2012 Outback exterior photos- all models and colors

this is the exterior photo page
images and photographs of the 2012 Outback 2.5i and 3.6R base, Premium and Limited models
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New- starting on late 2011 Limiteds, the alloy wheel center cap has a blue logo

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front of 2012 outback, ice silver shown
front of 2012 Outback. It's the same as 2011 and 2010. New color for 2012 ice silver shown


new for 2012- Ice Silver Metallic.  Blue overtones. It has the dark interior.

new for 2012- Deep Indigo Pearl. a very dark blue that changes with the light

deep indigo pearl appears bluer in the sun

new for 2012- Deep Indigo Pearl. with ivory interior. thanks Karl l

NEW deep indigo pearl

NEW deep indigo pearl

Notice the alloy wheels and lightly tinted glass instead of the dark tint? This is a new for 2012 2.5i with the optional Alloy Wheel Package #11 available on base 2.5i. It  includes the 17" alloys, All Weather Package, fog lights, body colored mirrors, upper windshield tint band. Ruby Red shown

cypress green pearl
subaru wiper deicer defrosts the front windshield wipers- part of the All Weather Package
the All Weather Package - the lower windshield heats to warm and defrost the front wipers. Shown on a frosty morning after being on for 5 minutes or so.
  Its part of the All Weather Pkg that also includes heated front seats and defrosting outside mirrors.

new for 2012, Ruby Red Pearl comes with gray interior- the interior photo page
2012 subaru outback, ruby red pearl
Ruby Red Pearl
new color on the 2012 Subaru Outback- ice silver metallic
new for 2012- Ice Silver Metallic, a blue tinted silver

new for 2012 ice silver

ice silver- new for 2012

ice silver

Ice Silver 

2012 Ice Silver next to 2011/10 steel silver Legacy sedan. Yes it was raining

deep indigo pearl color changes in sunlight

at the local hotspot

cypress green pearl

cypress green pearl

graphite gray metallic

graphite gray metallic

graphite gray metallic

caramel bronze pearl, Limited shown with front bumper underguard
outback front tow hook
people ask what the little square is in the front and rear bumper. Its where the tow truck cinches down the car when towing. 
2010 white Outback
white,  Limited shown with fog lights, front bumper underguard

2.5L 4 cylinder engine

3.6L 6 cylinder, has engine cover

the spoiler is on all Outbacks. Deep indigo pearl shown
standard small rear spoiler on 2010 Outback
standard small rear spoiler is on all 2012-11-10 Outback, cypress green shown

new for 2012- the trunk trim piece is molded into the trunk. In 2010/11 it was a separate piece and there was even an optional chrome trim piece 

close-up of new for 2012 gate with molded trim, cypress green shown
2011, 2010 Subaru Outback standard door courtesy lights
front door courtesy lights under the front doors are standard on all models. They help on dark nights.  These are not the optional 'puddle lights'
all 2010-2012 Subaru outbacks have unpainted rocker trim
all 2012, 2011, 2010 Outbacks have an unpainted lower rocker panel trim to minimize scuffs and wear. 2012 Ice Silver Metallic shown

new for 2012- the cross bars have a smooth bottom, without the small wind deflectors like the 2011/10 models
subaru outback, black unpainted outside mirror
the base model has a black unpainted outside mirrror except with Option Pkg #11. cypress green shown
Ice silver painted outside mirror
all models except base models have a painted outside mirror. ice silver shown

base model, no fog light, cypress green shown

fog lights, standard on all except base model, graphite gray shown


roof rack and cross bars removed from a 2011 Outback. (do not attempt this at home).