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2015 (65) Subaru Outback2.0D SE Premium 5dr

Shiremoor Ford
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognitionCruise control
Eco gaugeInterior fuel flap release
Navigation systemOutside temperature gauge
Rear view cameraService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary audio input socket
Radio/single CD playerSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour electric heated/adjust/fold mirrors
Electric glass tilt and slide sunroofFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lightsHeated rear window with timer
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLED Headlights
Pop up headlamp washersRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear privacy glassRoof rails
Roof spoilerUV reducing glass

Interior Features

4 cargo hooks60/40 split one touch flat folding rear seats
8 way electric driver seat with lumbar adjustment8 way electrically adjustable passenger seat
Auto dual-zone climate control systemCentre console storage tray
Defroster vents for front and side windowsDoor pockets with bottle holder
Driver seat memory functionDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Dust/pollen filterFront centre armrest
Front centre console with storage/12v power outletFront cupholders
Front interior welcome lightFront map lights
Heated front seatsIlluminated driver/passenger vanity mirror
Isofix child seat attachmentLeather steering wheel
Leather upholsteryLuggage area lamp
Luggage area under floor storage boxRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear head restraintsRear heater duct
Rear interior welcome lightReclining rear seats
Retractable luggage coverStainless steel sill covers
Tie down hooks in luggage areaTilt/reach adjustable steering wheel
Ventilation ducts to rear compartment 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS + EBD + EBA
Active front headrestsDriver and passenger seatbelts with warning light
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brakeFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill hold controlPassenger knee airbag
Rear child proof door locksSide airbags
Torque vectoring brakeTraction control
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

DeadlocksKeyless entry and start
Locking wheel nutsRemote central locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser 

Technical

SVDC - Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control 

Wheels

18" Aluminium wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)145Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio15.2:1
Cylinder LayoutFLAT 4Cylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)40.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionDCoin SeriesSE Premium
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70NCAP Safety Assist %73
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed119

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/60 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/60 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1605Length4815
Wheelbase2745Width1840

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1848
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Minimum Kerbweight1649
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has been thoroughly updated and it now makes more sense than ever. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Subaru's Outback isn't an SUV but offers most of what that class of vehicle provides in a package that's a little more rugged than your average jacked-up large 4x4 estate. After all, its permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system will keep you going long after most other all-wheel drive estates, Crossovers and compact SUVs have waved the white flag. This improved fifth generation design is smarter, safer, cleverer, classier and more more technologically up to date. It might remain a rare choice - but for the right kind of buyer, it's potentially a very good one.

Background

The Subaru Outback. With a history going all the way back to 1995, it was the original off-road-orientated family estate, with an image that, at the turn of the century, placed it comfortably alongside big Volvos and Land Rovers as a preferred choice for the tweed jacketed country set. In more recent times, it's been a rarer sight on our roads - something Subaru's importers would like to change, with the introduction of a much improved version of the fifth generation design that was originally launched in 2015. Enhancements to this revised model include the standardisation of petrol power, the addition of a new front and side-view camera system and enhancements to the 'EyeSight' camera-driven safety set-up. More importantly, it's all still matched to the same tough, practical 4WD package.

Driving Experience

Subaru doesn't offer its 2.0-litre diesel engine any more - or manual transmission come to that. So Outback customers are limited to a 2.5-litre 175PS four cylinder petrol powerplant mated to a Lineartronic automatic gearbox. Well, when I say 'automatic', it's strictly speaking a seven-step constantly variable transmission with 'virtual' ratios, but you get the idea. There's no clutch pedal. As usual with the brand, the engine up-front is a Boxer unit and due to its size and shape, it's installed lower down and further back than a conventional powerplant for a lower centre of gravity. Boxer technology - with its unique 'punch-counterpunch' rotational cycle - offers smoothness, low vibration and noise, plus excellent accelerator response. The 2.5-litre engine produces 235Nm torque at 4,000rpm. As before, you get a healthy 200mm of ground clearance and Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system features on all models. For better off road traction, the Lineartronic CVT auto gearbox is mated to a centre differential with a viscous limited slip differential. Helping off road is the clever 'X-Mode' set-up, an integrated control system that oversees and co-ordinates the operation of the transmission, the All-Wheel Drive mechanicals and the VDC dynamics control. Press the appropriate dash-mounted button and 'X-Mode' tweaks all of these systems for off road use and adds in Hill Descent Control for steep slopes. The result is a set of off road capabilities not far off those of full-blown SUVs.

