When someone mentions off-roading, the Subaru Outback is often the first thing to come to mind. Its capable all-wheel drive and versatile, outdoorsy spirit has gained it a big group of cult followers. The new 2018 Subaru Outback promises to offer those same performance standards with an upscale twist that includes some cool new technology.
Beyond a new front- and rear-end exterior design, and a quieter cabin with upgraded, sophisticated materials, the 2018 Subaru Outback gets a buffed up media system. Previous models have featured the Starlink Multimedia system, which continues to be the media and information hub of the Outback. However, the standard 6.2-inch screen grows to 6.5 inches, and a new 8-inch screen is now available.
The Starlink system continues to offer standards like smartphone integration and audio streaming. The updated version in the 2018 Subaru Outback also offers new apps, including an eBird app which helps drivers find birdwatching locations—the perfect outdoor twist to a Subaru feature.
The rearview camera, the tire pressure monitoring system, and the Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert system have all been updated as well. These are just some of the exciting changes we’re looking forward to in the new 2018 Subaru Outback. To learn more about what’s new in the new model year, give us a call at Hassett Pre-Owned.
The Chicago Auto Show awards were recently presented and Subaru vehicles cleaned house. Claiming awards from Kelley Blue Book, Motorweek, US News and World Report, as well as Consumer Guide Automotive, Subaru’s success was noticed by all.
Four separate awards were given and we have listed all below:
Subaru vehicles are gaining more popularity as awards continue to pour in. Not only has Subaru claimed the above recognitions, but the Subaru Legacy has had a shining year and received even more praise. It is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was named “Best Car to Buy 2015” by The Car Connection. In Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Top Picks for 2015, the Legacy was named “Best New/Redesigned Car: $25,000-$30,000” as well.
The award-winning Subaru lineup—including the Legacy—is available now at Hassett Automotive for you to come and test-drive.
Subaru has more than just one of its best sales years on record to celebrate. One of the two brand new vehicles, the 2015 Subaru Outback, has received a five-star safety rating in all categories by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration–making it officially the safest SUV ever constructed.
A new Forester was also released with excellent safety ratings, only narrowly losing to the Outback due to one category 4-star rating, which is still an impressive score. With these two new vehicles, Subaru can soundly say it’s producing the safest SUVs.
The automaker is due to have its best sales year on record, thanks to a growing economy and the resulting increased interest in new car purchases. Surely, the claim of “safest SUV ever” will only cause the brand’s numbers to soar further.
What do you think about the 2015 Subaru Outback, safest SUV ever? To check one out for yourself or for more information, visit Hassett Automotive.