Subaru’s legendary Outback debuted as a station wagon version of the popular Legacy model, with an even sportier look, and more room for passengers and cargo. These days, the Outback has established itself its own place as a crossover SUV that commands attention on the road. The Outback is spacious, stylish, and packed with performance features you’ll love. This low-profile crossover can also be comfortably considered a wagon body type, as it sits lower to the ground than many SUVs, but still packs a powerful punch and tackles terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The Outback is perfect for New Englanders as it comes standard with All-Wheel Drive, as well as safety and technology features that will keep your family safe and entertained wherever you choose to go.
The fifth generation Subaru Outback improves upon decades of legendary performance capabilities. The Outback comes standard with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder Subaru Boxer engine, giving you 175 horsepower and plenty of torque for your adventures, both on the highway and around town. Optional is a 3.6 liter 6 cylinder Subaru Boxer engine, for additional performance, totaling 256 horsepower. Mid to high trim levels come optional with a trailer hitch receiver, and a maximum towing capacity of 2700 pounds, perfect for small trailers and light loads. The Outback’s automatic transmission can be upgraded to include Manual Mode, allowing you to manually shift gears if necessary. Subaru’s legendary Continuously Variable Transmission allows your engine to run within its optimal range, ultimately enabling your vehicle to operate at its highest performance ability, resulting in better gas mileage. The Outback combines both impressive power and capability with legendary gas mileage and maneuverability.
Subaru is known for its high safety ratings across its entire fleet of vehicles, and the Outback is no exception to this standard. Across the board, Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system provides top notch control, handling, and stability in varying weather conditions. This is especially important for winter weather travel, and you won’t be disappointed with Subaru’s handling capabilities in snow, sleet, and rain. Front impact and side impact airbags are standard in the front seats, and additional side impact airbags come standard in the second row. A back up camera is standard, allowing the driver to see directly behind the vehicle’s rear bumper. Higher trim package options come with further safety features like lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, and reverse automatic emergency braking. Reverse automatic braking will alert the driver if a collision is anticipated while the car is in reverse, and will apply the brakes automatically if the driver fails to respond to the alert by pressing the brake. The top of the line trim level comes with Subaru’s new EyeSight safety package, which is a system of cameras that scan the road for potential obstructions and dangers. Among the many features of EyeSight, some most notably are Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to choose a distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you, and your car will maintain this distance. Pre-Collision Braking detects front impact situations, alerts you, and applies full braking force in the event of an emergency situation in front of your vehicle. Pre-Collision Throttle Management will detect an incoming frontal collision and adjust your Outback’s throttle power to slow the speed of the collision.
In the fourth and fifth generation Outbacks, Subaru committed to making the car more comfortable and spacious for all passengers, which resulted in the Outback being the largest wagon in its class. Inside the Subaru Outback you’ll find supportive, spacious seating for 5 passengers. The driver and passenger seats boast over 42 inches of leg room, while the second row provides passengers with over 38 inches of leg room. For cargo room, you’ll find 35.5 cubic feet, but with the rear seats folded, that jumps to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo room, which is ample space for toting around gear, luggage, and more. Your cargo area is accessed by a power liftgate, making it easier to open and close the hatchback door. In higher trim levels, you’ll find heated seats front and rear outboard seats, and a leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, which are perfect for cold winter mornings. Your driver’s seat adjusts 6 manual ways or can be upgraded to a 10 way power adjustable seat, and with 8 cup holders, you’ll never run out of room for beverages! The Outback’s seats come standard in cloth, but upgraded trim levels will feature leather accents and refined stitching, in dark or medium color schemes. An express open and close sliding and tilting glass moonroof is also available in mid to upper trim levels, bringing you closer to the outdoors as you travel. All Outback models come standard with all-weather rubber floor mats, including in the cargo area, which are perfect for easy clean up from a muddy Spring day or sandy trips to the beach!
In its commitment to creating a more spacious wagon, Subaru grew the Outback’s overall footprint and appearance. The outward look of the Outback got a major overhaul in 2010, and is both refined and sporty in all trim levels. In the model overhaul, the Outback’s fourth generation body type grew 2.8 inches in wheelbase length, and 3.6 inches in width, while the fifth generation (2015-present) grew an additional 0.6 inches in length and 0.7 inches in length. This significant growth in size over the third generation Outbacks resulted in a much larger, more commanding road presence, while also making room for a larger interior cabin and cargo area. As it sits 8.7 inches off the ground, your Outback looks and is ready to conquer any terrain. The Base model and Premium trim option sit on 17 inch alloy wheels, but you can upgrade to the Limited Outback and your wheels grow to 18 inches and an aluminum finish. A rear spoiler makes your Outback more aerodynamic and gives it a sportier look. Higher trim options feature a dark exterior trim, whereas the base model comes standard with metallic exterior accents. The Outback’s roof racks are compatible with a variety of accessories to carry your cargo from point A to point B. In keeping with its adventurous look and appeal, the Outback comes in a variety of Earth-toned colors, like Wilderness Green Metallic and Cinnamon Brown Pearl, but also is available in brighter tones like Abyss Blue Metallic and Crimson Red Pearl.
In-car technology has come leaps and bounds from the days of simple AM/FM radios. You still get regular radio with the Outback, but now there are many added technology features that will have you connected and entertained on the go. The center column is home to a 6.5 inch touchscreen, and Subaru’s Starlink multimedia center, where you can access radio controls, optional navigation system, your phone and more. The Base and Premium models come standard with the 6.5 inch screen, but upgrading your trim level to the Limited will get you an 8 inch touch screen. The highest level trim option also comes with a TomTom navigation system, integrated with the Starlink system. The Starlink system is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable, meaning you can plug your phone into one of the USB ports and access your phone’s apps, right through the touchscreen. For the Base and Premium trim options that don’t typically come with a navigation system, you can access your phone’s Maps app and display it right on your car’s touchscreen. Your Outback’s Starlink system is also Bluetooth capable, meaning you can make and receive hands free calls from your phone while driving, and the voice recognition system has two microphones for added accuracy. And because of the system’s Bluetooth capabilities, you can go cordless but still enjoy your favorite tunes played from your smart device. An audio auxiliary port is also available, so you can plug in and play your tunes directly from your smartphone that way. The base model comes with 4 standard speakers, but upgrade your trim level and increase that to up to 12 speakers throughout the cabin. The top tier trim level also comes with a built in subwoofer for added stereo performance, and Sirius XM satellite radio capabilities are available in the mid-level and and highest level trim options.
As you can see, the Subaru Outback delivers in style, capability, and functionality as a crossover SUV. It is an extremely popular car for New England drivers because of its handling in all weather conditions, as well as its legendary safety ratings. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team is ready to help you find the car that is right for you. We have a variety of Subaru Outback models that can be taken for a test drive. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and check out the Subaru Outback!