2021 Subaru Outback


The 2021 Subaru Outback has a quiet, spacious, well-equipped interior, a comfortable ride, lots of standard safety features and high ground clearance that makes it ideal for off-roading or handling any type of rough terrain. This unique vehicle is part wagon, part SUV and versatile enough for off-road adventures, running errands, or just taking the whole family anywhere they need to go. Its standard all-wheel drive gives it a surefootedness on snowy, wet or slippery roads many more traditional SUVs can't match. This 5-seat, midsize crossover is available in 8 trim levels and is a great value no matter which one you choose.

A Rugged, Yet Attractive Exterior

The 2021 Subaru Outback has an adventure-ready appearance. It starts with its 108.1 inch wheelbase, 191.3 inch length and 66.4 inch height. Plus, it has black bumpers, a bold new grille, adaptive LED headlights, fog lights, sweptback windshield and shapely, aerodynamic bodylines. There are also black exterior mirrors that have integrated turn signals, black door handles and black roof rails. The midsize crossover SUV also has two sets of taillights, dual tailpipes, 18-inch painted alloy wheels, 8.7 inch ground clearance and dark cladding flowing around the bottom that gives the vehicle a much more rugged appearance.

 A Roomy Interior

The cabin of the 2021 Subaru Outback is a roomy, comfortable, peaceful place. It has seating for 5 adults on supportive, well-designed, comfortable seats featuring cloth upholstery on the lower trims and leather on the highest ones. Plus, there's a leather tilting and telescoping steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats and fold flat back seats. When the back seats are folded down, the Outback has an impressive 75.7 cubic feet of storage space. That's enough to hold a week's worth of your family's groceries or all the gear for their sports and other extracurricular activities.

Infotainment And Communication Technology

There is a great deal of very sophisticated technology inside the cabin of the 2021 Subaru Outback. It includes keyless entry, push button start, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system comes standard and there's an available 11.6-inch touchscreen. Plus, there's Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth smartphone wireless connectivity, a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, a 6-speaker stereo system, satellite radio service, USB connections and AM/FM stereo with auxiliary audio input and external media control. There are also several active monitoring systems and front and rear seat belt reminders.

Engine, Transmission And Drivetrain

This versatile, exciting, mid size crossover wagon/SUV comes with two engine options. A 182 horsepower, 2.5 liter DOHC 16-valve, four-cylinder engine with aluminum block and heads and direct fuel injection that produces 176 pound-feet of torque comes standard. However, buyers can upgrade to an available 260 horsepower, 2.4 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 277 pound-feet of torque. Both of the engines work together with a continuously variable automatic transmission that feels like an eight-speed transmission. Plus, it has a center limited slip differential, all-wheel drive and descent control. That means you can drive this sixth-generation Subaru Outback on any type of terrain with confidence.

 Safety And Driver Assistance Features

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2021 Subaru Outback a Top Safety Pick+ and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration(gave the 2021 Subaru Outback five-star rating for its safety and driver assistance features Subaru's EyeSight suite of driver-assistance technology. Those features include Subaru's front and rear headrests, adaptive LED headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights, dual side-mounted airbags, head airbags in the front and rear, rear center 3-point seat belt, child seat anchors, stability control, traction control, 4-wheel ABS and child safety locks on the rear door.

Driver Assistance Features

Driver assistance features include an accident avoidance system, lane departure warning, lane-centering steering assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking assist and pre and post collision safety systems. Other available safety features include blind-spot warning, reverse automatic braking and rear cross-traffic alert.

Comfort And Convenience Features

Another reason people love the 2021 Subaru Outback is all the convenience and comfort features it has. There is a rear view camera, electric power steering, audio controls on the steering wheel, front seatback storage, overhead console storage, interior air filtration, dual-zone front climate control, one-touch power windows, heated exterior mirrors, cargo floor mats, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and remote keyless door locks. Driving or riding in the 2021 Subaru Outback is an exciting experience. Its 8.7 inch ground clearance, struts and multi link suspension, 12.4 inch vented disc brakes and symmetrical all-wheel drive lets you be comfortable no matter the adventure you go on.

