Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Subaru Outback Review

1998 cc diesel, which is a six-speed manual transmission, produces over 150 hp and maximum torque of 350 Nm figure.


With a completely redesigned suspension and a new, all steel unitary structure, the management of the Subaru Outback and stability has improved considerably. The presence of Japanese society acclaimed AWD system also has to convince buyers that this is a sure-footed in all weather conditions.

Style & Design

It is clear that inherit dynamic style "crossover" of his predecessors, but with a silhouette bolder and more striking, the new fourth-generation Subaru Outback projects greater presence, both on and off road. Increasing the length, width, height and wheelbase of the vehicle, provided that the Subaru design team with the ability to give the Subaru Outback design more robust and expressive.

The vertical front grille, which shares the ground family'wing Subaru "is a prominent place in a higher position, giving a sharp turn more toward the vehicle. The other three-dimensional shape more angular headlights, with different lights circular lights on both ends of the bumper example, expresses a greater sense of stability.

The sides of the vehicle is now a more important role in the overall design, with pronounced wheel arches and muscular new reference to the Subaru Outback's go-points All-Wheel Drive platform. The rim of the glass house is framed by chrome trim to reinforce an impression of superior quality.


The subtle rear roof line tapers where it meets the new, color D-pillars (the previous generation Outback D-pillars was wearing a black panel visually extend the glass house). This new design feature of the development of external design and build a coherent perception of the strength.

Subaru Outback with alloy wheels 17 "are standard.

More space in the new cabin high quality

A sophisticated interior design in harmony with the Subaru Outback is subtly muscular exterior lines and focused, and gives the much more spacious cabin with a real feeling of quality.

The design team is a key mantra of "Active and quality of feeling, and at the same time take advantage of the increased cabin space in the new basket, focused on a careful examination so easy to use features driver and passenger comfort and long distances. Double seals on all doors and windows to improve the refinement to reduce the penetration of wind noise.


The new, front seats offer excellent comfort and support, adjustable 10-way power driver's seat (including lumbar support), and establishing four-way power passenger seat. The front seats are soft pads and registers 20% 10% softer.

The driver benefits from greater control of security, with a 10 mm fore / aft slide range, the movement of 20 mm in height, with a 2 degree slope and 20 mm back pad adjustment. Rear seat passengers also offer the comfort of 60/40 reclining on a range of 20 degrees.

Facing the driver, a new instrument panel has four quadrants described in the aluminum rings, and the new three-spoke steering wheel is wrapped in leather, with integrated audio and speed controls and a wide range of adjustment - 40 mm reach and rake.

Subaru Outback comes standard with leather upholstery.

Comfort

The stylish, more spacious interior and high quality of the new Subaru Outback is fully equipped to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for drivers and passengers.

self-leveling suspension, recognizes the long-standing popularity of the Subaru Outback as a workhorse load or trailer towing vehicle. As much as the car could be working in the temperature can be carefully regulated by the dual-zone automatic temperature control fully integrated dust filter and heating ducts to rear passengers legs.


An audio system with CD player, six speakers (including two tweeters) and steering wheel remote is standard. For the new Subaru Outback, radio reception has been considerably improved with the installation of two high-performance antennas in the back window.

audio systems are compatible with MP3 and a hands-free kit installed. Voice activation from the hands-free microphone allows users to make phone calls and operation of audio devices.

Faced with the new driver Outback, the new dashboard features clarity, functionality and visual richness in accordance with the upscale nature of the new model. Four slices are ringed aluminum and has an LCD booster in the middle. The ringing and the display is lit, even during the daytime to improve visibility. The dials appear white to blue and off the ignition with the contact.

When the ignition is switched on, the indicator needles sweep the position, then quickly return to zero - it increases the excitement and anticipation of the next trip. An indicator light and light diesel particles are added as part of the package.

The new Multi-Information Display (MID) is located on the center console top surface so it can be seen from all seats. MID shows that the ambient temperature, fuel consumption (instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption and driving range vacuum), main passenger seatbelt warning and a digital clock.

