power unit. The peculiarity of this frame is that in the event of a frontal collision the engine and PPC “go” down below the bottom of the car.
Platform using the previous generation, but now equipped with all-wheel drive Symmetrical AWD system. Suspension Outback 5 fully independent: MacPherson strut front, behind – construction 2 mi wishbones, management complements the electric power. All versions are equipped with a versatile ventilated disc brakes. Automotive kits younger powertrains (which we discuss below), got the function of the active distribution of the torque. The most powerful power unit is equipped with a system of variable distribution of traction between the axles. The car carried a lowered center of gravity, thanks to which (as well as the introduction of some innovative technical solutions), provides unmatched balance of stability on the road with agility and sharpness control (when driving on all types of road surfaces in all weather conditions).
It is not surprising, but the price of the updated 2018-2019 Subaru Outback – has decreased in comparison with its predecessor, it can not cause an increased interest of domestic motorists. The cost of basic kit starts at 1,455 rubles (the previous generation – 1,554 rubles). Price versatile, having the most powerful engine, starts with a mark of 1.99 rubles (2,204 rbl.). However, by the time of appearance of cars from official dealers costs may well increase.
The presented range of powertrains 2018-2019 Subaru Outback can not be called a wide – to date for the wagon are two opposing gasoline engine, a diesel engine is not available.
- Younger is a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter. (175 hp, 236 Nm), is aggregated with CVT Lineatronic. The power unit is equipped with a 16-valve timing, the system also has a sequential multi-point fuel injection. This motor will drive station wagon to 100 km / h in 10.4 seconds, in komborezhime fuel consumption is 9.1 liters.
- The top power unit – 6-cylinder, with a volume of 3.6 liters. (256 hp, 335 Nm), the motor works exclusively with 5 stupas. Automatic transmission. Its structure horizontally opposed, like the younger of the motor, the power unit is equipped with a 24-valve timing and valve control system has AVCS. Equipped with this engine, wagon accelerate to the first 100 km / h in just 7.5 seconds. average fuel consumption when driving in mixed mode, the engine consumes 10.6 liters.
Excellent driving performance, even when driving off-road, supported by two league titles, obtained during the test drive Alcan Rally – from Seattle to the Arctic Circle and back. At the same time the creators claim that the 5th generation wagon is more reliable and resilient.
Although the positioning of the 2018-2019 Subaru Outback – g as a new model, aptly named Auto “profound renewal”. Nevertheless, the wagon deserves attention of motorists, thanks
- the following advantages:
- a large number of modern systems and assistants;
- roomy and spacious interior;
- excellent technical characteristics, as a consequence – unmatched in the class manageability and reliability;
- Of the negative aspects:
- call subtle changes the exterior and interior, because of what 2018-2019 Subaru can oust competitors.