Ryan takes you on a full tour of the new 2018 Subaru Outback Touring 2.5i -- with a comparison to the Mitsubishi Outlander... then it's off to the mountains to find some snow!

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Comments

    • Ian Moone
      Ian Moone

      I cant decide which one is better looking - forester or outback. Thats about every generation. Tough decision which one to buy next. Currently I own Outback BE BH.

      about 2 months ago
    • Noosa Mike
      Noosa Mike

      This is a great car, I have this version but have found my head unit to be glitchy and there seems to be a lot of failed head units in North America. as reported on Carsguide.com . You also don’t buy this car for performance so 0 to 60 times are mostly irrelevant. Buy a sports car if you want acceleration and sports handling. I miss my Alfa Romeo but the Subaru is more functional. The active cruise control and lane keep assist are fantastic. In Australia I use mine on sand instead of snow and it performs as expected. It’s not a true off road car but it’s not intended to be.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ray Davies
      Ray Davies

      Which model is this ?? limited or touring ??.

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Frazier
      Robert Frazier In reply to Ray Davies

      Pay attention

      about 15 days ago
    • Ryan Sport Guy
      Ryan Sport Guy

      Really good car
      Great vid

      about 4 months ago
    • dieselcanuck87
      dieselcanuck87

      Don’t care about the tech get to the driving

      about 7 months ago
    • Crismodin
      Crismodin

      I'm glad you mentioned the fact you can put it into manual, seems like a lot of reviews skimp over that and what it really means.

      about 9 months ago
    • Semore Yams
      Semore Yams

      Awesome video!!

      about 9 months ago
    • Harvinder Sandhu
      Harvinder Sandhu

      Those rims are from the old limited

      about 11 months ago
    • Chief_ Trukalot
      Chief_ Trukalot

      He totally skipped over storage/trunk space???

      about 11 months ago
    • tomtalker2000
      tomtalker2000

      First of all i'm TOTALLY in love with my 2017 3.6R Limited Outback. It's hands down one of if not THE BEST vehicles i've ever owned. However, my only gripe is the HORRIBLE "shit brown" colored interior. It looks hideous and downright gross if you ask me. Subaru should have darkened it to a more deeper chocolate brown color instead. And also folks if your considering an Outback DO NOT go with the 4cyl version. Because there are FAR too many complaints regarding it's reliability. Not to mention it's EXTREMELY under powered for a vehicle as big and heavy as the Outback is. Where as the 6cyl 3.6R engines are virtually bullet proof and have very very few complaints. So do yourselves a favor like i did and test drive both engines before purchasing. Once i drove the 3.6R 6cyl i was IMMEDIATELY sold over the 4cyl. That's how different both engines are. In my honest opinion the 3.6R is the perfect compliment for the Outback. Also, it will track even BETTER on snowy roads considering how powerful the 3.6R engine really is. Along with adding extra weight to keep the vehicle planted more firmly over slick roads etc...

      about 11 months ago
    • Shafini Ashraq Karim
      Shafini Ashraq Karim

      Thanks Ryan, great review. WD. Absolutely awesome.

      about 11 months ago
    • Richard Burguillos
      Richard Burguillos

      Great review. I’ve watch a number of them and you have a gift. BTW: what’s with the AutoNation channel using your video from this review??? Thanks

      about 11 months ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to Richard Burguillos

      Thanks! Really nice to hear that. We also produced a series of reviews for Autonation with some of the same footage. (in addition our company also creates videos for The House of Muscle on Motor Trend, AMMO NYC and AutoBlog.)

      about 11 months ago
    • Phil Corn
      Phil Corn

      I wish you could hear the engine running.

      about 1 year ago
    • Colin Barnes
      Colin Barnes In reply to Phil Corn

      He can, you can't.

      about 5 months ago
    • Jose Mendoza
      Jose Mendoza

      A review where he actually drove it how it should be !! Great review just that alone lol

      about 1 year ago
    • AnhYeuEmMaiMai69
      AnhYeuEmMaiMai69

      symmetrical does not mean 2 cylinders on each side, you can have a V configuration or an inline engine and it would be symmetrical...

