Update: Subaru Liberty Exiga Review.
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*.
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.
The new generation Liberty Exiga features:
The Japanese brand expects to sell somewhere between 50 and 75 Liberty Exigas per month.
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:
Liberty Exiga Premium adds:
** (Fitment of SatNav replaces six-stack with single disc CD)
MY10 Liberty Exiga Manufacturer’s List Pricing*
MY10 Liberty Exiga engine specifications
Bore x stroke
| Horizontally opposed
99.5 mm x 79.0 mm
Multi Point Sequential Injection
123 kW/5600 rpm
229 Nm/4000 rpm
|Liberty Exiga dimensions|
|Overall length mm||4740|
|Overall width mm||1775|
|Overall height mm||1660|
|Tread – front mm||1525|
|Tread – rear mm||1530|
|Min. ground clearance mm||150|
|Tare weight kg||2.5i – 1562
2.5i Premium – 1568
|Fuel consumption and emissions (L/100km / CO2 g/km):
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||65|
|Recommended fuel requirement||90-98 RON|
Engine speed sensitive power assisted rack and pinion
|Turning circle||11.0 metres, kerb to kerb diameter|
|Coil MacPherson strut-type
Double wishbone type independent
|Vacuum assisted ventilated discs
Vacuum assisted discs
|Tyres/rim||Liberty Exiga – 16×6 1/2JJ 205/60R16 Bridgestone
Liberty Exiga Premium 17x7JJ 215/50R17 Yokohama
|Towing capacity kg: