DESIGN

33 MPG FUEL EFFICIENCY

The durable SUBARU BOXER® engine provides a low center of gravity for a well-balanced feel and gets up to 33 mpg** highway for a fuel-efficient drive.

SPACIOUS COMFORT

The Outback features a spacious 143.6 cubic feet of interior room with soft-touch surfaces and upgraded materials. It also includes an available 10-way adjustable power driver's seat with memory function, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat with cargo-area release levers makes sure there's enough room for whatever the trip requires, pets included.

FLEXIBLE CARGO-CARRYING VERSATILITY

With its roof rails and crossbar system, the Outback can carry up to 150 pounds of equipment. It's easy to reach, and the spacing between the cross bars is adjustable to provide even more cargo-carrying flexibility. When not in use, the cross bars can be folded into the integrated roof rails to help fuel efficiency and to make for a quieter drive.

POWER MOONROOF

An available power-tilt/sliding-glass moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day, and check out the stars.

LEATHER-TRIMMED UPHOLSTERY

Leather-appointed seats along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle add a little luxury to go with that adventurous spirit.

GROUND-CLEARING CAPABILITY

Outback features available aluminum-alloy wheels and 8.7 inches of ground clearance to help you cover almost any road your heart sets out on.

SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE WITH X-MODE™

Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for better stability, efficiency, and a quicker response to conditions. 

X-MODE with Hill Descent Control can be activated with the push of a button to help safely navigate slippery surfaces and steep inclines.

ALL-WEATHER PACKAGE

The available All-Weather Package includes heated seats, heated side mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer to improve both comfort and visibility when the weather turns cold.

TECHNOLOGY

EYESIGHT® DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGY

Using two cameras mounted near the rearview mirror to monitor objects in front of the vehicle, the EyeSight driver assist technology[1] can react to conditions even before you do. An alert will be sounded along with a visual warning when it senses the danger of a frontal collision. It can even apply the brakes automatically if you don't. It also optimizes cruise control and can warn you when you're swaying outside your lane.

SUBARU STARLINK™ IN-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

The new SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology with Pandora® app integration brings smartphone entertainment and communication to your dashboard[2], with an available 7-inch in-dash touch-screen and voice controls.

SUBARU STARLINK SAFETY PLUS & SECURITY PLUS PACKAGES

The new STARLINK Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, which alerts an advisor in the event of an emergency, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance. And the STARLINK Safety Plus and Security Plus package adds remote services, enabling you to lock or unlock your vehicle using your computer or mobile device.

BLUETOOTH®

Bluetooth® hands-free technology lets you manage your phone and audio system both with your voice and controls on the steering wheel. Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones link directly through the Subaru audio system.

VOICE-ACTIVATED GPS NAVIGATION

Outback offers an available voice-activated navigation system featuring a 7-inch touch-screen display and XM NavTraffic®[4], helping to guide you to almost any point of interest, all via voice command. You can also control some audio system and climate control functions by the same voice command integration.

POWER REAR GATE

Open and close the rear lift gate with the push of a button on your key fob, by controls on the dashboard, or by using the hatch. The opening height can also be adjusted when clearance is limited.

X-MODE™

X-MODE adjusts engine response, optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, and actively employs the braking and traction control systems to maximize grip on slippery surfaces. It also helps provide additional traction when navigating steep inclines with Hill Descent Control.

SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE

Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER engine has pistons that move side to side, cancelling out each other's vibrations, so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power. Outback features an efficient 175-hp 4-cylinder engine, as well as an available 256-hp 6-cylinder engine for added performance and towing capability.

LINEARTRONIC® CVT

The Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gets more performance out of less fuel. Combined with the capability of all-wheel drive, it's a win-win situation for the road ahead.

REAR-VISION CAMERA

A standard rear-vision camera enhances rear visibility when backing up. Its display includes guide lines to help you see the vehicle's path and judge distance to other objects.

DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL

Every Outback features standard CFC-free air conditioning and cabin air filtration. The dual-zone automatic climate control allows you to set your own desired temperature and a different one for your traveling companion. If only that could happen for choosing music stations.

SAFETY

EYESIGHT® DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGY

The available EyeSight driver assist technology[1] monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. It can even help slow down the car or bring it to a complete stop when danger is lurking. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.

BLIND SPOT DETECTION AND REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT[5]

Using radar sensors, the Blind Spot Detection system warns you if it senses a vehicle within your blind spot, while Rear Cross Traffic Alert[5]lets you know if there is traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring helps provide sharper, more stable handling. It automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver's intended path.

SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive sends power to all wheels simultaneously for maximum traction. And in slippery conditions, it instinctively sends power to the wheels with the best traction, helping you stay on the road and on course. Working in conjunction with other Subaru engineering features such as Vehicle Dynamics Control, the Anti-lock Braking System, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution, the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system gives you the control, handling and confidence that other systems can't match.

SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE

The horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER engine allows for a low center of gravity for improved balance. It also sits low in the frame, helping it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision, protecting the passenger area.

SMART BRAKING SYSTEMS

The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents wheel lock-up and helps maintain driver control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) balances braking, while Brake Assist can sense a panic-stop situation and apply full braking force to help stop faster.

ADVANCED PROTECTION SYSTEM AND ROLLOVER SENSOR

Every Outback features a total of eight front, front seat-side pelvis/torso, front seat cushion, and side-curtain airbags.[6] The advanced system uses an array of sensors, including a rollover sensor, to help deploy the airbags in the most effective way possible. 

The ring-shaped reinforcement frame is designed to shield and protect in a collision. Made of high-tensile-strength steel, it directs impact energy around the passenger compartment, rather than through it.