The SUV has become a massive phenomenon that seems to have no end to its popularity. The SUV segment is one of the fasted growing markets in Australia as more drivers appreciate the high riding position and economical engines. One of the best examples of this is the new Subaru Outback. However, before you make your final purchase decision, there are five things you should consider.
Set Your Budget
As with any car purchase, it is important to set a budget before you fall in love with a specific model or grade. You should take the time to sit down and assess your finances to determine how much you can comfortably afford. List all of your current expenses, being realistic about how much you spend. While you may be prepared to sacrifice your morning latte to drive a shiny new Subaru Outback, you don’t want to spend the next few years being unable to go out for a meal or socialise with friends. Fortunately, the City Subaru team can discuss finance options to tailor your package to suit your unique circumstances, so you can comfortably afford your monthly repayments.
Consider Fuel Consumption
When you’re looking to buy a Subaru Outback, you’re likely to be aware that there are different engine options. All of the engines feature fuel-saving technology, but you will still need to balance performance and fuel consumption. If you tend to do more highway driving, you may prefer the larger 3.6-litre engine, but if you do more urban driving, the smaller 2.5-litre engine may be more appropriate. Alternatively, you could opt for the diesel.
Assess Safety Requirements
All Subaru Outback models are provided with a fantastic safety suite, but each grade has different features, so it is a good idea to consider your specific safety requirements. For example, if you have small children or have a driveway with a busy pavement, it can be a good idea to have rear cross-traffic alert. This will provide an additional set of eyes when you’re reversing out of a parking space or driveway. This feature is available on higher-spec models as standard but is not offered on the base model.
Consider the Tech
Just like the safety features, the technology available on the different grades varies, so you need to think about what features are important. Look at the standard spec on the base model and compare it to the higher grades. You may find that it is better value to upgrade to a higher model rather than buying multiple optional extra packs to get all the features that you want in your new SUV.
Consider Vehicle Size
Finally, you need to confirm that the Subaru Outback is the right size vehicle for you. The Subaru line up includes several SUV models, so consider whether you need a bigger or smaller SUV or if the Outback is the perfect size for you. Of course, the City Subaru team can guide you through the options, so you have the space you need whether you’re heading out on a road trip or doing the school run.
If you are interested in the new Subaru Outback in Perth, City Subaru is here to help. Our team would be delighted to answer any of your questions, discuss vehicle specifications, or arrange your test drive.