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2018 Subaru Outback Release Date, Engine Specs, Interior Design, Performance and Price

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Subaru is a very constant brand as it is already a tradition for them to release a new design of each model every 4 years. They already released the new Impreza, so only the Outback and Forester are missing.

The last generation of the Outback was released in 2014 so we should expect to get the new 2018 Subaru Outback anytime soon. The exterior of the 2018 Subaru Outback should suffer a major upgrade although the platform should remain the same. Basically, we are saying that the size of the 2018 Subaru Outback will be the same but the exterior will be completely different.

The 2014 Outback was affected by some serious problems reported by drivers but Subaru should be able to address each one of them in this new version, besides raising the safety of the model at the same time.

Over the years, the Outback was able to continue to grow in popularity because it started as a capable off-road station crossover wagon and it is now considered as a crossover with an amazing off-road capability.

2018 Subaru Outback Release Date

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Although there is not still a confirmed date for the release of the new 2018 Subaru Outback, we should expect to see it happening in the summer of 2017 and reaching the car dealers in autumn.

2018 Subaru Outback Price

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Subaru will make a clear bet on the safety features of the 2018 Subaru Outback. So, we can expect a raise in the prices. However, it will not be a substantial raise and you may expect the prices to start around $28,000.

2018 Subaru Outback Redesign and Changes

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The appearance is one of the main areas that is going to be greatly affected by this update. We should be able to see the tail lights redesigned and larger fog lights that should be incorporated into the front fender, a reshaped front grille with sharper headlights, and LED headlights.

As we have already said above, the main body will remain the same since the platform used for the 2018 Subaru Outback is the same as well. So, you can expect that same hard wearing finish and rugged look that are given by the bump-proof plastic body kit and the scratch.

There will clearly be a reduction in terms of the colors that you are going to be able to get the new 2018 Subaru Outback. If with the previous generation you had 9 colors available – carbide gray, lapis blue, twilight blue, tungsten, crystal white, wilderness green, crystal black, venetian red, and ice silver, within some trim levels of the 2018 Subaru Outback you’ll only get 4 colors to choose from.

Most parts of the new Subaru Outback are made of aluminum which makes the car a lot loghter and more fuel-friendly.

As also stated above, Subaru is going to include some more safety feature in the 2018 Subaru Outback. These should include lane guidance, pre-collision warning, and adaptive cruise control, lane keep assistance, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot detection.

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2018 Subaru Outback Specs

Under the hood, you can count that the 2018 Subaru Outback comes with a 2.5-liter B4 engine which produces 175 of horsepower. However, there are also rumors that the new car can come with a brand new B6 engine. No more details are known at this point. So, we just need to wait and see what Subaru will provide.

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2018 Subaru Outback Interior

The main differences regarding the interior when comparing the previous generation and the 2018 Subaru Outback are in the media system and in the trim.

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The 2018 Subaru Outback should have 7 seats which make it the perfect SUV for families. The cabin is extremely spacious and all passengers have more than room for legs and head. One of the main differences, when compared with their main competitors, is that the 2018 Subaru Outback will also have a lot of room for the cargo of passengers.

It would be great if Subaru decides to incorporate the heated steering wheel to the new Outback as they already did it on the 2017 Forester.

In terms of technology, we do not expect to see many significant changes since the previous generation was already well-equipped. What you can indeed expect is an update of the technology included.

When you like cars, nothing better than to be updated on what is happening on the market. So, make sure to check other new releases.

Hank • February 5, 2017


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