What Features are Offered in the New Subaru Outback SUV?

What began as the station wagon of choice for traveling families and adventurers off the beaten path in the 1990s has over the course of two decades and counting become a full-fledged modern crossover. Steeped in rugged tradition, the new Subaru Outback offers the capability and dependability that orienteers here in the greater New London, CT continue to love. Explore it with us here at Secor Subaru, and you'll see just what drives the enthusiasm.

  • The celebrated SUBARU BOXER engine: The new Outback sports a spirited 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder standard, becoming a 256-horsepower, 3.6-liter flat-six workhorse in 3.6R Limited or 3.6R Touring trims. It's horizontally opposed -- "flat" as opposed to the "in-line" structure used by other automakers -- which means its pistons move laterally, from side to side, enhancing balance, delivering power efficiently, and making for a confident drive.
  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: The proprietary, permanent, always-on AWD system in Subaru Outback is designed to distribute power to every wheel at once, using an X-MODE® to optimize traction well in advance of wheel slip. Other electronic AWD systems, characterized as "slip-then-grip," can't make the same claim. The result is superior compensation for understeering and oversteering alike, ahead of the abilities of front-wheel-drive (FWD) or rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicles. Plus, as Subaru all-wheel drive is structural, it's a lot simpler than that of other manufacturers, composed of fewer moving parts, and that means less maintenance over time.
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology: Ask any "Confidence in Motion" enthusiast, and he or she will tell you -- few automakers are as forward-thinking on safety as Subaru. Its cutting-edge suite can help you safely distance yourself from other vehicles, all while staying on track with smart feedback and steering clear of accidents. A new Subaru SUV also brings with it available Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, keeping you abreast of approaching traffic while simplifying changing course.

But these aren't all that pull a new Subaru Outback ahead of the rest.

  • A Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission delivers gear shifts you can barely feel, keeping the ride smooth and enjoyable, especially when using the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For the hands-on crowd, however, there's a six-speed manual mode, offering the control from driving days of yore. A CVT can even help deliver excellent fuel economy. In the case of Outback, you can look forward to approximately 32 mpg up a highway like the 95 to Groton or out to Westerly, RI, and up to 25 mpg in a city like Waterford or Norwich, CT.
  • There's plenty of space to stretch out and relax for that day trip over to East Lyme, too, in a cabin that burgeons up to 108.1 cubic feet. You can expect a choice of comfortable cloth or luxurious leather seating, and it's power-adjustable and heated both up front and in the rear to suit the climate. There's even an available power tilting and sliding moonroof to let in a touch of Mother Nature during the pleasant months.
  • Getting some retail therapy, or doing some family grocery shopping for a get-together? The SUV's cargo area reaches up to a sizable 73.3 cubic feet if you collapse its reclining 60/40-split, flat-folding rear seating -- plenty of room for a haul. Speaking of a trailerful, you can also hitch up to 2,700 pounds when Outback is properly equipped.

Of course, the new Subaru wagon is the safe bet too, with SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security connected services available to call upon emergency and roadside assistance, among other remote functions. It's also tech-savvy, with 6.5- or 8-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia infotainment system options that feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard to connect your smartphone and control it in-dash, not to mention available turn-by-turn navigation. It's also a better time than ever to take advantage of a host of special offers on the latest Outback models here at our 501 Broad Street showroom. Eager to check one out for yourself? Give us a call at (860) 846-2323 to schedule a test drive or pay us a visit!

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