Just a few weeks after announcing the pricing for the 2015 Legacy sedan, Subaru is getting ready to roll out the all-new 2015 Outback with a base price $24,895, plus an $850 destination charge. Like its platform-mate, the styling could be described as an evolution of the previous generation, but the company claims big changes underneath to improve comfort. It's scheduled to starting hitting dealers this summer.

The Outback continues to share most of its mechanical bits with the Legacy, including its engines. The 2.5-liter boxer-four-cylinder gets a touch more potent with 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, and better fuel economy at 25 miles per gallon city, 33 highway and 28 combined. The 3.6-liter flat-six-engine has 256 hp and 247 lb-ft and also sees a marginal economy improvement at 20/27/22. All models now come standard with a CVT, and Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gets some improvements with standard Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Active Torque Vectoring and X-Mode, a system to increase traction when needed.

The base 2.5i trim goes for $25,745 (all prices after destination), up $425 from last year's CVT base model. It comes standard with a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a USB port and AUX input. The 2.5i Premium trim retails at $27,845, but the upgrade nets buyers dual climate zones, a 10-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, all-weather package and a 7-inch infotainment system. The 2.5i Limited costs $30,845 and includes leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, a 12-speaker stereo, heated rear seats, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and a power tailgate. The top The 3.6R Limited trim is $33,845 and in addition to the bigger engine features HID low-beam headlights and stainless steel dual exhaust tips.

There area a wide variety of option packages, including the power tailgate on the Premium trim for $1,695. Subaru's Eyesight forward camera system is also a $1,695 option on the Premium or $2,990 on the Limited, bundled with other packages. Scroll down to read the full pricing and equipment details about the upgraded 2015 Outback.
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Well-equipped Outback 2.5i begins at $24,895
Bolder design for roomiest, most capable Outback ever
Lineartronic® CVT now standard on all models
Quieter, more refined ride and new amenities
Enhanced Eyesight® system with Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Cherry Hill, N.J., Jun 5, 2014 - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback models.

The fifth generation of the World's First Sport Utility Wagon®, featuring the roomiest interior, most capable chassis and highest fuel-efficienc in the model's 20-year history. Outback's bold new design delivers an even more compelling blend of on-road agility, off-pavement control, ride comfort, interior refinement and safety technology.

The 2015 Outback exemplifies Subaru's mastery of outdoors-oriented vehicle engineering, not just for its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and raised ground clearance, but also for numerous details that help make it more convenient to load and carry cargo, kayaks and bikes. Added as standard for 2015 are X-Mode, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist augment Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to assist the driver in navigating rough roads, slippery surfaces or steep inclines.

The 175-horsepower 4-cylinder Outback 2.5i model is available in Standard, Premium and Limited trim lines beginning at $24,895. All trim lines add more standard amenities, conveniences and new infotainment systems for 2015.

All Outback models come standard with the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which features paddle shifters and is instrumental in the Outback's significantly improved fuel economy. Manufacturer-estimated ratings of 25 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined are up from 24/30/26 in the 2014 model. These figures place the 2015 Outback 2.5i at the top of the midsize crossover class bettering front-wheel drive versions of some competitive crossovers.

Active Torque Vectoring, an enhancement of the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system contributes to more neutral cornering is now standard on all Outback trim levels. The Active Grille Shutter system that helps to improve fuel economy by reducin wind resistance is standard on 4-cylinder models.

The Outback 2.5i also features a significantly improved Infotainment System that includes a 6.2" high resolution single-touch screen display, Subaru STARLINK, AM/FM Stereo HD Radio with single-disc CD Player, Aha and Pandora, Bluetooth audio-streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), iPod Control and iTunes Tagging capabilities, USB Port, Auxiliary Input Jack, 4- speakers, and a Rear Glass Audio Antenna.

The 2015 Outback 2.5i Premium has an MSRP of $26,995, just $200 more than the comparable outgoing model. The Premium trim level adds All-Weather Package, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control System, 10-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle, and an illuminated overhead console and front door pull handles. An upgraded Infotainment System includes a 7" high resolution multi-touch screen display , Bluetooth hands-free SMS text messaging connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (available with a subscription), dual USB ports, 6-speakers, roof mounted satellite radio, and a vehicle information display.

A Moonroof and Power Rear Gate package can be added to the 2.5i Premium for $1,695 and includes a power moonroof and auto-dimming rear view compass mirror with Homelink as well as a height adjustable Power Rear Gate. A Navigation, Moonroof and Power Rear Gate Package is available for $2,195 total. The Navigation System adds SiriusXM NavTraffic and NavWeather with a subscription, map information via an updatable SD card, and improved navigation voice-activated controls.

The Outback 2.5i Premium option package offers the industry's leading driver assist technology, Subaru Eyesight®, and also adds Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA.) It uses radar detection to assist the driver by detecting vehicles on either side of the vehicle that may be in the driver's blind spots and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) notifies the driver when in reverse of a possible collision danger if a vehicle is detected approaching from a perpendicular angle. All of these industry-leading safety features are included together as an option package for only $1,695. Steering Responsive Fog Lights are added to all Eyesight- equipped models and provide increased visibility in the direction of a turn. The Outback 2.5i Premium is available with an Option Package that bundles the Moonroof Package, Powe Rear Gate, Navigation, and EyeSight/SRVD Safety Package for $3,390."

