There are many vehicles in the same class as the 2018 Subaru Outback, but no one has the equal ability. The Outback is a mid-sized wagon with almost the same ground clearance as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and all-wheel drive standard.
The Outback has interiors like the midsize SUV Ford Edge and Kia Sorento, but its lower roof makes it easier to load equipment, and higher ground clearance makes it easier to over rocks and through snow. This is definitely a highly recommended alternative option for people looking for crossover SUVs at an affordable price.
The 2018 Subaru Outback is a five-passenger wagon sold in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring.
The 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i is powered by a 2.5 liter horizontally opposed (boxer) four-cylinder engine that generates 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard as well as a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with steering-wheel-mounted buttons to emulate a six-speed manually shifted transmission when the driver desires.
In track performance testing, the 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited hit 60 mph in lackluster 9.4 seconds. The EPA rates the Outback 2.5i at 28 mpg combined (25 city/32 highway).
The 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R get 3.6 liters horizontally opposed (boxer) engine good for 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. In track testing, the 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R reach 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. EPA gives estimates of 22 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway).