If you know Subaru Outback, then you know it as more than just a capable station wagon based on the celebrated Subaru Legacy platform. As compact crossovers go, it's one of the longest-lived out there. More than 90% sold in the last decade are still blazing trails, according to IHS Markit statistics. It's also got one of the highest residual value in its class by ALG's measures. Sure, that owes in part to a stalwart construction. But, did you know that it's also due to how efficient Outback is, especially now, in 2019?

Base models like 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 2.5i Touring, for instance, feature a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter, flat-four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, while high-performance models like 3.6R Limited or 3.6R Touring feature a 256-horsepower, 3.6-liter H4. They're both powerful and confident for a wide range of applications, from navigating Allentown traffic, bound for Lehigh County beyond, to going off the beaten path up in Northampton County or down in Bethlehem. However, it's their Active Valve Control System that also helps keep them so resourceful with fuel. The system rotates the wagon's camshaft using hydraulic oil pressure. This optimizes engine performance while minimizing emissions.

Of course, both Outback engines also get paired with a standard Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. It's belt-driven, so there's no gear searching, not to mention that this mating makes it easier to go the extra mile. You can get up to 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, in fact, across most of the lineup, while top trims, nonetheless respectable mileage-wise, can get up to 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. That's on a spacious 18.5-gallon fuel tank taking regular 87-octane fuel, too. That means there's no need to fill up on premium to get distance-going results.

You can bet that the longevity of Outback also owes to the Subaru commitment to quality assurance. Indeed, you can get all that rugged durability and exceptional performance, not to mention leading-edge tech like STARLINK infotainment and EyeSight driver-assistance, at an affordable bottom line. Outback starts at around just $26K in base trim, actually, and few compact SUVs built specifically for the off-road can compete there. However, you can also look forward to many maintenance and repair needs being covered. Every 2019 Outback comes with 3 years or 36,000 miles of basic limited warranty coverage, a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and 5 years and unlimited mileage worth of rust perforation protection. The takeaway: peace of mind.

Want to learn more about how the new Subaru Outback delivers for all your excursions? Get in touch with us here at Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem by phone or drop in at 330 Stoke Park Road in Bethlehem, PA. We'll be glad to schedule you for a test drive.

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