The Outback 2.5i Limited provides an impressive list of standard features and content at a starting price of $29,995. The Limited adds Perforated Leather-Trimmed Upholstery, stylish 18-inch Alloy Wheels, Harman/Kardon® Surround 12-speaker system and 576-watt Amplifier, 10-way power driver's seat with two-position memory, dual-mode heated rear seat backs and cushions, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, part of the Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System, exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, fog lights, woodgrain-pattern accent trim, and center console rear A/C outlets. Power Rear Gate with memory is standard on Limited trims.

Option Packages for the 2.5i Limited include the Moonroof Package, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, and Navigation is available for $2,195. EyeSight can be added to this group for a total package MSRP of $2,990. These packages are also available on the Outback 3.6R Limited.

The flagship of the line-up, the Outback 3.6R Limited, has a starting MSRP of $32,995. It now includes a new, High-Torque Continuously Variable Transmission for the 256-horsepower 3.6 liter, 6-cylinder Boxer engine that improves its estimated gas mileage to 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 combined. HID low beam headlights with automatic height adjustment control, dual/stainless tips exhaust are also standard on the 3.6R Limited.

The new Outback is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA). SIA this year celebrates ten years as a Zero Landfill Facility and continues to be the only U.S. automotive plant designated as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

2015 Outback models will arrive into dealerships this summer.

MSRP + $850 destination and delivery
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
Moonroof + Power Rear Gate
Moonroof + Power Rear Gate + Navigation
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Power Rear Gate
Moonroof Pkg +Power Rear Gate + Navigation System + EyeSight +Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Moonroof Pkg +Keyless Access & Start + Navigation System
Moonroof Pkg + Keyless Access & Start + Navigation System + EyeSight
Destination & Delivery is $850 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $1,000 for dealers in Alaska. Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) on 2.5i models adds $300. to MSRP.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

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      • 6 Months Ago
      I'd much rather have invested the several hundred dollars in plastic cladding that this car saddled with in a motor with 25 more hp and 30 more lb/ft of torque and preferably an 8 speed auto. That would be a pretty wonderful car for the masses. This is just a car for people who hate cars, hate driving but appreciate practicality.
        • 6 Months Ago
        the people who buy an Outback appreciate that their car will get them through just about anything without drinking their money through their tail pipe. The fact is that its reliable, comfortable, and extremely capable if you have the wonderful white stuff around. Even car guys would have one, i certainly do not want to take my sports car to work when there is 2 feet of snow on the ground.....
        • 6 Months Ago
        I'm a huge car enthusiast...and actually considering this. 5 of the past 6 cars I've owned are German, and I'm looking to retire my RS4 from daily driver to weekend duty. German cars are amazing, but more expensive to maintain and more complicated than anything else. There's something to be said for a reliable tool car that gets 28 mpgs combined, has proven utility, interior room, reliability, and awd. You might be surprised, but some people who own Outbacks also own performance cars/love driving. This is a comfortable commuter during the week that you can take up to the mountains for biking or skiing, that's wash and wear. I'd check out the Outback enthusiast site, and see the number of loyal owners who also own Porsches.
        • 6 Months Ago
        Wrong. I love driving and I love the new Outback.
        • 6 Months Ago
        If it keeps me from a recall notice every other week I'm fine with that.
        • 6 Months Ago
      • 6 Months Ago
      Fully loaded plus tax & license = $40 K. Yikes!
        • 6 Months Ago
        A fully loaded 2014 is already $39,000+ That is a very little jump in price and you are getting much more. (heated rear seats, rear cross traffic, better fuel efficiency, better sound system, MUCH better nav/info system, etc.)
      • 6 Months Ago
      And reliable. Great value.
        • 6 Months Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        Just boring though. The basic shell is there but if they hired someone to clean up the look and put something in it with decent power.
      • 6 Months Ago
      The roofline is starting to creep into crossover territory.
      • 6 Months Ago
      No M/T option?
      • 6 Months Ago
      Not as good looking as the outgoing model. Now the Impreza looks like a Corrola, And the Outback looks like an Explorer.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Subaru is becoming like a German company however. Options send the base price skyrocketing.
        • 6 Months Ago
        Yeah, not really. The germans will nickel and dime you for things such as leather and any paint color that isn't white or black. Subaru doesn't do that.
        Bruce Lee
        • 6 Months Ago
        No they don't...they're pretty reasonably priced, go compare how much other companies charge for their radar based cruise control systems.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Everything looks good except they butchered the taillights.
      • 6 Months Ago
      I think the Canadian market has a higher manual transmission take up - though admittedly nothing like in Europe, where buying an automatic is a resale liability. If you're looking for a point A to point B vehicle, automatic is the right choice. But if you enjoy to drive... The Forester is a fine vehicle too. But it's shorter and taller, with less usable floor space behind the rear seat. The other vehicle worth looking at will be the upcoming Mk 7 Golf Sportswagon... Also available in a 6 speed manual and engaging to drive.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Better looking than the outgoing model. Interesting how all manufactures are picking a specific grill shape and using it across all of their lines. Wonder how long this trend will last.
        • 6 Months Ago
        "Interesting how all manufactures are picking a specific grill shape and using it across all of their lines. Wonder how long this trend will last." This is nothing new. BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Jeep, Rolls-Royce etc. having been doing this for decades.
      Lucky Stars
      • 6 Months Ago
      This is such an honest car if you live in climates and areas or lifestyle that affords this type of vehicle. Now if you live in Suburbia not. I like it allot, better then any other cuv out there except the mazda cx-5, the mazda for the city this for the outback!!!!!!!
      • 6 Months Ago
      Subarus are known for their value, safety and reliability. So what if it's just a little bit ugly. Can't have it all, I guess, for 25K.
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