Greater control of the Subaru Outback has been set to minimize the intrusion of the driver's field of vision, and when the driver's hands on the wheel. small controls and switches are positioned to maximize the ease of use.

Subaru Outback is a complete list of standard equipment also extends to the automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, front and rear electric windows (auto up / down driver's door), glass, tilt-n-Slide "seat leather, sunroof, heated and memory function.

REALISM AND STORAGE

Subaru Outback flight is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor, the improvements in comfort and convenience. The decor is also a manifestation of Subaru experience new "research program of innovation in packaging.

Large seats are equipped to make the best use of space around each occupant has increased. The space between the front seats has increased by 30 mm and the distance between the front and back seats rose by 62 mm. The rear seatback is split 60/40% and can be folded flat to provide the best in people / cargo-related variety. With the rear seats upright, load capacity has increased from 67 liters to 526 liters compared to the previous model.

Large rear doors lead to improved access to rear seats, and special attention to the shape and arrangement of window pillar ensures a greater feeling of space and light for rear passengers in the new Subaru Outback.

Although the width and height of the load was increased, the depth of the rear bumper and the lip of goods fell slightly to make it easier for users to upload and download of lifting heavy objects inside. The tailgate, which is 33 mm wider and 45 mm longer than before and easier, the electromagnetic properties of the switch for easy opening, with a light touch, aided by two gas struts to support.

The front seats have a concave back again to provide additional space for knees rear seat passengers. The rear seat has a folding center armrest with dual cup holders, and the rest can be tilted more comfort on long journeys. Far mechanism for one-touch "is in the side panel bay boot allows the seat backs can be folded flat for easy operation of the tailgate when loading long items.

Interior designers of the new Outback also careful to create generously sized storage space easy to use for small items - with an increased capacity of 39 liters, compared with the previous model.

The glove will accept 31 CDs, while the new two-story center console with capacity for 22 CDs, including a 12V power outlet and auxiliary audio input.

Two cupholders are provided alongside the center console, while a bottle of 500 ml plastic can be stored in any pocket door. A box of 50 mm thickness of tissue can also be placed in the door pockets. A head is fixed center console for sunglasses and storage of small items.

MOTORS

This is based on the 1998 cc diesel "Subaru Boxer Diesel in March 2008 - The first boxer diesel engine for passenger cars produced in volume, produces a maximum power of 150 hp and maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1800 and 2400 rpm ..

For 2011, Subaru Outback. This engine has several unique technical improvements and ecological characteristics of the head shape of the pistons has been changed to a wider, shallower design. This, combined with improving the flow of gas into the combustion chamber, improving combustion efficiency and reduces the production of particles. A "boost sensor" was added to the variable geometry turbocharger for more precise control of the tabs.

The glow plugs have been changed from one type of metal to a ceramic type, increasing the maximum operating temperature and ensure a better start in cold weather.

Fuel injection control is optimized and consumption has been redesigned multi-resin for air circulation to the torque characteristics and fuel consumption. Another advantage of the new resin is the weight loss of 1.5 kg in the previous version of aluminum.

A single silencer was used to optimize engine performance and noise level, while saving weight. The addition of a vibration absorbing structure in the middle of the main exhaust pipe also reduces the noise level.

Subaru Boxer Diesel is a closed diesel particulate filter (DPF), which contains a filter to form a honeycomb of silicon carbide. DPF, which is low and turbocharger to keep the car a low center of gravity, improving combustion engine efficiency and reducing exhaust gas particles to promote environmental friendliness.

And finally, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooling has been expanded to improve the system efficiency of 12% - to reduce NOx emissions, so that the new Outback is in compliance with Euro 5 exhaust gas .

TRANSMISSION

standard transmission for the model 2.0-liter diesel unit is a new six-speed manual. This compact transmission is the same length as the previous five-speed section and weighs only five pounds heavier.

