The 2019 Subaru Outback is a reasonable priced wagon/CUV that seats five-passenger and comes in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Limited, and 3.6R Touring.
Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist suite is now standard on all Outback
Base 2.5i trim gets additional USB ports
EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Scans the road ahead to enable adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and automatic fog lights.
Blind-Spot Detection/Lane Change Assist
Uses radar sensors to detect vehicles in blind spots and shows the visual indicator inside the mirror. The indicator also warns of an unsafe lane change.
Starlink Safety and Security Plus
Notifies first responders if an airbag deploys. Can also connect to emergency or roadside assistance services.
2.5L 4-cyl. CVT – 175 hp.
Price From $26,345
Fuel: Up to 25 city / 32 highway
Towing capacity: 2,700 lbs
Pros & Cons
* Spacious and comfortable cabin
* Roof and cargo-loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
* Excellent visibility in all directions
* Off-road ability is above average
* Acceleration is lackluster, especially with four-cylinder engine
* Sensitive gas pedal at low speeds
* Modest handling capabilities
“Car Coach Reports Score” – CCRS
Points – 10 out of 10 points – top score 100
PERFORMANCE – 6
HANDLING – 6
SAFETY – 9
VISIBILITY – 9
SEATING COMFORT – 5
Technology – 8
Features – 7
Design – 6
Quality – 6
Value – 9
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