2019 Subaru Outback

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2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Subaru Outback

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Easy entry and exit
  • Backseat roominess
  • Visibility
  • Interior quality
  • Standard AWD
  • Exposed Latch anchors for car seats

The bad:

  • 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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2019 Subaru Outback review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Subaru nailed it in the Touring

Absolutely have loved my Subaru Outback Touring. We have the 3.6 and it has not had a single issue after 43k miles. The interior is beautiful in the Touring. The nappa leather has held up surprisingly after my Audi's leather had cracks after only 12k. Love all the features you get with the Subaru and SPACE for the dogs without having to buy a huge SUV. First time Subaru owner after having owned an Audi A4, Infinity QX, Volkswagen Touareg as well as a Dodge. BEST one yet and it's not even considered a luxury brand. Cannot wait to get the next one!

5.0

Superb!

Great quality car ....Only issue I've had is I had to replace the battery way too early.....I read that the factory battery is not that great, so I bought a different kind and have had no problems.....I really don't see why as high quality the car is that it wouldn't come with a top notch battery!

5.0

Love my Subaru

I absolutely love this car. Extra room in back for my elderly parent's comfort. Easy to get in and out. Better gas mileage than I expected. All the safety features are a bonus.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
Powertrain
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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