The improvements also include a new transmission cable and a cradle-like carbon to the first and second, the constant reverse synchronization of activity to improve the way you feel, and lubrication of the roads optimized for losses drag reduction. The Most comprehensive coverage of the unit, six-speed offers better fuel economy, better handling and greater comfort to higher speeds.

AWD "symmetrical" - Subaru

Subaru Outback contains the latest version of Subaru Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) system with a new model of the benefits of traction that you know the brand for you.

It is an evolution of the original Subaru AWD system full time, which has proven its ability to provide real driving pleasure, driving performance and long-term reliability.

The four-wheel drive is provided by the center differential a "AWD with LSD" viscous system. It combines a central differential bevel gear type, with the basic 50/50% front / rear torque distribution and a viscous coupling differential on limited slip. When a front wheel or the rear wheels slip, the viscous coupling raises the torque distribution to the other wheels for maximum traction.

For maximum driving safety Subaru Outback is equipped with Subaru's VDC system. This is an electronic stability control (ESC) program that closely monitors the behavior of the vehicle and automatically corrects understeer and oversteer by excessive braking individual wheels and / or reduce engine power and s ensure that the vehicle follow the course dictated by the driver for maximum security.

SPRINT RACING

After a strong tradition of "the beginning of the Subaru Dynamic Control Concept", the designers and to develop the chassis and the gearbox in the race for the Subaru Outback features many new components and updated. Their goal was to create a new Subaru was exceptionally comfortable and safe driving for long periods, and years of ownership, at the same time ensure good driveability, effective and genuine driving pleasure.

To reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and improved ride comfort, the engine mounting structure was completely revised for the first time since the 1000 model Subaru in 1966. A new "Bracket System" was adopted when the engine and transmission are mounted on a subframe - rather than directly on the hull. This system offers many advantages.

Subframe is attached to the body via rubber bushings, tuned to different frequencies to control the vibration created the engine, transmission and suspension. For example, the rubber used in the main type of liquid-filled bushes, and the engine is supported by four sub-frame points spread.

In addition, the front suspension and steering are mounted on the frame, so that the vibrations of the surface potential of the road can not be easily transferred to the hull or the car's occupants - improved comfort and refinement.

When they are combined with AWD transmission, the new Outback is 200 mm ground clearance allows the vehicle to fight against the rough terrain with ease.

New front and rear suspension

For the new Outback, Subaru has adopted a revised MacPherson strut front suspension with lower arm mounted on the frame for greater stability. The steering control is strengthened, and the quiet is increased by reducing vibration. The thickness of the stabilizer (anti-roll) bar increases, improved rolling resistance without requiring changes to spring rates. Handling in corners is better (thanks in part to a wider track), while ride comfort is maintained with good level of wheel travel and geometry optimized.

At the rear are new compact high court "double wishbone suspension is used to minimize intrusion into the cabin space or cargo. To sharpen up, all links to the suspension and the rear differential, installed on a new sub-frame. tall shrubs are used between the subframe and body to minimize the transmission of NVH.

To achieve a perfect balance between managing your time, new low-friction dampers are filled before. In the rear, the Subaru Outback is equipped with specially tuned shocks with an automatic suspension leveling system to ensure constant regardless of the payload.

Electric power steering improves fuel economy

To improve both the sensation of driving and fuel economy, a new steering rack and pinion with power assistance has been adopted. The system is mounted in the front part of the cradle at four points, which increases the rigidity of the operating system and increases its initial response to pilot inputs. Compared to the outgoing Outback is a quicker ratio, used for a more immediate response from management.

A new electronic parking brake and hill-hold function

All the disc brake system, ABS and EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) as standard, the atmosphere is a linear delay corresponds exactly to put pressure on the brake pedal. master cylinder renewed offers a fast response of 30% for the intervention of the driver on the brake pedal.

Brake Assist is also standard, a maximum power stops automatically when the system detects the application of emergency brakes.

Subaru Outback is an innovative electronic parking brake applied. Controlled by a dashboard-mounted switch, the new system eliminates the conventional brake lever, freeing interior space and allows a cleaner, a center console design less cluttered. If the doors are closed and the driver's seat belt is tight so that the parking brake is automatically released when the driver activates the accelerator.

