The base engine is quite adequate power and surprisingly economical. For thousands of miles through the capital’s streets and snow-covered highway we managed 9.7 l / 100 km
The “Outback” with us so long, we are so accustomed to it that it seems like he always was. Indeed, the current Outback – the fifth generation of the car, and the first universal, established on the basis of a sedan of middle class “legacy”, appeared in October 1993, that is coming in the fall it is time to celebrate the anniversary. Solid appearance, large body, full drive, high ground clearance, powerful engines – what else? The highlight of this car is its versatility. Named it in honor of the desert areas of Australia where, for the most part, do not set foot of civilized man. In fact, the owner of “Outback” off the asphalt, and it becomes clear that off-road car is capable of much. However on the highway the big “Subaru” might please the connoisseur honed driving dynamics. This is especially true of slippery – snowy, icy, wet roads.
Tandem 2.5-liter “oppozitnik” and variator on Outback will satisfy even the most demanding customer. Because the algorithm “Lineartronic” is reminiscent of precision-tuned hydromechanical “automatic”. With the addition of gas the variator does not hang at maximum frequency of rotation of the crankshaft, as most of these units, and the transition to the next stage just drops the revs, simulating the shifting of the classic automatic gearbox. And to manage this process manually paddles. This mode is especially useful when it is necessary to effectively enter a turn. Sufficiently in advance before turning a couple of times to click the left lever, and the box immediately jumps two steps down, and the wagon will start to slow down using engine braking. In General, on the pavement Outback proved himself quite an athlete. And off-road station wagons with high ground clearance and symmetrical (distributes the torque equally between the axles) all-wheel drive is capable of many things – it surely will pass through the shallow virgin snow and muddy dirt road. Although serious thaw, he still does not handle. In addition, the variator will not make the long of a slip – fails push the belt ahead of time will wear out the pulleys.
Multimedia system at the present time looks a little austere. But functionally similar to an advanced tablet and managed the same way. Navigation is fine on the route, very timely and unobtrusive warning of maneuvers
At first I thought – well, suspension, and suspension – the connective tissue between the body and wheels. With these thoughts I crossed the tram tracks, overtook someone on the pavement, and then drove through the icy brush – well, what’s so outstanding in this Subaru? The next day when I went on the same route on another car, I understand. Understand how in these places, shakes, vibrates, and shakes giving the wheel. Charm pendants “Outback” that you don’t notice her work, while she hides all conceivable road blemishes and it does not katapultiert the pilot to “the constellation of the Pleiades”, when the car passes potholes, speed bumps and other outstanding in the truest sense of the artifacts of our roads – gently skips over them and immediately stabiliziruemost, not swinging. Separate pleasure – to take a turn under gas, the car like sticks to the pavement! Think you ralista controlling not only the car but also the road. Feel every degree of rotation of the wheel and in the body include gyros, and catch the line, after which it will begin demolition and can be balance on the limit. Perhaps, and probably, the stock clutch is still there, but the machine gives strong rally feeling, if you want to drive, and a sense of peace when I decided to just move ourselves in.
Sitting in the driver’s seat, you immediately notice that the interior of the Japanese masters approached very carefully. Soft plastic front panel, multifunctional steering wheel, heated, and comfortable SAG in the working area “ten to two”, numerous niches, boxes and drawers where you can put a lot of stuff – everything was very thoughtful, in terms of location and functionality. A relaxed style of interior is not evident pretentiousness parts – here everything is convenient, everything is clear, everything is at hand. Well-read appliances, quality materials, comfortable armrests, good visibility for the first time sitting in this car, I feel as if I got used to it. The multimedia complex has a friendly “smartphoneware” management – this solution will appeal to modern drivers. However, it may cause dissatisfaction of customers in age, who are not used to “scroll” and “tapete” on the touch panel. And since we are talking about the display, we would like to see it in full width panel of the multimedia complex. Then at the same time can display a lot of useful information: road maps, traffic information, etc.
Yes, this “Outback” is created not only for the driver – Amateur real drive, but also for his family members. Space for passengers in the rear seats of the series so much, like sit in an Executive saloon, you can sit, crossing her legs. At first glance of the additional amenities here only cupholders in the folding armrest, and separate climate control for rear passengers is not provided. But on the second reveals a 2-stage heated seats – this sometimes will not find and premium brands. The figures in the Luggage compartment “Subaru” as if not the greatest for these machines – a total of 512 l. But the fact is that a lot of space given to the passengers, however, two large travel suitcase and a bag in the boot will be placed. But if you need to transport something unwieldy, the back of the sofa folds (in the ratio 2:1), allowing to carry in the van, formed a long-length ski, snowboard, fishing equipment and so on. The seats folded down directly from the trunk by pulling handle in the backrest of the sofa. After folding back is formed completely flat floor length in human growth, the trunk reaches the impressive 1801 L. So if you want “Out” easily turns into a comfortable bedroom on wheels, providing travellers comfort in the most extreme conditions.
In its fifth edition Outback appeared in April 2014, and the following year came to Russia. We have a flagship “Subaru” can be purchased in four trim levels with two different engines – opposed “four” and “six” develop 175 and 260 strength. But in any case, the “Outback” equipped with all-wheel drive, automatic transmission and boasts a high ground clearance of 213 mm.