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Subaru Liberty 3.6R 2018 review: snapshot

The flagship model in the Subaru Liberty 2018 model range is the 3.6R, which is listed at $43,140.

The flagship model in the Subaru Liberty 2018 model range is the 3.6R, which is listed at $43,140.

It gets its name from the 3.6-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine, which still has 191kW of power and 350Nm of torque. It also has a CVT auto and like all Liberty models, is all-wheel drive.

It is well equipped, largely mirroring the specs of the 2.5i Premium with goodies such as LED headlights (with steering responsiveness) and adaptive high-beam lights, as well as LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Those LED DRLs are on the entry-grade models too, but the main headlights are halogen units.

In the 2.5i Premium you get an 8.0-inch screen with integrated GPS/navigation (and still with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), plus leather seats, heated front seats, electric front seat adjustment (driver's seat with adjustable lumbar), an electric sunroof, powered and heated folding side mirrors, front wipers with de-icing function, keyless entry with push-button start, electric boot opening and closing and piano black interior trim highlights.

Over its lower-spec siblings, the 3.6R model includes a three-mode drive select system (Sport# - sport sharp – mode added), and it also gets chrome side sill garnishes and a 12-speaker haman/kardon sound system (with subwoofer).

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2.5i 2.5L, PULP, CVT AUTO $17,500 – 24,420 2018 Subaru Liberty 2018 2.5i Pricing and Specs
2.5I (fleet Edition) 2.5L, PULP, CVT AUTO $19,000 – 26,510 2018 Subaru Liberty 2018 2.5I (fleet Edition) Pricing and Specs
2.5i Premium 2.5L, PULP, CVT AUTO $21,500 – 29,260 2018 Subaru Liberty 2018 2.5i Premium Pricing and Specs
3.6R 3.6L, PULP, CVT AUTO $26,000 – 34,430 2018 Subaru Liberty 2018 3.6R Pricing and Specs
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