New 2018 Subaru Outback in Keene, NH

New 2018 Subaru Outback SUV Models at Subaru of Keene

Find Your 2018 Subaru Outback at Subaru of Keene & Hit the Road with Style, Capability, & Confidence

Subaru is known for confident, capable SUVs and cars, and the 2018 Subaru Outback continues to remind us why Subaru is the brand of choice for adventure seekers and busy families alike. With a high-level of standard features-notably, the world-famous Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system-the 2018 Subaru Outback makes an ideal choice for drivers in the tristate area. Learn a little more about it right here, then get some hands-on experience by joining us here in our showroom at Subaru of Keene.

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 The Capable, Convenient 2018 Subaru Outback Lets You Do More With Your Time

Let's face it, modern family life seems like it's busier than ever, and the days aren't getting any longer; so if you're looking for a capable family SUV that allows you to get more out of the hours you do have, the 2018 Subaru Outback should be on your shortlist. Check out some interior and exterior highlights that make the 2018 Outback a great fit for families in Keene, Peterborough, Rindge, NH, Bennington, VT, and Winchendon, MA:

  • Outback Performance Highlights: Though we already spoke about it, the 2018 Subaru Outback's standard AWD system is always worth rementioning. The 2018 Outback is powered by one of two available SUBARU BOXER® engines, and all trim levels utilize a smooth-shifting Lineartronic® CVT.
  • Outback Interior Highlights: Keeping warm in the 2018 Outback is easy, especially if you're in the 2.5i Premium trim or above, which features standard heated front seats. While cloth upholstery is the standard, leather-trimmed seating supplants that at the 2.5i Limited trim. Tech features prominently in the 2018 Outback, with standard STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia Center on the base trim, which grows to an 8.0-inch screen with Navigation on the 2.5i Limited trim and above; a standard 4-speaker audio system features in the base trim, growing to a 6-speaker system on the 2.5i Premium, and a Harman Kardon Premium Audio System, found on the Limited trim and up.

2017 Subaru Outback Trim Levels:

No two drivers are the same, which is why the 2018 Subaru Outback offers six trim levels. You can check them out right here in our showroom, but here's what's included in the 2018 model lineup:

  • 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • Outback 2.5i Premium
  • Outback 2.5i Limited
  • Outback 2.5i Touring
  • Outback 3.6R Limited
  • Outback 3.6R Touring

Subaru Outback Comparison

If the 2018 Subaru Outback is on your shortlist for your next utility vehicle, you’ve made an excellent choice. Not only does this crossover wagon offer the versatility and all-weather capability you could want, its high-ride height makes it a keen off-roader, and excellent companion for those who love to enjoy the New Hampshire landscape around Keene. But there are a lot of crossovers on the market—among them the popular Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. If these models also occupy your short list or have piqued your interest, here’s how they stack up against the Outback.

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

In the context of reputation, the Honda CR-V is among the all-stars of the crossover pack for its accessible price, value, and reliability. But those are also areas where the Subaru Outback excels, and both have recently received design and feature updates. Where the two diverge ultimately is how well they’ll serve your needs. Where those who can expect to go off-road and require accessibly-priced all-wheel drive, and good gas mileage, you might find the Subaru is a better option.

  • Road or No Road?. The difference in mission between the Outback and CR-V is most clearly seen in their off-roading abilities. Formidable as the CR-V looks, the Outback’s 8.3 inches of ground clearance, hardier suspension and a standard X-Mode system to help keep composure on difficult trails. As a bonus, V6-powered Outback models can tow 2,700 lbs. to the CR-V’s 1,500.
  • Better Engine Choices. Symmetrical all-wheel drive is standard on all Outback models, and available on every CR-V model with a $1,200 premium. Furthermore, the Outback’s base engine with AWD gets better gas mileage than the CR-V’s base engine with AWD. If you want to opt for a more expensive trim in hopes of getting a V6 engine, only the Outback has one, and its quite a bit more potent than the CR-V’s turbocharged inline-four.
  • Flexibility Where You Want It. Both the Outback and CR-V have over 70 cu-ft of cargo volume, an impressive feat in a class where the average is in the sixties, and can be had with a power tailgate. On the Outback, this can be programed for low-height garages, and reviews indicate the Starlink infotainment on the Subaru is more intuitive and easier to use. When it comes to longer cargo items, many customers will find the Outback’s longer body makes it easier to fit them.

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4

Like the CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the compact crossover segment’s top contenders. But in deciding between it and the Outback, it will ultimately come down to their differences in mission, and overall abilities. Similarly solid reputations for reliability and value might make the choice more difficult at first blush, but the Outback’s AWD efficiency, capability, and premium amenities help it pull out ahead.

  • Power and Efficiency. The base four-cylinder engines on both Outback and RAV4 have similar power ratings (176 hp vs. 175 respectively) and the latter can has the option of all-wheel drive. But the standard AWD on the Outback have much better efficiency ratings: 32 mpg highway for the Subaru, and 28 mpg highway for the RAV4.
  • Roads Are Optional. The Back to the Future II quote “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads” applies completely to the Outback. Minus the flying part, standard X-Mode terrain management and 8.3-inches of ground clearance enable the Subaru to go practically anywhere with ease. Not so on the RAV4, we’re afraid.
  • More Rugged Utility. In maximum cargo, the Outback and RAV4 both have 73.3 cu-ft with the rear seats folded, as well as roof rails and available power tailgate. But when it comes to strapping a canoe to the roof, the door sills on the Outback have been designed to be used as a step for easier access. You can find more towing potential in the RAV4, but it requires paying more, where the Outback comes ready to haul 2,700 lbs. right out of the box.