Unmatched Performance

This adventurous high-riding rugged wagon provides thrilling performance. Its extra high ground clearance, smooth, quiet ride, improved acceleration, increased towing capacity, dependable all-wheel drive and surprising off-road capability makes this SUV lots of fun to drive. Inclement weather, rutted roadways and slippery terrain is no problem for the 2021 Subaru Outback. This vehicle can easily overcome those challenges with its athleticism, accurate, easy to manage steering and a suspension that provides a docile, controlled ride. Driving enthusiasts will find its performance thrilling.

2021 Subaru Outback Trims

Subaru's 2021 Outback comes in 8 different trim levels. They are the Base, the Premium, the Limited, the Touring, the Onyx Edition XT, the Limited XT and the Touring XT. While each one has different features, they all have all-wheel drive and the Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.

The Base Trim

The base model comes with 2 seven-inch multimedia touchscreens. The touchscreen on top controls the audio system. The lower one is in control of the climate settings, as well as X-MODE and several other vehicle systems. This trim also has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and an AM/FM/HD radio. It has either a 182 horsepower, 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine or a 260 horsepower, 2.4 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Both engines are mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The Premium Trim

The Premium trim has all of the Base model's features and adds the All-Weather Package, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power driver's seat, 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia Plus system, 2 USB charging ports located in the rear section of the center console. Plus, it also has a dual-zone climate control.

The Limited Trim

The Limited trim has all the Premium trim's standard features and adds a push-button start, perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, as well as heated rear seats and A/C outlets in the rear. Plus, it has standard driver-assist technologies like Reverse Automatic Braking, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist as well as Blind-Spot Detection.

The Touring Trim

The Touring has all the features of the Limited trim and adds a heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, 180-degree front view mirror and automatic power-folding mirrors. The Touring trim also has Java brown Nappa leather upholstery and exclusive interior and exterior accents.

The Onyx Edition XT Trim

The Onyx Edition XT has all the Touring trim's standard features, but is powered by a 260 horsepower, 2.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine. Plus, it has a 180-degree front view monitor, a hands-free power liftgate, Dual-Mode X-MODE, as well as a full-size spare tire. The Onyx Edition XT models have black exterior trim, a two-tone gray interior and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Limited XT Trim

The Limited XT has all the Onyx Edition XT trim's standard features and adds a heated steering wheel, power moonroof, STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System and Harman Kardon premium stereo. The Limited XT trim also comes with a 260 horsepower, 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine.

The Touring XT Trim

The Touring XT trim has all of the Touring's standard equipment and features and adds a 260 horsepower, 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine.


There are a number of packages buyers can have added to their 2021 Subaru Outback to make it better suited to their needs. Some of the packages include:

Exterior/Interior HL Mirrors

  • Bulk driver side and passenger side mirror as well as exterior mirror hardware kit
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light
  • Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink

Rockford Fosgate

  • Tweeter Kit
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade/li>

Popular Package #1

  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light
  • Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light
  • Dome Light LED Upgrade
  • All-Weather Floor Liners
  • Rear Bumper Cover

Exterior/Interior Auto Mirrors

  • Driver's side and passenger's side mirror. Plus, an exterior mirror hardware kit
  • Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light


An all-around excellent crossover SUV wagon, the rugged sixth-generation Subaru Outback comes well-equipped with great standard and available features whether you get an entry level model or any of the other trims. Although Subaru has been producing the Outback for 25 years, but, the 2021 Outback is among the best for both families as well as adventure seekers. Its 8.7 inch ground clearance, dependable all-wheel drive, 3,500 pound towing capacity, advanced safety technology and comfortable, high-tech, well-equipped cabin, top speed of 130 mph and smooth ride make the 2021 Subaru Outback a popular choice of people of all ages.