Few vehicles can effectively meld the spirit of the SUV and sedan, but the 2019 Subaru Outback in Bend, OR does just that. It is the subcompact crossover that continues Subaru’s no-nonsense tradition: a vehicle suitable for driving either in the city or the country. Best of all, it has new and improved features that even strengthens its claim as a vehicle for all seasons.
The Style that Stays with You
Appearance-wise, the 2019 Subaru Outback straddles that thin line between the Forester and the Impreza. It has that sleekness of a sedan and the toughness of an SUV, making it a remarkable vehicle on its own.
Roof railings come standard with every trim, and they work in enhancing its appearance, apart from giving space on which to stock your bikes or skis on. And with a ground clearance of 8.7 inches, it is able to cruise along any terrain while making sure everybody is safe and secure inside.
With the available LED steering responsive headlights, you can instantly see the direction you are steering at night. This is very helpful, especially in preventing head-on collisions. Lastly, the available 18-inch wheels are aesthetically appealing; complementing the vehicle’s utter sleekness.
Go Further and Faster
At the heart of the 2019 Subaru Outback is Subaru’s trademark Boxer engine. This horizontally-oriented machine, which is available in 2.5L and 3.6L versions on the Outback, is designed to provide optimal power to the vehicle. With the Outback’s Boxer producing up to 256 horsepower with up to 270 lb-ft of torque and 32 MPG, the vehicle is one of the bests in its segment.
Moreover, the Outback comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which distributes equal wheel power for maximum traction. To optimize it even further, you can use the standard X-MODE and prevent wheelslip or descend downhill better. So even on uneven paths covered with snow or dirt, the vehicle is kept stable, giving you peace of mind.
Feel at Ease
Inside, the Outback is a thing of beauty. Whether you get interiors with cloth or leather trim, or luscious wood panelling, you get that sophisticated aura that puts you at ease. For its class, the Outback is generous with space, giving up to 108.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. Furthermore, every passenger gets up to 40.8 inches of headroom and up to 42.9 inches of legroom, entitling each to a pleasant ride on the Outback’s fabulously sculpted seats.
Cargo space is just as generously provided, at 35.5 cubic feet. With the 60/40 seats folded down, you can get in up to 73.3 cubic feet, big enough to put in your favorite acoustic guitar and keyboard. Lastly, Subaru’s Starlink Multimedia touchscreen allows you numerous infotainment options, as well as syncing with your smartphone for app accessibility and hands-free calls and message.
Never be Unaware
With the Outback’s standard EyeSight Technology, safety is taken to a whole new level. A complete set of sensors and cameras adorn the car, helping Eyesight with Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Barking, Lane Keeping Assist and many others.
Its abundance of safety features has helped the Outback garner this year’s Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS; just another reason this vehicle is highly exceptional.
In its test to remain the market’s top subcompact crossover, the 2019 Subaru Outback in Bend, OR passes with flying colors. If you’re the adventurous and hardworking type, this vehicle is highly recommended for you.