The Challenge is the Adventure.
The Challenge is the Adventure.
Very little stands in your way in the capable Outback. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive ensures outstanding grip in snow, rain or rough roads, and X-MODE with Hill Descent Control helps you conquer more difficult driving situations with increased confidence and poise.
SUBARU BOXER Engine
Few other cars drive with the self-assured confidence of the Outback, so you won’t be surprised by how uniquely it is accomplished. The horizontally opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than
other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.
Because the engine block has a flatter profile and sits lower in the chassis, the overall vehicle is more stably balanced and resistant to side-to-side motion than other designs.
The engine’s flat design is inherently rigid and self-balancing to achieve durability and reliable performance, generating less vibration than V-type or 4-cylinder in-line engines in the same class.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Control leads to confidence, and stability creates an agility that excites in the Outback. Subaru vehicles are gifted at inspiring confidence behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical AWD paired with the uniquely balanced SUBARU BOXER engine. This system delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions.
It has excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision, thanks to its main components being aligned longitudinally, while its low centre of gravity creates an especially engaging and responsive drive. The unique advantages of Symmetrical AWD make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.
Designed to get the most out of your SUBARU BOXER engine and Symmetrical AWD, the efficient Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission keeps the engine in its ideal power range to give the Outback its improved fuel consumption. Shift controls keep the ride light, smooth and responsive on the 2.5-litre engine.
The shift controls have a stepped variable control that stays in tune with changes in vehicle speed and engine speed, allowing the driver to feel shift points when accelerating to form a strong and comfortable connection between car and driver.
X-MODE and Hill Descent Control
Confidently conquer any road and enjoy the Outback’s true driving potential with X-MODE. Select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous roads on which tyres can become stuck, such as deep snow,
mud, or dry dirt. Plus, Hill Descent Control helps maintain a controlled and constant speed even on slippery downhills, adding even more peace of mind to your drive.*
Effectiveness of Hill Descent Control depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, tyre, and road conditions.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you drive how you want, when you want, in any scene. Select Intelligent Mode for balanced, smooth, and environmentally friendly performance, or Sport Mode for an immediate and linear torque-rich throttle response for sporty and smooth driving at any speed.