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 bulges of the stereoscopic cameras 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.
Warning: Cuteness alert
Cargo area grows...with enough room for Mabel, Pabst, Blue, and even more dogs but we only have these three on our greeter staff.
unavailable on any Subaru, 2015 Outback Limited offers standard blind-spot
detection to assist with highway lane changes, and rear cross traffic
alert capability top help you back out of parking spaces safely. Below, left, we removed the rear bumper cover so you can see the driver side radar, which is a mirror image of the passenger side. Below, right, is a close up of the radar unit which reads "Sensor Blind Spot Monitor." You can see this system in action in the third video at the top of this page.
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)