      about 1 year ago
    • Nodak81
      Nodak81 In reply to AnhYeuEmMaiMai69

      Not sure why he was talking about the engine at all. As far as I know their use of "symmetrical" is just referring to the length of the CV shafts being equal on each side, helps reduce torque-steer.

      about 10 months ago
    • all gone
      all gone

      緑似合わない
      やっぱアウトバックは白だろ

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Bolton
      Dan Bolton

      I have a 2017 Touring Outback, and I should have saved money buying a cheaper model and put my money into aftermarket. It’s a nice car, but it asks for dents in parking lots, and Subaru people aren’t nice to nice cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • Turbo Ranger
      Turbo Ranger

      I want to see this car in Russia

      about 1 year ago
    • kev hed
      kev hed

      NIce review. I wish you would've dedicated some time to how the 2.5 performs since it only has 175hp and those Outbacks weigh somewhere in the 3700/3800lb range.

      about 1 year ago
    • John James
      John James In reply to kev hed

      I bought the 3.6R after testing the 2.5. I felt the 2.5 was a little slow and I liked the smoothness of the 3.6. Also, for the 2020 model year Subaru is getting rid of the 3.6 so there’s some rarity there.

      about 9 months ago
    • Gregory Lenfert
      Gregory Lenfert In reply to kev hed

      It's underwhelming if you are on the interstate and have passengers, but also gets almost 30mpg. The low end torque isn't bad for off road situations. All together pretty decent with my input coming from owning a 2017 Touring 2.5.

      about 1 year ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to kev hed

      It’s slow. But it’s a balance with economy. People that want more always have the 3.6R option.

      about 1 year ago
    • MSA
      MSA

      The 3.6R needs to be tested more and let known it’s available instead of pushing that 2.5i on unaware buyers. I hate how you only see 2.5i on dealer lots for the price of the 3.6R

      about 1 year ago
    • Ralph Long III
      Ralph Long III In reply to MSA

      I bought the 3.6R and had to wait two days for it. They had to go to other dealerships and really tried to push the 2.5 on us.

      about 11 months ago
    • Der.Stativ
      Der.Stativ

      What a picturesque lake

      about 1 year ago
    • Taisto Uuslail
      Taisto Uuslail

      Great review! Own the 2002 Forester for 7,5 years and know what is the basement of this car concerning driveability. Thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • James Simpson
      James Simpson

      I'm not sure that it is Touch Capacitive. Not sure it will register your gestures without pressing harder

      about 1 year ago
    • prtrax
      prtrax

      Can you help me understand constantly variable transmission? How is this different from a continuously variable transmission (CVT)?

      about 1 year ago
    • Colin Barnes
      Colin Barnes In reply to prtrax

      Same thing.

      about 5 months ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to prtrax

      Same thing. Continuously and constantly are close enough to use the terms interchangeably.

      about 1 year ago
    • Roberto Garcia
      Roberto Garcia

      Excelent review and great driving shoots!

      about 1 year ago
    • Brando Guy
      Brando Guy

      I love Subaru as much as I love my dog

      about 1 year ago
    • Rolman80 80
      Rolman80 80 In reply to Brando Guy

      A car is just a piece of metal with out any value in the end

      about 1 year ago
    • patientx77
      patientx77

      You didn’t mention performance, like 0-60 times. Oh right that’s because it’s almost 10 secs to 60 (9.5 to be exact). And if you load it up for a weekend family camping trip...forget about it. The 3.6 is nice, but Subaru has some work to do on that base engine. And lose the CVT.

      about 1 year ago
    • Colin Barnes
      Colin Barnes In reply to patientx77

      2.4 suits most people for normal driving if you want to tow get the 3.6, they are both great. i do own 2015 Limited 2.5 never had a moments trouble, moves easily through 2 feet of fresh snow.

