Update: Subaru Liberty Exiga Review.

2010SubaruExiga

With the all-new Liberty and Outback out and about, the last variant of the all-wheel drive Japanese family car has arrived in Australia. The versatile six-seat Liberty Exiga wagon, better known as just the Subaru Exiga hits dealerships as of today.

The idea is to make the Liberty line-up as appealing as possible with the majority of buyers catered for. The Exiga is predominantly for the modern families. Showcasing that is a DVD entertainment system accessible to second and third-row passengers.

“It means we’ve now got Liberty Exiga for families needing the flexibility of a six-seat cabin, we’ve got five-seat normally aspirated and turbocharged Liberty wagons and for those with a more recreational focus, we’ve got the Outback range." Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia said.

The base model Liberty Exiga 2.5i is priced from $37,490* with the top of the range 2.5i Premium starting from $41,990*.

MY10 Liberty Exiga

Using the same new Lineartronic Subaru transmission found in the Liberty range, the Exiga produces 123kW of power and 229Nm of torque from its four-cylinder 2.5-litre horizontally opposed boxer engine.

The combined fuel economy figure for the Exiga is 8.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Carbon dioxide emission is rated at 202 grams per kilometre.

The Exiga is 125mm higher than the current Subaru Liberty and offers 40mm more headroom. The Exiga is available in five colours;  Satin white pearl, Spark silver metallic, Crystal black silica, Sapphire blue pearl and Camellia red pearl.

Subaru_Exiga_104

The new generation Liberty Exiga features:

  • Liberty Exiga 2.5i – with Lineartronic CVT and DVD entertainment system
  • Liberty Exiga 2.5i Premium – Adds leather trim, satellite navigation, reversing camera, Bluetooth compatibility, eight-way power driver and front passenger seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels

The Japanese brand expects to sell somewhere between 50 and 75 Liberty Exigas per month.

Subaru_Exiga_101

CarAdvice is currently attending the media launch of the new Exiga and Outback diesel, check back in 24 hours for our review.

Liberty Exiga model specifications at a glance:

Safety

  • ABS anti-lock brakes with four-wheel discs and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Child seat anchor points
  • Curtain airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side airbags
  • Fog lights – front
  • Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters. Double pretensioners on driver’s seatbelt
  • Rear door child lock
  • Side intrusion bars
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program

Interior

  • Climate control dual zone air conditioning
  • Cargo area light
  • Cup holders
  • DVD entertainment system
  • Height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Immobiliser security system
  • Lineartronic CVT transmission
  • Map lights (2)
  • Leather steering wheel with audio and cruise control buttons
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • Paddle shift gear change
  • Power steering, mirrors and windows
  • Rear illumination LED instrument display
  • Rear seats recline function
  • Remote central locking
  • Remote fuel lid release
  • Six-stacker in-dash CD player with six speakers (non SatNav models)
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Two remote central locking keys
  • Vanity mirror
  • 60/40 split/fold second row seat; 50/50 split/fold third row

Exterior

  • 16-inch alloy wheels – space saver spare
  • Chrome-surround grille
  • Colour-coded mirrors and door handles
  • Headlights auto off
  • Privacy glass (rear)
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Rear wiper

Other features

  • DataDot security technology
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Auto unlock tailgate
  • Three-year unlimited kilometre warranty
  • 2.5 litre SOHC horizontally opposed boxer engine - 123 Kilowatts of power at 5600 rpm and 229 Newtonmetres of torque at 4000 rpm.

Liberty Exiga Premium adds:

  • Leather trim
  • Power driver and front passenger seats – eight-way adjustable
  • Bluetooth enabled with voice recognition
  • Reversing camera
  • Satellite navigation** - factory fitted
  • 17-inch alloy wheels - space saver spare

** (Fitment of SatNav replaces six-stack with single disc CD)

MY10 Liberty Exiga Manufacturer’s List Pricing*

  • Liberty Exiga 2.5i (from $37,490)
  • Liberty Exiga 2.5i Premium (from $41,990)

Subaru_Exiga_103

Cylinders

Displacement

Bore x stroke

Compression ratio

Cam-train system

Fuel system

Maximum power

Maximum torque

Four

2457 cc

99.5 mm x 79.0 mm

10.0

SOHC

Multi Point Sequential Injection

123 kW/5600 rpm

229 Nm/4000 rpm

Combined

Rear

Front

Rear

With/without brakes

MY10 Liberty Exiga engine specifications

Type Horizontally opposed
Liberty Exiga dimensions
Overall length mm4740
Overall width mm1775
Overall height mm1660
Wheelbase mm2750
Tread – front mm1525
Tread – rear mm1530
Min. ground clearance mm150
Tare weight kg2.5i – 15622.5i Premium - 1568
Fuel consumption and emissions (L/100km / CO2 g/km):8.6/202
Fuel tank capacity (litres)65
Recommended fuel requirement90-98 RON
Steering

Engine speed sensitive power assisted rack and pinion

Turning circle11.0 metres, kerb to kerb diameter
Suspension: FrontCoil MacPherson strut-typeDouble wishbone type independent
Brakes Vacuum assisted ventilated discsVacuum assisted discs
Tyres/rimLiberty Exiga – 16x6 1/2JJ 205/60R16 BridgestoneLiberty Exiga Premium 17x7JJ 215/50R17 Yokohama
Towing capacity kg:1400750