Photographs of the 2008 Subaru Outback, 2.5i, 2.5i LL Bean
2.5i Limited, 2.5i Limited LL Bean, XT Limited, 3.0R LL Bean
plus links for prices, specs, options and more

2008 specs, price, features and more

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you are here  V 4/22/07

Maya the Bulldog approves of the 08 Outback at Carter Subaru
Maya the English Bulldog approves of the 08 Outback

new grill for 08
Bronze with harvest gold trim, new color for 08 Outback
Deep Metallic Bronze with Harvest Gold trim, new color for 08 Outback
(LL Bean shown, note the alloys, turn signal mirrors)
08 Subaru Deep Metallic bronze
New color for 08: Deep Metallic Bronze on a 2.5i Limited
(look for: painted mirrors and handles, 7 spoke alloys, sunroof)
Deep Metallic Bronze 2.5i Limited
new color for 2008: Deep Metallic Bronze, on 2.5i Limited
(look for: painted mirrors and handles, alloys, sunroof)

2008 white Outback 2.5i (look for: unpainted mirrors and handles, alloy wheels)

2008 Blue 2.5i Limited 
(look for: painted mirrors and handles, 7 spoke alloys, sunroof)
08 Subaru Diamond Gray XT
Diamond Gray XT

Quartz Silver, new color for 08

The 08 Outback is built in Lafayette, Indiana with parts mostly from the US and Japan
Outback cargo cover stores under the floor
the cargo cover fits under the rear floor for storage, all models since the 2005my


2007 Outback 2.5i has 17 alloy wheel with tire pressure monitoring
2008, 2007 Outback 2.5i has a 17" 7 spoke alloy with tire pressure monitoring (TPMS)
new for 2008 Outback XT and LL Bean 17 alloy wheel
new for 2008, both Outback XT and LL Bean have this 17" alloy wheel. All 08 Outbacks have TPMS

new 08 Outback model 16" black steel wheel comes with full wheel covers

Outback XT logo
Outback XT logo on right rear, diamond gray shown

compare 2008 and 2007 Outback taillights
compare 2008 (left) and 2007 (right) Outback taillights. The clear leans on the 08 is the turn signal and it's clearly visible from the side as well as the rear.

tire pressure monitor valve stem
TMPS has a metal valve stem, now standard on all models for 2008

new for 08 key remote

back of the 08 key remote

Sportshift  'Drive' mode. This is the normal 'drive' position

The SportShift lever in 'Sport' mode. 

2.5i, normal 'Drive mode, the light is on next to 'D'

2.5i models have an intermediate 'Sport' automatic mode, note the word 'Sport'.

Once in 'Sport' mode, tap the shift lever  up or down to use 'Manual' mode and manually control the gears. This car is shown in first gear, the up arrow indicated you can shift up to 2nd gear. 
Note: on the XT and LL Bean there is no 'Sport' automatic mode, there's Drive and 'Manual' mode
2007 Subaru Legacy GT instrument dashboard panel display
2007 Outback XT instrument panel display has electro lumescent guages. S
hown with transmission in 'manual mode' and in 1st gear indicated by the '1' in the center.

2008 Outback XT and LL Bean info display is in the center of the tachometer (left instrument panel). 
Toggle switch is on the steering wheel cycles through Instant and Average Fuel Economy, Outside Temperature and Elapsed Time.
Also includes open door light. Shown with ET elapsed time, outside temp, and the [ I ] is SI 'Intellegent' mode.
Subaru GT center info disply
new for 2007 XT and GT center display has clock only, the info display is moved to instrument panel

2007 Legacy GT economy guage
2008 Outback XT and LL Bean has an economy guage 
in the speedometer

new style 2008 child seat anchors
new style 2008 child seat anchors under a flap

child seat log indicates where the anchor is
child seat anchors on 08 Outback
new style 2008 child seat anchors, flap opened
08 Outback paasenger seat net
The Limited passenger seat has a cargo net on the back

front and rear wipers 

new for 08, the radio is XM or Sirius satellite ready and has an auxiliary plug in the center console (silver trim shown). 2.5i model shown with manual heated control knobs.
2007 stereo with satellite and auxiliary function
Stereo has 'SAT' satellite & 'AUX'  plug (iPod) functions
New for 08, satellite is either XM or Sirius (previously XM only)

The auxiliary plug is in the center console with the power socket

2006 console with Navigation
Navigation syatem is optional on Outback LL Bean and XT
07 Outback Basic doesn't have rear power outlet
08 Outback (base model) doesn't have rear power outlet like the other models. 
That's the door to the storage lying in front of it.
VDC off switch
switches by driver's left knee
top from left: dashboard light rheostat, 
mirror selector, (right is nothing)
bottom from left: heated front wiper de-icer, (center is nothing), 
VDC off switch (if equipped with VDC)
2007 Legacy GT spec.B SI Drive knob
2008, 2007 SI Drive knob on Outback XT and LL Bean
08 2.5i Limited radio and climate control
wood trim on 08 Limiteds is slightly redder than 07. Note the Climate Control

2006 Outback overhead airbag on-off warning light
passenger airbag on-off and seatbelt warning lights in overhead console on all models

2.5i model info center has clock ('set' buttons) and Trip Computer ('disp') with Instant and Average Fuel Economy, Outside Temperature and Elapsed Time

full set of cargo nets
full set of optional cargo nets: rear, seatback, and both sides
optional medal STi foot pedals
optional medal foot pedals

On left: LL Bean and XT cupholders with heated seat switch in the corner.
On right: Outback model with mini-storage where heated seat switch is on 2.5i


Outback XT, gray leather interior
2008 Outback XT sport buckets in gray perforated leather
warm ivory close-up
new for 08, Warm Ivory cloth is lightly patterned

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LL Bean seat, perforated leather, lightly 2 toned