2013 Subaru OutbackPosted: October 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 New Car Models, Subaru | Leave a comment »
The 2013 Subaru Outback is a five-passenger sport utility wagon that received for the 2013 model year a more efficient four-cylinder engine, a restyled front end with new headlights, grille, front bumper and fog lights, revised suspension tuning and an updated continuously variable transmission (CVT). The 2013 Subaru Outback competes with Toyota Venza, Audi Allroad, Volvo XC70 and Honda Crosstour.
The 2013 Subaru Outback is offered in six trim levels (the numbers refer to engine type): 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R, 3.6R Premium and 3.6R Limited. The Subaru Outback base 2.5i comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, full power accesories, air-conditioning, roof rack rails with fold-out crossbar, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split-folding and reclining rear seats and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and auxiliary audio jack.
The Outback 2.5i Premium model adds 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, foglamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system. The 2.5i Limited includes leather upholstery and wood trim, automatic climate control and the Harman Kardon sound system. A touchscreen navigation system with voice controls and rearview camera is also available for the Limited. Standard equipment of Subaru Outback 3.6R models is almost identical to the 2.5i models.
The 2013 Subaru Outback models debut Subaru’s new EyeSight driver-assist system which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. Projected to be one of the most affordable such technologies available in the U.S. market, EyeSight uses a stereo camera design developed by Subaru to provide a detection angle wider than that of radar-based systems.
The Subaru Outback is smart-sized compared to other 2-row crossover vehicles, featuring a mid-size interior in an easy-to-maneuver and off-road-capable wagon. The Outback provides the crisp car-like handling with the versatility of an SUV. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance is higher than for many large SUVs and crossovers while maintaining a low step-in height. Total passenger volume of 105.4 cu. ft. and maximum cargo capacity of 71.3 cu. ft. (with the standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded) rivals that of larger, heavier vehicles. The Outback also features a rear cargo area that is deeper and wider than in many SUVs.
The all-wheel-drive 2013 Subaru Outback is offered with two different engines. The 2.5i models use a new 2.5-liter DOHC Boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 173 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. This new engine produces greater low-end torque across a broad speed range, making the 2013 Outback 2.5i models feel more responsive in everyday driving. This engine comes paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a new Lineartronic CVT. EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i models are 24 mpg city/ 30 mpg highway with CVT and 21/28 mpg with manual transmission.
The 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R versions come with a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine that produces a 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission offered is a five-speed automatic with shift paddles.
The 2013 Subaru Outback comes standard with stability control, traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).