The midsize SUV alternative that simply fits
The 2019 Subaru Outback is the mid-size SUV alternative designed to help you get more enjoyment out of life’s adventures, both big and small. The Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD system is complemented here by X-MODE for even more rugged capability over the toughest of roads. The ultra-strong platform, low centre of gravity and refined suspension system combine to create car-like handling that makes paved roads equally enticing. There are two different SUBARU BOXER engines to choose from, both of which deliver potent performance, surprising fuel-efficiency and ultimate driver satisfaction. The Outback also features impressive refinement on the inside, incredible utility, generous passenger space and dynamite infotainment systems to make even the most adventurous drive feel unexpectedly civilized. With rugged capability to the core and its aggressive exterior design, the Subaru Outback is the SUV alternative that stands out from the crowd.
Generous Ground Clearance
Steering Responsive HeadLights
Superior Cargo Space
Sporting a ruggedly designed front bumper, lower front grille, fog light covers and rear bumper, the 2019 Subaru Outback remains as dynamic and athletic looking as ever.
The muscular yet streamlined design incorporates sleek aerodynamics for better fuel efficiency and stronger construction for added safety and toughness.
The design is bold and purposeful, appropriate when you consider the Outback, where it comes from and where it’s capable of taking you.
Generous Ground Clearance
With 220 mm of ground clearance, the Outback features genuine go-anywhere capability. What’s more, the long-travel suspension system helps make quick work of rough roads, unpaved surfaces and deep snow. These qualities give the Outback the ability to tackle the most challenging of driving conditions with supreme confidence.
This dynamic feature helps make loading and unloading the Outback quick and easy. The button on the key fob activates the power tailgate, which features auto-closure and a safety sensor that causes the tailgate to reverse direction if it encounters any resistance. The tailgate also has a stop-position memory function for parking garages with low clearance or for when you’re hauling long objects on the roof.
Power-adjustable Heated Side-view Mirrors
Windshield Wiper De-icer
From the inside, there’s no telling that the Outback is one of the most capable vehicles on the planet.
While this SUV alternative has everything needed to tackle the great outdoors, it sacrifices nothing in terms of comfort and convenience along the way.
The Outback features a quiet and refined interior with plenty of passenger room, ample cargo space and great infotainment systems.
Heated Front and Rear Seats
Three-stage heated front seats are standard equipment with the heat distributed across the seat surfaces and seat backs. Rear-seat passengers can also experience the same level of comfort with the available heated back seats with high/low settings for the outboard positions. There’s nothing like a heated seat to help combat the cold on a frosty winter morning.
Advanced Climate Control
The advanced climate control systems bring a higher degree of comfort and convenience by ensuring more consistent temperatures in all conditions. Touring models come equipped with automatic dual-zone climate control, while Limited and Premier models feature rear-seat climate control vents and a voice-activated dual-zone automatic climate control system. With these systems, it’s easy to find and maintain the correct temperature settings.
Superior Cargo Space
With the rear seats in place, the cargo area of the Outback measures a cavernous 1,005 litres. With the 60/40-split seats folded flat, this space balloons to 2,075 litres. The cargo floor is flat to allow for more cargo-carrying capacity. The storage compartment in the centre console is large and designed to fit a variety of differently shaped items. The Touring, Limited and Premier trim levels come equipped with a power tailgate models for more convenience.
The intuitive design and technology of the 2019 Outback help you stay informed and connected. An available 8.0-inch centre touchscreen and an LCD information display give you easy access to entertainment, navigation, your texts, calls and more.
To make your drive even more enjoyable, turn up the available 576-watt-equivalent 12-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system to hear your soundtrack in total clarity. Plus, the Infotainment System includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration, making it easy to stay connected.
And for digital-quality content that’s available coast to coast, listen to SiriusXM® for 120+ channels of commercial-free music, news and entertainment.
6.5-inch Infotainment System
This AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system features a 6.5-inch, high-resolution, multi-gesture capacitive touchscreen.
It also features Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity and streaming audio, USB port/iPod® control, auxiliary audio input, steering wheel integrated controls and Aha Radio® and a free 3-month subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio†. The Subaru STARLINK™ system is also part of the picture, various music apps are available, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatibility is standard. This dynamic infotainment system is available on the Outback 2.5i base trim level with four speakers.
† Subscription required
8-inch Infotainment System
Available on the Touring trim level, this AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system features a high-resolution, multi-gesture 8-inch capacitive touchscreen.
The system comes equipped with Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity and streaming audio, dual USB ports/iPod® control, auxiliary audio input, steering wheel integrated controls, Aha Radio® and a free 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio†. Also included are six speakers, Subaru STARLINK™, and Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto compatibility. Various music apps are also available on the system.
† Subscription required
8-inch Infotainment System w/ Navigation
The focal point for this premium AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system is a high-resolution, multi-gesture 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with voice-activated GPS navigation.
