The Subaru Outback gets a bit of a makeover for 2018, with tweaks to the interior and exterior design and additional technology. Prices are unchanged and start from £29,995.
It’s three years since the current Subaru Outback arrived, so Subaru has decided it’s time for a bit of a titivate for their somewhat unfashionable, but very able, crossover estate.
Subaru has a new mantra for their cars – ‘Better where it matters’ – and it sums up Subaru’s Outback rather well as it’s never been the most fashionable of choices, but continues to offer a package which really does get the job done. But it is aimed at those who want their high-riding estate to work, rather than pose.
Much of the usual facelift fodder is employed to titivate the Outback for 2018, with a tweak for the grille, bumpers, door mirrors and lights, new gloss black panels with silver surrounds in the cabin, a new 8″ touchscreen on the SE Premium model, and a 6.5″ touchscreen and heated seats on the SE.
The new Outback also gets Subaru’s EyeSight Driver assist package, new cameras at the front and on the passenger door mirror – complete with ‘View’ switch to change the image on the touchscreen – with Adaptive Cruise, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Lane Sway and Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Pre-Collision Brake. You also get Steering Responsive headlights to light up the road as you navigate bends.
Power still comes from Subaru’s 2.5 litre petrol Boxer engine with 173bhp, and prices are unchanged too, with the Outback SE starting at £29,995 and the SE Premium at £33,010.