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Research the 2016 Subaru Outback features, options, colors, prices, what's new, and more

all models- 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R Limited, Navigation, Eyesight, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Vehicle Cross Traffic Alert, Starlink
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2016 Subaru Outback Starlink connected vehicle services button on overhead console
new for 2016 Subaru Outback Starlink connected vehicle emergency services.
Th\is is button on the overhead console. Standard on Premium and Limited models. The 1 year free Starlink Safety Plus will be activated by your salesperson at time of purchase.


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2016 Subaru Outback Starlink connected vehicle services button on overhead console, on Premium and Limited models.
2016 Subaru Outback Starlink connected vehicle services button on the overhead console. Your salesperson will activate the free year of Starlink Safety Plus at time of vehicle purchase

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2016 Subaru Outback Starlink connected vehicle services showing IN CALL progress on the 7" audio screen
2016 Subaru Outback Starlink connected vehicle services showing IN CALL progress on the 7" audio screen with the climate control screen with new for 2016 larger clock and outside temperature numbers.
Standard on Premium and Limited models.

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2016 Subaru Eyesight camera lens are on both sides of the rear view mirror
2016 Subaru Eyesight camera lens are on both sides of the rear view mirror. See yellow arrows

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blind spot detection outside mirror available on Subaru 2016 and 2015 Outback and Legacy
the black circles highlight the optional Blind Spot Detection symbols and the new approach light (oval Subaru logo) in the left outside mirror on Subaru Outback and Legacy. Blind Spot Detection is standard on all Limiteds, optional on Premiums.  A great safety and convenience feature that is definitely worth having. This mirror has the optional dimming and approach light (oval Subaru logo, also circled).  Package information
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2016 Subaru Outback overhead console with optional Eyesight and standard Starlink connected services buttons (circled)
2016 Subaru Outback overhead console with optional Eyesight driver safety, and new for 2016 standard Starlink connected services buttons (circled)

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side view 2016 and 2015 lapis blue pearl Outback Premium.
side view 2016 and 2015 Lapis Blue Pearl Outback Premium- silver 17" alloy wheels, dark tinted glass, and painted outside mirrors

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upgraded 2016 Subaru Outback Premium, Limited dual zone automatic climate control screen with larger Clock and Outside Temperature numbers
2016 Subaru Outback Premium, Limited dual zone automatic climate control screen with new for 2016 larger Clock and Outside Temperature numbers. Shows dual zone left/right temperature settings, 7 speed fan, rear defroster with heated outside mirrors, forward/backward mode button, new for 2016 larger clock (showing 11:16pm), and outside temperature (showing 54f), heated seats buttons (at the ends)
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2016 and 2015 Outback and Legacy ac and heater manual controls on 2.5i base models.
Outback and Legacy A/C and heater controls on 2.5i base models.
4 speed fan knob on left, the blue to red temperature knob on right,  buttons for front/rear defrosting, ac, and recirculated air, clock (showing 12:53pm) and outside temperature (showing 73f).

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2016 Subaru Outback overhead console with optional Eyesight cameras and standard Starlink connected services button
2016 Subaru Outback overhead console with optional Eyesight cameras and standard (on Premium, Limited) Starlink connected services button

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2016 SUBARU OUTBACK PHOTOS

2016, 2015 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited front windshield wiper de-icers shown with snow. They heat the lower front of the windshield
2015 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited front windshield wiper de-icers, part of the stadard All Weather Package. Shown with snow melted and the wiper arms lifted up.
The de-icers heat the lower front of the windshield and make it easy to lift the wiper arms

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2016 Subaru Outback Premium front view
2016 Subaru Outback Premium front view

2016 Subaru Outback Limited front
2016 Subaru Outback Limited front. All Limiteds have the silver front bumper underguard
2016 Subaru Outback Premium rear view (notice the silver Premium model alloys) with optional rear bumpoer cover
2016 Subaru Outback Premium (notice silver alloys), with optional rear bumper cover. Tungsten color
2016 Subaru Outback Premium rear view.  All Premiums have 17" silver alloy wheels
2016 Subaru Outback Premium rear view.  All Premiums have 17" silver alloy wheels. Tungsten color shown. Optional rear bumper cover
side view Wilderness Green 2016 Subaru Outback Limited, 18"  alloy wheels.
Wilderness Green 2016 Subaru Outback Limited, 18"  alloy wheels. Ivory interior
front view Wilderness Green 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
Wilderness Green 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
Twilight Blue 2016 Subaru Outback Limited, 18"  alloy wheels.
Twilight Blue 2016 Subaru Outback Limited, 18"  alloy wheels.
Twilight Blue 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
Twilight Blue 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
2016 and 2015 Outback Limited, venetian red color shown
2016 and 2015 Outback Limited, venetian red color shown


2016 and 2015 Outback Limited, Venetian Red shown
2016 and 2015 Outback Limited, venetian red color shown
rear view ice silver 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
ice silver 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
ice silver 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
ice silver 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
2015 Outback, ice silver color shown
Carbide gray color 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
   Carbide gray color 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
Carbide gray color 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
  Carbide gray color 2016 Subaru Outback Limited
2016 Subaru Outback Limited, Carbide gray color shown, optional side modlings, rear bumper cover
2016 Subaru Outback Limited, Carbide gray color shown. Optional side moldings, rear bumper cover
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tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
tungsten metallic 2016 Subaru Outback Premium
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model- notice NO roof mounted antenna
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model

crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model
crystal black 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model

rear view 2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model does not have dark tinted windows.
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model does not have dark tinted windows.
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model does not have dark tinted windows.
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model has black steel wheels with wheel covers, and does not have dark tinted windows
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model has black steel wheels with wheel covers, and does not have dark tinted windows
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model has black steel wheels with wheel covers, and does not have dark tinted windows
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model has black steel wheels with wheel covers, and does not have dark tinted windows
2016 Outback 2.5i. Lapis blue color. Notice the 2.5i model has black steel wheels with wheel covers, and does not have dark tinted windows

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2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model has an in-glass antenna (see arrow). The 2.5i does NOT have a roof mounted antenna.
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model has an rear window in-glass antenna (see arrow).
The 2.5i does NOT have a roof mounted antenna.
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited roof mounted fin satellite antenna (not on base 2.5i)
2016 Subaru Outback
Premium and Limited (not 2.5i base model)  roof mounted unpainted satellite fin antenna
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited roof mounted satellite fin antenna (not on 2.5i base model)
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited (not 2.5i base model)  roof mounted unpainted satellite fin antenna
measured 2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited roof mounted fin antenna
measured 2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited roof mounted black unpainted fin antenna

2015 Outback 2.5i base model 17" black steel wheel without the full wheel cover
2016 and 2015 Outback 2.5i base model 17" black steel wheel without the full wheel cover
2016 Subaru Outback outside mirror 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model steel wheel with plastic wheel cover
Subaru Outback 2.5i base model steel wheel with plastic wheel cover
2016 Subaru Outback Premium 17" silver alloy wheel
2016 Subaru Outback Premium 17" silver alloy wheel
2016 Outback Limited 18" alloy wheel
2016 Outback Limited 18" alloy wheel


2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model doesn't have fog lights
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model doesn't have fog lights
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium model fog lights. Twilight blue color shown.
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium model fog lights. Twilight blue color shown.
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited has fog lights and silver front bumper underguard. Ice silver shown.
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited has fog lights and silver front bumper underguard. Ice silver shown
Lapis blue Pearl 2016, 2015 Outback 2.5i has black, unpainted outside mirrors
Outback 2.5i base model has unpainted black outside mirrors
. Lapis Blue shown
Ice Silver Outback 2016, 2015 Premium has body colored painted outside mirrors
Outback Premium has body colored painted outside mirrors.
Ice Silver shown
Subaru 2016, 2015 Outback Limited optional body side moldings
Outback Limiteds have turn signal mirrors (also Premiums with Eyesight), and this car has optional body side moldings. Wllderness green color shown though it looks very silver/gray in this photo

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2016 OUTBACK INTERIOR PHOTOS

closeup of a 2016 and 20156 Outback eyesight camera lens
closeup of the Outback eyesight camera
lens

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model with 6.2" audio, textured silver dash trim, black cloth shown.
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model with 6.2" audio, textured silver dash trim, black cloth shown.
2016, 2015 Outback Premium, slate black cloth interior, silver dash trim, 7" audio
2016, 2015 Outback Premium, black cloth interior, silver dash trim
2016 Subaru Outback Limited interior, wood dash trim. warm ivory
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited has wood dash trim. Warm ivory shown with optional eyesight
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Outback optional Eyesight cameras on either side of the rear view mirror
Outback optional Eyesight cameras on either side of the rear view mirror
2016 Subaru Outback overhead console with optional Eyesight and standard Starlink connected services buttons
2016 Subaru Outback overhead console with optional Eyesight and standard Starlink connected services buttons

2016 Outback 2.5i base model vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 6.1" audio, and single zone ac/heater buttons
2016 Outback 2.5i base model vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 6.1" audio, and single zone ac/heater buttons
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited steering wheel leather wrapped steering wheel.
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited model steering wheel leather wrapped steering wheel. Its hard to see in this photo but this car has the Eyesight cruise control and lane keep assist buttons
close-up of the 2016, 2015 Subaru Outback Limited steering wheel left side audio and bluetooth controls
close-up of the 2015 and 2016 Subaru Outback Limited steering wheel left side audio and bluetooth controls, and the trip computer buttons
diagrammed closeup of the 2016 Subaru Outback steering wheel Eyesight cruise control and Lane Keep Assist buttons
diagrammed closeup of the 2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited steering wheel Eyesight cruise control and NEW FOR 2016 Lane Keep Assist buttons
2016, 2015 Outback steering wheel paddle shifter
2016, 2015 model paddle shifters are dark gray, left side, DOWN
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model dashboard gauges are not electroluminescent.
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model dashboard gauges. They are not electroluminescent
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2016 Subaru Outback 3.6L 6 cylinder dashboard instrument panel gauges with blue ring- tachometer, speedometer to 160
2016 Subaru Outback 3.6L 6 cylinder dashboard instrument panel electroluminescent gauges and blue gauge  ring- tachometer, speedometer to 160MPH
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2.5 Premium and Limited has electroluminescent gauges with blue ring. Tachometer, speedometer to 150MPH





2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model 6.2" audio with physical buttons, matt black surround
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i base model 6.2" audio with physical buttons, matte gray surround
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Outback standard rear view back-up camera shown on the 6.2" audio screen on 2.5i models
all 2016 Subaru Outbacks have a rear view back-up camera. 2.5i base models 6.2" audio screen shown
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited 7" audio with touchscreen buttons, gloss black surround
2016 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited 7" audio with touchscreen buttons, gloss black surround
2016 Subaru Outback connected vehicle services IN CALL
2016 Subaru Outback connected vehicle services IN CALL
x2016 and 2015 Outback defrosting mirror with blind spot detection but without the dimming option
the yellow arrows on this left outside mirror point to the heated mirror and blind spot detection symbols, but this mirror doesn't have the optional auto dimming and approach light feature. It doesn't have the line running along the outside of the mirror that indicates the dimming feature or the small oval Subaru symbol light in the upper outside corner. This mirror is standard on Limiteds and optional on Premiums.
2016, 2015 Subaru Outback optional Blind Spot Detection outside mirror
arrow points at the Blind Spot Detection symbol. Blind Spot Detection is standard on all Limiteds, optional on Premiums.
Subaru Outback Blind Spot Detection driver's side mirror
Subaru Outback Blind Spot Detection driver's side outside mirror. Blind Spot Detection is standard on all Limiteds, optional on Premiums. This mirror has the optional approach light (oval Subaru logo) and dimming feature which is optional on all models
2016 Subaru Outback Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic alert radar sensor shown- see yellow arrow.  Also notice the factory trailer hitch being installed
2016 Subaru Outback Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic alert radar left side sensor- see yellow arrow. Also notice the factory trailer hitch being installed
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5 and Premium driver controls with no power rear gate or eyesight controls
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium basic driver controls with no power rear gate, blind spot or eyesight controls
2016 and 2015 Subaru outback driver controls- Eyesight, Power rear gate, Dash light adjustment, gate memory height..
controls by the drivers knee- power gate open/close, steering responsive fog lights (SRF), power gate height, dash light rheostat, VDC off, lane change assist on/off, Eyesight lane sway and brake collision on/off. Warm ivory shown
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy ivory interior has dark carpets, dark door sills, and door lower door panels
The ivory interior has dark carpeting, dark door sill, and dark lower door panels, See yellow arrows. Premium model with silver door trim, lapis blue Outback shown
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close-up of textured silver dash trim on the 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium
close-up of textured silver dash trim (looks like crumpled and then smoothed out aluminum foil) on 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium. Driver's door shown
2016 and 2015 Outback Limited,  black leather, dark wood trim
  Limiteds have matte dark finish wood trim, chrome door handle, power memory seat buttons. Slate black leather shown
2015 Outback 2.5i base model has black inner door handles
2016 and 2015 Outback 2.5i base model has textured silver door and dash trim, black inner door handles. warm ivory shown. If you look closely at the front passenger power window button, you'll notice it does not have "auto" on it
2016 and 2015 Outback 2.5i Premium model has chrome inner door handles
2016 and 2015 Outback 2.5i Premium model has textured silver dash trim and adds a chrome inner door handles
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback drivers door memory seat buttons, power window buttons.
close-up of Limited 2 memory seat buttons and chrome door handle. Warm ivory interior shown. The 2 memory seat positions can be tied to the 2 keyless entry fobs


2016, 2015 Outback driver's side standard carpeted floor mat
2016, 2015 Outback driver's side standard carpeted floor mat
close-up of the Outback 2.5i and Premium have Subaru embossed  plastic front door sill plates
close-up of the Outback 2.5i and Premium 'Subaru' embossed  plastic front door sill plates. Premium shown with power seat
Outback Limiteds have Subaru embossed  aluminum front door sill plates
Outback Limiteds have Subaru embossed aluminum front door sill plates. Driver side shown
2016, 2015 Outback 2.5i base model front console storage with ambient light, 12v outlet, single USB, single aux jack
Outback 2.5i base model front console storage with ambient light, 12v outlet, single USB, single aux jack in the back. It can be hard to see them to plug something in though
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback front console storage bin with retracting door, two USBs, 12v, aux jack, blue ambient LED
2016 and 2015 Outback Premium and Limited front console storage has two USB ports, blue LED light, 12v outlet, aux jack tucker away in the back of the center storage where they can be hard to see
rear of center console 2016 and 2015 Outback. warm ivory beige
2.5i and Premium model without rear AC vent or heated rear seat buttons. All models have two seatback pockets
2016 and 2015 Outback high/low heated rear seat buttons are on the back of the console
2016 and 2015 Limited rear seat a/c vent and heated rear seat buttons. Warm ivory shown
2016 and 2015 Outback cargo area with rear seat folding lever
cargo area lever to fold the rear seats flat
2016, 2015 Outback cargo area spare tire storage bin
 spare tire tool kit underfloor storage tray is shallower than the 2014, has less storage room

2016, 2015 Subaru Outback sliding front sunvisor shown slid out
2016, 2015 Subaru Outback sliding front sunvisor shown slid out, see arrow
2016, 2015 Outback steering wheel paddle shifters
2016 and 2015 steering wheel paddle shifters are dark gray
2016 and 2015 Outback keys, set of 3, 2 with remote, all are chipped Immobilzer Keys
2016, 2015  Outback keys, set of 3, 2 with remote, all are chipped Immobilizer Keys- new for 2015 keys are standard side cut. All keys are anti-theft programmed and a programmed key is required to start the car.
new for 2016 Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are now standard on all models. A Long range remote start is an option. It uses a 2nd fob. 
2016, 2015 Subaru Outback standard ignition cylinder
2016, 2015 Outback standard ignition cylinder, illuminated
two 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback keyless access fobs- the blue logo is the unlock button!
the two 2016/2015 Subaru Outback keyless access fobs available on Limited models only- the blue logo is the unlock button! shown with the emergency key pulled out.
The 2 key fobs can be keyed to the Limited drivers 2 memory seat positions so the seat adjusts to the seat position for that fob when the door is unlocked. To program-- car off, push/hold the memory seat #1 or #2 button and press the fob's blue unlock button and it should beep.
NOTE: the optional remote start function available has a very short range and does not work work well with these key fobs (it works very well with standard keys however)
NEW 6/1/16- a new remote start is now available for pushbutton start models. It has full long distance range. It does use a 2nd remote start fob. Part #H001SAL100
2015 Outback optional pushbutton start/stop button
2016 and 2016 Outback optional pushbutton start/stop button, comes with two keyless access fobs. Limited models only. Tap the start button once when pressing the brake pedal to start the car. For radio or accessory power only, tap with your foot off the brake, 1 tap for radio, 2nd tap for all power, tap a 3rd time to turn off. 
disable the 2016, 2015 Outback and Legacy keyless access key by wrapping it in foil so you can lock the key in the car when camping, swimming, skiing, biking  etc
disable the Outback and Legacy keyless access proximity key in order to hide it in the car when camping, swimming, skiing, biking. This works on other manufacturers as well. Remove the emergency key to carry with you to get back in the car (yes the alarm will go off when you open the door until you unwrap the proximity key), wrap the proximity key in foil, then hide it and hope no one finds it and steals the car.
disable an Outback or Legacy keyless acess key by wrappinfg in foil
the keyless access key is disabled when wrapped in foil and can be locked in the car. But be careful to first remove the emergency key so you can get back in the car!


2016 Subaru Outback seat cushion airbag (was new on 2015s)
seat cushion airbag helps stop the front occupants from sliding forward (was new on 2015s)
all Outbacks have standard front door courtesy/puddle lights, passenger side shown
all 2016, 2015 Outbacks have standard front door courtesy/puddle lights on the underside of the front doors. Passenger side shown
2016, 2015 Outback center console with two cupholders, incline assist, X-mode, electric parking brake
2016, 2015 Outback center console with two cupholders, incline assist, X-mode, electric parking brake. There is one cupholder insert for smaller containers

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2016 OUTBACK OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

2016 Subaru Outback optional rear bumper cover and optional trailer hitch (1.25" receiver)
2016 Subaru Outback optional rear bumper cover, shown with optional 1.25" trailer hitch
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2016, 2015 Outback optional auto dimming outside mirror with approach light illuminated
optional on all models, the auto dimming outside mirror with approach light darkens as a bright light shines on the auto dimming rear view mirror, and the approach light is on in this photo because either the door was just unlocked or the door is opened.
 The light shines on the outside door handles and it convenient at night.

Outback's optional auto dimming outside mirror
Auto dimming outside mirror and approach light (not illuminated here) is optional on all models and requires the dimming rear view mirror. Notice the yellow blind spot detection symbol is on (standard on Limited, optional on Premiums) as the truck approaches.
2016, 2015 Subaru outback optional all weather rubber floor mat
 
Subaru Outback optional all weather rubber floor mat, driver's mat shown. Carpeted mats are standard and included on all models
close-up of the 2016, 2015 Outback optional wheel arch moldings
close-up of the 2016 and 2015 Outback optional wheel arch molding, ice silver shown
2016, 2015 Outback optional rear seatback protector attaches with velcro
2016 and 2015 Outback redesigned optional rear seatback protector attaches with velcro
2016, 2015 outback optional rear splash guard, Limited model shown
2016, 2015 Outback optional rear splash guard, Limited model shown
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Outback optional wheel arch molding. Limited shown with 18" alloy wheels
2016 Subaru Outback optional wheel arch molding. carbide gray Limited shown with 18" alloy wheels
diagrammed 2016 Subaru Outback optional wheel arch molding, splash guards, body side moldings. Limited shown with 18" alloy wheels
2016 Subaru Outback optional splash guards, wheel arch moldings, body side moldings. Limited shown with 18" alloy wheels. Ice silver color shown


optional 2016, 2015 Subaru Outback trailer hitch, 1 1/4" receiver
optional Subaru Outback trailer hitch,  1 1/4" receiver
, 4 pin connector
2016, 2015 Subaru Outback optional trailer hitch, 1 1/4" receiver
optional Subaru Outback class one trailer hitch, receiver size is 1 1/4". The 2.5L is rated up to 2700 pounds and the 3.6L to 3000 pounds with trailer brakes. The trailer harness fuse is 10amp.
Without trailer brakes 1000 pounds is the recommended maximum
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback optional side window drip moldings. Dealer installed only.
2015 Subaru Outback optional side window drip moldings- dealer installed only
2016, 2015 Outback and Legacy optional metal gas and brake pedal covers
2016, 2015 Outback and Legacy optional metal gas and brake pedal covers, and rubber floor mat
2016 Subaru Outback optional 100w power outlet with open cover. Note the heated rear seats, that means its a Limited.
2016 Subaru Outback optional 100w power outlet with cover open. Note the heated rear seats, that means its a Limited.
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UPDATES, NEWS, WHAT'S NEW ON THE 2016s
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8/27/16 Navigation map updates
2012 and newer models with navigation can get map updates
2016 and 2017 navigation models can get the 3 years of free updates when available
www.SubaruMapUpdates.com


NEW 6/1/16- a new remote start is now available with full long distance range on pushbutton start models.
This new remote start replaces the current factory installed optional remote start on pushbutton start cars that doesn't really work well (very short range, weak signal). it works on 2015, 2016 Outbacks and Legacys with pushbutton start, and will be factory installed starting on 2017s ordered with the optional remote start.  The new system uses a 2nd fob with an excellent signal and around a 400 ft range, similar to the remote start that has been available on models with standard keyed ignition. This new system will be installed on new 2017s ordered with remote start but has not been factory installed on any 16s.  Part #H001SAL100



5/7/16 2017 Outback and Legacy preliminary information starting to come out.
Sta
y tuned for more details soon.
Cars due late July

New Eyesight safety features include Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist.
2017 Outbacks and Legacys with optional Eyesight get new Reverse Automatic Braking which uses 4 sensors in the back bumper to detect an object and help stop the car when going backwards. Eyesight also gets High Beam Assist to switch the headlights between high and low settings when an oncoming car is detected.

Return of the popular Outback Limited Special Appearance model, last seen as a 2014 model.
All new top of the line in Outback Touring model, very similar to the Limited Special Appearance 2012-13-14 models, is available with either the 2.5i and 3.6 engine. Its gets all new heated steering wheel, standard Java Brown leather interior with ivory stitching, Navigation, gloss black dash trim, dark gray front grill, dark gray machines finished 18" alloys, new silver finish, low profile roof rails, new chrome badging and lower accent trim. Brilliant brown color is available on the Touring model, this color was previously on the 2013 Outback Special Appearance Package (if its the same color).

Return of the Legacy Sport.
The Legacy Premium Sport, last seen as the 2014 model, returns after 3 years. Available with the 2.5L engine, the Sport package includes new 18" Sport model alloys, a dark gray front grill, fog lights with gloss black surround,  chrome lower rocker panel trim, and silver outside mirrors with integrated turn signals. The interior is two tone black and gray cloth with blue stitching, carbon fiber-patterned plastic door and dash trim, with gloss black door switches and steering wheel controls.


4/21/16  2016 Outback, Forester, and Legacy orders end Monday 4/25
That means 2017 model information, prices, and orders will be available soon


4/11/16  2016 Forester, Outback and Legacy orders expected to close soon
Want a 2016 model? You better order it now.... the 2017s expected in July/August so 2016s orders will be closing soon.
Some models are already no longer available, such as some Forester manual transmission models.


12/16/15 new optional metal Door Edge Guards available on all models. Body colored. $139 port installed


8/12/15 2016 Outback and Legacy brochures now available at dealer

8/10/15 2016 Outback and Legacy arriving on lots, but can't be delivered due to the Stop Sale recall. See below.

8/7/15 recall on the last 2015 and first 2016 Outbacks and Legacys built, produced in July
2015 and 2016 Outback built July 3-25, 2015
2015 and 2016 Legacy built July 3-27, 2015

Due to a production problem on some (not all)  Outbacks and Legacys made in July, those vehicles cannot be delivered to owners. Its a Stop Sale recall which means affected cars cannot be sold.  It was a short three week period that these were made, but it means thats if you have a 2016 on order, it might have arrived but is sitting at the lot because it can't be delivered until the recall is performed.
Or it means that the ETA delivery date of the new car will be delayed and pushed back.
Please be patient.  Subaru will get replacement parts out as quickly as they can, and its better they fix them first before owners take possession.
"During the manufacturing process of the propeller shaft that connects to the vehicle's transmission, the seal cap and seal located inside the propeller shaft yoke may have been deformed. As a result, the seal may leak transmission fluid. If the transmission fluid leaks onto an exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire. The propeller shaft will be replaced...
Parts will start to be distributed in mid August but initial supply will be limited..."
Cars already purchased, on the road and being driven will receive parts first.


7/3015 new option- Footwell Illumination. Pale blue LED for driver and passenger front footwells. A fun, ambient light. I wish Subaru had more small options like this available. $198 factory installed

scroll down or click for the full list of  Options

6/13/15  Love is Worth Waiting For... 2016 Outback and Legacy factory orders.
The 2015s are in short supply, 2016s will continue to sell well once they start arriving and will be hard to get, so if you want one, order it now ...
Free for NW region only- that's the NW area only... pre-orders through July 31, 2015 get Rayban sunglasses and 3 years free Starlink membership. NW region only.

What's New on the 2016 Outbacks


6/4/15 2016 WRX, STI, Outback and Legacy finance rates announced
This early rates announcement means that Subaru doesn't expect any (or many)  left-over 2015 models to be available when the 16s are here, so Subaru is encouraging 16 orders. There wont be any year end clearance on these models. 2016 Forester information is still expected mid June
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Outback 1.90% 24-36-48 mos, 2.90%x 60-63-72 months
Legacy
1.90% 24-36-48 mos, 2.90%x 60-63-72 months
WRX, STI 2.90%x 24-36-48-60 months

check all finance rates

6/1/15 2016 Outback and Legacy specs, features, options and prices announced!
Subaru said to expect this mid-June but its early.
Orders will be available starting June 4 for August/September delivery.

Models and Option Packages remain the same

Gone- 3.6L Limited model with Option Package #22, so the 3.6L Limited is only available with either the standard Pkg #21 or Option Package #23 with eyesight/moonroof/pushbutton start/navigation.

2016 Outback price increase
2.5i +$100
2.5i Premium +$400
2.5i Limited +$400
3.6 Limited +$400
 
New features include

> Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are now standard on all models. 2015 was only on the Limited
> Whenever the front wipers are used, the front headlights turn on with the auto on/off setting

> Premium and Limited with 7" audio system get 4 months free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info
> 7" Navigation gets three years free annual map update, 3 years free SiriusXM Nav traffic, and 3 years free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info
> Eyesight gets upgraded to include Lane Keep Assist which uses the electric steering to help keep the car in its lane at highway speed.
This function has a steering wheel switch and can be turned on or off by the driver.

> Subaru Starlink Telematics emergency services is standard on all Premium and Limited models, and its free for 1 year.
There are two Starlink packages
#1 Safety Plus with SOS emergency accident assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, maintenance notification, and diagnostic alerts-  1 year free, 2 years $99,  3 years $149
#2 Safety Plus and Security Plus adds stolen vehicle recovery, alarm notifications, remote lock/unlock, remote horn/lights function, remote vehicle finder-  1 year $49, 2 years $149, 3 years $249




5/21/15 2015 Outback, Legacy and Forester orders close Tuesday May 26 at 2pm EST.
At last, some news has been released, just as the national Subaru dealer meeting is ending.
No details or specs yet, but at least we know when the new 2016 models will be coming.

