2013 Subaru Outback Limited review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2013 , 06:01:53 byEmil

Filed under SubaruEuropeanTechnologyLimited EditionCrossovers/CUVs

Subaru Outback Limited

Subaru specialists have offered a lot of detail changes and updates to their 2013 Subaru Outback, but which are really hard to see with the naked eye. For example the exterior modifications are the hardest ones to observe.

Under the hood, the new model hides a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 173 horsepower and 174 lb. ft. of torque. The model also features the EyeSight, a new stereo camera-based system that drives lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert functions and active cruise control. The standard model has a starting price of $20.000, but with the extra equipment and functions, the carmaker adds another $10.000 reaching at $30.000 for a Limited Edition. Even so, its official competitors, the Volvo XC70 and the German Audi A6 Avant still do not offer a better value.

The combination between the CVT and the 4-cylinder unit has proven smooth and refined most of the time. In this Limited trim, the 2013 Subaru Outback is a great car and when it comes to the interior there are only good words to describe it. So that you know, the leather seats are very comfortable for long hauls and there is not a lot of noise inside. Also, know that the car is a perfect match for climates that see lots of inclement weather. The navigation system it features is a bit harder to use and you need to be quite attentive if you want to reach the destination you want, because the navigation system offers very few useful information. The bad thing about the EyeSight is that it is really sensitive and alerts at the smallest provocation. The fuel consumption is in fact smaller, in comparison with a CUV or SUV, even though the Outback is a crossover with these sizes. The secret stands in the small engine and the transmission.
Source: autoblog