Is the New Subaru Outback Too “Soft” for Off-Roading? - Unhaggle

Posted by | April 23, 2015 | 2015, Reviews | No Comments

Our review score: 8.2 / 10

The direct answer is not a chance! The 2015 Subaru Outback is a rugged and durable SUV that offers top-notch safety for you and your family.

An ideal vehicle for your active lifestyle, the Subaru Outback provides family-focused design and superior off-roading performance.

The Bad

The Outback is an attractive option for outdoorsy families, but it does not provide enough passenger space for families larger than five and lacks a powerful towing system.

1. Passenger Room

The SUV sits five people comfortably. For some families, this is not enough space, as they require third-row seating for additional family members. The Outback has stayed true to its successful design by not trying to squeeze in an additional row of seating, but the size does give it a disadvantage for larger families.

2. Towing Capabilities

The 2015 Subaru Outback is not ideal for the outdoorsy family that needs to tow a decent-sized boat or ATVs for their weekend getaway. This gives the Outback a drawback since it’s marketed towards adventurous families.

The Good

The Outback was re-configured to offer you more room on the inside, improved fuel economy and modern controls.

1. Maintaining Roots

The Outback is sticking to what works for their drivers. The main features that make this SUV popular are its generous cargo space, quality all-wheel-drive and cost-efficient price. While keeping the characteristics that Outback owners appreciate, Subaru has also added higher-calibre materials to the vehicle’s interior to provide a more comfortable ride. To keep your family as safe as possible, the 2015 Outback has also added safety mechanisms such as a rear-view camera, blind spot monitoring, lane changing accommodation, as well as front-seat cushion airbags.

2. Increased Space

The new Outback has added three cubic feet of interior space. This provides more room for passengers to stretch their legs and enlarged space for all of your sporting equipment and gear. The Outback’s size puts it somewhere between a compact and midsize SUV.

3. Keeping You on Route

Since the Outback is made with adventure in mind, it’s important that you’re able to reach your destination in a safe and timely manner. The new Subaru Outback comes equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that allows you to view your route whether you’re on the road or venturing off the beaten path. This contemporary navigation system allows you to zoom in to see your directions in more detail, or zoom out to see an overview of your course.

4. Engine Options

The Subaru Outback offers either a 2.5-litre flat-four or a 3.6 litre flat-six. Subaru has announced that the 2.5-litre option has been remodelled to provide a quieter, lighter and overall more enjoyable driving experience.

5. Price

The starting price of the Outback is over $25,000 for the base 2.5i trim. This model comes complete with the X-mode system, modern navigation screen and touchscreen audio technology. If you’re interested in the 2.5i Premium you’ll need to spend $2,000 more in order to gain all of the contemporary features, including dual-zone climate control and fog lights. Finally, the 3.6R Limited is priced at $33,000.

6. Off-Road Performance

The Subaru Outback is prepared for all of your off-roading experiences. Whether you’re tackling an uneven terrain and a bumpy road, the 2015 Outback will have you covered. The new X-Mode feature integrates characteristics like hill decent control and hill commence assist, which help the Outback perform in all elements, including ice, snow, sand and mud.

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About Kara Morton

Kara is a content writer at Unhaggle. Kara creates blogs and articles revolving around anything that goes fast and furious. If it were up to her, she would be commuting in style in the 2015 Acadia Denali. However, her daydream car of choice would be matching 2015 Corvette Stingrays for her and her Dad who taught her everything she knows about the automotive industry.

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