Friday, April 7, 2017
2018 Subaru Outback Arrives This Summer
The 2018 Subaru Outback, with revised front and rear styling, has Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring powered by a 175 horsepower double overhead cam 2.5-liter BOXER engine or a 256 horsepower 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine in the Outback 3.6R Lineartronic both mated to a CVT (continuously variable transmission) now with a seven-speed manual mode and paddle shift control switches. The 2018 Outback 2.5i will be available in standard, Premium, Limited and Touring trims while the 3.6R will offer Limited and Touring trims. The 2018 Outback adds available new Steering Responsive Headlights with LED headlights that aim the lights into turns as the driver steers. The Limited and Touring models offer EyeSight Driver Assist Technology feature High Beam Assist, which automatically turns the high beams on and off depending on traffic conditions. Also new for 2018, the tire pressure monitoring system that detects pressure changes at individual tires. The Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert indicator lamp is larger and has been moved from the mirror’s surface to its side. Automatic locking doors are also new, and improved LATCH anchors make child seat installation easier. The 2018 Outback arrives this summer.