The 2019 Subaru Outback from a Subaru dealership in Portland, OR is the latest in a line known for its outdoor dependability and reliable performance. Subaru’s famous mix of a crossover SUV and passenger car has always attracted weekend warriors who like to take their vehicles for a spin in the country, while at the same time, still like to drive it going to work. We test drive the 2019 version, and true enough, this is a proud addition to Subaru’s great line.
At first appearance, the 2019 Subaru Outback is very promising with its wagon/SUV/crossover feel. The contours and edges are well proportioned, and the grill with the star spangled emblem is as commanding as ever. The halogen headlights give the front an edgy feel, and the racking on the top blends in perfectly with the whole exterior design. Lastly, the vehicle’s 17 inch wheels deliver both in functionality and in aesthetic.
The colors available for this iteration are welcome sights for weary eyes. From selections such as Abyss Blue Pearl, Wilderness Green Metallic, and Crystal Black Silica, among others, every color delivers in the aesthetic aspect.
Once you jump right in the 2019 Outback, you step in a comfortable respite from the world around you. Generously spacious in the front and back, the vehicle offers just the right amount for all-day hikers to unwind. Whether you have the cloth or leather finishes based on the trim, either still feels great to the touch.
The cargo area itself is classic Outback, working well with either work or play related storage. It is 36 cubic feet storage with the seats upright, and 73 cubic feet with the 60/40 split seat backs folded. Definitely, there is a lot to pack in there for what you need.
In keeping with its commitment to safety, the 2019 Subaru Outback now offers EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. This includes automatic emergency braking, lane control, and adaptive cruise control. This is a big step especially for city and highway driving, giving the Outback a clear edge over the competition.
Crash-tests have the 2019 Outback doing extremely well. The IIHS has even gone on to declare the Outback a Top Safety Pick vehicle, while the NHTSA has given it its highest rating.
Under the hood, the Outback impresses with an engine made for the outdoors. The standard 2.5 liter flat four cylinder engine delivers 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, making on and off road duties smooth sailing. Subaru’s standard all-wheel drive also contributes to its versatility, giving it a power that could hold up with midsize SUVs.
Fuel economy for the Outback also gets high marks, allowing for 25 mpg and 32 mpg for the highway and city respectively. Finally, the 8.7 inch running ground clearance makes it able to handle any kind of terrain, giving it a worthy edge over the competition.
While the 2019 Outback is high on durability and performance, it is also the complete package when it comes to entertainment. Adorning the dashboard is a 6.5 infotainment touchscreen, with a sumptuous display for every connoisseur.
You can set the mood with your playlist courtesy of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. And music has never sounded so smooth coming from the car’s Harman Kardon speakers.
The 2019 Subaru Outback improves on a vehicle adventurers have come to love, and is stronger than ever when it comes to performance, durability, and technology. Expect another generation of fans to embrace this new version; it’s just that good. Head on over to a Subaru dealership in Portland, OR, and check this unique wagon/SUV crossover for yourself.