2016 model Outback, Legacy and Forester changes and prices will finally be announced in June, and 2016 orders will be available at that time with estimated delivery starting in August.


Its hard to make a great car better, but here's my 2016 Outback and Legacy wish list

Hopefully the 2016 Outback and Legacy will have
Improve the optional remote start functionality on Keyless Access Pushbutton start models
Rain sensing front wipers
Eyesight standard on all Limiteds
Passenger seat needs a  height adjustment
Limited model rear seat fan should have a fan speed adjustment
5 or 6 speed front wiper intermittent speeds- currently only 4 speeds.
Electric parking hill holder function should also set the parking brake when the car is put in park
Blind spot and rear cross traffic alert should be standard on all Premiums. Currently standard on Limiteds.
Climate control should have easier to read buttons and especially larger clock and outside temperature numbers
All models should have a lock/unlock Beep with on/off control. Currently only the Limited beeps when un/locked
The 3 year/36,000 mile warranty includes Roadside Assistance program which should include any Subaru the new owner has!
Easier to set power gate height control. It needs a knob or dial with low, medium, medium high, and high gate height settings. Plus add a manual open/close mode.
Drop the 6.2" radio completely, and make the 7" system standard on all models. Either that, or really improve the 6.2' audio system. The 7" system is significantly better than the 6.2"
More small accessories are needed to personalize a car: bring back optional under-car puddle lights, interior ambient and dash lights, factory front and rear bumper corner anti-scuff moldings, front hood protector etc etc
Keyless access fobs should each be a different color to help owners identify their key, and the key fobs need a simple Off/disable setting to lock it in a car when swimming etc instead of wrapping it in tin foil, or the impossible to use pin code access system.

 


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2016 OUTBACK MODELS

 
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2.5L 4 cylinder
3.6L 6 cylinder
2.5i, CVT transmission, code GDB, Option Package #01
2.5i Premium, CVT
transmission, code GDD, Option Packages #11, #12, #13, #14, #15
 2.5i Limited, CVT
transmission, code GDF, Option Packages #21, #22, #23
3.6R Limited, high-torque CVT transmission, code GDK, Option Package #21, #23


Outback Dimensions- 2016
(same as 2015)

 
subject to change, correction, updates. corrections welcomed-
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
Dimensions
Wheelbase: 108.1
Overall Length:  189.6"
Width:  72.4" with outside mirrors folded in 72.4"
Width:  81.3" with mirrors folded out. With integrated turn signals 81.9"

Height:  66.1" with crossbars in use, 65.7" with crossbars on rails, not used (same as 2014)
Headroom front/rear, no moonroof: 40.8"/38.9"
Headroom with moonroof front/rear 38.3"/38.9"
Legroom front/rear: 42.9"/38.1"
EPA Interior passenger volume  108.1cf, with moonroof 104.5
EPA Cargo volume with rear seats UP 35.5cf
EPA cargo volume with seats folded down 73.3cf
Track:  front/rear 61.8"/62.2"
Turning circle-  36.1ft (2014 was
36.8ft)  steering turns lock-to-lock 2.82
Ground clearance- 8.7", measured at exhaust pipe
Overhang front/rear 39.4"/42.2"
Angle of approach- 19.3deg
Angle of departure- 22.7deg
Breakover angle- 20.0deg
Coefficient of drag- 0.34
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
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2016 CARGO AREA AND ROOF RACK MEASUREMENTS, DIMENSIONS AND PHOTOS

hand measured and subject to change, correction. same as 2015

2015 Subaru Outback cargo dimensions and measurements. Photo #1

cargo area dimensions, hand measured


A- floor length rear corner to opposite front corner of cargo area 59 1/2"
B- floor length rear corner to opposite front of rear door 89 1/2"
C- floor length with to top of seat folded flat 65" (doesn't include headrest)
D- floor length to back of front console 76"
E- floor length to front console ac/heater controls 107"
F- floor length to back of seats 41"
G- gate lower corner to opposite upper corner 50.5"
H- floor length passenger side rear corner 14"
I- floor length drivers side rear corner 15"


not shown:
height ground to top of rear bumper cover 27.5"
height ground to cargo floor 29"

Subaru 2015 Outback cargo area dimensions #2
cargo area dimensions, hand measured

1- gate width at floor 39 1/2"
2- gate height at opening 35"
3- floor maximum width from side to side 52"
4- floor width between wheel wells 42 3/4"
5- gate width middle of opening, with power gate 44"
6- driver side rear seat width 16"
7- passenger side rear seat width 26 3/4"
8- width on top of wheel wells 51"
9- rear seat width from rear door armrest to armrest 53'
10- cargo floor to ceiling by rear dome light (almost in the middle of the ceiling) 29 3/4"
11- gate opening width at top of opening 38 1/2"


not shown:
height ground to top of rear bumper cover 27.5"
height ground to cargo floor 29"
2015
height- 16" floor to bottom of cargo cover
height- 15" top of cargo cover to roof


not shown:
height ground to top of rear bumper cover 27.5"
height ground to cargo floor 29"

2015 Subaru outback cargo floor to ceiling measurements, hand measured
floor to ceiling height
with a moonroof, the ceiling drops for the sliding moonroof to around the middle of the rear seats
 
A: rear seat, with seatback protector, folded down to ceiling (no weight on seatbacks): 28-29" with moonroof, 29-30" no moonroof.
B: cargo floor to ceiling 31" behind the moonroof drop
C: cargo floor to ceiling be rear dome light 29 3/4
2015 Outback step in/sill and driver seat height
E: door sill step-in height:  18"
F: front seat height, measured to top of bolster, goes from 24.5" up to 26.6" high
G: seat distance from brake pedal 14.5 to 24". Shown at 24"
2015 Outback steering wheel telescoping and tilting measurements
Outback tilt and telescoping steering wheel
A:  telescopes from dashboard 9" to 10.5", shown at 10.5"
G: telescopes from brake 25" to 26.5" . Shown at 26.5"
B: tilts from 16.5" to 19" from floor. Shown tilted down
all hand measured, subject to change, correction
2015 Outback front passenger seat front/back and height measurements
F: front passenger seat height to top of bolster
G: front door sill step-in height 18"
H: front passenger seat goes from 18" to 25.5' front floorboard
2015 Outback front seats reclined all the way back, lying flat
2015 Outback front seats shown fully reclined
the rear gate on a 2015 Outback with a power rear gate has a power gate open/close button and rear grab handle
a  rear gate on a 2015 Outback that has a power rear gate. See arrows pointing to the power gate open/close button, and standard rear grab handle.
Note- the only way to open/close the power gate is by using the power gate button by the driver's knee, on the remote, on the exterior open/close button the gate, of this button shown here. You should not force is open/close using the grab handle.

the power opening arm on an Outback with the power rear gate
left cargo area with the power gate opening arm. Standard on Limited, optional on Premium
2015 Outback roof rack crossbar spread measurements
2015 Outback roof rack crossbars
A: 30" spread measured from center of crossbars. 33" from front edge of front crossbar to rear edge of rear crossbar
 B: 39" spread measured from center of crossbars, 42" from front edge of front crossbar to rear edge of rear crossbar C: crossbar width is 39"
D: crossbar width side-to-side is 39"

Measurements are hand measured. Vehicle shown with optional moonroof air deflector

2015 Outback roof rack crossbar at 30" spread. Vehicle shown with optional moonroof air deflector
2015 Outback roof rack crossbars at 30" spread. Crossbar side-to-side width is 39"
Vehicle shown with optional moonroof air deflector

2016, 2015 subaru outback  roof rack has 4 tie downs
2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback upgraded roof rack and tie downs


optional 2016, 2015 Subaru Outback trailer hitch, 1 1/4"
optional Subaru Outback trailer hitch, 1 1/4" size

2016, 2015 Subaru Outback trailer-hitch-to-ground measurements
Subaru Outback factory 1.25" trailer hitch to ground measurements, hand measured
A- hitch to ground 16",
B safety chain loop to ground 14.5"
2016, 2015 Outback with a bike in the cargo area
2016, 2015 Outback with a bike in the cargo area. Shown with optional rear bumper cover. Venetian red color
2016, 2015 Outback cargo area with golf bag and clubs
2016, 2015 Outback cargo area with golf bag and clubs

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2016 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

see your local servicing dealer for full details and coverage on your specific car
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full maintenance schedule

Break-in period for the first 1000 miles
Don't race the engine, keep RPMs under 4,000 for the most part and vary the speeds with normal mix of city and highway driving. 

The first oil change is required at 6000 miles or 6 months. Its recommended to check the oil every few months between changes.

from the owner's manual
Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. Under the following conditions, oil consumption can be increased and thus require refilling between maintenance intervals:
> When the engine is new and within the break-in period
> When the engine oil is of lower quality
> When the incorrect oil viscosity is used
> When engine braking is employed
> When the engine is operated at high engine speeds
> When the engine is operated under heavy loads
> When towing a trailer
> When the engine idles for long periods of time
> When the vehicle is operated in stop and go and/or heavy traffic situations
> When the vehicle is used under severe thermal conditions
> When the vehicle accelerates and decelerates frequently
Under these or similar conditions, you should check your oil at least every 2nd fuel fill-up and change your engine oil more frequently. If your oil consumption rate is greater than 1 quart every 1,200 miles or 1 liter every 2,000 kilometers, contact your Subaru dealer who may perform a test under controlled conditions.

Always....
Always let a cold engine idle as the oil circulates.
Avoid hard acceleration on a cold engine.
Check the oil between changes

Service schedule
With severe or hard/hot/cold/dusty/towing conditions, shorten the service intervals

Oil-
2.5L models- 0w-20 synthetic oil is required.

3.6L models- 5w-30, regular oil is ok, synthetic is recommended

Oil and filter change:  every 6 months or 6,000 miles. With severe or hard/hot/cold/dusty conditions, replace more often
Cabin air filter every 12mos/12,000 miles.
With severe or hard/hot/cold/dusty conditions, replace more often
Tire rotations: every 6-10,000 miles. Equal tread required at all corners. Tires, wheels FAQ
Timing chain all Outbacks have a timing chain - no replacement needed

6,000 miles/6 mos
oil and filter change, rotate tires
12,000 miles/12 mos inspection, tire rotation, cabin air filter,
18,000 miles/18 mos oil and filter change, rotate tires
24,000 miles/24 mos  inspection, oil and filter change, rotate tires, cabin air filter
30,000 mile replace engine air filters, brake fluid, and gear fluid as needed,
oil and filter change, rotate tires
36,000 miles/36 mos oil and filter change, rotate tires, cabin air filter
42,000 miles/42 mos  oil and filter change, rotate tires, cabin air filter
48,000 miles/48 mos oil and filter change, rotate tires, cabin air filter
60,000 miles/60 mos repeat 30,000 service, replace spark plugs/wires
90,000 miles/90 mos service with complete fluid, filter change. Inspect all hoses, belts
120,000 miles/120 mos repeat 30,000 service, replace spark plugs
137,500 miles replace Super Coolant Radiator Fluid. The 1st replacement is 11 years, 137,500 miles, or 220,000Km. The 2nd replacement is 6yrs, 75,000 miles

CVT Transmission: Life Time CVT oil should not need to be replaced unless driven under hard conditions, towing etc-change every 24,855 miles. Note- there is no CVT oil dipstick. 
Radiator fluid is Super Coolant, with 11 year, 137,500 mile replacement schedule.

subject to change, correction
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SUBARU NEW CAR WARRANTY

subject to change and correction
see your local servicing dealer for full details and coverage

subaru outback warranty roadside assistance phone numbr 800-261-2155
  Subaru roadside assistance is for 3 years or 36,000 miles, and with extended warranties
The phone number is on drivers window, also on 2 wallet cards included with the owners manual.
Call 800 261-2155  --  
Call 800 261-2155
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Bumper-to-bumper: 3 year/36,000 miles 
Wear Item warranty 3 year/36,000 miles covering premature wear: brakes, clutch linings, remote batteries, wiper blades etc.
Roadside assistance 3yr/36000 miles by the Cross Country Motor Club at 800 261-2155, break-down, lock-out, flat repair etc
Power Train: 5 year/ 60,000 miles
Corrosion: 5 year/100,000 miles
Emissions:
Federal spec LEV (low emission vehicle) 3 years/36,000 miles plus 8 year/80,000 mile extended defect warranty covering Major Emission Control Components (catalytic converter, electronic emission control unit, diagnostic device)
California spec PZEV (partial zero emission vehicle) sold and registered in CA, CT, NH, NY, MA, MS, RI, VT: 3 years/50,000 miles, plus 7 year/70,000 mile extended defect warranty with extensions to up to 15years/150,000 miles

Note Warranties do not cover wear or damage due to abuse, lack of maintenance or competitive driving. Exclusions may apply, wear replacement may be one time.

see your local servicing dealer for full details and coverage

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2015 Subaru Outback with 3 child seats in the back seat. A tight fit
2015 Subaru Outback with 3 child seats in the back seat. A tight fit
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SAFETY  - 2016 OUTBACK

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

Subaru Mobile-It-Ease program helps modify vehicles for special needs drivers. More info here

all new for 2016

Subaru Starlink connected safety and convenience services

on Premium and Limited Outback and Legacy only.

all new for 2016

SUBARU STARLINK Connected Safety and Convenience Services
helps in an accident, if you're locked out, lost, car is stolen, broken down, or with emergency services and mechanical issues and notification.
AT&T provides the connection, Sirius/XM provides the telematics.
Note- this system does NOT work if the car's battery is dead, so in the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, have your cellphone handy because the Starlink won't work.
click for more information on this page

Only on Outback and Legacy Premium and Limited models. Not on base 2.5i model

there are 2 packages
#1 Safety Plus with SOS emergency accident assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, maintenance notification, and diagnostic alerts-  1st year free
#2 Safety Plus and Security Plus adds stolen vehicle recovery, alarm notifications, remote lock/unlock, remote horn/lights function, remote vehicle finder

dealer/salesperson will activate the program at time of vehicle purchase.
All Wheel Drive-  with Active Torque Vectoring
Full time all wheel drive. with Active Torque Vectoring (new on 2015s, modulates inner front wheel when vehicle is turning)
Blind Spot Detection and Rear Vehicle Detection System

standard on Limiteds, optional on Premiums
(first offered on the 2015 Outback and Legacy)
package includes
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) (detects a vehicle alongside and slightly to the rear of you), Lane Change Assist (warns of vehicles approaching in the next lane), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (warns of vehicles approaching when you're backing out of a parking spot).
The Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) system uses two radar units, each mounted underneath the sheet metal immediately below the rear taillights. To help avoid damage, the radar units are purposely mounted above the typical bumper impact line.
The radar units send out signals to detect vehicles behind and to each side of the Subaru vehicle, especially those vehicles that might not be visible in the rearview mirrors.
Lane Change Assist (LCA) looks for vehicles farther back in an adjacent lane – about 220 feet behind the Subaru vehicle. If the vehicle detected is approaching quickly – at a speed that could bring it alongside the Subaru vehicle within a few seconds – Lane Change Assist will illuminate a warning icon in the exterior mirror on that side. If the driver signals a lane change, the warning icon in the mirror will flash rapidly.
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) is standard on Limiteds, optional on Premiums. It will illuminate a warning icon in the exterior mirror when it detects a vehicle alongside and behind the Subaru vehicle in an area of about 22 feet x 11 feet. If the driver signals a lane change to that side, the warning icon in the mirror will flash.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) uses the same radars and sensors to help detect vehicles that cannot be seen by the driver as they approach from either side. This is especially helpful when reversing from between two larger vehicles. The driver is alerted by a flashing icon in the appropriate exterior mirror, a flashing icon in the rear vision camera display, as well as an audible alert

 
Standard on Limited, optional on Premium
Eyesight

upgraded for 2016 with Lane Keep Assist, with on/off switch
This is the 2nd year for the 3rd generation Eyesight on the Outback and Legacy

Eyesight has two small, forward facing cameras on either side of the rear view mirror.


