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By Ketan Patel


Subaru Outback 2013 Review

When the upcoming model of Subaru, the 2013 Subaru Outback, was showcased at the New York Auto Show, everyone around were almost forced to give the redesigned front fascia a look. While the rear end of the car has been kept unchanged, the redesigned front-fascia (enhanced grille with the headlights on the extension of the grille and fog lamps) has done it all. Moreover, its all-wheel drive traction ensures a safe and hassle-free drive even in the bad weather and uneven terrains.

In terms of interiors, the car has certainly taken over from the 2013 Subaru Legacy. The 2013 Subaru Outback is reported to feature 4.5”x 2” increased interior space in comparison to the Legacy Sedan. The increased dimensional analysis doesn’t end here. In terms of ground clearance too, the car has an edge over some other popular competitive vehicles in its class. While the 8.7-inches ground clearance parameter beats the Legacy Sedan by 3-inches, the same is noticed for Toyota Venza and Honda Crosstour by about an inch. Moreover, the interior of the car features voice-activated navigation system with a 7-inch LCD, rear-vision camera and real-time satellite traffic system as well.

The company seems to have stressed on the fuel efficiency of the car. The car is expected to perform well in this front (26mpg compared to earlier models’ 24mpg), while featuring increasing power and torque at the same time. The car is reported to be available with the same engines as the previous models, viz. 2.5L flat 4-cylinder and a 3.6L flat 6-cylinder. It’s the fresh boxer four in the 2.5L engine that has taken over older 2.5i model to produce three more horsepower (173hp) and additional four pound-feet of torque (174 lb-ft). While the 6-speed manual transmission comes fitted with the 2.5L engine, the 3.6L engine has been mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

As far as the driving and handling is concerned, the car features unparalleled suspension (used in earlier models) to promise improved drive-control and comfort. However, the car seems to be brimmed with some appealing specifications and features. The company still didn’t disclose the price tag of the car, but it’s quite expected that even the base model of the car will make you shell out some real good cash.

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