Subaru Exiga is a seven-seater compact multipurpose crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that was manufactured by the Japanese automaker Subaru since 2008. The Exiga is based on the concept of a seven-seater for touring experience with panoramic visibility and offering a safe and pleasant journey for its occupants.
The Exiga offers an open and comfortable interior whereby all passengers can easily engage in conversation and share their touring experience with great views enhanced by dramatic wide-angle views through the windows.
The Exiga has undergone several upgrades and releases over the years. In 2009, the Exiga was drastically modified with the introduction of advanced driving support system “EyeSight” technology, followed by minor modifications in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
The Exiga is offered in two engine choices: the flat-four (boxer) 2.0L naturally aspirated or turbocharged engines, and the flat-four (boxer) 2.5L engine. These engines were mated with a 5-speed manual, a 4-speed automatic, or a lineartronic CVT. The Exiga is available in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or four-wheel drive (AWD).
The Exiga has a good safety rating. It comes with side and curtain airbags for some of the trims, Electronic Stability Control is found in most Exigas and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) is standard. Eyesight camera-based assistive technology is present on later models, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-keeping Assist, and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
The exterior of the Exiga resembles the fifth iteration Subaru Legacy wagon, but slightly shorter and narrower. At the front, the Exiga features a large chrome grille and projector-style headlamps. With two catalytic converters installed tandemly to control emission levels, this resulted in two exhaust pipes placed on the left and right below the rear bumper.
The interior of the Exiga is spacious, thanks to its long wheelbase (108.3 in), a tall roof (65.4 in), and double-wishbone suspension architecture at the rear that gave room to the third row and a big boot. The Exiga is one of a few cars in its category that can comfortably accommodate a 6-foot adult on the third row.