> new on 2016 Lane Keep Assist.
Lane Keep Assist uses the car's electric power steering to help keep the car in its lane at highway speeds (over 40mph).
Note: t
his function has a steering wheel switch and can be turned on/off by the driver.
 > Steering responsive fog lights- included with Eyesight- uses steering wheel position to briefly turn on the left or right fog light to illuminate a corner when the vehicle is turned. The fog lights have to be off for the system to turn them on.
> Active Cruise Control combines the benefits of cruise control with active monitoring of the road ahead. It issues warnings and activates automatic braking when needed. Adaptive Cruise Control can regulate vehicle speed in order to keep a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead. It does not replace conventional cruise control, which can still be used when desired.
> Pre-Collision Braking can recognize an impending collision, alert the driver and automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a collision or minimize the impact when a collision is inevitable.
> Pre-Collision Brake Assist-  If Eyesight recognizes an impending collision and the driver is applying the brakes but not with enough force, Pre-Collision Brake Assist automatically applies up to full braking pressure in order to try to shorten braking distances.
> Pre-Collision Throttle Management is designed to help prevent drivers from accelerating into a stopped vehicle or other obstacle in front of them. It warns the driver and reduces engine power until he or she applies the brakes to avoid an impact.
> Lead Vehicle Start Alert is a helpful EyeSight feature that alerts the driver when his or her vehicle remains stopped after a vehicle in front has started to move away.
> Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers when they unintentionally move out of their travel lane. It takes no corrective vehicle action other than issuing visual and audible warnings.
> Lane Sway Warning acts in a similar way, detecting unusual back and forth vehicle movement within the lane of travel. Lane Departure Warning works at all speeds, while Lane Sway Warning only operates at speeds over 32 mph.

Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.
The camera’s field of view is about 35 degrees horizontally from the center of the windshield.
The camera’s field of vision extends up to about 360 feet in front of the vehicle, but objects very close to the vehicle may not be detected
EyeSight works to recognize obstacles up to about a 30-mph (or less) speed differential. Essentially, EyeSight needs time to recognize an object or potential obstacle. If the speed difference between the EyeSight vehicle and the object is greater than up to 30 mph, the object will likely not be detected.
Note- do not touch or try to clean the EyeSight camera lenses. It is imperative that extra precaution be used when cleaning the inside of the windshield, because over-spray from cleaners may impair or even damage the cameras’ lenses, which is not a warranty issue

Optional on Premium and Limited models
fuel cutoff system fuel cutoff system detects an airbag deployment and cuts off to minimize fire danger after an accident. (new on 2013)
brake override system brake override system- when gas and brake pedals are both pressed, the brake overrides and stops the car. To prevent operator error unintended acceleration
(new on 2013)
Turn signals Turn signal in the outside mirrors is standard on all Limiteds, and is on Premiums with optional eyesight.
One-touch turn signals- briefly tap the turn signal stalk up or down and the turn signals will flash a few times
Rear view camera
standard on all models. the 7" audo screen is a better display that the base 6.2" system
TPMS- tire pressure monitor system
Standard  (must re-sync monitors whenever tires or wheels are replaced)
VDC, TCS, Active Torque Vectoring
 VDC Electronic Stability Control and TCS full time all wheel, all speed Traction Control System, with Active Torque Vectoring which was new on the 2015 model- it modulates inner front wheel speed when vehicle is turning.
Seatbelts
5 passenger, all with full shoulder harness and lap belts
Height adjustable shoulder harness anchor points  (except center rear)
Child Seat
LATCH system (lower anchor and tether for children)
Child seat anchors hidden under flap
Front seat-cushion airbags
helps keep front occupants in their seat in an front accident by briefly pushes up the seat cushion under driver/passenger thigh to prevent them from sliding forward under the steering wheel. Was new on the 2015 models.
Front Airbags
 Standard with Dual Stage Deployment. Dual Stage means:
Driver: detects distance of driver from steering wheel
Passenger seat: detects weight and will turn off airbag if passenger is under app 75-80#. This status is displayed by the trip computer
Side Airbags
Standard front side airbags
Side Curtain airbags
Standard Front and Rear side Curtain airbags, and includes Roll-Over sensor to deply curtain airbags if a rollover is detected (was new on the 2015s)
Headrests
5 headrests,
  front headrests now are now tilt adjustable, in addition to height adjustable (was new on the 2015 models)
Crumple Zones
Front and rear
5mph Impact Bumpers
Front and rear
Body Structure
Ring-Shaped reinforcement safety structure
dual front, single rear, all tied into a full perimeter protection system
Brakes
4 wheel, 4 channel anti-lock power disc brakes
Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder function
  Front:
ventilated front and rear discs on all models
Rear: 12.4" front discs, 11.8" rear discs

DayTime Running lights (DRL)
DRL are standard with auto-off headlights
Auto-off headlights
Headlights are auto on-off with the ignition. A green indicator light is on when headlights are on.
Childproof rear door locks
Standard
Panic Alarm
 Standard using remote lock/unlock key fob
Freeze alert

Freeze alert snowflake/road symbol in the center LCD turns on at 37* warning of possible slick road conditionsinstrument panel dashboard freeze alert snowflake/road symbol turns on at 37* to warn of possible slick roads, in the center LCD
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
EDR, Event Data Recorder information.
 In the event of an impact, the EDR will freeze data including how various systems were operating, for example if seatbelts were buckled, if the gas or brake pedals were pressed, and vehicle speed. No personal data is stored. To read data, special equipment is required. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer (Subaru), other parties such as law enforcement that have the equipment can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or EDR.  Existing laws generally provide that information in an EDR is confidential and is the property of the owner of the motor vehicle. Information is accessed through the airbag system using a Subaru service computer.

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2016 OUTBACK Option Packages
factory installed Option Packages, with package code and MSRP price.
Always contact your local dealer for their selling price

all information subject to change and correction

Model (model code)
Option Package
code
Option Package description
2.5i  (GDB) -no option packages
#01

standard features

2.5i Premium (GDD)













2.5i Premium (GDD)













2.5i Premium (GDD)













2.5i Premium (GDD)

#11

standard features

#12
Option Package #12
> Moonroof Package
with sunshade, and auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener
>  Power Rear
Gate with height memory
Moonroof includes with sunshade, and auto dimming rear mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener

MSRP $1,695
#13
Option Package #13

> Moonroof Package
with sunshade, and auto dimming rear mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener
>
Power Rear Gate with height memory
> Navigation/GPS
  new for 2016 3 years free annual map updates
 incorporates the standard stereo.
Navigation/GPS 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch screen (swipe and scrolling). Includes the standard audio/infotainment for this model. Rear view backup camera display. Navigation/GPS with new for 2016 3 years annual  map updates and XM NavTraffic. Voice control includes Audio, Climate Control, and Cell Phone operations. AM/FM/HD radio, XM radio (4 mos included), single CD player, wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, 6 speakers, handsfree text messaging, iTunes tagging, 3 years free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info,  two USB ports, one 3.55 aux jack, Subaru Starlink, handsfree cell phone Bluetooth, micro SD map memory card


MSRP $2,295
#14
Option Package #14
> Eyesight driver assist
,
new for 2016 Lane Keep Assist (with on/off switch)
> Blind Spot Detection
, Lane Change Assist, plus Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
> Power Rear Gate
with height memory

> Eyesight- new for 2016 lane keep assist. Also lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control with driver controllable distance, lead vehicle start alert
> Steering Responsive Fog Lights, included with Eyesight- turn signal activated fog light illuminates the corner you're turning into (deactivated when fog lights are 'on')
>
(side/rear radar system) Blind Spot detection- uses sensors to warn of vehicles in the adjacent lane. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
>
(side/rear radar system) Lane Change Assist- detects vehicle approaching in adjacent lanes. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
>
(side/rear radar system) Rear Cross Traffic Alert- detects vehicles approaching from the side as you back out of a parking spot. The flashing warning light is the audio system rear view camera display

MSRP $1,695
#15
Option Package #15

Moonroof package with sunshade, and auto dimming rear view mirror/compass/Homelink
Eyesight driver assistance
, new for 2016 Lane Keep Assist (with on/off switch)
Blind Spot Detection
, Lane Change Assist, plus Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Power Rear Gate with height memory
Navigation/GPS
new for 2016 3 years annual free map updates


> Moonroof with sunshade and auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink
> Eyesight-
new for 2016 lane keep assist. Lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control with driver controllable distance, lead vehicle start alert
> Steering Responsive Fog Lights, included with Eyesight- turn signal activated fog light illuminates the corner you're turning into (deactivated when fog lights are 'on')
> (side/rear radar system) Blind Spot detection- uses sensors to warn of vehicles in the adjacent lane. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
>
(side/rear radar system) Lane Change Assist- detects vehicle approaching in adjacent lanes. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
>
(side/rear radar system) Rear Cross Traffic Alert- detects vehicles approaching from the side as you back out of a parking spot. The flashing warning light is in the audio system screen rear view camera display
> Navigation/GPS - 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch screen (swipe and scrolling). Includes the standard audio/infotainment for this model. Rear view backup camera display. Navigation/GPS with new for 2016  3 years annual free map updates and XM NavTraffic. Voice control includes Climate Control, Cell Phone, and Audio operations, AM/FM/HD radio, XM radio (4 mos included), single CD player, wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, 6 speakers, handsfree text messaging, iTunes tagging,  3 years free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info two USB ports, one 3.55 aux jack, Subaru Starlink, handsfree cell phone Bluetooth, AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes), micro SD map memory card
> Power rear gate with height memory

MSRP $3,490
2.5i Limited (GDF)










2.5i Limited (GDF)









2.5i Limited (GDF)
#21

standard features

#22
Option Package #22

Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start
M
oonroof Package
with sunshade,  auto dimming rear view mirror/compass/Homelink
Navigation/GPS, new for 2016 3 years free annual map upgrades

>
Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start and lock/unlock beep.
The two fobs can be set to automatically move the drivers seat to memory position #1 or #2 according to which fob is used to unlock the drivers door. To program-- car off, push/hold seat #1 or #2 and press the fob's blue unlock button and it should beep.

