Subaru Outback Review

Subaru Outback (Side View) (2014)

Subaru Outback Review

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which increases to a useful 1,677 litres...

What's It Like to Live With

Getting in and out of the Outback is easy with wide opening front door; it is not too difficult get into the rear seats either. There is plenty of room inside for five adult-occupants who are carried relative comfort.

Getting into the ideal driving position is easy with its eight-way electrically powered driver’s seat (no memory) and the steering wheel manually adjusts for rake and reach.

All round vision is good making the Outback very easy to park despite its length, there is a reversing camera and but you do not get parking sensors.

Usefully there is not a boot lip and with the rear-seats up you can carry up to 526 litres which increases to a useful 1,677 litres to the roof line with both of the 60:40 split rear seats folded down.  We did think that the boot was on the shallow side if you are looking to accommodate dogs etc. You don’t get a spare tyre and have to make do with a tyre mobility kit which comprises of a can of tyre weld and an air compressor, which isn’t that much use if your flat tyre has come off the wheel rim.

The xenon headlights, which are only available on dipped, full-beam makes, use of additional halogen bulbs which a little disappointing at this price point.

Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control air conditioning, cruise control, electric sunroof, auto-on HID headlamps, rain sensitive wipers, heated front seats and power fold-in mirrors.

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