2013 Subaru Outback features restyled front end, with new lights, grille, front bumper and fog lights, for a more robust. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distinguish Outback crossover competitors, which generally offer all-wheel drive as an extra cost option. Outback continues with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than many crossover SUVs and some special.
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i models debut double-overhead-cam new (DOHC) 2.5-liter Boxer engine FB series for increased performance and fuel efficiency. The new engine produces 173 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, compared with 170 hp and 170 lb.-ft. with the previous engine. More important is that the new engine produces more low-end torque in a wide range of speeds, make the Outback 2.5i models more responsive in 2013 felt everyday driving.
Subaru Outback 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models offer a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission standard and the second generation Lineartronic CVT, the latter is standard on the 2.5i Limited. Outback 3.6R models continues with the horsepower from 256 to 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine and 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
The smart Subaru Outback sized compared with 2-row crossover vehicles, featuring mid-size interior in an easy-maneuver and off-road-capable wagon. The Subaru Outback provides crisp handling like a car with the versatility of an SUV. The 8.7-inch ground clearance is higher than many large SUVs and crossover while maintaining low-high step.
New, more comfortable seat fabric and matte light wood grain trim give the appearance of a new sophisticated. The Limited Outback models for 2013 offer a new special appearance package option that provides a new Keyless Access & Start system with two-position memory system that comes standard seat 10-way power driver. With Keyless Access & Start system, the driver, holding remote control in your pocket or purse, can unlock the car by touching the door handle. Rear gate also has a touch sensor opening.
Along with structural enhancements, Subaru increased stem diameter sway rear double-wishbone suspension and also increase the level of power spring and damper and bushing stiffness. As a result, body roll has been reduced by 40 percent. Subaru Outback driver will experience a vehicle, more responsive yet quieter overall.
The Subaru Outback is the first crossover to feature as standard factory-installed transversely folded roof. For 2013, a new adjustable design allows the bolt to be moved back to the rear for carrying long items, the distance between the front and rear bars can now be increased from 29.9 inches to 39.7 inches standard. This increase, created as a direct result of feedback Outback owners, allowing easier carrying long items such as kayaking and other outdoor gear on an already easy to use roof rack.
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i models are available in three trim levels - base, Premium and Limited. Outback 3.6R models will be offered in base and Limited. The base 2.5i features a long list of standard features, including cruise control and steering wheel audio switches; Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capabilities, seat fold-down 60/40 split rear reclining feature, electronic parking brake with Hill Holder System and automatic light function.
Outback Premium models add additional amenities, including a seat 10-way power driver (with the carrying capacity of the lumbar adjustment) and driver auto up / down windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter (CVT), the instrument panel storage bin with door, ambient light for consoles overhead, body-colored side mirrors and 17-in. alloy wheels (all 3.6R trim lines have 17-in. alloy wheels as standard).