> Moonroof Package with sunshade, and auto dimming rear mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener
> Navigation/GPS- incorporates the standard Limited stereo. 7"  high resolution LCD multi-touch screen (swipe and scrolling). Rear view backup camera display.  Navigation/GPS with new for 2016 3 year free annual map updates and XM NavTraffic. Voice control includes Climate Control, Cell phone and Audio operations. Includes the Limited model's upgraded audio with 576w equivalent harman/kardon subwoofer,  AM/FM/HD radio/XM radio (4 mos free), single CD player, wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, 12  harman/kardon speakers with center front speaker and rear subwoofer speaker,  handsfree text messaging, iTunes tagging,   2 USB ports, 1 3.55 aux jack,
3 years free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info, Subaru Starlink,  handsfree cell phone Bluetooth, microSD map memory card,

MSRP $2,295
#23
Option Package #23
Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start
Moonroof Package
with auto dimming rear view mirror/compass/Homelink
Eyesight Driver Assistance
new for 2016 Lane Keep Assist with on/off switch
Navigation/GPS
, new for 2016 3 years free annual map upgrades

> Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start and lock/unlock beep. The two fobs can be set to automatically move the drivers seat to memory position #1 or #2 according to which fob is used to unlock the drivers door. To program-- car off, push/hold seat #1 or #2 and press the fob's blue unlock button and it should beep.
> Moonroof Package with sunshade, and auto dimming rear mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener
> Eyesight-
new for 2016 Lane keep assist. Lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control with driver controllable distance, lead vehicle start alert
> Steering Responsive Fog Lights, included with Eyesight- turn signal activated fog light illuminates the corner you're turning into (deactivated when fog lights are 'on')
> Navigation/GPS- incorporates the standard Limited stereo. 7" high resolution multi-touch screen (swipe and scrolling). Rear view backup camera display. 
Navigation with new for 2016 3 years free annual maps updates and XMTraffic. Voice controls include Climate Control, Audio, and Cell Phone operations. The Limited model's upgraded audio with 576w equivalent harman/kardon subwoofer,  AM/FM/HD radio/XM radio (4 mos free), single CD player, wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, 12  harman/kardon speakers with center front speaker and rear subwoofer speaker,  handsfree text messaging, iTunes tagging,  2 USB ports, 1 3.55 aux jack, 
3 years free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info, Subaru Starlink,  handsfree cell phone Bluetooth, microSD map memory card,

MSRP $3.090
3.6R Limited (GDK)





3.6R Limited (GDK)





3.6R Limited (GDK)
#21

standard features

#23
Option Package #23
Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start
Moonroof Package
with auto dimming rear view mirror/compass/Homelink
Eyesight Driver Assistance
, new for 2016 Lane Keep Assist, with on/off switch
Navigation/GPS
new for 2016 3 years free annual map upgrades
 

>
Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start and lock/unlock beep. The two fobs can be set to automatically move the drivers seat to memory position #1 or #2 according to which fob is used to unlock the drivers door. To program-- car off, push/hold seat #1 or #2 and press the fob's blue unlock button and it should beep.
> Moonroof Package
with sunshade, and auto dimming rear mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener
> Eyesight- new for 2016 Lane keep assist. Lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control with driver controllable distance, lead vehicle start alert
> Steering Responsive Fog Lights, included with Eyesight- turn signal activated fog light illuminates the corner you're turning into (deactivated when fog lights are 'on')
> Navigation/GPS- i
ncorporates the standard Limited stereo.  7" high-resolution multi-touch screen (swipe and scrolling). Rear view backup camera display.
Navigation with new for 2016 3 years free annual map updates and XM NavTraffic. Voice controls include Climate Control, Audio, and cell Phone operations. Iincludes the Limited's upgraded audio with 576w equivalent harman/kardon subwoofer,  AM/FM/HD radio/XM radio (4 mos free), single CD player, wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, 12  harman/kardon speakers with center front speaker and rear subwoofer speaker,  handsfree text messaging, iTunes tagging,  2 USB ports, 1 3.55 aux jack, 
3 years free XM Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info, Subaru Starlink,  handsfree cell phone Bluetooth, microSD map memory card,

MSRP $3,090

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2016 Outback Prices and Option Packages
Always contact your local dealer for their selling price
all information subject to change and correction

6.1.15 Prices, specs, options, features announced
Orders available starting 6.4.15
Destination continues to be $850.
Destination to AK $1000. (Subaru breaks the $1000 destination charge for the first time).
Destination might vary in independent distributor states of CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT.
 

PZEV emissions ($300 MSRP) continue to be required on 2.5L models sold in  CA, CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA

2016 Outback price increase
2.5i +$100
2.5i Premium +$400
2.5i Limited +$400
3.6 Limited +$400
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2016 OUTBACK
OPTION PACKAGE SUMMARY
with MSRP

always contact your local dealer for their price
#01- standard
#11- standard
#12- Moonroof Pkg, Power gate $1,695
#13- Moonroof Pkg, Navigation, Power gate $2,295
#14- Eyesight, side/rear radar system, Power gate $1,695
#15- Moonroof Pkg, Navigation, Power gate, Eyesight, side/rear radar system $3,490
#21- standard
#22 Moonroof Pkg, Keyless Access/Pushbutton Start, Navigation $2,295
#23 Moonroof Pkg, Keyless Access/Pushbutton Start, Navigation, Eyesight $3,090
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2016 Outback Model
with model code
Price
non-pzev

with destination
.

Option Packages with MSRP
Always contact your local dealer for their selling price

subject to change, correction
model
code
MSRP
Dest
total MSRP
.
Pkg #01
included
Pkg #11
included
Pkg #12
$1695
Pkg #13
$2295
Pkg #14
$1695
Pkg #15
$3490
Pkg #21
included
Pkg #22
$2295
Pkg #23
$3090
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2.5i
GDB
$24,995
$850
$25,845
.
 incl
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
2.5i Premium
GDD
$27,395
$850 $28,245
.
--
incl
$29,940
$30,540
$29,940
$31,735
--
--
--
--
2.5i Limited
GDF
$30,395
$850 $31,245
.
--
--
--
--
--
--
incl
$33,540
$34,335
--
3.6R Limited
GDK
$33,395
$850 $34,245
.
--
--
--
--
--
--
incl
--
$37,335
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PZEV EMISSION MODELS BELOW

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?   PZEV emissions are required in  CA, CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA.

PZEV = Partial Zero Emission Vehicle

subject to change correction
model
code
MSRP
Dest
total MSRP
.
#01
included
#11
included
#12
$1695
#13
$2295
#14
$1695
#15
$3490
#21
included
#22
$2295
#23
$3030
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2.5i, PZEV
GDB
$25,295
$850 $26,145
.
incl
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
2.5i Premium, PZEV
GDD
$27,695
$850 $28,545
.
--
incl
$30,240
$30,840
$30,240
$32,035
--
--
--
--
2.5i Limited, PZEV
GDF
$30,695
$850 $31,545
.
--
--
--
--
--
--
incl
$33,840
$34,635
--
3.6R Limited
GDK
$33,395
$850
$34,245
.
--
--
--
--
--
--
incl
--
$37,335
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2016 Outback mechanical specifications and details

there are few changes from the 2015 model
subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

engine
2.5L 4 cylinder
3.6L 6 cylinder
model
2.5i 2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
model code
GDB
GDD
GDF
GDK
Engine specifications
2.5L 4 cylinder Horizontally opposed Boxer engine. (engine code FB25)
First used in the Outback in the 2013 model.
152ci,  2498cc
aluminum block, heads
DOHC- double overhead cam
16 valves with Active Valve Control (intake valve)
Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Electronic throttle control
Bore x stroke: 94x90
compression 10.3:1
direct electronic distributorless ignition
Camshaft timing chain
Compression10.3;1

Composite resin intake manifold
Redline 6000rpms
Speedometer to 150mph

6 cylinder, 3.6L DOHC Boxer design (engine code Z36D)
221.5ci, 3630cc
24 valves
aluminum block and heads
Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Electronic throttle control
Bore x stroke: 92x91
DAVCS dual active variable valve control system, variable valve timing
Camshaft timing chain
Composite resin intake manifold
Sequential fuel injection
Direct electronic distributorless ignition
Speedometer to 160mph
Redline 6400 rpm
Compression 10.5:1
Horsepower/torque
horsepower 175@5800rpm (2014 was 173hp@5300rpms)
torque 174lb-ft@4000rpm (2014 was 174@ 4100rpms)
horsepower 256@6000rpm,
torque 247lb-ft@4400rpm
Fuel Economy- city/highway, combined
Regular gas, 87 octane all models
capacity- 18.5 US gallon tank

low fuel light on when app 2.6 gallons left

CVT  25/33, 28 combined
CVT 19/27, 22 combined 
Active Grill Shutter
The Active Grill Shutter are (is?) flaps behind the front of the lower part of the front grill on 2.5L models. The grill opens to improve engine cooling and closes to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy. The shutters, or flaps, close when starting a cold engine for faster warm-up and are also closed above 25mph to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy except in high temperature conditions when extra cooling is needed due to acceleration or a/c needs. After warm-up, the grill shutter stays open for stop-go low speed driving up to 25mph. active grill shutter is not available on 3.6 models
Oil
0w-20 synthetic oil required,
First and subsequent oil/filter replacement schedule- at least every 6000 miles or 6 months
5w-30 Synthetic oil is recommended. 6000 mile/6month maximum replacement interval.
Tune-up specs
Spark plugs: Iridium tipped NGK  SILZKAR7B11
Firing order 1-3-2-4
Ignition timing/idle (btdc)
manual 16*,  650 rpm, 
automatic  16*, 675 rpm
Generator 12 V-110 A
Battery 75D23R 12V-90A, 52A, CCA 490A
Oil and oil filter capacity 5.1 USqt, 4.4 Imp qt
Oil- synthetic required, 0w-20
Coolant- manual 8.0 US qt, CVT 7.9 US qt
Spark Plugs: iridium tipped, NGK SILFR6C11
Firing Order 1-6-3-2-5-4
Ignition timing 15* BTDC
Idle speed, parked, 700rpm
Generator 12 V-130 A
Battery 75D23R,12V-90A, 52A, CCA 490A
Oil, oil filter capacity 6.9US qt
Oil- synthetic recommended 5w-30
Coolant- automatic .6.9 US qt

Transmission
Note- no manual transmission is available  2014 was the last year for a U.S. manual.
The emergency shift lock release is under the rubber tray in front of the shift lever
CVT with paddle shifters and 6 gear-like settings. This is the 2nd generation CVT
high-torque CVT with paddle shifters and 6 gear-like settings.
(note- this is the 2nd year for the 3.6L CVT)
CVT gear settings
CVT in manual mode: 1st gear 3.581, 2nd 2.262, 3rd 1.658, 4th 1,208, 5th 0.885, 6th 0.618. final 4.111
CVT in automatic D mode continuously varies between 3.581-0.618
High-torque CVT in manual mode: 1st gear 3.105, 2nd 1.983, 3rd 1.454, 4th 1.057, 5th 0.779, 6th 0.543. Final 4.111
CVT in automatic Drive mode continuously varies between 3.105-0.542
All wheel drive system
full time, all speed, all wheel

Active All Wheel Drive, electronically controlled all wheel drive, primarily front wheel wheel but constantly monitoring and varying the front/back power split.
With VDC Stability and Traction control,
with Active Torque Vectoring (modulates the inner front wheel when the car is turning).

VDC, Traction control: VDC Vehicle Dynamics Control (electronic stability control) plus TCS traction control system
VDC is standard on all models. VDC vehicle dynamics control, is an electronic stability control system that measures and monitors steering wheel input, braking, vehicle angle etc and then applies individual brakes and/or reduces engine power to counteract skids or slides to help keep maintain driver control.
TCS traction control system electronically sensing spinning wheels and uses the brakes to slow the spinning wheel.
Incline Start assist- briefly prevents the vehicle from rolling back as the driver moves their foot from the brake to the gas. Note- this is only for 1.5 seconds, and is not the same as the electric parking brake's Hill Holder function
Active Torque Vectoring modulates the inner front wheel speed when the car is turning.
X-Mode with Hill Descent Control
(new on 2015 models)
standard on all models
model reminder
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6L
Emissions
PZEV is required in  CA, CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
 here is a brief, simple summary.
PZEV is Partial Zero Emission Vehicle.
The EPA says PZEV is the cleanest running gas car on today's market based on emissions testing for carbon-containing compounds, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, and other tailpipe nastiness.
What it does
1. A charcoal canister catches unburned gas left in the engine when it's turned off so it doesn't evaporate. 
2. Fuel injectors close tighter when they're not in use.
3. It has a finer mesh in the catalytic converter, as well as optimized placement of precious metal.
4. The engine's electronic brain is set to run hotter at start up so the catalytic converter heats up faster.
PZEV is not available on the 3.6L
Brakes
4 wheel disc, 4 channel anti-lock, low wear indicator
Brake override system stops car if both brake and gas pedals are pressed.
Brake assist for maximum brake pressure

front: 12.4 ventilated front disc with dual caliper piston 
rear: 11.4 ventilated rear disc with single piston caliper

Electric parking brake with auto release and Hill Holder functions


Incline Start assist- briefly prevents the vehicle from rolling back as the driver moves their foot from the brake to the gas. Note- this is only for 1.5 seconds, and is not the same as the electric parking brake's Hill Holder function

Parking brake
The electric parking brake button and Hill Holder buttons are in the center console
All models use an Electric Parking Brake with Auto Release and Hill Holder. 

Auto release function- wear seatbelt, step on brake pedal, put car in gear, lightly press gas pedal. 
The system makes a mild sound as it activates or releases the brake so you know its working.

To use in as emergency brake lightly pull the brake button up to activate but only in an serious emergency when you cannot normally brake! This will cause your rear wheels to lock so be very careful.
Pull the brake button UP to activate the brakes, push it down to release them.

Hill Holder Brake system

hillholder function
If the Hill Holder function is turned on, when you restart the car it is on (new on 2013 model).
The Hill Holder button is on the center console next to the XMode button
The Hill Holder brake system is standard on all models. 
It uses the electric parking brake.
The system can be turned on by pressing the Hill Holder button in the center console.
A green image of a car on an incline is in the upper right dash comes on (see image).
When stopping on a hill 5% or steeper, either going forward up or backwards down a hill,  the Hill Holder activates the electric parking brake and holds the car from rolling.
Stepping on the gas releases the brake so the car will move.
Makes a mild sound as it activates or releases so you know its working
Works going up or backwards down an incline. 
Note: if you are already stopped on an incline and did not press the Hill Holder button, press the Parking Brake button - it works exactly the same.
Steering
new for 2016- retuned for a more natural feel
Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)
Steering ratio 14:1
turning circle, curb to curb 36.1ft (2014 was 36.8ft) 
steering turns lock-to-lock 2.82 (2014 was 3.2)

Suspension
Front suspension- Independent, raised struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar,  anti-dive geometry
Rear suspension- independent, double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar, anti-Lift geometry
Wheels
17x7" " steel wheel with full wheel cover17x7" alloy, silver finish
18x7" dark gray machine finish
Tires
225/65 R17 102H Bridgestone all season 225/60 R18 Bridgestone Dueler all season
Headlights
projector beam low beam and multi-reflector high beam halogen
HID low beam and multi-reflector high beam halogen
Headlights
daytime running lights; 
auto on/off  headlights with ignition key insertion/removal.
daytime running lights; 
auto on/off  headlights with ignition key insertion/removal.
'Auto'  light sensing dusk-dawn setting
daytime running lights; 
auto on/off  headlights with ignition key insertion/removal.
'Auto'  light sensing dusk-dawn setting
new for 2015 HID low beam headlights
daytime running lights

auto on/off  headlights with ignition key insertion/removal.
'Auto'  light sensing dusk-dawn on/off setting
Fog lights
O
S
(steering responsive fog lights standard with Eyesight only)
S
(steering responsive fog lights standard with Eyesight only)
S
(steering responsive fog lights standard with Eyesight only)
Curb weight
GVWR 2.5L 4695 lbs
GVWR 3.6L 4850 lbs
3,593 lbs
3,593-3,642 lbs
3,633-3,668 lbs
3,810-3,845 lbs
Towing

Hitch- the optional Subaru installed trailer hitch is 1.25".
Tongue weight is 200lbs.
There is no 'tow package'.