      about 5 months ago
    • Gregory Lenfert
      Gregory Lenfert In reply to patientx77

      I agree about the engine needing to improve. The 2.5 is fine on my 2016 Legacy, but it's lighter. The Subaru CVT doesn't feel like other CVT cars I've had (2010 Nissan Altima, 2013 Nissan Juke). When you get on the engine it gets to shift points like a conventional transmission about 3500 rpm. I understand 2019 models may start to incorporate 1.8 and 2.4 direct fuel injection turbo engines. That would be a huge improvement.

      about 1 year ago
    • YXC CXY
      YXC CXY In reply to patientx77

      And, btw, 0- whatever times do not tell the whole story. Most manufacturers use racing start methods for this timing. Reving up high and start with slipping clutch. You cant do that here, and i do not need it. In normal everday driving situation ,eg in stop and go the CVT auto is more comfortable and faster than a manual gearbox, without effort. If you want a sportscar, buy one. This is a highly comfortable and very safe family car.

      about 1 year ago
    • YXC CXY
      YXC CXY In reply to patientx77

      Im living in Germany. Lots of curvy roads where you can go 100 km/h and lots of autobahn with no speed limit. For a family car it has just enough power, i never needed more. Also full packed you can drive 200 km/h on the Autobahn easily.

      about 1 year ago
    • Floyd Matson
      Floyd Matson In reply to patientx77

      patientx77 you have it all wrong. Cvt is nice. Im sure everyone that owns one will agree.

      about 1 year ago
    • Greg
      Greg

      I really like the Outback and will probably buy one, but I'd like to see a review that shows it's off road abilities. Not the fluffy dry snow but the deep, wet snow. Our BMW 328 XDrive can go through anything we've had so far, but the utility of the Outback is what I'm after.

      about 1 year ago
    • GB Sailing
      GB Sailing In reply to Greg

      As we say in Australia..."when was the last time you saw a Subaru on the side of the road with the bonnet up?" Answer: "You just don't"

      about 1 year ago
    • GB Sailing
      GB Sailing In reply to Greg

      wait for the Ascent to arrive then...

      about 1 year ago
    • ElZX6R
      ElZX6R In reply to Greg

      Greg Murphy it does great on wet snow, also cant really say if you consider 7” of snow (deep snow) but I drove my 18 outback touring recently in those conditions and it did great thanks to the X Mode and also I was using to stock tires, not winter tires

      about 1 year ago
    • Greg
      Greg In reply to Greg

      I'm not saying they aren't reliable, just not as reliable as the Subaru. But way more expensive to repair. That's all.

      about 1 year ago
    • Greg
      Greg In reply to Greg

      BMW makes a great product, I own a new one but won't keep one once the warranty expires. The car I need for this purpose will have to last us a long time. So, we will keep it past the warranty which means I need a reliable car. Subaru's are a more reliable and less expensive car to repair post warranty. If we weren't going to keep it past the warranty we would get the X3.

      about 1 year ago
    • Therrw
      Therrw

      I don't know why but I think a station wagon is so much cooler than an SUV. Must be the dork in me.

      about 1 year ago
    • tomtalker2000
      tomtalker2000 In reply to Therrw

      Who cares if your a dork or not. Because i'm the same exact way myself. There are FAR to many SUV's on the road today. So it's quite "refreshing" to still have a wagon for sale. And especially one that comes with THE BEST AWD system of any other car manufacturer. And that's exactly why i bought my 2017 3.6R Limited. Best vehicle i've EVER owned period...!!!

      about 11 months ago
    • Moon Moon
      Moon Moon In reply to Therrw

      Jose Mendoza l.ca

      about 1 year ago
    • Jose Mendoza
      Jose Mendoza In reply to Therrw

      Because wagons are cool and highly underrated .
      🤙🏽

      about 1 year ago
    • Troutster '
      Troutster '

      Finally! a 2018 Outback review thats entertaining and highly informative! Thanks!

      about 1 year ago