2014 Subaru Outback | new car review

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 by
2014 Subaru Outback
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 80,000 - 130,000
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
  • Interior
    Editor: 50%
  • Quality
    Editor: 50%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The is a station wagon that has been named after the vast, remote, and arid regions of Australia, in an attempt to emphasize the moderate off-road capability of the Japanese wagon.

Pros

Powerful engine options on offer.

Cons

There isn't enough to differentiate the Outback from the Legacy and call it a completely new model.

Looks

The folks at Subaru have taken the brilliant Legacy sedan, jabbed it a couple of times with steroids, cut its boot off, put it on stilts and created a new model; the Outback. Laziness at its finest? I’d have to agree.

2014 Subaru Outback front

Feels

Identical to its sedan sibling, the 2014 Subaru Outback features an unexpectedly high dashboard, artificial wood on the doors and a cabin that houses a lot more plastic than you’d usually be comfortable with. With the capacity to seat 5 individuals and their belongings in its capacious boot, the Outback definitely scores highly on the practicality metre.

2014 Subaru Outback interior

Engineering

The latest suspension settings, shapes and geometry have given the Outback greater advantages when compared to top-heavy SUVs. Special pump action self-levelizers in the rear dampers also maintain the 2014 Subaru Outback’s raised road clearance, even under heavy load, to preserve its road integrity.

2014 Subaru Outback side

On offer

The 2.5 litre horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine churns out 167 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 229 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM. On the other hand, the 3.5 litre horizontally opposed 6 cylinder unit is mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission and chucks out a mighty impressive 260 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.

2014 Subaru Outback badge

Verdict

At a starting price of AED 80,000, the Subaru Outback isn’t a bad offering at first glance. It seems well priced and you get your money’s worth. But pop into the Hyundai showroom down the road and you’ll be shocked to learn that the sleek, ultra sexy i40 station wagon costs AED 3,000 less!

2014 Subaru Outback rear

One Response to 2014 Subaru Outback | new car review

  1. Ajay Reply

    November 22, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Should I buy a car with Dual air bag & Side- Curtain air bag.
    It costs 16 K but also provide extra some features .
    Outland- Basic 74 K(2.4)
    Full option (3.0)all ai bags.

    Regards

    Ajay Dua

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