Design and Build

The exterior changes made to this revised Outback model are subtle and limited to a minor redesign for the front grille, bumper, door mirrors and headlights. The hexagonal grille redesign showcases a sharper, more defined shape and incorporates the distinctive Subaru wing design, which draws parallels to the horizontally opposed Subaru Boxer engine. If you haven't been in a Subaru for a bit, you'll probably be impressed by the cabin, which is a considerable improvement on previous interiors that the brand has brought us. You still wouldn't mistake the interior for something produced by a premium German brand but the slightly more utilitarian hard-wearing feel is in keeping with this SUV brand. There's one of the best steering wheels in the class and even the touch screen system is easy to operate. The boot measures 559-litres to the tonneau cover, with 1,848-litres available when the seats are folded. That's about the same as, say, a pricier Volvo XC90. We like the little touches too. The memory function for the electrically-powered tailgate so you can set it at a specific height in multi-storey carparks or garages with low ceilings. The tailgate interior grip handle that can act as a hanger rail for things like damp wetsuits. The strengthened cargo hooks that can take up to 50kgs. And the useful foot-step on the rear sills that makes it easier to get up to roof level to oversee transportation of longer or bulkier items around the standard-fit silver roofrails.

Market and Model

Prices start at £30,000 for the base 'SE' model, rising to around £33,000 for the plusher leather-lined 'SE Premium' variant. Both versions come only in 2.5-litre petrol Lineartronic automatic form. The most recent updates include the addition of a new front view camera, which has been positioned below the brand badge on the front grille. This can monitor a 180-degree area in front of the car that would normally be in the driver's blind spot. A furtherl side view camera is mounted at the base of the passenger door mirror. A 'view' switch positioned next to the X-Mode button by the gearstick allows the driver to move between display options on the centre touchscreen. Other more conventional standard kit features include automatic LED headlamps and headlamp washers, cruise control, Active Torque Vectoring, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electrically-adjustable driver's seat and privacy glass, as well as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, incorporating satellite navigation, audio, smartphone connectivity and a rear view parking camera. Also standard is the camera-based 'EyeSight' safety system, now embellished with 'Lane Keep Assist'. The 'EyeSight' package monitors the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards and includes autonomous Pre-collision Braking Control and Pre-collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure & Sway Warning. The Outback has scored a five-star EuroNCAP safety score, so it's hard to put your family in anything much safer.

Cost of Ownership

Subaru owners tend to be a well-informed bunch and they probably won't thank us for letting a few of their secrets out. The big one is residual value. The Outback has long been a big winner in that department and things have only got better in recent years, in the main due to the company's excellent five year, 100,000 mile fully transferable warranty. That means that if you sell the car after, say, three years and 40,000 miles, the new owner gets a two year, 60,000 mile warranty. Try that in a Volvo XC90 and the new owner gets nothing, zilch, zip, nada. The same goes for the poor schlub buying a used Skoda Octavia Scout, Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer or even an Audi A4 Allroad. The 2.5-litre engine manages 38.7mpg on the combined cycle and 166g/km of CO2. You also get a three year recovery and roadside assistance programme you'll almost certainly never need.

Summary

If you really don't want an SUV but really need one, there are plenty of plush jacked-up 4WD estate cars than can claim to offer a realistic alternative. Yet few of them would last long if regularly used up-hill, down-dale on the average rutted farm track. Here's an exception. This fifth generation Outback may not be able to replace a fully-fledged off roader for those living halfway up a mountain peak but for a vehicle of this kind, it really is extraordinarily capable. Previous versions of this model were just as good, but weren't really large or plush enough to compete against the Volvos and Audis that represent this car's most natural competition. That's now changed. Today, the facts are that one of these is more practical than an Audi allroad or Volvo XC90 rival - and at the same time, a lot less expensive, with current asking figures really not very far above the less capable rival models you'd get from mainstream brands like Skoda and Vauxhall. These days, Outback ownership also represents the thinking family's alternative to a RAV4 or CR-V-style soft roading compact SUV. True, there are still more dynamically able models of this kind, with smarter cabins and trendier badges. As an overall package though, this Outback is now a stronger contender than ever before. It's always been the most capable car of its kind when conditions are at their worst, but now it's a much stronger everyday choice too. It deserves its moment in the sun.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£274.14
Deposit£1750
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£17,498
Credit amount£15,748
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6800
Total amount payable£21,435.58
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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