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Research the 2018 Subaru Outback features, options, colors, prices, what's new, and more

all models- 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring,  3.6R Limited, 3.6R Touring,
Navigation, Eyesight, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Vehicle Cross Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic braking, High Beam Assist, Starlink...

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Dimensions, Seat and Cargo Area, Roof Rack Measurements I Maintenance schedule, Warranty
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Safety I Model Option PackagesPrices  I  Mechanical specs, details  I Snapshot model-by-model overview I Standard Features Chart
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2018 Outback photo pages  Exterior photos  I  Interior photos  I  Options and Upgrades  I  Monroney window stickers I  NY auto show photos
 
Always subject to change, updating.  Comments, corrections, welcomed. 
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8/15

2018 Outbacks started arriving the first week of August.

The ride is quieter and slightly smoother but unless you drive a 2017 (or 16, 15) and then an 18 back to back, it can be hard to tell.
The new dual front zone climate control on Premium, Limited and Touring is much easier to see, the left/right temperature knobs have the temperature displayed on the knob, the clock and outside temp numbers are large, the climate control buttons are white on black visible day or night.

The big and obvious change is the all new audio systems.
These are the now the standard for all models-  the 6.5" or the 8" systems were first in the 2017 Impreza, and are now in the 2018 Outback, Crosstrek and Legacy.
This is current technology. It might not be state of the art, but its much better in all ways than last years models, and what buyers expect.

The new Android Auto and Apple Carplay are excellent upgrades and pretty much make the 2017s models instantly obsolete.
You just have to try it to see how easy it is.
The voice control and
handsfree functionality are significantly better allowing for faster response time to verbal commands to make calls, send messages, even set a map destination with the optional navigation.
With an Android or iPhone smart phone you can use the phone's map on the audio screen which means the ability to speak or find and address or business, easily make and receive handsfree calls and texts.
With Android you can use either the Waze or Google map,  and the voice 'find' command brings Google's search functions to your screen.
The rear view camera now has active steering path lines which helps when backing up into a parking spot.

Other changes

Steering responsive LED headlights improve night driving. Standard on Touring, included on Limited with optional Eyesight.
Turn signal outside mirrors now use LED turn signals.
Standard on Touring, included on Limited and Premium with optional Eyesight
Eyesight High Beam Assist sensor
on Limited and Touring is now integrated into the Eyesight cameras.  Premium models still have the large center sensor in front of the rear view mirror that was also on the 17 Limited and Touring


6.23.17 Prices, specs, options, features announced

Orders available starting 6.23.17
Cars expected early August 2016
Destination increased $40 to $915 
Destination to AK $1065.


4/6/17 2018  refreshed Outback to be at the NY Auto Show, along with the new Crosstrek.
 
NY International Auto Show (NAIS) April 14 - Apr 23.
Its going to be a busy show!
A multitude of upgrades make this worth waiting  until July for.. Upgraded audio systems with android auto and apple carplay. Steering Responsive headlights, Rear view camera steering angle lines, Auto locking doors, 10 second power off delay,  new interior color (gray). improved blind spot symbols, quieter, smoother riding....
The 18 Outback keeps the same model lineup - 2.5i, Premium, Limited, Touring, and 3.6 Limited and Touring. All CVTs.
There are a lot of new features but the biggest change is a seemingly little thing... its automatic locking doors. They're are now (finally) available. I think its the most asked for feature and this will be the first Subaru to have it. Most people just assume the doors lock automatically when the car is driven. Now they will.
New 6.5" and 8" audio systems with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Optional navigation is TomTom with three years of free map updates
New interior Titanium Gray.  Continuing are the Slate Black and  Warm Ivory, and Java Brown on the Touring models.
New rear seat USB outlets for the back seat passengers.
The rear view backup camera now displays steering lines that move as the steering wheel is turned, indicating where the car is heading in reverse
Steering Responsive Headlights are now available, and are much better than the steering responsive fog lights on the 2017s.
Lane keep assist now starts at 37mph instead of 40,
The blind spot symbols are larger, brighter, and moved from the far side of the mirror to the inner side of the mirror housing for increased visibilty
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) detects individual tire pressure changes so you don't have to check all 4 tires for the one that's low.
Thicker front driver and passenger window glass to reduce wind noise
Redesigned 18"  wheels on Limited and Touring. 2.5i and Premium models continue with 17" silver alloys.
Climate control temperature readings are now on the two dual front zone left/right side dials, and the clock display is larger again
Subaru Starlink audio system 
(Android or iPhone required) includes Aha, Pandora, iHeart radio, Stitcher, Calendar, Music Player, News and Weather and now includes the same new features found on the 17 Impreza including Magellan navigation (by subscription),  eBird  local sightings and bird watching locations, Best Parking to locate and compare parking rates, Yelp, Glympse location sharing with friends, Quick Guide car informaton and guide, Eventseeker local events, and RightTrack by Liberty Mutual monitors driving habits (but you have to opt in for this one).
Upgraded steering, suspension and CVT transmission to improve steering feel, ride, and transmission response.



