Subaru is elevating the specification list across its entire new generation Outback range, which goes on sale in Australia from March 2021.
The simplified three-variant 2021 Subaru Outback range will start with the considerably “up-specced” Outback All-Wheel Drive (AWD) variant that adds an array of new features.
At a glance all Subaru Outback models feature as standard:
- New Direct Injection 2.5 litre Boxer engine rated at 138 kW of power and 245 Nm of torque.
- Best-ever Outback braked towing capacity of 2,000 kilograms
- Refined Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters and greater ratio coverage.
- 80 per cent+ of the structural parts are improved for better driving
- Increased ratio coverage from 7.0 to 8.1 promises improved take-off acceleration and better fuel efficiency
- 8-speed manual mode
- Dual function X-MODE – set-and-forget throttle control in mud, snow and steep unsealed surfaces, for optimum traction.
- New 11.6″ infotainment system – centralising and simplifying many controls, with vertical orientation it allows intuitive operation similar to a smartphone or tablet
- Latest generation EyeSight Driver Assist system – with multiple new features including:
- Lane Centring Function
- Autonomous Emergency Steering
- Emergency Lane Keep Assist
- Speed Sign Recognition with Intelligent Speed Limiter
- Lane Departure Warning with steering wheel vibration
- Lane Departure Prevention
- Pre-Collision Braking System with expanded support for collision avoidance at intersections
- Subaru’s Vision Assist, featuring:
- Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
- Lane Change Assist (LCA)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
- EyeSight Assist Monitor
- Passenger seat cushion airbag
- In the event of a frontal collision, this airbag is designed to push up the front section of the seat, helping to prevent forward movement of the waist. This can prevent the body from sinking below the seatbelt and improve the restraint protection performance, helping to reduce chest injuries.
- Suppressing the front passenger’s leg movement minimises contact with the instrument panel and can reduce leg injuries.
- Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus – helping monitor and ensure attentiveness behind the wheel
The 2021 Subaru Outback AWD is priced from $39,990 excluding on-road costs.
The new mid-range Outback AWD Sport adds multiple features to Outback AWD specification, including:
- Water repellent sports seat trim
- Heated front seats
- Heated rear outboard seats
- Front View Monitor (FVM)
- Side View Monitor (SVM)
- Black exterior highlights (exclusive to the Sport AWD variant)
- Handsfree powered tailgate with memory height function
- Roof rails with green highlights
- Satellite navigation
- Dark metallic finish for alloy wheels
The range-topping Outback AWD Touring builds further on Outback AWD Sport specification, including:
- 9 Harman Kardon speakers, subwoofer and amplifier; CD player located in centre console box
- Nappa leather accented seat trim
- Electric sunroof
- Heated steering wheel
- Silver roof rails, with integrated stowable cross bars
- Gloss finish for alloy wheels
2021 Subaru Outback price (excluding on-roads)
|2021 Subaru Outback|
|Outback AWD Sport||$44,490|
|Outback AWD Touring||$47,790|