With or without potential updates, 2018 Subaru Outback will surely continue to be the absolute leader in segment settled by itself. This station wagon crossover is the first vehicle of this type, and it still holds leading position without bigger problems. Latest version came three years ago. This crossover comes based on another legendary model from the Japanese manufacturer, Subaru Legacy. It shares a platform and most of the mechanics and visual parts. According to some reports, we could see first updates for the next year. Current, sixth generation came in 2014, so this could be the perfect time for the first update. If it happens, expect novelties primarily in terms of equipment, and maybe some smaller visual updates. The 2018 Outback should arrive late in the year.
2018 Subaru Outback redesign
As we already mentioned, we could see first updates for the next year. However, we still don’t know what exactly will be changed on this model. It came three years ago, so it is early for some new styling details. This basically means that the biggest update will be in terms of equipment. The 2018 Subaru Outback could receive some new technologies, but the main thing will be about trim levels re-arrangements. Current model comes in several trim levels, and the already base model comes with plenty of equipment. There are things like 7-inch alloy wheels, hill descent control, hill holding assist, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, roof rails, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, Subaru’s Starlink 6.2-inch touchscreen interface and many other. Higher trims come with even more features, and also with plenty of latest technologies.
2018 Subaru Outback engines
When it is about North American market, 2018 Subaru Outback will come with two engines in the offer. The base model will feature a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine, which is good for about 173 horses and 174 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a larger 3.6-liter V6 unit, which has a max output of 256 horses and 247 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in a pair with the CVT transmission. Also, there is a 2.0-liter engine in an offer for some other markets, such as UK and Australia. This engine is good for about 150 horses.
2018 Subaru Outback release date and price
The 2018 Subaru Outback should arrive by the end of the year. Price should remain the same, which means that base model will go around 33.000 dollars.