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2018 OUTBACK MODELS

 
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2.5L 4 cylinder
3.6L 6 cylinder
2.5i, CVT transmission, code JDB, Option Package #01
2.5i Premium, CVT
transmission, code JDD, Option Packages #11, #12, #14, #15
2.5i Limited, CVT
transmission, code JDF, Option Packages #21, #24
2.5i Touring, CVT transmission, code JDG, Option Package #31
3.6R Limited, high-torque CVT transmission, code JDK, Option Packages #21, #23
3.6R Touring, high-torque CVT transmission, code JDL, Option Package #31
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2017 and 2018 Outback
price comparison

MSRP INCLUDING DESTINATION
add for Option Packages and options
model
2017 MSRP
2018 MSRP
Outback 2.5i
$26,520
$26,810
Outback 2.5i Premium
$28,570
$28,910
Outback 2.5i Limited
$33,265
$33,610
Outback 2.5i Touring
$36,870
$37,405
Outback 3.6R Limited
$35,870
$36,310
Outback 3.6R Touring
$39,070
$39,605

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Outback Dimensions- 2018
(same as 2017, 2016, 2015)
  some are hand measured, all
subject to change, correction, updates. corrections welcomed-
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited, Touring
3.6R Limited, Touring
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: (except Touring model) 66.1" with crossbars in use, 65.7" with crossbars on rails, not used
Height: Touring model only,  63.75" to top of roof rails, 67.25' to top of optional factory Thule Crossbars
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,
  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- 18.4deg (note- brochure says 18.5*)
Angle of departure- 22.7deg
Breakover angle- 20.0deg
Coefficient of drag- 0.34

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2018 CARGO AREA AND ROOF RACK MEASUREMENTS, DIMENSIONS AND PHOTOS

hand measured and subject to change, correction. same as 2017, 2016, 2015

2018, 2017, 2016, 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 2018, 2017, 2016, 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"
2018, 2017, 2016, 2105 Subaru Outback cargo measurements, hand measured
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"

2018, 2017, 2016, 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
2018, 2017, 2016, 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"
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Subaru 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
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015  Subaru 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
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015  Subaru Outback front seats reclined all the way back, lying flat
Outback front seats shown fully reclined
the rear gate on a 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015  Subaru Outback with a power rear gate has a power gate open/close button and rear grab handle
a  rear gate on a 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 open or close it using the grab handle.

the power opening arm on a 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015  Subaru Outback with the power rear gate
left cargo area with the power gate opening arm. Standard on Limited, optional on Premium
Outback 2.5i, Premium, Limited model standard roof rail measurements
hand measured, subject to change/correction
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015  Subaru Outback roof rack crossbar spread measurements
Outback roof rack crossbars, 150lb capacity
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
Outback Touring model standard roof rail measurements
hand measured, subject to change/correction

2018, 2017 Subaru Outback Touring low profile roof rail measurements. Shown with optional Thule cross bars
2018 and 2017 Subaru Outback Touring low profile roof rail measurements. Shown with optional fully adjustable Thule 460 system aero cross bars,
176lb capacity

A maximum width of crossbars- front 48.25", rear 48.5"
B maximum front/rear crossbar spread measured from the middle of the crossbar 41.25"
C width inside roof rails in the middle 39.5", width inside rail at front 40.5", inside rail at rear 39"
D length of silver roof rail 46.25" (see B for adjustable crossbar spread)
E height to top of cross bar 4"
F antenna 9" long x2.75" high
G length of black front rail (not usable by crossbar) 13.5"
H
length of black rear rail (not usable by crossbar) 14.25
I (there is no I)
J width of the crossbar itself 3.25"

Measurements are hand measured.
2018, 2017, 2016, 5015 Subaru Outback roof rack crossbar at 30" spread. Vehicle shown with optional moonroof air deflector
Outback roof rack crossbars at 30" spread. Crossbar side-to-side width is 39"
Vehicle shown with optional moonroof air deflector

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Subaru Outback roof rack has 4 tie downs (excuding Touring models)
2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Subaru Outback has roof rack tie downs (except Touring models)
2018 and 2017 Subaru Outback Touring silver low profile rails
2018 and 2017 Subaru Outback Touring silver low profile rails
2018 and 2017 Subaru Outback Touring low profile roof rails. No optional crossbars
2017 Outback Touring low profile roof rails. No optional crossbars. The car is wilderness green
2018 and 2017 brilliant brown Subaru Outback Touring low profile roof rails, silver with black ends, shown with optional Thule cross bars
2018 and 2017 Subaru Outback Touring low profile roof rails, silver with black ends, shown with optional Thule 460 system aero cross bars. 2017 Brilliant Brown model shown (only 2000 were made in this color)

2018, 2017, 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"
optional 2018 2017, 2016, 2015 Subaru Outback factory installed trailer hitch, 1 1/4"
optional Subaru Outback factory installed trailer hitch, 1 1/4" size

