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Best Subaru crossover: specifications and comparison with competitors

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Best Subaru crossover: specifications and comparison with competitors
Best Subaru crossover: specifications and comparison with competitors

Subaru is a Japanese car manufacturer. The company is one of the strongest players in the crossover and SUV market. Many experts call Japanese-made all-wheel drive vehicles the best in the world. Any car of the company is able to challenge the most productive SUVs in its price segment in terms of reliability and cross-country ability. The Subaru crossover lineup consists of 3 vehicles:

  1. Forester.
  2. Outback.
  3. XV.
subaru crossovers lineup
subaru crossovers lineup

But already in 2018 it will be replenished with the fourth model - Subaru Ascent. In mid-April 2017, a concept car was presented at the New York Auto Show. At the moment, little is known about Subaru's new vehicle. The Japanese manufacturer said that Ascent will receive a new 2.4-liter engine.

The hallmark of every car is practicality. All of them are able to surpriseeven the most demanding motorists with comfort and a pleasant combination of price and quality for the buyer.


Subaru Forester is a Japanese crossover that was first released in 1995. In 1997, the car was first presented at an exhibition in Detroit. Even from the first photos of the Subaru crossover, many experts had the opinion that this vehicle is more like a station wagon than an SUV. At the showroom, these suspicions were confirmed.

In 2002, the Japanese concern released the second generation Subaru Forester. The crossover was equipped with a two-liter engine, but there was also a small STI series with a 2.5-liter engine. The car consumed from 9 to 15 liters of fuel per 100 km.

In 2007, the Japanese presented the third generation of Forester to the world. The mass of the car was almost 1600 kg. The crossover is available in 2L and 2.5L engine specifications. Power is 175 horsepower. A 145 horsepower version is available in Europe.

In mid-November 2013 Subaru introduced the fourth generation. In the manufacturing country, the vehicle was sold with a 2 liter engine. Specifications were also available with an engine displacement of 2.5 liters. The car has lost about 100 kg in weight compared to its predecessor.

Forester 2017

The model was presented at the motor show in the capital of Japan. The restyling of the crossover indicates that the manufacturer does not plan to give up in the competition. Particular emphasis was placed on the design, which has completely changed, and on safety.car. The last parameter was brought to perfection by the creators.

subaru forester crossovers
subaru forester crossovers

By the appearance of the vehicle, we can conclude that Forester repeats the features of South Korean-made SUVs. The hood of the car is made of light alloys. This is done to reduce the weight of the crossover.

In the cabin is a seven-inch touch screen and 4 speakers. Also, the vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth, rear view cameras and ports for connecting gadgets. The Forester only has a petrol engine. Its power can be 151, 171 and 243 horsepower. In Russia, a car can be purchased at a price of 1.7 to 2 million rubles.


Like the Forester, this model was first released in 1995. The car has all-wheel drive. At the end of 1996, the Japanese company released the Legacy Outback. The second generation was born 4 years after the release of the first Outback vehicle and was called VH. Engines with 4 cylinders and a volume of 135 and 165 horsepower were installed on the crossover.

In 2003, Subaru introduced the third generation. The vehicle was developed following the example of the fourth generation Legacy. In early autumn 2009, the company released the fourth generation.

Outback 2017

This crossover is the most expensive car in the entire lineup. The cost of a vehicle in Russia is from 2.3 to 3.3 million rubles. The advantage of Outback 2017 is a large and spacious interior.

subaru crossover photo
subaru crossover photo

The machine is available with two engines: 2.5L and 3.6L. The first one (4 cylinders) is quiet and consumes less fuel. The second (6 cylinders) is considered more powerful and productive. Engine power - 175 horsepower. The maximum speed that the vehicle can reach is 198 km / h. Fuel consumption per 100 km - 6.3 liters and 10 liters on the highway and in the city, respectively.


This Subaru crossover was first introduced in 2005. In 2014, the production of the vehicle ceased. The car belongs to the class of mid-size crossovers. Body type - five-door.

Many experts and critics noted the ugly design of the first generation of the crossover. In 2007, the Japanese company presented an updated model at the auto show in the United States of America. The design of the vehicle has become more restrained. The SUV was equipped with a 3.6 liter engine and 258 hp. s.

In mid-autumn 2013, Subaru executives decided to stop producing the Tribeca. The last crossover was released in 2014. The reason why the production of the car was stopped was the low level of sales - since 2005, the Japanese auto giant has sold only 78 thousand cars.


This is Subaru's newest crossover. The car was first presented in 2011 at the motor show in the German city of Frankfurt. The car was created based on the concept car of the same name, which was presented at the Shanghai Auto Show six months beforevehicle official display.

subaru crossover
subaru crossover

Auto belongs to the class of compact crossovers. In the United States market, it is sold under the designation Subaru Crosstrek. XV is equipped with 1.6 and 2.0-liter petrol and 2.0-liter diesel engines. The latter is not supplied to the territory of the Russian Federation.

XV 2017

The vehicle was unveiled in early spring 2017 and the concept vehicle was shown at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Engine power is 156 horsepower. An all-wheel drive car with a clearance of 200 millimeters is an excellent SUV. The crossover is equipped with the X-Mode system. Its purpose is to control the engine and transmission while driving on a wet track.

In more expensive configurations, a touch screen is available, the diagonal of which is 8 inches. Also for rich specifications, the presence of the Eye Sight blind spot monitoring system is provided.

Subaru new crossover
Subaru new crossover

In the middle of spring, the main show of the car took place at the New York Auto Show. After that, the official cost of the vehicle was announced. So, the price of Subaru XV will be from 24 to 28 thousand euros.

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