2.5L 4 cylinder,
200 lb tongue weight
2700 pounds with trailer brakes.
1000 pounds without trailer brakes. 

over 104* F when towing up a long hill max weight should be 1350 pounds. Replace the CVT oil at app 24855 miles if towing.

3.6L 6 cylinder-
200 lb tongue weight
3000 pounds with trailer brakes,
1000 pounds without trailer brakes.
Over 104* F or when towing up a long hill max weight should be 1500 pounds.

Emergency Towing of the Outback CVTOnly tow the car on a flatbed, all wheels off the ground

model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited

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SUBARU OUTBACK SNAPSHOT
2016 Outback Model and Feature Overview
scroll down for all models

Engines- 2.5L 4 cylinder and 3.6L 6 cylinder

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

2016 2.5i Model Overview 

Standard Equipment Feature Summary

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed


2016 Outback 2.5i standard features

model code: GDB, (CVT with paddle shifters with 6 settings)

Look at these 2.5i model details then scroll down because this is the standard model. 
All other models will at least have these features plus their model upgrades.

new on 2016 2.5i model- cabin air filter (previously was only on the 2015 Premium/Limited)
Retuned for 2016 Power Steering- electric power steering (EPAS)
new for 2016 Headlights turn on when front wipers are on
new for 2016 Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are now standard on all models. 2015 was only on the Limited

CVT transmission only- no manual transmission is available. The last manual was the 2014.

2.5L 4 cylinder engine
CVT transmission with paddle shifters with 6 gear-like settings
18.5 gallon tank

Active Grill Shutter- (was new on 2015s) Lower front grill opens/closes for improved aerodynamics. The Active Front Grill Shutter is flaps behind the front of the lower part of the front grill that open to improve engine cooling and close to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy. The shutters, or flaps, close when starting a cold engine for faster warm-up and are also closed above 25mph to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy except in high temperature conditions when extra cooling is needed due to acceleration or a/c needs. After warm-up, the grill shutter stays open for stop-go low speed driving up to 25mph.

All Wheel Drive (awd),
VDC Stability and Traction Control,
Active Torque Vectoring (modulates front inner wheel when vehicle is turning), 

Active Grill Shutter- Lower front grill opens/closes for improved aerodynamics.
EPAS- electric power assisted steering

Heavy duty raised suspension
liquid filled engine mounts
Active Torque Vectoring- helps control inner front wheel when vehicle is turning
X-Mode with Hill Decent Control
Incline Start Assist which holds the vehicle from rolling back for 1.5 seconds as the driver moves their foot from the brake to the gas pedal.


Anti-lock disc brakes, with EBD
Electronic parking brake, brake button new for 2015 moved to center console, with Hill Holder function (driver turns on/off, button moved to center console), and new for 2015 Incline Start Assist which holds the vehicle from rolling back for 1.5 seconds as the driver moves their foot from the brake to the gas pedal.
4 wheel vented disc brakes, all discs are vented

Airbags: Front driver and passenger Seat Cushion airbags to help keep front occupants in place (new on 15s).
Airbags: Front driver and passenger, advanced dual stage, occupant detecting
Airbags: Front side driver and passenger
Airbags: Front and Rear Side Curtain with Rollover sensors
Overhead passenger airbag on/off and seatbelt warning lights
Rollover sensor to pre-deploy side curtain airbags
Front headrests- tilt and height adjustable
3 rear seatbelts & headrests
LATCH system from child seats

Tire pressure monitoring system- TPMS
Rear view back-up camera- displays in the 6.2" audio screen
Acoustic windshield for a quieter ride


LED taillights
4 beam halogen headlights, auto on-off with ignition  key insertion/removal
new for 2016 Headlights in 'auto on' setting are on when front wipers are turned on
Headlights with 3 'on' settings: #1. daytime running lights; #2. always on/off with ignition key insertion/removal;  #3. 'auto' dusk on-dawn off setting.
Headlight with black inner surround
Day Time Running light (DRL) on when vehicle is moving if headlights are off.
Welcome Lighting-  head and tail lights briefly turn on when you unlock with the keyless remote
Turn signals- one touch, 3 flash lane changer function


continued: 2016 Outback 2.5i standard features

Power Windows, with driver's window auto up/down function, 
All power window switches are illuminated
Power Locks
Power Mirrors, hinged fold-in mirrors 
Cruise control with steering wheel controls
Retuned for 2016 Power Steering- electric power steering (EPAS)
Air conditioning
Tinted windows, light tint
Freeze alert, instrument panel freeze alert- at 37* a snowflake symbol shows in the center LCD display

Electronic parking brake with auto release. Makes a sound as it activates or releases so you know its working.
Dash gauges- analog speedometer to 140mph (150 max) and tachometer, fuel and engine temperature with white digits, and red needles. Center digital speedometer and fuel economy trip computers.
Hill Holder with all models uses the electric parking brake.
Key and Remote lock/unlock, integrated in one piece.
Keys- 3 supplied when new, 2 with integrated lock/unlock remote with Finder Mode (press lock 3+ times)
new for 2016 Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are now standard on all models
Engine Immobilizer anti-theft system
Alarm system with flashing red dash light- an ignition disabling alarm system so the car cannot be started. Note- and impact sensor security system is an optional upgrade.
Steering wheel- Telescope and Tilt steering wheel
Steering wheel- vinyl wrapped,  3 spoke, with cell phone bluetooth, cruise and audio controls

Cupholders: 2 front console, 2 rear armrest, plus 4 door bottle holders (1 in each door)
Driver seat manual height and recline adjustment
Unpainted lower body-side protective cladding
17" steel wheels with full wheel covers
All season tires
Pre-wired for Remote Engine Start

Front wipers: Variable speed intermittent, 4 setting
Rear wiper, 2 speed, auto-on in reverse with auto trans
Rear defroster with rear wiper de-icer

Fold flat and reclining rear seats, 60/40 split
Cargo area rear seat fold-down lever
Rear seat center armrest with 2 cupholders

Cargo tray
Rear cargo area dome light
Cargo area tie down hooks (4)

Cargo area grocery bag hooks (2)

Cargo gate grab handle to pull the door closed

Cargo area rear seat fold-down lever
Cargo area storage under the floor, above spare tire

Cloth interior

Carpeted floor mats with Outback logo
Textured silver door and dash trim (looks like crumpled and smoothed out tin foil)
Courtesy Lights- underside of both front doors, glovebox, cargo area, front console storage tray
Two 12v Power Outlets- front and rear cargo area. No cigarette lighter
Center console with armrest, storage for a tablet, and illuminated front bin with USB and aux jack, two cupholders, 
Overhead console with 2 map lights and holder for eyeglasses or garage door opener etc
Vanity mirrors, 2, illuminated
Map pocket on back of front driver and passenger seat
Roof rails, pivoting fold-away cross bars with 30" and 39" spread, 150lb capacity,  4 tie down hooks The roof rails have an embossed design (new on the 2015s)

Stereo
6.2" high resolution single-touch LCD screen. Rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, 4 speakers. Bluetooth wireless audio streaming. Subaru Starlink app. One USB port, one aux plug, two 12v power outlets- one in the dash and one in the cargo area. Steering wheel with bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons. Cell phone bluetooth. Downloads up to 1000 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (Android, Apple).

Option Packages, factory installed only
none on this model

Request a free Subaru 'Badge of Ownership'  Here's my webpage with photos of the badges and links.

2016 Outback 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited Overview

Standard Equipment Feature Summary

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

2.5i PREMIUM adds over the 2.5i


model code GDD

everything the 2.5i has, plus...

new for 2016 on Premium and Limiteds. one year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notification, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alert
new for 2016 Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are now standard on all models. 2015 was only on the Limited
 
All Weather Package with 3 mode heated front seats (low, medium high), defrosting outside mirrors, and front windshield wiper deicer
Fog Lights
17" alloy wheels
Cabin air filtration system
Dark tinted Privacy glass
Rear luggage cargo  cover
Body colored outside mirrors
Illuminated overhead console
Illuminated inner door handles
Dark tinted upper windshield band
Power Driver's seat, 10 way includes power lumbar support
Dual zone auto climate control with temperature settings from 60 to 89*
Illuminated power window switches on all doors (not just driver door)
Steering wheel- Leather wrapped, with audio, cruise, and Bluetooth buttons
Passenger window Auto up/down power window in addition to the driver's power window
Upgraded electroluminescent dash gauges with blue illuminated ring- analog speedometer to 140mph (150 total), and tachometer, fuel and engine temperature with white digits and needles. Center digital speedometer and fuel economy trip computers.

new one year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notification, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alert

Stereo
7" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable. Rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, Wireless audio streaming, Sirius/XM satellite radio with 4 mo free All Access.  6 speakers. 2 adjustable music equalizers plus pre-set pop, rock jazz settings etc. Handsfree text messaging. Subaru Starlink app with new for 2016 connected services. 4 months free Sirius/XM Travel Link  gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports. Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)


Option Packages
factory installed only
>
Pkg #12 Moonroof with auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink, Power rear gate
> Pkg #13- Power moonroof with dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelin, Power rear gate with height settings, Navigation/GPS
> Pkg #14- Eyesight (3rd generation) Driver Assist system with  steering responsive fog lights, Blind spot detection, Rear cross traffic alert
> Pkg #15
- Eyesight (3rd generation) Driver Assist system with steering responsive fog lights, Blind spot detection, Rear cross traffic alert, Navigation/GPS

2.5i LIMITED adds over the 2.5i Premium

model code: 
GDF

everything the 2.5i Premium has, plus..

new for 2016 on Premium and Limiteds. one year free
Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notification, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alert

18" alloy wheels
Leather trimmed interior
Heated rear seats,high/low
Memory driver's seat, 2 settings
Matte finished wood grain dashboard trim
Rear seat AC vents in back of center console
Outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
Power rear gate with memory height setting
Passenger power seat (4way), front/back, power recline
Rear Vehicle Detection System-Blind Spot Detection.  Rear Cross Traffic Alert (warns of vehicles approaching when you're backing out of a parking spot),
new Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notification, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alert. One year free.

 
Stereo
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio.  7" high resolution LCD  touch screen, multi-touch capable. Rear view backup camera display.  Harman/Kardon 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments, AM/FM, HD radio, single CD, Sirius/XM satellite radio (4 mo free All Access), Wireless audio streaming. Text messaging. Subaru Starlink app with new for 2016 connected services. 4 months free Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports. Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.  Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)


Option Packages
factory installed only
>  Pkg #22 Moonroof with auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink, Keyless access with pushbutton start, Navigation/GPS
>  Pkg #23 Eyesight (3rd generation) Driver Assist system with steering responsive fog lights,
Moonroof with auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink, Keyless access with pushbutton start, Navigation/GPS



2016 3.6L Limited Outback model

Overview and Standard Equipment Feature Summary

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

3.6R LIMITED adds over 2.5i Limited (see above)

model code GDK

new for 2016 on Premium and Limiteds. one year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notification, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alert

6 cylinder 3.6L engine, DOHC, with 256 horsepower. N
ote- the 3.6 model does not have the active grill shutter
CVT transmission, high-torque version, with paddle shifters
Engine cover
Dual exhaust
HID low beam headlight with auto height aiming
Electroluminescent gauges, blue illuminated ring- analog speedometer to 160mph, and tachometer, fuel and engine temperature with white digits and needles. Center digital speedometer and fuel economy trip computers.

Stereo

Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio.  7" high resolution LCD  touch screen, multi-touch capable. Rear view backup camera display.  Harman/Kardon 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments, AM/FM, HD radio, single CD, Sirius/XM satellite radio (4 mo free All Access), Wireless audio streaming. Text messaging. Subaru Starlink app with new for 2016 connected services. 4 months Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (by subscription). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.  Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Option Packages
factory installed only

> Pkg #23 Eyesight (3rd generation) Driver Assist system with steering responsive fog lights,
Moonroof with auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink, Keyless access with pushbutton start, Navigation/GPS


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2016 OUTBACK STANDARD FEATURES TABLE

S standard, O optional, -- not available

Remember, this is an unofficial, unauthorized website not approved or supported by SoA or any dealer. Contact your local dealer.

