2018 Subaru Outback Performance

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Performance reaches to new heights with the 2018 Subaru Outback, which can deliver up to 256 hp. Just as comfortable cruising the streets of Klamath Falls and Medford as it is tearing across the Oregon backcountry, the Outback’s potent engines, fuel-sipping transmission, and forward-thinking capability features make for a class-leading ride.

Power & Efficiency

Unlike the Audi A4 Allroad, the 2018 Subaru Outback brings awe-inspiring performance across two available engines, with options including:

  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: This engine can command up to 175 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque.

  • 3.6L V6: The available V6 can put up to 256 hp and 247 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal.

Both are horizontally-opposed Boxer engines. Due to the horizontal alignment, cylinders cancel out each other’s force, reducing the amount of vibration and noise created, and the engine can sit lower in the vehicle for improved balance and a reduced center of gravity.

Handling & Fuel Economy

Each engine is also paired to state of the art Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which uses a belt and pulley system in place of fixed gears to work constantly within the optimum range. You’ll enjoy the effortless shifts of a traditional automatic alongside the ability to make:

  • Up to 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with the four-cylinder*

  • Up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the available V6*

Those are top-of-the-line efficiency scores for such a powerful SUV, especially with standard all-wheel drive.


The 2018 Subaru Outback’s powerhouse engines act as the vehicle’s muscle, providing the pure force you need to zip around Portland, commandingly cruise the highway, or power over rocks and through loose terrain. But the vehicle needs more than muscle to ensure leading capability, which is why the following intelligent performance features come fitted as standard:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: As a Subaru, the Outback naturally offers AWD on every trim. Working in concert with other drive systems, it ensures that power is delivered logically between all four wheels to maintain flawless traction across all surfaces and during all weather.

  • 8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance: Low-slung SUV bodies just weren’t meant to handle the backcountry, but the Outback is different. Rising up 8.7 inches from the ground, it lets you go where others would become hopelessly stuck.

  • X-Mode: Activating X-Mode optimizes the powertrain, AWD system, brakes, Vehicle Dynamics Control System, and other critical drive systems for increased performance across tough terrain.

Take on the 2018 Outback First-Hand by Visiting Klamath Falls Subaru

The 2018 Subaru Outback’s dedication to performance lets it outstrip expectations with confidence. To compare the Outback vs. Forester, or to arrange a test drive, just contact us at Klamath Falls Subaru today.

*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.