The new braking system also introduces a "Hill-Hold 'if the vehicle is stopped on a slope of 5% or more of the function of keeping the vehicle on the brakes for one second after the driver removes his foot off the clutch -. Long enough to move the accelerator, without backing, a feature that is particularly helpful when towing.

Wheels & Tires

The standard wheel and tire combination on the Subaru Outback is an alloy wheel 17 inch with 225/60 R17 tires.

Building and Safety

Style and the "new look" larger and new suspension, the Outback has a new, completely revised and redesigned bodywork. The steel structure unit is revised for improved handling and refinement, while offering the highest level of performance of the collision. The new sister model Subaru Outback, Legacy again - with which it shares the chassis and body - was recently awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP, which confirms that structural engineers and safety of Subaru has achieved its objectives for this new model.

Newly developed body is both lighter and stiffer frames with reinforcing ring-shaped - "circular relationship" - to join the A, B, C and D pillars with members of the Cross at the roof and floor This creates a series of circular links. strongly protects the occupants of the cabin. Ultra-strength steel plate (980 MPa level) in key parts of the body to achieve strength without adding significantly to the total mass.

Fully exploiting the structural characteristics of the recently approved sub-frame mounting system in front of the body structure has been reformed to improve the rigidity of the front suspension and improved shock resistance and steering response. These improvements and the strengthening of the bulkhead of the engine compartment and areas skirting has been reached, and at the same time saving of 6 kg in front of the car.

The back of the floor structure is also optimized according to the new sub-frame and to reduce weight and increase rigidity, which improves the characteristics of the rear suspension and handling.

Provide an excellent crash safety protection

Use reinforcements advanced ring-shaped body through the Subaru Outback improves shock resistance and resistance to shocks from all directions. Additional support is the last sub-frame mounting system for a front crumple zone late expanded to further improve occupant protection.

Under a collision, it pushes the new front subframe is deformed in a controlled manner, and the power unit at the back and down. Accordingly, the movement later spread of such mass energy major impact and assist the efficient absorption of collision energy when the structure itself.

You can add protection against lateral impact, high-tensile steel plate (980 MPa level) used in the B-pillar structures and semi-rigidity threshold to improve the local area of ​​the cabin. In addition, two-door impact beams must be placed in each front and rear doors. Optimal positioning of the beams in relation to the interior of the door, excited with sufficient space is guaranteed to minimize the intrusion. Furthermore, "catcher door was installed to prevent the bottom of the back door in the shape of the cabin - especially if rear impact.

Despite the relatively short rear overhang, the structure of the Subaru Outback has been optimized for rear impact energy is absorbed efficiently by controlled and gradual flattening of the rear subframe.

advances in security "passive" which also benefit pedestrians

Although a solid structure can form the basis for a really safe car, Subaru has also ensured that Subaru Outback wide with a full range of both "passive" and "active" devices - as the best way to prevent injury to the occupants to overcome the hazards of everyday driving and prevent accidents at first.

The new seats are much more rigid frames and the internal structures for protection against neck injuries without having to take "active" head restraints. New design, headrests, energy-absorbing offer greater protection by reducing the impact forces of the head.

Front airbags, side and curtain are fitted as standard. Side and curtain airbags are enlarged to improve the performance and impact airbag sensors were upgraded to improve response.

To protect the driver's knee airbag and steering wheel leg was restored, and the effects of absorption of space, and the knee protector is installed. All the pedals and driver's footrest is bent on (more than a predetermined g-force) to reduce the likelihood of injury to the legs.

The issue of pedestrian protection was also discussed. Again, the shock absorption material and an optimized structure in the front bumper has allowed the Outback again to turn the next generation of European standards for pedestrian protection, which are more stringent in the world.

Although steel is used for the hood (to maximize protection of vehicle occupants), the space of shock absorption under the hood and above the low boxer engine is enlarged, and the structure is more around the ball of the body to reduce possible damage to a pedestrian.