The system features Bluetooth® connectivity with voice recognition in English and in French, SMS text messaging capability, dual USB ports/iPod® control, auxiliary audio input, steering wheel integrated controls and Aha Radio®. A free 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio is included, which provides SiriusXM™ Traffic† and SiriusXM Travel Link† (stocks, sports and weather updates). The system is Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto compatible. Various music apps are available, while Subaru STARLINK™, 12 Harman Kardon® speakers and a 576-watt amplifier are standard. This premium system is available on the Limited and Premier (2.5i and 3.6R) trim levels.
† Subscription required
At the core of the Subaru Outback is the stuff of legend.
The legendary Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD system. The choice of two potent and efficient SUBARU BOXER engines. A supremely robust chassis that sets the stage for legendary durability. And a long-travel independent suspension system that’s been developed over decades.
These technological features form the reason why this SUV alternative delivers superb handling, rugged all-road/all-weather capability and a level of confidence behind the wheel that is unmatched in its class.
The world-famous SUBARU BOXER engine
The Subaru Outback is available with the choice of two SUBARU BOXER engines — either a 2.5L 4-cylinder or a 3.6L 6-cylinder. The 2.5L engine is designed to perfectly balance powerful response with outstanding fuel economy. This engine comes standard with Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) equipment that reduces smog-forming emissions to near zero without compromising performance. The 3.6L engine has been engineered for superior rigidity and minimal internal friction, creating smooth power and surprising fuel efficiency. Both engines operate on regular unleaded fuel.
Transmission + Symmetrical AWD
The Subaru Outback is available with two different versions of the Lineartronic® CVT, one linked to the 2.5-litre 4-cylnder SUBARU BOXER and the other paired with the 3.6-litre 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER. Each drivetrain is fully integrated with the Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD system to create unsurpassed levels of control and confidence under all conditions.
Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
The Lineartronic CVT has been engineered for superior efficiency, quietness and driveability.
This transmission is connected to an active torque split AWD system that instantaneously controls torque distribution front to rear in response to driving conditions. The Outback 3.6R utilizes a special CVT engineered to handle higher-torque engines. Both versions of the Lineartronic are compact and lightweight, giving this SUV alternative the fuel-efficiency of a front-wheel drive vehicle and the confidence of full-time AWD.
With the push of a button, X-MODE automatically controls the engine, AWD system and braking system to help tackle the trickiest of conditions and bring even more rugged capability into sharp focus.
By managing the torque distribution to all four wheels, X-MODE delivers added confidence and stability, even on uneven surfaces and during challenging climbs. The system incorporates Hill Descent Control for descending steep inclines and a Hill Holder System for preventing rollback when starting on steep inclines.
Hill Descent Control
With the X-MODE system activated, Hill Descent Control automatically maintains a constant speed when travelling down steep inclines. With this system activated, the driver is free from the demands of controlling the brakes, and can focus exclusively on steering and negotiating curves in the road.
Over the past 60 years, Subaru has forged a reputation for building vehicles that offer superior levels of protection through the use of technologically advanced active and passive safety systems.
The end result is a line of vehicles that pushes the envelope and regularly receives the highest possible ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
So it’s no surprise that the 2019 Subaru Outback is as robust in terms of safety standards as its rugged engineering would suggest.
Auto-dimming Side Mirrors with Approach Lighting
When a vehicle approaches from behind or from an adjacent lane, these available mirrors automatically dim to protect your eyes from headlight glare.
In addition, an approach lighting feature sees a beam of light projected from the mirrors to help you spot the door handles and avoid obstacles on the ground near the doors. The mirrors also house the Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection system LED indicators, which have been moved to the inside of the housing for improved visibility.
Steering Responsive HeadLights
Available on the Limited and Premier (2.5i and 3.6R) trim levels, these LED headlights automatically angle in the direction of the corner to provide better illumination at night. The headlights also cast a brighter and whiter beam for improved visibility.
VDC with Active Torque Vectoring
The Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)† system utilizes multiple sensors to assess when the vehicle is approaching the limits of stability and then automatically adjusts the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel to help stay on-course.
The system is further aided by Active Torque Vectoring, which automatically applies brakes to the inside front wheel and distributes more torque to the outside front wheel during cornering. These systems, standard on all models, work together to create superior stability, cornering prowess and accident avoidance capabilities.
† VDC is also known as electronic stability control
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
The Outback is available with EyeSight®, which utilizes two cameras to monitor activity on the road ahead, help identify potential danger and provide assistance to the driver when needed most.
This award-winning technology incorporates four different advanced active-safety systems: Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, and Vehicle Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist. With this feature, the Outback has earned the highest possible front-crash prevention rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)**.
High Beam Assist
Standard on models equipped with EyeSight®, High Beam Assist allows the driver to keep the high beams activated at all times. When the EyeSight stereo cameras detect an oncoming vehicle or the distance to the vehicle in front has reduced, the system automatically switches the headlights to low beams. When other vehicles are far enough away, the system turns the high beams on again.
Being able to see behind you is not only a great convenience, it’s an invaluable active safety feature. This rearview camera is mounted close to the centre of the vehicle to capture a crystal-clear, distortion-free image of what’s behind your vehicle. This wide-angle image is then projected onto the centre console screen, along with guidelines that show how the vehicle trajectory changes with steering adjustments.