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2019 Subaru Outback
Select a Different Model (6 Available): 2.5i Limited Wagon
Fair Market Price $ 33411
MPG (EPA) 25 CTY /32 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 36/73 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2019 Subaru Outback MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Spacious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Active safety tech comes standard

You Won't Like

  • Languid acceleration with base engine
  • Six-cylinder engine isn't very efficient

New for 2019

The 2019 Subaru Outback now gets the EyeSight package of safety tech as standard across the lineup. All models now come with a 5.0-inch instrument cluster display, and the base trim gets two USB ports as standard.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Subaru Outback is a midsize crossover wagon slotting above the compact Forester and below the larger, three-row Ascent. The 2019 Outback is available in six trims.

Outback 2.5i: The base 2.5i trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, two USB ports, cloth upholstery, a 5.0-inch instrument cluster display, Subaru's Starlink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, keyless entry, and Bluetooth.

Outback 2.5i Premium: Moving up to the premium grade adds a 10-way power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, fog lights, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, and heated front seats.

Outback 2.5i and 3.6R Limited: Limited models add 18-inch alloy wheels, heated rear seats, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, keyless start, a power liftgate, and leather upholstery.

Outback 2.5i and 3.6R Touring: Range-topping Touring models add navigation, a heated steering wheel, Java Brown leather upholstery, and adaptive LED headlights.

LED headlights, navigation, and the moonroof are available as part of option packages on the Premium and Limited grades.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Outback comes standard with a 2.5-liter flat-four with 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque on the 2.5i models. A 3.6-liter flat-six with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft is used on the 3.6R model. All variants come standard with a CVT. EPA fuel economy ratings are 25/32 mpg city/highway for the four-cylinder and 20/27 mpg for the six-cylinder.

Safety

The 2019 Outback hasn't been crash tested by the NHTSA and IIHS. The 2018 model received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars)and a 2018 Top Safety Pick + rating from the IIHS. In the IIHS' front crash prevention test, the 2018 Outback received a Superior rating after it avoided an impact in 12- and 25-mph tests (Superior is the highest rating on the front crash prevention test).

Subaru's EyeSight active safety tech is standard on the 2019 Outback and includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. Reverser automatic emergency braking is optional on the Limited grade and standard on the range-topping Touring. Blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on the Premium trim and standard on the Limited and Touring.

Utility

With all seats in place, the 2019 Outback has 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space and it can be expanded to 73.3 cubic feet with the split-folding rear seatbacks folded. The 2019 Outback is rated to tow up to 2,700 pounds of payload regardless of the engine.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Test of the Outback 2.5i, we said that the base 2.5-liter flat-four isn't quick and has a touchy throttle tip-in that makes accelerating smoothly more difficult than it should be. Ride comfort is excellent and its steering communicates well. Interior space is excellent even for rear passengers; however, the front seats don't have much side bolstering.

As we noted in a 2018 First Test, opting for the six-cylinder engine gets you better straight-line acceleration but comes at the cost of fuel economy.

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2019 SUBARU OUTBACK SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter BOXER
Transmission Name
Transmission, Lineartronic CVT Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
2.5i Limited Wagon
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
175@5800
Standard MPG
25/32
Body Style
Wagon
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System; Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Active Headlights; Headlights, LED; LED Lights, High Beam; LED Lights, Low Beam; Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info; Sunroof, Glass Power
$1792 $2150

Popular Package #2 (PIO)

INCLUDES: [0K8] All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO); [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [0KN] LED Upgrade - Map and Dome Lights (PIO); [0FP] Rear Bumper Cover (PIO); [06H] Rear Seat Back Protector (PIO); [05X] Splash Guards (PIO)
$560 $867

Protection Package #1 (PIO)

INCLUDES: [0K8] All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO); [06H] Rear Seat Back Protector (PIO); [05X] Splash Guards (PIO); [062] Wheel Arch Moldings (PIO)
$603 $861

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter BOXER

Std Std

Transmission, Lineartronic CVT Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Silica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ice Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Wilderness Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tungsten Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crimson Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Magnetite Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Abyss Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Cinnamon Brown Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

$50 $78

Cargo Net - Rear Seat Back (PIO)

$50 $78

Footwell Illumination Kit (PIO)

$150 $232

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control, Subaru Starlink™

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.111

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.5 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Active Torque Split All-Wheel-Drive Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps CONTAINED IN: [O1V] Popular Package #2 (PIO); [O1X] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$113 $175

Wheel Arch Moldings (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [O1X] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$345 $461

Rear Bumper Cover (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [O1V] Popular Package #2 (PIO)
$82 $127

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [05X] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Wilderness Green Metallic (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl (PIO)

$188 $290

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Driver

Std Std

Cargo Separator (PIO)

$313 $418

Rear Seat Back Protector (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [O1V] Popular Package #2 (PIO); [O1X] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$60 $93

Sunshade (PIO)

$49 $76

All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [O1V] Popular Package #2 (PIO); [O1X] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$85 $132

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Body Color Door Edge Guards (PIO)

$100 $155

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood & Alloy On Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob ; Alloy Look On Console; Wood/Woodgrain On Doors

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Upgrade - Map and Dome Lights (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [O1V] Popular Package #2 (PIO)
$64 $99

Approach Light

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

LED Lights, High Beam

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

LED Lights, Low Beam

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)

INCLUDES: Approach Light; Mirror, Automatic Driver; Mirror, Automatic Passenger CONTAINED IN: [O1V] Popular Package #2 (PIO)
$156 $241

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Mirror, Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Mirror, Automatic Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Collision Warning System, EyeSight®

Std Std

Collision Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Active Headlights

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Headlights, LED

CONTAINED IN: [24] Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Pkg Pkg

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Detection

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamics Control

Std Std

Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 4-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Slate Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Titanium Gray Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Warm Ivory Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, Subaru Starlink™ 8.0” AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Twelve Harman/Kardon® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Wishbone w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P225/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Locks - Alloy (PIO)

$52 $81

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 0.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 48, 63, 72 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 24, 36 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019