With increasingly harsh tastes, the Wagon seems to lose its position in front of the Crossver models. But in terms of practical value when used, perhaps the Wagon has a better advantage. The same goes for Subaru Outback, which has a high price and very practicality.
Wagon is a car that can be said very popular in western countries, especially in Europe because of its very high practicality. There are quite a lot of people who confuse this car with crossovers or hatchbacks because of the luggage and passenger drilling.
However, it is easy to understand that the Wagon is a sedan but is extended to the rear to expand the storage space, some models are also raised to enhance the flexibility of operation.
Subaru Outback is one of the few latest Wagon models distributed in Vietnam with new changes for more eye-catching visuals and the latest safety technology from the Japanese automaker. However, with the starting price of Outback, users can choose large 7-seat SUVs but have to accept floating or luxury sedans but have to pity, hesitate through bad roads or small spaces. of crossovers. With the Outback, it is a perfect combination of suv, sedan, and crossover thanks to Subaru’s well-known technologies such as the perfectly balanced Boxer engine, the S-AWD drive system optimized for all locations. The model along with the standard Global Platform chassis provides a more stable, firmer driving feel and the latest version also adds EyeSight technology that helps the driver optimize in many unexpected situations.
Outside, Outback possesses many sharp lines, and those lines start from the stretched calorie face radiating to the sides of the body to create a strong appearance of the vehicle. In fact, such design helps to increase aerodynamics higher when operating, helping the vehicle to stick to the road more when running at high speed or surfing than releasing the accelerator.
The grille face in the 2019 version is simplified, not too colorful or glossy as the old version when there is only one large chrome-plated horizontal bar to create the highlight for many stars’ logos. Subaru. Note that one eye can see the camera is painted the same color with the mesh hidden in the calorie.
And can not mention the typical headlights of Subaru with Daylight C-shaped daytime running lights. If you walk on the street and see this daytime lamp, it is definitely a Subaru. And this seems to be the most recognizable brand identity of this Japanese automaker. And the headlight system is an LED, so the lighting performance is very good and changes the angle when cornering or steering. But a minus point in the design when the large fog lamp cluster with chrome rings makes the car unbalanced by the large size placed in the black plastic cavity that somewhat overwhelms the headlights.
If not too meticulous, it can be seen that the front of the car is sporty with strong lines, though this is not a pure SUV.
Seen from the side, few people think that the ground clearance of the car up to 213mm is quite similar to the midsize SUV models such as Fortuner (219mm), Everest (210mm), Terra (213mm) … If anyone first steers the Outback for sure I was afraid to climb the edge, or overcome potholes for fear of roar. Because the body tends to lean forward rather than the pedestal of the SUV. In fact, if standing with SUVs, the Outback is not inferior even to the unique features of the Wagon line.
Certainly to fit the Outback, Subaru completely equipped with 18-inch wheels with standard tire size 225/60 for better grip, more harmonious with the overall vehicle. But contrary to the angular design of the car, the rearview mirror has a slightly simple structure, classic, with seemingly rough curves. But this design makes the viewing space wider, especially the Wagon models with relatively long dimensions. In addition, the right arrangement of the view makes the view in column A more comprehensive and airy. Unfortunately, the car still has no automatic folding, users still have to press the button to close the glass when stopping the car.
In addition, the right side mirror has an additional pair of camera, this camera will combine with the rear camera every time when driving or default to activate the cam before moving under 20km / h. The addition of a curb camera helps drivers watch when traveling on narrow roads or back up better. Orange quality display is relatively good, will be a bit choppy if the outdoor light is too harsh.
The rear end can be said to be difficult to comment on aesthetically, but in terms of fair practicality, it is extremely high. For example, the reflector light unit below is large, helping the rear vehicles to recognize when traveling in wind or heavy rain, along with the large plastic protruding knob to absorb the fashions well. most avoid affecting the paint of the car. Pay close attention, almost the underside of the car is covered by thick plastic mouths, with a concave fit to best protect the surrounding collisions such as kicks, motorbikes, and absorb the impulses. Light force avoids excessive damage to car paint. If this sandblast black paint sure Outback will bring a different look more fierce.
Entering the interior, you will see a different sky. Different from many practical cars when they try to minimize the buttons, but the Outback interior is different, they still design a simple but sophisticated layout of function keys in a block. glossy plastic cladding.
Like the central entertainment area with a large 8-inch screen that supports Apple Carplay, the driver is more comfortable with beautiful floating keys. Below is the system control cluster in 2 independent areas. In general, the central area on the 2019 version is more luxurious than the old version. Down next is the drawer for gear, gear lever, function keys are neatly placed beautifully machined aluminum cladding.
Unfortunately, the car uses electronic handbrake but lacks the Auto Hold or Brake Hold feature. And the location of the buttons is extremely convenient when placed immediately behind the gear lever, helping drivers manipulate faster when needed. And the little-used buttons selected behind the wheel near the left-hand pedestal show the sophistication of the design, not putting too many buttons in a confusing position that spreads all the way from left to right. .
Accordingly, the steering wheel of the Outback has the appearance of high-class cars, the density is reasonable enough to cover the keys, and the material of the keys is smooth to feel flattering when touched. Behind the steering wheel is a speedometer and multicolored clock that shows the operating information as well as functional parameters when moving quite simply.
And the inner seats are multi-directional, extremely smooth and spacious electric seats that are leather-covered from front to back for a more luxurious feel and no backbone feeling when sitting for long but still give a certain hug when hitting folding steering, especially the front seats are squeezed back tail to create more space for the rear seat. Dare to make sure that if enough 4 people m7-m8 still have enough space to comfortably turn around. The second row of seats can be adjusted to fit the body of each person and has a large armrest.
Like many cars in different segments, the second row of Subaru is folded in a 6/4 ratio to expand the storage space when the luggage drill is no longer enough space, but here, users just pull the lever to lower the chair, not necessarily need to go back to chair 2 to pull the lever or lean to lower the chair.
In general, the interior of the car is quite pragmatic but still exquisite, minimalistic when sensing the visual. Leather materials are almost dominant, even the dashboard uses soft leatherette materials to enhance the interior of the car to be worth the price to own.
Operation is the advantage
Subaru has been dubbed the “Porsche Asia”, not only naturally but have a reputation. In the world, Porsche is the few car manufacturers who do not have the concept of “mass” in the majority, so does Subaru, when the car industry is forever racing to develop I or V engines but Japanese automakers This is loyal to the Boxer engine that made their name. Boxer advantages do not need to be debated much about the efficiency, especially, when a collision occurs, the engine will automatically bend toward the bottom of the car, instead of entering the cabin, ensuring safety. for the person sitting inside. As a result, for many years IIHS – the US Highway Safety Assessment Organization always rated the highest safety level (Top Safety Pick +) for all Subaru cars, which they are car manufacturers. Steam only in the world achieved.
The engine is not enough to bring fame, the symmetrical all-wheel drive S-AWD is the second factor that decides to make a true Subaru. In Subaru’s lineup from SUVs to Sedans, they can all work in different terrain types without any division.
Back to Outback, when using the 2.5L Boxer engine for a capacity somewhere around 175 horsepower is relatively stable when operating in road conditions in Vietnam with CVT gearbox for traction of about 235Nm. With the above parameters, the operation can be said to be leisurely and smooth, but it brings a slightly lacking sporty feeling due to the fact that the CVT gearbox is hard to bring the best traction in the phases. necessary speed. To overcome this drawback, Subaru has equipped I and S modes on the steering wheel. Accordingly, the driving mode I can understand is that it automatically learns the accelerator’s habit of throttle and gradually sets the appropriate throttle response. As for the S mode, the accelerator is now more sensitive, giving a better, more excited acceleration response to Subaru’s nature which means more fuel consumption. Perhaps the S mode is suitable for overcoming a car or for stress relief from the stresses of life when combined with the gear lever behind the wheel.
The steering on the Outback uses electric power, but thanks to Subaru’s tweaks, the compact feel of the oil assistant ensures the comfort of riding in sight, certainly when driving at high speed, responds quite well. good in the bends. But remember that this is a Wagon, so the Outback has reduced the inherent sportiness of Subaru to bring a sense of smoothness to the car. Part of the smoothness based on an international standard chassis and suspension certainly eliminates almost the wobble or floating in the steering.
Also do not forget to mention the “eye god” EyeSight, which is basically a technology to assist the driver based on data collected through 3 rear-view glass cameras combined with the steering system with 5 main functions: Automatic braking to prevent collisions, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance throttle, lane departure warning and notify vehicles ahead have moved. Actual experience, the driver is interested with adaptive cruise control and the car is moved ahead, especially when traveling on the highway, just set the speed that the car will operate based on the thing. Operating conditions of the vehicle in front.
In short, Subaru Outback is a model for those who like the difference when they are too boring with the models on the market. Unless you really need the third row, regularly traveling 7 people, the Outback is a reasonable choice to replace the bunker SUV models thanks to the advantages such as high ground, airy, excess safety technology, Good driving feeling for those who like to drive themselves. On the other hand, driving Outback will be stronger than driving an SUV because the balance is always stable.