2018 Subaru Outback Updates, Safety, Drivetrain, Price

After the debut of the Legacy sedan at the last Chicago Auto Show, its more capable high-ride variation, the Outback, will come up-to-date for the upcoming New York Auto Show. Subaru’s most popular wagon-like vehicle has a great talent for the off-road and all-weather journey but it is also very sensible and comfortable. However, in order to hold its popularity, Subaru committed to more luxe interior, upgraded infotainment and safety features. The new 2018 Subaru Outback will also get refreshed style and some drivetrain enhancement.

2018 Subaru Outback


Thanks to the modifications on its outside, the new 2018 Subaru Outback will look tougher. The front ligament will feature broader and lower grille variation with the winged strip with brand’s emblem in the middle. A more aggressive design of the headlights will also increase its appearance. Subaru also improved the front cladding for the better protection while driving off-road. Different styling changes will be observed on its rear side with increased rugged design approach and new wheel design will be accessible in the Limited trim.


For the interior, Subaru offers new premium materials and improved center cluster. The steering wheel is also new and trims except the base will have sewing on the dash. Top trims will add sewing on the door sections and seats. In addition to that Titanium Gray will be a new interior color option. The model will also have better sound insulation.


On the technology entrance, the new Outback comes by having an improved Starlink infotainment system. The base 6.2-inch monitor gets a 6.5-inch replacement. A larger 8-inch unit will undoubtedly be accessible in the higher-spec versions for the first time with this model. The system will support Apple car Play and Android Auto. USB and Bluetooth inputs along with with Wi-Fi hotspot and TomTom navigation is likewise available.

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The safety of passengers has been revised. The rearview camera is now the standard feature. The model also benefits from the available adaptive headlights, personal tire pressure tracking system, reverse braking system, and computerized securing doors. An additional upgrade is on the lane maintaining aid which now has activation at around 37 mph.

2018 Subaru Outback


Subaru has created some changes on model’s frame and suspension that ought to offer better driving refinement. Technicians have also tuned the electric energy steering system for more linear response. The CVT should also provide smoother performance and better accuracy thanks to some improvements.

On the other give, the 2018 Subaru Outback will continue with the same engine options. A 2.5-liter flat-four engine will produce 175 hp and torque of 174 lb-ft. A more effective 3.6-liter flat-six will provide 256 horsepower and torque of 247 lb-ft.

Both engine options will come with the continuously variable transmission. Subaru’s all-wheel drive system with active torque vectoring will also be accessible by default.

Subaru hasn’t commented on model’s fuel economy but assume similar EPA numbers as on the current version.


The 2018 Subaru Outback will introduction at the next New York Show. It will go on sale that summer. We do not assume big changes in the price range but Subaru will give the final word.

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