2014 Subaru Outback features improved suspension and design

Article by Anita Panait, on October 7, 2013

The Subaru Outback has been known for its combination of comfort, good, interior space, excellent on-road handling and for its off-road capability and ground clearance. Now, the 2014 model of this vehicle boasts of improved handling thanks to revised suspension components and the latest variant of Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control.

The 2014 Subaru Outback also boasts of a revised design for both the interior and exterior. But what makes the 2014 Subaru Outback more appealing is the first marriage of the popular 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine and a Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), resulting to significant improvements in driveability, fuel economy and emissions. With the new engine and gearbox combo, the 2014 Subaru Outback is able to return 44.8 mpg and 166g/km carbon dioxide on the combined cycle.

2014 Outback now features body-colored cladding, replacing the black that its predecessor uses.

Customers could now choose from a wider range of colors, including two new ones: Deep Sea Blue Pearl and Dark Grey Metallic. The 2014 Subaru Outback also features larger fog lamps and gloss black finished front headlamps, providing it with greater road presence than before.

The alloy wheels come in a gunmetal finish as standard. The upgraded cabin of the latest Outback now features a liquid crystal instrument cluster display and new materials for a number of dashboard elements.  It also features black metallic panels, with the instruments moved to improve user-friendliness.

Pricing for the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.0D SX Lineartronic strarts at £31,495 while the manual version is priced at £29,995.

Subaru Outback is smart-sized when contrasted with other 2-row crossover cars. It features a mid-size interior in an easy-to-maneuver and off-road-capable wagon. The Subaru Outback gives quick car-like handling with the flexibility of an SUV. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance is taller than that of some huge SUVs and crossovers while keeping a low step-in height.

Its total passenger volume of 105.4 cu. ft. and peak cargo limit of 71.3 cu. ft. (with the default 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded) is comparable to that of bigger, heavier cars. The Outback likewise includes a rear cargo area that is deeper and more extensive than in numerous SUVs.

Overhauled Suspension for Enhanced Agility, Smoother Ride

Various improvements to the body structure, suspension and steering provide the Outback a much smoother and calmer ride for 2013, while likewise helping enhance handling deftness. Significant stiffness at key points of the structure, which includes the front strut mounts and rear frame rails, decreases transmission of vibration while likewise adding to more responsive handling.

Paired with the structural upgrades, Subaru heightened the diameter of the double-wishbone rear suspension's sway bar and furthermore increased the spring and damper rates and bushing firmness. Subsequently, body roll has been decreased by up to 40 percent. The Subaru Outback driver will feel a more responsive, yet calmer car overall.

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