Updated 2018 Subaru Outback priced from £29,995

Subaru’s rugged Outback SUV gains a subtle new look but drops the 2.0-litre diesel engine

Subaru has revealed a lightly updated Outback SUV for 2018 featuring a subtle new look and added safety tech. On sale now it’s priced from £29,995 but the 2.0-litre diesel engine has been dropped form the UK lineup.

Visual changes are modest but Subaru has added a redesigned grille, bumper and headlamps cluster at the front, while inside glass black panels and a larger eight-inch touchscreen, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, have been added. Entry spec SE models get a smaller 6.5-inch display.

Best SUVs and 4x4s on sale

New safety tech has also been introduced: Lane Keep Assist and an uprated surround view camera system are now standard across the lineup. Other safety kit is bundled into Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist pack and includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Sway and Departure Warning, Pre-collision Braking System and Pre-collision Throttle Management.

The only engine offered in the updated Outback is Subaru’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol boxer engine as the previous 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel has been dropped. 

It develops 173bhp and 235Nm of torque and capable of returning up to 38.7mpg according to the Japanese brand. Like before the range is made up of two trims: entry-level SE (£29,995) and SE Premium (£33,010). 

Enjoy reading about Japanese cars? Then take a look at our 100 years of Mitsubishi feature.

Most Popular

Jaguar platform sharing talks and upmarket move revealed
Jaguar F-Type V6S badge
Jaguar

Jaguar platform sharing talks and upmarket move revealed

Jaguar is set to move upmarket, while sharing tech with another car maker
27 Feb 2021
Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi GT-Line S: Deal of the Week
Kia Sportage deal of the week - front
Sponsored

Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi GT-Line S: Deal of the Week

The ever-popular Kia Sportage is this week’s deal of the week, brought to you by our sister site BuyaCar with a free 12-month warranty worth £299
26 Feb 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge gets extra range in first over-the-air update
Volvo XC40
News

Volvo XC40 Recharge gets extra range in first over-the-air update

The software update brings minor improvements to the electric SUV’s driving range and charging time
26 Feb 2021