With agile performance, efficient power and flexible cargo options, the 2018 Subaru Outback is a crossover designed to be practical and capable. It’s built with Subaru’s trademark reliability, so you can feel confident taking it just about anywhere.
The 2018 Subaru Outback’s capability starts with its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. This technology maintains constant balance and power distribution among the Outback’s wheels, providing exceptional traction, stability and responsiveness even in slick or rough conditions. To provide even more control, the Outback is also equipped with X-MODE®. When activated, X-MODE® works with the engine, transmission and Vehicle Dynamics Control to maximize grip. Combine these systems with the Outback’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance and the result is a vehicle you can drive with confidence on nearly any terrain.
An efficient powertrain
Any able vehicle has a tough, reliable engine at its heart, and the 2018 Outback is no exception. It’s powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® that provides 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. With its horizontal design and low center of gravity, this engine provides maximum efficiency and exceptional balance. Connected to a smooth Lineartronic® CVT, it delivers that goal by achieving an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.* The engine’s capability also allows the Outback to tow up to 2,700 pounds — perfect for a small trailer packed with luggage or outdoor gear.
Flexible cargo and passenger capability
With the 2018 Outback, rugged performance and efficiency are coupled with flexibility for both passengers and cargo. Inside the Outback you’ll find 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 108.1 cubic feet of roomy passenger volume. If you don’t need the back seat for passengers, you can fold down the 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks and expand cargo space to a maximum of 73.3 cubic feet. The Outback’s exterior features standard fold-away roof rails with integrated crossbars so you can stow whatever can’t fit inside — think bikes, kayaks and cargo carriers — on top.
The 2018 Subaru Outback features responsive handling in challenging conditions, an efficient and reliable powertrain and versatile options for hauling passengers and cargo. If you’re looking for a gifted crossover to accompany you on outdoor adventures or weekend jaunts, the Outback is an outstanding option.
*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
This article is presented by CitySide Subaru in Belmont, Massachusetts.