Curb appeal, all-road
Curb appeal, all-road credentials
Sporting a redesigned front bumper, lower front grille, fog light covers and rear bumper, the 2018 Subaru Outback is more dynamic and rugged looking than ever before. 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.
Roof Rails with Swing-in-place Crossbars
To make the most of the cargo-carrying capacity of the Outback, this roof rack system with swing-in-place crossbars also features cargo tie-down hooks. The rear crossbar can be shifted towards the back of the vehicle to better support longer items, such as canoes or kayaks. These roof rails are standard on all models except the Premier, which comes equipped instead with a sleeker, lower-profile set of roof rails. Side sill steps provide a firm base upon which to load all manner of tricky items.
This dynamic feature helps make loading and unloading the Outback quick and easy. The button on the key fob activates the power tailgate, which also features auto-closure and will 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.
This large power sunroof slides to let the light in or tilts open to circulate fresh air throughout the cabin. When fully open, it provides a fantastic view of the sky for everyone to enjoy. For particularly hot or sunny days, the manual sunshade slides across to provide shade.
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.
Aluminum Alloy Wheels
The new Outback is available with three different aluminum alloy wheel packages The Touring trim level features 17-inch alloy wheels with 5 double-spoke design. The Limited trim level showcases new 18-inch alloy wheels in high-gloss silver with 10-spoke design. And the Premier model receives 18-inch dark grey and machine-finished alloy wheels. All versions of the Outback ride on Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tires perfectly suited for on-road and off-road adventures.
In low-light conditions or when the windshield wipers are in use, the headlights automatically turn on to provide greater visibility. All models with the optional EyeSight® Package also feature High Beam Assist, which automatically turns the high beams off to avoid distracting other drivers. For added security, the Outback also features a standard welcome lighting system, which turns the headlights and interior lights on as the driver approaches or leaves the car. Sleek LED headlights are available on Limited and Premier models.
The Outback features a number of refinements designed to create superior aerodynamic performance. All 2.5i models come standard with the Active Grille Shutter, which opens and closes for optimum efficiency in all conditions. With the front grille shut, wind resistance is reduced and the engine warms up faster after starting up; when the grille is open, it helps increase engine cooling in hot conditions. The Outback also sports a sculpted exterior design and undercover, aerodynamic wheels and new, redesigned aerodynamic side mirrors.
Features shown may not be available on all trim levels. Please refer to specifications for availability.