2013 Subaru Outback
Its long been known by those who care about off road vehicles The Subaru Outback is one of the best crossover SUVs money can buy. New or used, since they have the best resale value in the market. The Outback is known unequivocally as being one of, if not the best all wheel drive systems you can have the pleasure of driving with perfectly matched drivetrains.
This mid sized, five passenger crossover comes well equipped with a direct-injected 2.5-liter double overhead cam flat four-cylinder engine providing 173 hp and 174 ft. lb. of torque. Transmission options are a six-speed manual gearbox or a (CVT) continuously variable automatic with shifting on the steering wheel. The Outback’s 0-60 mph time is in 9.7 seconds. But speed times aren’t really what the Outback is neccassarily about. Unless you’re timing accents over rocky hill or though sand dunes. For that, the Outback is designed with a wheelbase at 107.9 inches and a curb weight is 3,498 lbs. It sits with a road ground clearance of 8.7 inches. The Outback’s towing capacity is 2,700 lbs. The fuel tank can hold 18.5 gallons and the Outback has a highway driving range of roughly 555 miles. The Outback has all wheel disk brakes and is set up with MacPherson struts in the front and double wishbones in the rear.
Standard features on the 2013 Subaru Outback include air conditioning, audio controls and cruise control on the tilt and telescoping steering wheel, electronic speed-proportional power steering, power door locks, windows and mirrors, remote power door locks, variable intermittent wipers, external temperature display, rear defogger, 12 volt power outlets, interior air filtration, front reading lights, 4-speaker AM/FM in-dash single CD/DVD with CD MP3 playback stereo, iPod and iPhone integration, radio data system, USB connection, pre-wired for phone, Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone and every other modern convenience. Basically it comes loaded. There are also a number of standard safety features such as four-wheel ABS brakes, front and rear head air bags, dual front side-mounted air bags, passenger air bag occupant sensing deactivation, child seat anchors and an engine immobilizer. And with a fuel rating of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg highway the Outback also makes for an economical car as well.
For straight up road driving the Outback offers a smooth ride and tight handling. The steering is wonderfully weighted and the vehicle provides good response from the road. The 2013 Subaru Outback crossover excels at cargo hauls and doubles as a great good highway cruiser. It can handle any kind of weather or road conditions you could possibly subject it to. The Outback is a very well rounded all purpose vehicle with also tuned for economical driving and running costs.
Considering it comes loaded with standard features and options the price of the base 2013 Subaru Outback is reasonable at roughly $24,000.you will have the opportunity to take one for a test drive later on in 2012.