2019 Subaru Outback Redesign Review - Subaru designs most of its products, including Outback, in a five-year "product cycle." The 2019 Outback will be the fifth year of this generation (presented in 2015). As expected, Subaru "refreshes" the car with several changes mid-cycle in the fourth year, which they did in last year's model. This fourth year brings a series of improvements and modifications to keep the vehicle fresh and competitive with new models from other manufacturers. Therefore, do not expect many changes, if applicable, in the Outback 2019 for your final year before a full revision for the 2020 model.
2019 Subaru Outback Exterior Changes
The Outback showed a stronger and more daring face, highlighted by wider and lower grille openings and a new bumper that complements Subaru's iconic hexagonal grille. C-shaped headlights, parking lights and new horizontal lines extending outward from the grille subtly suggest the movement of the BOXER engine piston, a core Subaru technology. The redesigned headlights feature distinctive Konoji LED daytime running lights.
|2019 Subaru Outback Exterior Redesign|
The redesigned front liner improves protection against mud and stones when the vehicle is removed from the road. A new high-contrast wheel design on the Limited finish highlights the luxurious appearance of the Outback 2018. The 2.5i and Premium versions feature standard 17-inch alloy wheels and all Limited and Touring models are equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels .
2019 Subaru Outback Interior Comfort and Improved Features
All Outback Line finishing lines featured new high-end materials and a redesigned center console, enhanced by an 8-inch screen available for enhanced multimedia capabilities. The high-end and high-end moldings present real detail on the board, while the Limited and Touring models add sewing details to the seats and door panels with shiny black trim and silver edges for various controls. A new titanium gray interior is now available, as well as slate black and warm ivory, and the new steering wheel has a more luxurious look.
The revised air conditioning system cools the cab faster and provides a more uniform temperature throughout the cabin. The temperature adjustment indicator is inside the control wheel for more intuitive operation. For convenience, the internal power is maintained for a short time after the ignition is turned off. The redesigned watch is larger and easier to read.
|2019 Subaru Outback Interior Redesign|
The Outback presents the latest brand of the SUBARU STARLINK multimedia system, with Bluetooth wireless technology, iPod control, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more. The top-level system includes TomTom navigation with three years of free map updates. Two USB power ports are included in the back of the center console for the comfort of the rear passengers.
The standard STARLINK 6.5 "multimedia system is an upgrade to the previous STARLINK 6.2 system and offers faster performance.The 8.0" STARLINK system features a new 8-inch center touch screen that offers operation similar to that of a smartphone. More operations related to smartphones improve the multimedia experience while reducing the need to distract the road or hands from the wheel.
Now, using two microphones and Nuance technology (manufacturer of Dragon dictation applications for computers and other devices), speech recognition is significantly improved. The controller can use Apple Siri or Google OK voice commands more easily and the system supports multiple languages.
The standard features of all SUBARU STARLINK systems include Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and audio streaming, iPod control, a USB port and an auxiliary input jack. The High Line configuration adds two USB ports and other features. The integration functions of the Aha and Pandora smartphones, as well as the applications in the cloud STARLINK iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Calendar, Music Player, News and Meteorology. The applications added for 2018 include:
- Magellan NAVI offers advanced cloud-based mapping.
- eBird advises observations and local bird sites.
- The best parking locates and compares parking rates.
- YELP offers commercial evaluations.
- Glympse allows you to share the location in real time.
- RightTrack monitors driving habits and recommends improvements.
- Quick Guide is a digital reference guide for the vehicle.
- eventseeker provides information about local events.
- Premium, Limited and Touring Outback STARLINK multimedia systems are also compatible with Over The Air (OTA) updates that use Wi-Fi.
2019 Subaru Outback Engine Horsepower Performance
The details of the powertrain have not been revealed yet. As a reference, the current Outback offers the choice between a 2.5-liter four-cylinder 175-horsepower with 174 lb-ft of torque or a more powerful 3.6-cylinder 6-cylinder that produces 256 horsepower with 247 horsepower . lb. foot
While this arrangement works well for the model, it would not be surprising to see an updated range of powertrains. One thing that probably will not change is the vehicle's CVT transmission, which helps the Outback 2017 earn up to 32 mpg on the highway with the 4-cylinder and 27 mpg with the 6-cylinder.
2019 Subaru Outback Driving Impression and Handling
Improvements to the Outback chassis include improved suspension dampers for smoother ride, as well as revised steering and braking systems for a more direct feel and a more pleasant driving experience. Electric power steering (EPS) provides a smoother, more linear response to the driver's input.
Subaru has made the Outback even quieter. The Lineartronic CVT transmission for the 2.5i models now uses a shorter and shorter chain, and the engine's acceleration setting further reduces the powertrain noise. The remodeled exterior mirrors are part of a series of improvements that further reduce wind noise. A new acoustic insulating glass for the front windows reduces the cushioning of the front seats, while the thicker rear covers reduce the environmental noise of the rear seats.
The transmission offers a smoother response, thanks to a redesigned electronic control unit (ECU).
2019 Subaru Outback Safety Equipment
The proven Safety Outback has added to its range of driver assistance features, including the new Adaptive Steering Headlights (SRH). Available in conjunction with light-emitting diode headlights, SRH focuses on turning lights on when the driver directs them. The Outback Limited and Touring models with EyeSight driver assistance technology are equipped with high beam assistance that automatically turns the high beam on and off according to traffic conditions.
The brand's award-winning EyeSight driver assistance technology, available in most versions, includes adaptive speed control, pre-collision braking and vehicle lane departure warning. The Lane Keep Assist system has been activated previously, just above 37 mph. Models equipped with EyeSight are also equipped with Blind Spot Detection / Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which includes lane departure assistance.
All Outback finishing lines come standard with a rear view camera. During the investment, the on-screen instructions are synchronized with the steering to provide a more accurate positioning of the vehicle.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) detects pressure changes in individual tires. The blind spot / taillight warning light is larger and has moved from the mirror surface to its side. In the high-line versions, the red LEDs on the rear-view mirrors are easier to see. The self-locking doors were also new and the improved LATCH anchors facilitated the installation of car seats.
2019 Subaru Outback Release Date
We expect 2019 Outbacks to go on sale at Planet Subaru in the summer of 2018.