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Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
8
If you want a bit more kit for your money when purchasing a Subaru Outback 2018 model, then you might want to opt for the 2.5i Premium, which starts at $42,640.

If you want a bit more kit for your money when purchasing a Subaru Outback 2018 model, then you might want to opt for the 2.5i Premium, which starts at $42,640.

You may not be able to pick it from the outside when compared to the more affordable models - wheel-arch cladding is the only notable change - but most of the changes are inside.

The 2.5i Premium sees inclusions such as electric front seat adjustment, heated front seats, a sunroof, powered and heated side mirrors, keyless entry with push button start, leather seat trim, front wipers with de-icing function, and piano black interior highlights.

This spec steps up to LED headlights including auto high-beam and steering responsive lights, and you get a powered tailgate. Plus it has an 8.0-inch media screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sat nav, and four USB points (two up front, two in the back).

There’s also Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system with adaptive cruise control and auto emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assist, a reversing camera, the brand’s X-Mode traction control system, and dual-zone climate control air conditioning with rear vents.

Under the bonnet of the 2.5i is a ‘boxer’ horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine with 129kW of power and 235Nm of torque. It uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) auto, and has all-wheel drive.

The 2018 model has seen tweaks to the engine, transmission and the way it drives, with the 2.5i versions proving the most popular with buyers.

Pricing guides

$30,884
Based on 253 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$25,990
Highest Price
$51,490

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
2.0D 2.0L, Diesel, CVT AUTO $28,888 – 30,988 2018 Subaru Outback 2018 2.0D Pricing and Specs
2.0D Premium 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $32,990 – 46,990 2018 Subaru Outback 2018 2.0D Premium Pricing and Specs
2.5i 2.5L, PULP, CVT AUTO $25,990 – 33,990 2018 Subaru Outback 2018 2.5i Pricing and Specs
2.5I (fleet Edition) 2.5L, PULP, CVT AUTO $25,200 – 33,440 2018 Subaru Outback 2018 2.5I (fleet Edition) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Matt Campbell
Senior Editor

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