Following a couple of teasers and announcements, the new 2015 Subaru Outback finally makes its official debut at the New York International Auto Show. The car presents a crossover with mixed qualities. It is trying to be spacious, compact, efficient, capable and convenient. And it is well-equipped for the job.
Because it is basically a jacked-up, four-wheel-drive station wagon, 2015 Subaru Outback can comfortably promise great performance both on and off the road. It also benefits from superb practicality, and fuel efficiency unmatched by cars of such capabilities.
The new Outback launches with two engines including a standard 175-horsepower 4-cylinder in the Outback 2.5i model, and a top-of-line 6-cylinder 3.6R in the Limited version with 256 horsepower. Lineartronic CVT is now standard on all models, and so is the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. What’s more, the AWD is further enhanced with a new X-Mode, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist.
As for fuel economy, the Outback 2.5i is estimated to return 25 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined, while the 3.6R should be able to do 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 combined.
Besides all the advanced mechanical features, 2015 Subaru Outback also comes with a sleek new design and a refined interior. The agricultural feel of the Subarus of the old is totally gone, and instead you get lashings of leather, high-tech connectivity systems, and advanced safety features such as stereo camera technology, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning.