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Key specs of the base trim
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- Easy entry and exit
- Backseat roominess
- Interior quality
- Standard AWD
- Exposed Latch anchors for car seats
- Roof rails mean car can be pitched around by heavy winds
- CVT's lack of idle-creep leads to lurching starts
- Rear center shoulder belt not integrated with seat
- Sensitive lane departure warning system
EyeSight active safety suite now standard
Five-seat all-wheel-drive wagon
Four- or six-cylinder engine
8.7 inches of ground clearance
Reverse automatic braking available
Steering adaptive headlights with automatic high beams available
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What Is the 2019 Subaru Outback?
The Subaru Outback is a wagon derived from the automaker's Legacy sedan that masquerades as an SUV with standard all-wheel drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance and off-road-inspired styling cues. Most models use a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder; 3.6R models are powered by a 256-hp, 3.6-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder. All models have a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Outback competes with compact and mid-size SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe.
What’s New on the 2019 Subaru Outback?
Subaru's EyeSight safety system is now standard. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. A multimedia system with a 6.5-inch screen, an updated instrument panel with a 5-inch display and dual USB ports on the front center console are also standard.
What Features in the 2019 Subaru Outback Are Most Important?
Subaru has long been known for providing all-wheel drive as standard, but now it also provides an impressive list of standard safety features, including the EyeSight suite of features, as well as available features such as blind spot warning and reverse automatic braking. Standard equipment also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Should I Buy the 2019 Subaru Outback?
The Outback is not quite an SUV, but it is a good alternative for those who want car-like performance in a functional, roomy vehicle that is easy to get in and out of and offers the security of all-wheel drive. The EyeSight system, meanwhile, has received the highest rating in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Frequent failure to start
The 2019 Subaru Outback came close to being my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. Comfortable seating, built in roof racks, so many details in this vehicle are well done. Unfortunately it was plagued ... Read full review
A repeat subaru owner.
This car is so much easier to get in and out of; and the visibility is great. The car has a good 'road feel'. It's also quiet and comfortable. It's my nearly perfect car, and will probably be my last ... Read full review
The 2019 Subaru Outback currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
Coverage available for purchase
Dealer Certification Required