Subaru Outback: Factors to Account for Before Making a Purchase

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Subaru Outback: Factors to Account for Before Making a Purchase

16 January 2017
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Due to its reasonable performance on highways as well as off-road trails, the Subaru Outback has become a favourable choice of SUV for motorists in Australia. In addition to this, the Outback is one of the most favoured Subaru models in the automotive market due to its safety features, critically acclaimed performance as well as its stylish interior design.

You may opt to buy the Subaru Outback model due to its large sitting capacity and boot space as well as relatively dependant fuel economy. However, in addition to these favourable factors, there are other considerations that should get accounted for when buying the vehicle.

•    Whether to procure a new or a used Subaru Outback?

The budget you set aside for buying the vehicle typically determines whether you will buy a new or a used Subaru Outback. When buying any car; whether new or used, the model, as well as the year of the make, determine its price. Hence, a brand new 2015 Subaru Outback is less expensive a new 2016 model.

Nonetheless, the same new 2015 Subaru Outback could roughly cost the same as a used Subaru Outback 2014 model. When deciding whether to go for a new or used Outback, make sure to compare and contrast the prices as well as models on offer. It is crucial to ensure that the vehicle you buy is worth its price regarding its conditioning and performance when purchasing a used car.

•    You may need to add modifications for performance and functionality

Buying a car is a matter of balancing its features and functionality as well as its pros and cons; and as such the Subaru Outback is no exception. Despite its performance and design, a buyer may opt to make some changes to a Subaru Outback to meet their preferences as well as needs. 

Modifications on an Outback may include replacing the suspension system to get a better ground clearance especially if the vehicle gets used in rocky off-road terrains. Another modification could be to make the boot space multi-purposeful. The boot can accommodate additional foldable seats to increase the vehicles sitting capacity to seven while still retaining the functionality of the boot.

•    What are your preferences in engine size and trim level

In addition to the year and model, your budget will also determine the engine capacity and trim level of the Outback you purchase. It is also essential to note that these two factors also determine the performance standards of the vehicle.

For the Outback, Subaru offers two engine capacities namely the 2.5L and the 3.6L engine versions. If performance is your primary concern, the 3.6L version is the superior choice because it provides more Horsepower and torque than the 2.5L version. However, the 2.5L delivers the best fuel economy compared to the 3.6L engine.

Nonetheless, the extent of a Subaru Outback's performance is determined by its trim level. The Outback model has four trim level options namely, the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and the 3.6R Limited.