2019 Subaru Outback Will Get New Details

The Subaru Outback pioneered a whole new genre of auto back in 1995, it was the first car to combine the practicality of a passenger estate with the go-anywhere nature of an SUV. Or at least that’s what Subaru tells us.

The Outback is Subaru’s flagship model, and for a wagon, it doesn’t look too bad.

What to Expect From 2019 Outback

We’re still awaiting the 2018 Model Year Outback (should be third quarter of 2017), but in the meantime, what are we expecting from the 2019 Subaru Outback?
There has been little information released regarding the 2019 Outback, but industry sources are always willing to give their opinions; this is what we know, with a little guesswork.

We don’t expect to see any changes, other than minor trim details to the interior; it’s already a good space to be and well finished, the 2018 Outback cabin received some good updates and trim levels, so Subaru will just run with those.

Competitive Price

Subaru haven’t given any idea of the price for the next gen Outback, but as with all auto’s, raising the price too much will push it from any competition. Current prices start in the region of $27,000 for the base model, so we’d guess a minor increase on that, but still only in the region of $27,500.

Boxer all the way

The current Outback has two powertrain choices; a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder with 175 BHP and 174 lb/ft of torque and the 3.6 liter 6-cylinder with 256 BHP and 247 lb/ft of torque. We think that Scooby will retain these options, but with some minor tweaking, a few BHP here and there, perhaps better gas mileage. We do know that Subaru will keep the successful CVT transmission which helps the 2.5 liter version to get 32 MPG on the highway.

2019 Subaru Outback has AWD as a Standard

As you’d expect, the all-wheel drive remains fitted as standard as does the impressive torque vectoring system which has the ability to split the power in any direction; front to rear and side to side, or any combination of that.

We think that Subaru are fitting slightly more equipment as standard, just to remain competitive, the usual things like rear view camera are on the base model already.

When it is coming

We know that the 2018 Outback will hit the showrooms in the third quarter of the 2017, therefore, logic says that we should expect the 2019 Subaru Outback one year later; the third quarter of 2018.

2017-03-6 by Luke Widmeyer