2016 Subaru Outback Review
The 2016 Subaru Outback comes only a year after the new, fifth generation of this model made its debut. The new Outback will once again prove itself as an excellent blend of a family wagon and an SUV. What’s new in the 2016 Subaru Outback is the latest EyeSight technology. Its function is to assist the driver, thus contributing to traffic safety.
The Outback was first launched back in 1995. From the very beginning, this crossover vehicle was meant to combine comfortability of a family-oriented car with performance and spaciousness of an SUV. Every new generation came slightly improved and enhanced in comparison to the previous one. In that sense, the 2016 Subaru Outback will also offer something new that pushes the safety standards to a new level.
2016 Outback Design
The Japanese automaker developed the latest generation of the Outback having in mind the drawbacks of its predecessors. The new model was designed in a way that should satisfy a broader customer base. The 2016 Subaru Outback will be an enviroment-friendly model that provides a spacious cabin, high safety standards, spacious cargo area as well as great driving experience. These features make it a perfect choice for those families that frequently go on long journeys.
The new Outback received a stiffer chassis that made it sturdier than before. That was accomplished mostly by adding a large percentage of high-strength steel components. Apart from strengthening the body, it also resulted in weight reduction. The 2016 Subaru Outback became stiffer than its predecessor mostly at the front, but the strength of its rear end and sides was enhanced as well. Moreover, the hood was designed to absorb the impact of a collision.
2016 Subaru Outback Changes
The 2016 Subaru Outback boasts plenty of advanced safety systems intended to improve both active and passive safety of the passengers. Thanks to these enhancements, the Outback scored five stars at the Euro NCAP crash test. The most important improvement in this segment is due to the latest EyeSight technology. This system uses a stereo camera that warns the driver of pedestrians, cyclists or other vehicles. It also comprises Pre-Collision Braking Control and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Pre-Collision Braking Control prevents collisions with other vehicles or objects. Its purpose is to activate automatic braking at 50 km/h in order to avoid direct collision. The camera used by this system provides a wide field of vision, while the system stays active at speeds between 10 and 200 km/h.
Adaptive Cruise Control enables the vehicle to reduce speed in case the vehicle in front starts braking suddenly. The task of the stereo cameras is to register any sudden changes of other vehicle’s movements and send signals to the EyeSight system. The system then warns the Adaptive Cruise Control which responds by reducing the speed of the vehicle. This system is operational at speeds up to 180 km/h.
The 2016 Subaru Outback is expected to bring significant improvements when it comes to safety features. Among numerous other amenities, the 2016 Subaru Outback boasts the class-leading collision avoidance systems.