Subaru Outback also a populous city slicker
Subaru New Zealand is actually adamant that its fifth-generation Outback is really a proper SUV solely all-wheel drive, 213mm ground clearance and a pushbutton X-Mode that automatically configures the powertrain for off-tarmac driving, including a mountain descent control function.
But if we had to vote one model within the range as minimum likely to keep the beaten path, it would need to be the flagship $59,990 Outback 3.6R Premium. ItвЂ™s maybe not itвЂ™s just that the 3.6R seems to be more after the executive dollar than muddy adventure that itвЂ™s any less capable in the rough.
The 3.6R has a much more upmarket appearance than the four-cylinder models, especially in the black exterior finish of our test car through subtle use of chrome and colour. More equipment, t .
In fact, the boxer-six engine has become the least changed powerplant in the fifth-generation Outback lineup, however the driving experience is still significantly distinctive from the model that is previous. ThatвЂ™s right down to a change in gearbox technology, from the slightly disappointing five-speed automated into the past generation to slightly worrying Subaru Lineartronic Transmission (SLT) technology for this brand new one. Already employed by the four-cylinder models, SLT is SubaruвЂ™s version of continuously adjustable transmission. It could seem like an odd option for a pseudo luxury automobile, save several salient facts it is substantially more refined than the old five-speeder, SLT is the way Subaru is going with virtually every two-pedal model ( including the superior WRX) and, in fact, the organization has this technology basically nailed.
Most obvious is the mode that is manual which provides you the impression of six ratios to shift through.