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Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Control leads to confidence, and stability creates an agility that excites in the all-new Outback. Subaru vehicles are gifted at inspiring confidence behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive paired with the uniquely balanced SUBARU BOXER engine. This system delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions. It has excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision, thanks to its main components being aligned longitudinally, while its low centre of gravity creates an especially engaging and responsive drive. The unique advantages of Symmetrical AWD make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.

SUBARU BOXER Engine

SUBARU BOXER Engine
Few other cars drive with the self-assured confidence of the Outback, so you won’t be surprised by how uniquely it is accomplished. The horizontally-opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.

Lineartronic

Lineartronic
Designed to get the most out of your SUBARU BOXER engine and Symmetrical AWD, the efficient Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission keeps the engine in its ideal power range to give the new Outback its class- leading fuel consumption at 7.7lit./100km on 2.5-litre models. New shift controls keep the ride light, smooth and responsive on both the 2.5-litre and 3.6-litre engines, while the Lineartronic in 3.6R-L also handles the higher- torque output with less mechanical noise for a smoother, quieter drive. The shift controls have a new stepped variable control that stays in tune with changes in vehicle speed and engine speed, allowing the driver to feel shift points when accelerating to form a strong and comfortable connection between car and driver.
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