Pretty Pictures and Analysis:
Overall dimensions remain
similar, but you can see how Subaru engineers pulled the "A-pillar"
forward (the A-pillar is the metal structure on each side of the
windshield that supports the roof). Moving the base of the A-pillar two inches towards
the front of the car creates a more rakish windshield slope and increases
passenger space. (That's a 2014 Outback in the background).
can see the
sleek angle of the windshield which improves appearance, fuel economy,
and passenger volume. Large 18" wheels give the car a taller, more
SUV-like appearance, and improve handling. Standard roof rails with
ingenious integrated crossbars continue in the new generation, but now
offer a fore-and-aft sliding capability to adapt to different loads you
might want to carry.
Rear glass remains large and low for visibility
better than just about any other crossover vehicle on the road.
triangle glass in door allows
driver to see right past mirror for incredible visibility. Touch-screen
infotainment is standard, along with integrated back up camera. This Outback has Eyesight (note the stereoscopic mirrors surrounding mirror). Interior passenger space increases by almost three cubic feet. Interior climbs upscale. Higher trims offer heated seats front and rear, two position memory for driver's ten-way power seat, and 576-watt surround sound audio with ten harman/kardon speakers. Twin pod or "binocular"
instrument cluster continues a theme that Subaru began on the Tribeca.
Cabin is quieter than
before thanks to liquid-filled engine mounts, acoustic windshield, and
more generous sound insulation.
unavailable on any Subaru, 2015 Outback now offers optional blind-spot
detection to assist with highway lane changes, and rear cross traffic
alert capability top help you back out of parking spaces safely. Read about Subaru's next-generation Eyesight system here. (Note: Eyesight models will not be available til Fall.)
2015 Subaru Outback Colors
Available interior colors are noted in parentheses (B=black, I=ivory)
Crystal Black Silica (B, I)
Carbide Grey Metallic (B)
Tungsten Metallic (I)
Ice Silver Metallic (B)
Crystal White Pearl (B, I)
Twilight Blue Metallic (B, I)
Venetian Red Pearl (B, I)
Lapis Blue Pearl (I)
Wilderness Green Metallic (I)