2012 Subaru Outback Car Review: Long-Term Loan - Part 1
Subaru is the brand that arguably kicked off the whole crossover thing, and it's the Outback that was the first of its mainline crossover models. That first car, launched in 1995 looked like a sneaker and continued to do so until the late 1990s. It was well built, solid and reliable and most owners simply traded into the newer iterations when they were released. That loyalty is most likely being tested with the current variant of the Outback, which has lost its rugged and lovable looks and become more staid and conservative looking.
That said, it's just as comfortable as ever, has good ground clearance for driving on rough-ish dirt roads and is very, very well appointed. As it arrived in the garage our new Outback came fitted with EyeSight (the Outback is premiering this technology) and this alerts the driver to things like lane wander and if they're too close to the car in front. In terms of pricing, the Outback 3.6R Premium lists for $55,990; the engine is a 3.6-litre boxer six-cylinder making 191kW and 350Nm, six-speed auto only, and fuel consumption is a claimed 10.3L/100km.
In terms of what we'll be doing with this vehicle, well, we've had a towbar and brake controller fitted to it, so it'll be doing a fair bit of trailer towing in our caravanning publication (Australian Caravan + RV). - Isaac Bober, NRMA Motoring Editor
2010 Subaru Outback Video Car Review - NRMA Drivers Seat
Join NRMA Drivers Seat's Tim Pomroy as he takes a look at the new Subaru
Outback powered by the improved Boxer engine that provide outstanding fuel
economy. For any of your Roadside Assistance needs, go to
2010 Subaru Forester Video Car Review - NRMA Drivers Seat
With European manufacturers promoting diesel technology big time, many
Japanese manufacturers have been caught napping. Not so with Subaru. Their
new, unique-design boxer diesel engine has found its way under the bonnet
of the ever popular Forester model. Watch the video review to find out what
2010 Subaru EyeSight technology video
Join Tim Pomroy from NRMA Drivers Seat as he tests the latest safety system
from Subaru called EyeSight. The system can help drivers avoid frontal
2012 Kia Rio Car Review: Long-Term Loan - Part 1
It might have won our 2011 Australia's Best Cars Award for Best Light Car
Under $20,000, but we wanted to see what the Kia Rio was like to live with.
Would it handle the cut and thrust of inner-city living? Could it take
having a couple of kids thrown into the back and driven up into the
mountains? Well, that's what we're going to find out...
In the few weeks we've been trundling about in the Rio we're still mightily
impressed with it. It's got a well appointed interior with things like
Bluetooth and iPod connectivity as standard (our car is the entry level Si)
and much, much more; the chassis is sharp, although the assisted steering
is a little dead in the first few degrees off-centre up to about 60km/h,
but livens up after that.
In terms of pricing, the Rio is very impressive with a list price of
$18,990 for the 1.6-litre toting five-door hatch with six-speed manual (our
car runs a cost-optional six-speed auto and lists for $20,990 - 103kW and
167Nm; 6.1L/100km). You can get into the Rio for $15,290 (three-door, 1.4L,
six-speed manual). - Isaac Bober, NRMA Motoring Editor
Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2011 Honda Crosstour vs Subaru Outback / Тест-драйв
Наши Тесты - Авто плюс / Honda Crosstour и Subaru Outback
Ведущий: Андрей Леонтьев
________________________Subaru Outback____________Honda Crosstour
Рабочий объем______________3,6 л______________________3,5 л
Мощность__________________ 249 л.с____________________275 л.с
Крутящий момент____________350 Н.м___________________ 339
Макс. скорость______________ 230 км/ч__________________ 190
Разгон 0-100км/ч_____________7,5 сек____________________8,9
Расход топлива______________10 л______________________11,2 л
Subaru Outback crash test 5 star rating
Subaru Outbacks achieve a high five-star crashworthiness rating for
occupant safety from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP),
maintaining Subarus status as five-star rated brand.
DRIVE Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Other than rabid Prius owners, Subaru drivers seem to love their cars more
than any other brand. For 2010 Outback gets an all new design. Tom Voelk
takes a look at a top o' the line Limited model that's now roomier and more
refined than ever.
Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium MY10 - Rob Fraser Reviews
Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium pack. This model has the 3.6L V6 petrol motor
producing 191 kW at 5600 rpm and 350 Nm at 4400 rpm. This is mated to a 5
speed automatic transmission. It has Subaru Symmetrical AWD system and a 5
star ANCAP safety rating
The 3.6R Premium has all the bells and whistles already included and has a
MLP of $55,990.