Information subject to change, correction, updating. Comments, tips welcomed
engine
2.5L 4 cylinder engine
3.6 L 6 cylinder

2016 Feature


2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
model code
GDB
GDD
GDF
GDK
Interior material
cloth cloth
leather leather
Interior dash, console and door trim textured silver trim
textured silver trim
medium dark matte finish wood trim
medium dark matte finish wood trim
Wheels 17" steel wheel with full wheel cover
17" alloy, silver finish
18" alloy, machined gray finish
Fog Lights
O
S S S
Fog Lights, Steering Responsive Fog Lights- the left or right fog light turns on to illuminate a corner when the steer. Only available with optional Eyesight, and only works when the fog lights are not already turned on
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O, requires Eyesight
O, requires Eyesight
O, requires Eyesight
Back-up camera, displays in the stereo screen
S
S
S
S
Front bumper silver underguard trim piece
O
O
S
S
Power windows, illuminated  switches
S - driver window auto up/down
S- driver and front passenger window
auto up/down
S- driver and front passenger window
auto up/down
S- driver and front passenger window
auto up/down
Power door locks
S
S
S
S
Outside mirrors, power, unpainted black
S- unpainted, black
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Outside mirrors, power, body colored, heated and defrosting,
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S
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Outside mirrors, power, body colored, heated and defrosting, with integrated turn signals
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O, included with Eyesight
S
S
Subaru Starlink with app, for Android and iPhone
S
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new for 2016 Subaru Starlink with apps for Android and iPhone and new connected emergency services. 1st year free Safety Plus. --
S
S
S
SRVD Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System with Blind Spot Detection (BSD) illuminates a yellow warning symbol in the exterior mirror when it detects a vehicle alongside and/or behind the car in an area of about 22 feet x 11 feet. If the driver signals a lane change to that side, the warning icon in the mirror or navigation screen will flash. The radar sensors are in the rear corners behind the bumper
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O
S
S
Turn signals- One Touch- tap the turn signal stalk up/down and the turn signals flash 3 times
S
S
S
S
Cruise control, steering wheel controls
S
S
S
S
Cruise control- Eyesight (3rd gen), Lane keep, Active cruise control, Lane sway, Pre-collision braking. new for 2016 Lane Keep Assist, with on/off --
O
O
O
Steering wheel, tilt and telescope. Leather wrapped with audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth phone controls S
S
S
S
Headlights, all with black inner surround
New for 2016- headlights are connected to front wipers so the lights turn on when wipers are used
halogen
halogen
halogen
HID low beam with auto height adjusting
Welcome Lighting-  headlights and taillights briefly turn on when you unlock with the keyless remote, Note- headlights in auto setting
S
S
S
S
Cabin HVAC air filter, behind the glovebox, replace filter yearly
new on 2016 2.5i model S
S
S
S
Air Conditioning, Manual with 4 speed fan
S
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Air Conditioning, Automatic climate control, 7 speed fan, Dual front zones with temperature settings from 60* to 89*
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S
S
S
Rear AC vents in the back of the center console
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S
S
model reminder
2.5i
2.5 Premium
2.5 Limited
3.6 Limited
Power rear gate
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O, but included with all Option Packages except the standard Pkg #11
S
S
All Weather Pkg- heated front seats, heated and defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper de-icer with hidden heating element in the lower windshield
new for 2015- low/med/high heated seats
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S
S
S
Heated rear seats- low/high setting
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S
S
Rear Vehicle Detection System. Radar based, in the rear corners
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O, req Eyesight
S
S
Driver seat-  Manual height adj, cloth, no lumbar adjustment
S
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Driver seat- Power 10 way cloth, heated, with power lumbar
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S
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Driver seat- Power 10 way leather, heated, with power lumbar
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S
S
Driver seat with 2 Memory settings.  Power 10 way leather, heated, with power lumbar, with 2 memory settings. With optional pushbutton start, the two key fobs can easily be set to automatically move the seat to memory #1 or #2 depending on which key fob is used to open the door.
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S
S
Passenger seat, Power, 4 way  (no power lumbar) --
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S S
Rear seats- fold flat and recline, with new cargo area fold-down levers
S
S
S
S
Airbags
front driver and passenger seat cushion airbags (new on the 2015s)
front driver and passenger airbags
front side driver and passenger airbags
front and rear driver and passenger side curtain airbags
Headrests
5 headrests
2 front, height and tilt adjustable
3 rear, height adjustable
model reminder
2.5i
Premium
Limited
3.6R Limited
Trip Computer in center instrument panel with digital speedometer, instant and average fuel economy, trip odometers A, B S

S


S


S

Instrument panel gauges: analog tach, speedometer to 140mph (150 max). White numbers and red needles. Fuel and temperature gauges.
S
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Instrument panel gauges: electroluminescent gauges with red speedometer needle and white tachometer needles. Fuel and engine temp gauges. With center color LCD display including digital speedometer, trip computer. 
2.5L speedometer to 140mph (150 max)
3.6L speedometer to 160mph

Eyesight info (if equipped).
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S
S
Roof rack with swivel open/closed cross bars, 150 lb capacity. Crossbar spread has 2 positions- 30" and 39.5" spread front/back. 4 tie down hooks

S

S

S

S

Bluetooth handsfree cellphone and bluetooth wireless audio streaming steering wheel controls
S

S

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S
model reminder
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
Wipers
new for 2016 when front wipers are on, the headlights also turn on
Front - Variable speed -
Rear - 2 speed rear wiper, with rear defroster
S
S
S
S
Tinted windows
light tint
dark tint
dark tint
dark tint
Windshield with dark tinted upper sunshade band --
S
S
S
Keys- 3 standard keys supplied, all with Immobilizer anti-theft system, 2 with remote lock/unlock
S
S
S
S
Key- Immobilizer system with alarm, with either 3 keys, 2 with remotes, or 2 proximity pushbutton start key fobs
new for 2016 Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are now standard on all models
S
S
S
S
Keys- Keyless access with pushbutton start the key stays in your pocket or purse for example, with lock/unlock beep and Pin Code Access.
Pin Code access can be hard to set up and use

Note.
The 2 keyless access key fobs can be set so the seat automatically moves to the seat memory position for that fob when the door is unlocked. To program-- car off, push/hold seat memory seat #1 or #2 and press the fob's blue unlock button and it should beep.
Pushbutton instructions: Tap the start button once when pressing the brake pedal to start the car. For radio or accessory power only, tap with your foot off the brake: 1 tap for radio, 2nd tap for all power, 3rd tap to turn off. 
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O, with package 23
Carpeted floor mats (all carpets are dark)
S
S
S
S
Front door aluminum sill plates with Subaru logo --
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S
S
Cargo area: cargo tray/liner, 4 tie-down hooks, 2 grocery bag hooks
S
S
S
S
Cargo area tonneau cover, retractable
O
S
S
S
Rear bumper cover step pad
O
O
O
O
Courtesy Lights- under front doors, in glovebox, cargo area, 2 map lights, center dome light
S
S
S
S
Front door inside illuminated handle, a small blue LED ambient light, front driver and passenger. photo above
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S
S
S
Moonroof (sunroof), available as a package combined with auto dimming mirror with compass and homelink
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O
O
standard features
subject to change, correction, updating
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
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STEREO

Navigation/GPS
new for 2016 includes 3 years free map annual map updates and 3 years free SiriusXM NavTraffic and Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info

8/27/16 Navigation map updates
2012 and newer models with navigation can get map updates, and 2016 and 2017 navigation models can get the 3 years of free updates when available
www.SubaruMapUpdates.com

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O
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Bluetooth- handsfree cellphone and wireless audio streaming with steering wheel controls S
S
S
S
2.5i:  6.2" high resolution single-touch LCD touch screen. Rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, 4 speakers. Bluetooth wireless audio streaming. Subaru Starlink app. One USB port, one aux plug, two 12v power outlets- one in the dash and one in the cargo area. Steering wheel with bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons. Cell phone bluetooth. Downloads up to 1000 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (Android, Apple).
2.5i Premium 7" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable. Rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, Wireless audio streaming, Sirius/XM satellite radio with 4 mo free All Access.  6 speakers. 2 adjustable music equalizers plus pre-set pop, rock jazz settings etc. Handsfree text messaging. Subaru Starlink app with new for 2016 connected services. 4 mos free Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports. Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)
2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio.  7" high resolution LCD  touch screen, multi-touch capable. Rear view backup camera display.  Harman/Kardon 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments, AM/FM, HD radio, single CD, Sirius/XM satellite radio (4 mo free All Access), Wireless audio streaming. Text messaging. Subaru Starlink app with new for 2016 connected services. Sirius/XM 4 months free Travel Link with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station info. Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.  Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)
standard features
subject to change, correction, updating
2.5i  2.5i Premium 2.5i Limited 3.6R Limited
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 WHAT IS....


> HD radio

HD Radio is free, digital FM radio broadcasting with 'subchannels' of the main FM channel you are listening to.
The ‘HD’ in ‘HD Radio’ is part of iBiquity Digital’s brand name for its digital AM and FM radio technology.
HD is not an acronym for either hybrid digital or high definition, it is simply the name for this technology.
HD Radio broadcasting is free, there are no subscription fees.
The HD channels are not particularly strong, so you might lose the signal in garages or in mountains or downtown between buildings.
The service includes iTunes Tagging which lets you capture information about a song on the radio and store it on your Apple device by pushing the "Tag" button on the HD Radio receiver. When your device is connected to iTunes, a list of tagged songs will appear which can be purchased.
HD radio website, check stations etc


SUBARU STARLINK

there are 2 Starlinks
> Starlink cloud based apps  with weather, news, music, Stitcher, Pandora, Aha. Its free and
is standard on all models.
> Starlink Connective Vehicle Services  is standard on Premium and Limited. By subscription
 
Starlink cloud app is a free Subaru app for Android and iPhone.

Its part of the audio system on all models

all apps are free, with no charges
It uses the phone's data plan.
> Weather reports- locations are user selected and changed on the smart phone (starlink > weather > config) with up to six cities selected.
> News- user selected from a international list that includes CNN, USA Today, MSNBC, Yahoo news, Le Monde, El Mundo etc
> Calendar- syncs with Google calendar,
> iHeart radio,
> Music streaming

> Stitcher
news radio- podcasts, articles, science, technology, sports, culture, music etc. Log in at stitcher.com with your facebook or google account or create an email account, and then choose your programs.

> Pandora an online radio station with ads, or paid without ads. Go to Pandora.com to create your account. For Android and iPhone. iPhone requires a USB.
> Aha is a cloud app for Android and Apples. Download the Aha to your device. You can access content in personalized, on-demand stations and send it to the audio system. Android is wireless bluetooth, iOS uses a USB.


>
all new for 2016
Subaru Starlink Connected Services -
Safety Plus and Security Plus
if you have a
Outback Premium and Limited
note: not on base Outback 2,5i


Helps with notification in an emergency accident/collision, if you're locked out, lost, car is stolen, broken down, with emergency services, and with mechanical issues and notification.

Important Note- this system does NOT work if the car's battery is dead, so in the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, have your cellphone handy because the Starlink won't work.
 
There are 3 SiriusXM staffed call centers in the U.S. (in Texas and Utah)
AT&T provides the cellular service for emergency (red SOS button) and user requested roadside assistance (blue button) services via an integrated 4G phone connection. The phone has a lithium backup battery so it has power in the event of an accident. The red and blue buttons are in the overhead console. The car does need to be in an area with AT&T cell coverage for the connection to work (check coverage at http://att.com/maps/wireless-coverage.html).
Sirius/XM provides the telematics

Android and Apple phones use the Starlink app for infotainment, and then either the MySubaru app or online at MySubaru.com for connected vehicle services and account information.
So if you have an iphone or android, download both the Subaru Starlink and MySubaru apps


Dealer salesperson will sign you up at time of vehicle purchase for your free year,  or sign up later on mysubaru.com or by calling 855-753-2495
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SUBARU STARLINK
Connected  Safety and Convenience Services

all new for 2016
Outback Premium and Limited
note: not on base Outback 2,5i
dealer salesperson activate the free year at time of vehicle purchase,
after that you log-in on mysubaru.com or call 855.753-2495


access via Starlink and MySubaru apps on android or apple phones, or MySubaru.com on a computer or tablet or call 855.753.2495

 
Starlink Safety Plus
includes

Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus
includes
Emergency Assistance
Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Security Alarm Notifications
Automatic Collision Notification
Remote lock/Unlock
Monthly Vehicle Health Report
Remote Horn/Lights signaling
Diagnostic Alerts
Remote Vehicle Locator

Introductory Pricing
at time of purchase or for 180 days after the sale

your salesperson will activate your account at time of purchase


Starlink Safety Plus

Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus

1st year is FREE
1 year $49
2 years $99
2 years $149
3 years $149 3 years $249

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Subaru Starlink connectivity call buttons are in the overhead console
Subaru Starlink connectivity call buttons are in the overhead console.
In an emergency, you don't have to fumble looking for a phone, dialing a number, or even know where you are. Just reach up and tap the button!

Note- this system does NOT work if the car's battery is dead, so in the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, have your cellphone handy because the Starlink won't work.

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Subaru Starlink Safety and Security Plus, shown activated on a 7" audio system
Subaru Starlink Safety and Security Plus, shown activated on a 7" audio system

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subaru Starlink app logo
The Subaru Starlink app on your iphone or Android
Subaru opened on an android phone
Starlink opened on an Android phone
Subaru Starlink on the 7" audio system
Starlink logo when you first turn on the car, 7" audio shown
Subaru Starlink on the Subaru 6.2" audio system
accessing the Apps, on a 6.2" audio system
Subaru Starlink apps and tiles on the 7" audio system
Starlink opened on 7" audio system
Subaru Starlink weather app on Subarus 7" audio system
the weather app on a 7" audio. The cities for the weather apps are selected on the cell phone
xSubaru Starlink app home screen on an Android
Starlink opened. This is where you set up the individual functions
Subaru Starlink app weather settingg configuration screen on an Android phone
choosing the cities that the weather app will display. Its easy to remove/add cities.
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Outback and Legacy- Pin Code Access
Requires Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start

What is it? A back-up unlock system so you can get into the car when you dont have a key fob handy. To use it, you have to program in a series of 5 digits by tapping the rear gate lock button the same number of times as each of the 5 digits. (ie twice for 2, four times for 4, five times for the digit 5, and this is done for each of the 5 digits you programmed in).
Then you can lock and unlock the door by tapping the rear gate lock button repeatedly in the series that you programmed in.


