Subaru SUV Philippines: List of all models, brief review & pricelist

Dec 11, 2019 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
A list of Subaru SUV Philippines lineup including a short review for each model and their prices.

To guide prospective buyers, Philkotse will list down all Subaru made SUV models including a short review for each as well as the prices of their variants.

#1. Outback: The largest Subaru SUV Philippines

Specifications
Name
Subaru Outback 2.5i-S CVT with EyeSight
Engine
2.0-liter boxer engine
Power
175 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque
235 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
CVT
Price
P2,178,000
Review

For those of you that are intimately familiar with the Subaru Outback, you might already know that they turned this model from a wagon (1st to 3rd generation) to a crossover, then to a mid-size SUV which it currently is.

And while many of the Outback’s fans are either outraged or saddened by this, the model has gained a new following because as we already know, SUVs and crossovers are what’s hot nowadays and the Outback, might be one of the hottest.

A picture of the Subaru Outback at the...outback.

The Outback is currently the largest SUV in Subaru Philippines' line-up

First things first, what’s under the hood. For the current Philippine-spec outback, it’s a 2.0-liter boxer engine. An engine that the brand’s known for using. Also, the current Outback, of course, has all-wheel-drive which is another thing Subaru is known for.

The 2.0 boxer aboard the Subaru Outback can make 156 horsepower and 196 Nm which makes the model not only fast on paved roads but also quite capable of un-paved ones.

Inside, five passengers are kept entertained and comfortable by a spacious interior equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen with the Subaru Starlink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a dual-zone climate control AC with rear vents. Also, many of its surfaces inside are soft to the touch and the seats are clad in leather.

A picture of the Ouback's interior.

Ride through rough terrain in a premium and comfortable interior

For drivers, it’s of note to mention that the touchscreen is navigation ready, there’s a push to start button, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, and cruise control.

For the top of the line variant of the Outback which is the 2.0i-L EyeSight CVT, it has loads and loads of safety equipment. For passive safety stuff, the Outback gets dual front airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, a knee airbag for the driver, and many others. The Outback also comes standard with ABS with EBD, stability control, and speed sensing door locks.

On the outside, the Subaru Outback is still as robust as its earlier siblings. What’s changed though, as we’ve said is that the model is now a fully-fledged SUV. As such, it comes with higher ground clearance, a pair of roof racks, and an unmistakably SUV look as well.

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#2. Subaru XV: An adventurous Subaru SUV Philippines

 

Specifications
Name
Subaru XV 2.0i CVT
Engine
2.0L 4-Cylinder 16-Valve Boxer
Power
154 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque
196 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
Lineartronic CVT
Price
₱ 1,418,000
Review

Yes, we all know what the Subaru Impreza. It’s famous and for all the good reasons. Its boxer engine is powerful for its size, and its all-wheel-drive has heaps of uses.

So what does Subaru do? Well, turn it into a crossover SUV of course! And they did just this by giving it more ground clearance up to 220 mm, a lot of matte black cladding, and the FB20D is revised to make 154 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. They also gave it a new name; the Subaru XV.

A picture of the Subaru XV

The Subaru XV is a capable crossover that's ideal for the active and adventurous

Since the Subaru XV was initially introduced back in 2017, it has been a best seller for the company especially here in the Philippines until today. Why? Well in 2019, this model is the most affordable vehicle that you can buy today that comes with AWD. And the engine is no slouch either.

Inside, the Subaru XV like most crossovers available right can comfortably seat five. It has a leather interior trim which is equipped with a lot of high-tech stuff like an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

And of course, the top of the line variant comes with the Subaru Eyesight which is a collection of their proprietary driver-assist technologies.

That includes a pre-collision braking system, a lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, a series of stereoscopic cameras mounted on the rear-view mirror and a pre-collision throttle management system.

A picture of the Subaru XV's interior

The XV's interior is a very modern but well-arranged space

Overall, the Subaru XV is a capable-looking crossover that’s able to handle what the urban jungle can throw at you. And yes, this model can also handle some dirt and unpaved roads due to its symmetrical AWD and its higher ground clearance.

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#3. Forester: A wild-child Subaru SUV Philippines

Specifications
Name
Subaru Forester 2.0i-L CVT 2019
Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve Boxer
Power
156 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque
196 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
Lineartronic CVT
Price
₱ 1,598,000
Review

A picture of the Subaru Forester.

It's based on the Impreza but all trapping of the sedan is gone and instead, it's a full-blown SUV

Back several years ago, from 1999, when the Subaru Forester was first introduced, to 2009, the last production year of the 2nd generation Forester, indeed, it was more of a wagon type deal wherein it had low ground clearance.

Now, this Subaru model has always been a crossover SUV, unlike its morphing brother. But like most Subaru vehicles on this list, it still has a boxer four, and asymmetrical all-wheel-drive. The main difference is the power that it makes. It’s also based on the Impreza.

2019 Subaru Forester - Review & Road Test

Under the hood, the current iteration of the Subaru Forester comes with a 2.0 liter boxer-4 that makes around 156 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all of its wheels equally by a CVT.

Inside, the Forester can comfortably fit five and all are kept comfortable by leather seats as well as a dual-zone AC that comes with rear vents.

The Subaru Forester also has a number of digital display screens distributed within its interior. There’s a 4.2-inch gauge cluster, an 8-inch infotainment system that has Subaru Starlink with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, as well as a 6.3-inch multi-function display mounted at the top of the dash.

A picture of the Forester's interior

Forester has an abundance of interior features. The red stitching looks great too

On the outside, Subaru has updated the Forester for the 2019 model year. It looks much more aggressive now with its sharper headlamps, a much more prominent hexagonal grille, and the hood appears to have more character lines than before.

For safety, the top of the line variant also comes with dual front airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, knee airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, and the Subaru Eyesight driver-assist suite.

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Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to "Crazy Little Love" by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.