Subaru Outback FAQs

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2023 Subaru Outback Frequently Asked Questions

In the three decades since its debut, the Subaru Outback has developed a devoted following with the outdoorsy set. The go-anywhere wagon was fully redesigned for the 2020 model year, and for 2023, it's offered in rugged new Wilderness trim. The Outback Wilderness features an upgraded suspension, wheels, and undercarriage protection to better handle rough terrain.

What Kind of Engines are Available on Subaru Outback?

Two engines are available for the Outback. The standard models feature a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder which makes 182 horsepower. The Onyx Edition XT and the Wilderness are equipped with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder which produces 260 horsepower.

What Standard Safety Features Does the Subaru Outback Come With?

Every Subaru Outback comes with a long list of safety features, including Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, Pre-collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist.

Additional safety features like Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking, and an 180-Degree Front-View Monitor are available on upper trim levels.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Does the Subaru Outback Get?

Outback models with the 2.5-liter engine are EPA rated at 26 city and 33 highway. When Equipped with the 2.4-liter turbo engine, the Outback is rated at 23 city 30 highway.

Is There a Subaru Outback Hybrid?

The Outback is not currently available with a hybrid powertrain. However, the Subaru Crosstrek is available as a hybrid.

Does the Subaru Outback Have a WiFi HotSpot?

All but base model Outbacks come with Wi-Fi compatibility.

What is the Most Luxurious Subaru Outback?

The Outback Touring is the most luxurious version of the Outback. It comes standard with luxury features including leather trimmed upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a power moonroof, and a hands-free power liftgate.

What is the Most Affordable Subaru Outback?

The standard Outback is the most affordable version, and includes the 2.5-liter engine, all-wheel drive, a dual 7.0-inch multimedia system, and automatic climate control.

Does the Subaru Outback Have a Wireless Charging Pad?

Wireless charging is an option on all but the base model Outback.

How Many Passengers Does the Subaru Outback Seat?

The Outback is a wagon which offers seating for five.

Does the Subaru Outback Have Heated Seats?

No. Base Outback models do not have heated seats. Opting for the All-Weather package Heated seats front are standard on the Premium trim and up. Heated rear seats are standard on the Limited trim and up. Ventilated seats are only available on the Touring trim.

What is the Cargo Capacity of the Subaru Outback?

There is 32.5 cubic feet of space in the rear cargo area. Fold the rear seats and the Outback can accommodate up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Is Every Subaru Outback All-Wheel Drive?

Yes. Every Subaru except the BRZ sports car is all-wheel drive.

Does the Subaru Outback Come Standard With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?

Yes. Every Outback features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment.