The 2013 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback is the first of its kind and provides a whole host of features that other manufacturers just can't compete with. From its legendary all wheel drive system, to its plush creature comforts, this vehicle is ready for anything. In short, the Outback is an SUV that handles like a sedan and has the power to climb mountains.
With the Outback you get standard Subaru features such as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a horizontally-opposed boxer engine with a low-lying center of gravity and a three-ring reinforced steel structure like no other. What this means is that you can have the confidence to travel through rain, sleet, mud or snow and the peace of mind that you will get there safely.
There isn't another competitor that offers an AWD system that can compete; a traditional all-wheel drive system that has been converted from front or rear-wheel drive adds bulky components and eliminates linear power flow. In short, a Subaru helps you to avoid a sticky situation, rather than just getting you out of one.
Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive power is continually sent to all the wheels, ensuring that you always have grip. Subaru is one of a very few car companies that offers a CVT with an AWD system which means that you get the comfort and efficiency of a shiftless transmission that always ensures that you are at the most efficient or most powerful engine speed.
With the flat boxer engine you get a lower center of gravity that gives way to the car like handling that you cant find in other SUV's. This low center of gravity helps keep the tires firmly planted on the ground and better lends itself to avoiding obstacles or better handling for some spirited driving. With 256HP available there is plenty of fun to be had!
When it comes to power-train options the Outback has you covered. You can choose from either a shiftless CVT transmission or a 6-speed manual. These can be paired up with either a 173HP 30MPG flat four or the 256HP 25MPG flat 6. Both of these engines come with features that improve efficiency and power such as the Dual Active Valve system.
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The Outback has best in class cargo capacity and provides seating for up to 5 so everybody can tag along on your next adventure. Because its a Subaru you know that you and your passengers will be kept safe. The Outback comes with all sorts of devices to actively help you avoid a collision such as 4 wheel ABS, pre-emptive braking, traction control, brake assist and so much more. With front driver and passenger airbags, side-curtain airbags and seat mounted airbags you can be at ease when you are at the wheel.