First Drive – 2015 Subaru Outback

Subaru hits again the dealers with their latest 2015 Subaru Outback. They are promising a new redesigned design and powertrain which also supported fuel economy. This wagon is well-known in America especially U.S since 20 years ago. It also becomes the family-oriented of Subaru Legacy to be the top in 2015 later.

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They set the price for the Outback at $24,895 as starting MSRP and there is another trim which called 2.5i Premium and become the pair of base model. The rivals are Honda CR-V and Audi All Road who already hitting the market now in wagon class. For further specifications of 2015 Subaru Outback, ready the next paragraph below.

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At the first glance, you could not differentiate between 2015 Subaru Outback and 2.5i designs. However, the front fascia is more than all-new change but it is fully redesigned nose. You can see new griller and LED headlamps with flatter and curved design everywhere. The fog lamps are also larger than before plus sharp angles of bumper but in plastic materials. The body lines are bolder and deeper from the sides. If you familiar with the 2014 or older Outback’s cabin, you will feel like at home inside this new Outback. New steering wheel, dual gauge cluster and central LCD featured the dashboard perfectly without any mistakes.

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Under the Hood

Although there is a new engine for 2015 Outback but the taste is actually same with the old Outback which released fifteen years ago. You can see a new FB-generation DOHC engine with 2.5 Liter four cylinder boxer. The old engine 2.5 Liter four-cylinder had pumped 165 horsepower and 166 ft-lb of torque meanwhile the new one only produced 175 horsepower and 174 ft-lb of torque.

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They have the gap at 10 horsepower and 8 ft-lb of torque with fifteen years of time. We believe that Subaru is able to give more powerful engine instead of same cylinder but different type. However, we have good news on the EPA ratings. This car has 33 mpg on the highway.

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