Note- the PIN Code Access is rather difficult to do... it can be frustrating to tap this small, hard to see button correctly in a series of 5 multiple taps.
The solution is for the Pin Code Access to only be two digits. Two would be much easier to do and still provide security against someone trying to randomly tap the code


Preparation to register a 5-digit security Pin Code
1. Close all doors including rear gate.
2. Press and hold the button on the access key. Then all doors, including rear gate, will be locked.
3. Keep the button pressed, and press the rear lock button on the gate within 5 seconds after step 2.
4. Press and hold the rear lock button on the gate for more than 5 seconds. Then a chirp will sound.
5. Press the button on the access key while the chirp sounds. Then the chirp will stop and the preparation is complete

For example, to register 32468 as the PIN code, perform the following procedure on an Outback
1. Press the rear lock button three times.
2. After a buzzer (ding) sounds once, press the rear lock button twice.
3. After a buzzer (ding) sounds once, press the rear lock button four times.
4. After a buzzer (ding) sounds once, press the rear lock button six times.
5. After a buzzer (ding) sounds once, press the rear lock button eight times.
6. Perform steps 1 to 5 again within approximately 30 seconds after the buzzer starts sounding intermittently.
7. All doors (including rear gate) will be unlocked and locked.
Then the PIN code will be registered.

If you make an error during the registration procedure, open the driver’s door and then close it.
Then start over from the procedure described in Preparation above
To protect your vehicle from theft,you cannot register 5 digit codes such as 00000, 11111 to 99999, or 12345.
Do not register your vehicle license plate number or simple numbers such as11122 or 12121.

You cannot unlock by PIN Code Access in the following cases
- when the access key is within the operating ranges
- when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position
- If you make an operation error during the unlocking procedure, start over with the unlocking procedure after waiting for 5 seconds or longer.
- To protect your vehicle from theft, a buzzer will sound if incorrect PIN codes are entered five times continuously. If this occurs, you cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access for 5 minutes.


NOTE

disable the Outback and Legacy keyless access proximity key in order to hide it in the car when camping, swimming, skiing, biking: remove the emergency key to carry with you to get back in the car (yes the alarm will go off when you open the door until you unwrap the proximity key), wrap the proximity key in foil, then hide it and hope no one finds it and steals the car.

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2016 OUTBACK ACCESSORIES,  OPTIONS, AND UPGRADE PACKAGES

Options and upgrade Packages.  Scroll down for individual accessories and options

A available, -- not available

Prices are factory or port installed MSRP. 
Contact your local dealer for their selling price

2016 Outback Option Package summary - see above for details
#01- standard
#11- standard
#12- Moonroof Pkg, Power rear gate
#13- Moonroof Pkg, Power rear gate, Navigation/GPS
#14- Eyesight, Blind Spot Detection, Rear cross traffic alert, Power gate
#15- Moonroof Pkg, Power rear gate, Navigation, Eyesight, Blind Spot detection, Rear cross traffic alert,
#21- standard
#22 Moonroof Pkg, Keyless Access/Pushbutton Start, Navigation/GPS
#23 Moonroof Pkg, Keyless Access/Pushbutton Start, Navigation/GPS, Eyesight

Information subject to change, correction, updating. Comments, tips welcomed
MODEL
2.5i
(code GDB)
2.5i Premium
(code GDD)
2.5i Limited
(code GDF)
3.6L 6 cylinder Limited
(code GDK
  PACKAGES
with (option code) and installed MSRP
2.5i
Pkg #01

Premium
Pkg #11
Premium
Pkg #12
Premium
Pkg #13
Premium
Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #22
Limited
Pkg #23
3.6R
Pkg #21
3.6R
Pkg #23
Popular Package 1 (OZ6) Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting, rear bumper cover, all weather rubber floor mats, splash guards $788
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Popular Package 2 (OZ7) Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener, Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting, rear bumper cover, all weather rubber floor mats, splash guards $872
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Popular Package 3 (OZ8) Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting, rear bumper cover, all weather rubber floor mats, splash guards, rear seatback protector (attaches with velcro) $663--
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Popular Package 4 (OZ9) Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener, Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting (Blind Spot Detection is already on this car),  rear bumper cover, all weather rubber floor mats, splash guards $911
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Popular Package 5  (PYF) Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting (Blind Spot Detection is already on this car), rear bumper cover, all weather rubber floor mats, splash guards, rear seatback protector (attaches with velcro) $702
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Protection Package 1 (PYG) All weather rubber floor mats, rear bumper cover, splash guards, rear seatback protector (attaches with velcro), cargo net (hooks installed) $516
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Protection Package 2 (PYE) Wheel arch moldings, All weather rubber floor mats, rear bumper cover, splash guards, cargo net (hooks installed) $877 A
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Exterior and Interior auto dimming mirrors (LZ7) Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting, $440 A
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Exterior and Interior auto dimming mirrors (LZ9) Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting and Blind Spot Detection, auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink $563
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OPTION PACKAGES
with (option code) and installed MSRP
2.5i
Pkg #01
Premium Pkg #11
Premium Pkg #12
Premium Pkg #13
Premium Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #22
Limited Pkg #23
3.6 Limited Pkg #21
3.6 Limited Pkg #23
model code
GDB
GDD
GDF
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2016 OUTBACK INDIVIDUAL ACCESSORIES/OPTIONS AND UPGRADES
 Factory and port Individual options and upgrades with factory or port installed MSRP.  Contact your local dealer for their selling price
A available, -- not available

2015 Outback Option Package summary - see above for details
#01- standard
#11- standard

#12- Moonroof Pkg, Power Rear Gate

#13- Moonroof Pkg, Power rear gate, Navigation/GPS
#14- Eyesight,Blind Spot Detection, Rear cross traffic alert, Power gate
#15- Moonroof Pkg, Power rear gate, Navigation, Eyesight, Blind Spot detection, Rear cross traffic alert,
#21- standard
#22 Moonroof Pkg, Keyless Access/Pushbutton Start, Navigation/GPS
#23 Moonroof Pkg, Keyless Access/Pushbutton Start, Navigation/GPS, Eyesight

Information subject to change, correction, updating. Comments, corrections welcomed
MODEL
2.5i
(code GDB)
2.5i PREMIUM
(code GDD)
2.5i LIMITED
(code GDF)
3.6L LIMITED
(code GDK)
  EXTERIOR OPTIONS
with (option code) and installed MSRP
2.5i Pkg #01
Premium
Pkg #11
Premium
Pkg #12
Premium
Pkg #13
Premium
Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #22
Limited
Pkg #23
3.6R
Pkg #21
3.6R
Pkg #23
12/16/15 new metal Door Edge Guards. Body colored. $139 A
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Body side moldings, body colored, $287
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Exterior auto dimming mirrors- left and right outside mirrors with approach lighting (06N) $225
Note: requires auto dimming rear view mirror with compass with/without homelink
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Exterior auto dimming left and right outside mirror, with approach lighting and blind spot detection (06O) $264
Note: requires auto dimming rear view mirror with compass with or without homelink
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Rear Bumper cover (053), $105
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Fog lights (06T) $324
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Splash Guards (05X), black. $162
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Wheel arch moldings (062) $451
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Front bumper underguard (055) $145
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Rear bumper underguard (056) $178. na with trailer hitch
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Trailer hitch (05Z), $553. 1.25" receiver, wired, with insert.
na with rear bumper underguard
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Wheel locks $65
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Moonroof air deflector, dealer installed only. See your local dealer
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INTERIOR OPTIONS
with (option code) and installed MSRP
2.5i
Pkg #01
Premium Pkg #11
Premium Pkg #12
Premium Pkg #13
Premium Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #22
Limited Pkg #23
3.6 Limited Pkg #21
3.6 Limited Pkg #23
new 7/30/15 Footwell Illumination (086) a light blue LED for driver and passenger footwells. A fun, ambient light option.  $196
9/18/15 $204
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Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass (06P) $215
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Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, Homelink (06Q) $299.
note: included with all moonroof packages
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Rubber all weather floor mats (063) $81
note- carpeted floor mats are standard
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Rear seatback protector (06H) $90 attaches with velcro
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Tonneau cover- Cargo area luggage cover (06K) $212
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Cargo net, rear, full width, by gate opening (066) $78
includes the extra hooks installed to hang the net
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Cargo net, right behind the rear seat (067) $78
includes the extra hooks installed to hang the net
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Security alarm shock impact sensor upgrade (06W) $196
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Remote engine start (06Y) $453, models with ignition key. Uses a 2nd key fob. Has excellent signal strength and range so will start the car up to 400 ft away depending on walls etc.
Note: the engine shuts off when a door is opened
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Note: the engine shuts off when a door is opened
Note: it has a very short 20-30ft range and weak signal
NEW 6/1/16- a new remote start system is now available for dealer installation with full long distance range up to 400 feet. It does use a 2nd remote start fob.  This new system was not available factory installed on any 2016 models. Contact your dealer for price and availability
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100w 120v Power Outlet, in back of center console (06X) $385
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Metal pedal covers- gas and brake pedals (C0C) $170
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Leather shift knob (07C) $124
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Compartment separator, aka dog guard (06D) $411
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Sunshade (06J) $76
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Audio
Tweeters, 2 tweeters (074) $136
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OPTION
2.5i
Pkg #01
Premium
Pkg #11
Premium Pkg #12
Premium Pkg #13
Premium Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21

Limited
Pkg #22
Limited Pkg #23
3.6 Limited Pkg #21
3.6 Limited Pkg #23
model code
GDB
GDD
GDF
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2016 OUTBACK EXTERIOR  COLORS
it's very hard to get accurate color photos, it changes according to the light so always check the color in person
scroll down for model availability


2016 colors are the same as 2015

all info subject to change and correction
  subaru carbide gray metallic color
Carbide Gray Metallic,
with black interior
subaru color tungten metallic, a light champaign, gold
  Tungsten Metallic,
with  ivory interior
 lapis blue pearl subaru color
Lapis Blue Pearl,
with ivory interior
subaru color wilderness green
  Wilderness Green Metallic
with ivory interior
crystal white pearl
  crystal white pearl
with either ivory or black interior
twilight blue
Twilight Blue Metallic,
 
with either ivory or black interior
ice silver color sample
 Ice Silver Metallic
with black interior
crystal black silica
crystal black silica
with either ivory or black interior
venetian red pearl
Venetian Red Pearl
with either ivory or black interior
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2016 Outback materials

2015 Outback slate black cloth
slate black cloth, with silver stitching
Outback slate black perforated leather, silver stitching
slate black perforated leather, silver stitching
outback warm ivory cloth
warm ivory cloth
2015 Outback Limited warm ivory leather, peforated
warm ivory leather
warm ivory leather

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2016 OUTBACK COLOR BY MODEL

INTERIORS

Slate Black Cloth with dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Slate black leather with dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Warm Ivory Cloth with dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Warm Ivory Leather with dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels

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Model
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color (abbreviation/paint code)
2.5i #01
Premium
Pkg #11
Premium
Pkg #12
Premium
Pkg #13
Premium
Pkg #14
Premium
Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #22
Limited
Pkg #23
3.6R Limited Pkg #21
3.6R Limited Pkg #23

Crystal Black Silica  (CBS/D4S)

black cloth
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather
black leather black leather black leather

Crystal Black Silica  (CB1/D4S)

ivory cloth
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather

Lapis Blue Pearl (LBP/K3X)

ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather

Crystal White Silica (WHC/K1X)

black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather black leather black leather black leather

Crystal White Silica (WH1/K1X)

ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather

Carbide Gray Metallic (GG3/K6U)

black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather black leather black leather black leather

Tungsten Metallic (TGM/K7U)

ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather

Ice Silver Metallic (ISM/G1U)

black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather black leather black leather black leather

Twilight Blue Metallic (TBM/H1Q)

black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather black leather black leather black leather

Twilight Blue Metallic (TB1/H1Q)

ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather

Venetian Red Metallic (VRP/H2Q)

black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather black leather black leather black leather

Venetian Red Metallic (VR1/H2Q)

ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather

Wilderness Green Metallic (WGM, K4X)

ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather ivory leather
model reminder
2.5i
Prm #11
Prm #12
Prm #13
Prm #14
Prm #15
Ltd #21
Ltd #22
Ltd #23
3.6 Ltd #21
3.6 Ltd #23
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How to order a Subaru


Subarus are popular cars, sometimes the car you want isn't on the lot.
And some models can very very difficult to get.
That's pretty common with Subaru.
Hopefully there's more than one color or model you'll be happy with.
 

But... when there's no car, the choices are:
waiting and hoping the right car shows up one day,
compromising on what you want,

your dealer finds and can get a car from another local dealer
(but they're hard to get everyplace)

or .... you factory order what you want!


Its all easy.
Here's how it works

You and the salesperson work through the model, option package, color, and accessories, and agree on a price for the car.
Placing the order is easy - dealers have access to Subaru's quick online form. Its just a few fast, simple, pages.
The order form needs the details on the car, and the buyer's name, address, phone and email.
Yes, Subaru expects the dealer to collect a deposit when the order is placed.

When a car is ordered
Orders are allocated in the beginning of the month and take around 2 full months, but it depends on the model and it can be shorter or longer.
When an order is placed, the dealer will get a VON- vehicle order number- unless there's a car already in the system that can be adapted to fit the order and then there might be a VIN.
ETA- estimated time of arrival-, the usual fresh order ETA will probably be a generic "last week of (month)" which will generally be the end of the 2nd full month after the order is placed.
The ETA will change as time passes, and eventually there will be a VIN and an exact ETA date, though that date is subject to, and frequently does, change.

Please be sure this is the right car and you're willing to wait. Cancelled orders can affect a dealer's supply.
Your dealer or salesperson should check the ETA from time to time and notify you of any changes.
The dealer wants you to get the car as soon as possible but doesn't control the ETA.

The car arrives with protective plastic on the upper surfaces. The dealer service dept will need to do a PDI (pre-delivery inspection), and then the car will be cleaned for the agreed pick-up time.

Note that Interest rates and lease programs are what is current when the car is picked up and contracts signed, when its actually purchased, not when the car is ordered. Subaru announces interest rates and lease programs monthly. And trade values can change over the order time. The trade will be checked when the purchase is completed. Subaru's GTP - guaranteed trade program - is good for late model Subaru trade-ins. Its on www.Subaru.com > for owners. Have your VIN handy.

And you'll get the car you want!

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this is an unofficial website by Joe Spitz, who is responsible for all content, and who has been selling Subarus in the greater Puget Sound Washington State area since 1996.
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