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Outback cargo area with golf bag and clubs
2018, 2017 2016, 2015 Outback cargo area with golf bag and clubs
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Outback with a bike in the cargo area
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Outback with a bike in the cargo area. Optional rear bumper cover. Venetian red color



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2018 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 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.
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE - FREE FOR 3 YEARS/36,000 miles
Call 800 261-2155  --  
Call 800 261-2155
or if you have a subscription to Subaru Starlink tap the blue overhead button

(new cars with Starlink come with a 1 year subscription to Safety Plus that is activated at time of vehicle purchase)

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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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SAFETY  - 2018 OUTBACK
Eyesight, Reverse automatic brake, High beam assist, Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert


subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed
Subaru Mobile-It-Ease program helps modify vehicles for special needs drivers. More info here

Subaru Starlink connected safety and convenience services

on Premium, Limited, and Touring Outback

SUBARU STARLINK Connected Safety and Convenience Services

dealer/salesperson will activate the free year at time of vehicle purchase.

This safety system helps in an accident with emergency services and mechanical issues.

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

On Outback Premium, Limited, and Touring 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 free year at time of vehicle purchase.
All Wheel Drive
with Active Torque Vectoring

Full time all wheel drive. with Active Torque Vectoring (new on 2015s), controls the inner front wheel speed when vehicle is turning.
Blind Spot Detection and Rear Vehicle Detection System

standard on Limited and Touring, optional on Premiums
(first offered on the 2015 Outback and Legacy)

standard on Limited and Touring,
optional on Premium

new on 2018 the Blind Spot Detection symbol is now in the outside mirror's housing and larger and brighter than previous models

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.

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).

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 outside mirror's housing 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 and Touring, optional on Premium
Eyesight

Eyesight

Standard on 2018 Touring
optional on Limited and Premium

Eyesight uses two forward facing cameras to see the road ahead, and only works when they can 'see'.
Don't block the camera's views, put anything reflective on the dash, hang anything from the rear view mirror, or clean the dash so that it's shiny. Replace the windshield wipers as necessary.
The Eyesight cameras will turn off if the windshield fogs up of they can't see for any reason.
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 damage the cameras’ lenses, which is not a warranty issue.


This is the 4th year for the 3rd generation Eyesight on the Outback

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


new for 2018
  LED turn signals in the outside mirrors. Standard on all Limited, Touring, and on Premium with optional eyesight
new for 2018 Steering Responsive LED headlights with auto aiming. Included with optional Eyesight on Limited models, standard on all 3.6 Limited and all Touring models.  Not available on Premiums.
New for 2018- when Lane Keep Assist is turned on, it will continue to be on when the car is re-started, so it no longer needs to be turned on each time the car is restarted
New for 2018 the large High Beam Assist sensor (requires Eyesight) in front on the rear view mirror is gone on the Limited and Touring models, but it is still there on the Premium 


High Beam Assist
- included with optional Eyesight on Premium and Limited models. Standard on Touring because Eyesight is standard.
Switches headlight from high beam to low beam when it sees an approaching car. Only works when you have the high beams on. For dark road driving since people don't usually have high beams on in urban areas or on well lit roads.  Uses a sensor behind the rear view mirror.
Reverse Automatic Braking- Standard on Touring, and included with optional Eyesight on Limited models.  Not available on Premiums.
4 sensors in the back bumper detect close objects and will stop the car before low speed impact (5mph or less)

> new for 2018 LED headlights, Steering Responsive
Standard on 3.6 Limited and all Touring, included with optional Eyesight on Limited models. Not available on Premiums. LED headlights have a clean bright light, Steering responsive turns the headlights slightly with the steering wheel.
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Steering responsive fog lights are included on Premium with optional Eyesight. They were previously on Limited and Touring
> High Beam Assist- included with optional Eyesight on Premium and Limited models. Standard on Touring because eyesight is standard. Switches headlight high beams to low beams when it seen an approaching car when you have the high beams on (was new on 2017 models). 
New for 2018  Eyesight High Beam Assist sensor on Limited and Touring is now integrated into the Eyesight cameras.  Premium models still have the large center sensor in front of the rear view mirror that was also on the 17 Limited and Touring
> Reverse Automatic braking- included with optional Eyesight
on Limited models. Not available on Premium models. Standard on Touring models 4 sensors in the back bumper detect close objects and will stop the car before impact. (was new on 2017 models)
>  Lane Keep Assist uses the car's electric power steering to help keep the car in its lane at highway speeds over 40mph. (was new on the 2016 model)
Note: t
his function has a steering wheel switch and can be turned on/off by the driver. New for 2018- when turned on, Lane Keep Assist will continue to be on when the car is re-started so it no longer needs to be turned on each time the car is restarted
> 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 in time for Eyesifght to stop the car, ie a car at 60mph running into a wall for example. At 60mph, by the time Eyesight sees and recognizes the stopped object, there wont be time or distance to fully stop the car.

EYESIGHT is optional on Premium and Limited, and standard on Touring 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. displays in audio screen
TPMS- tire pressure monitor system
Standard  (must re-sync monitors whenever tires or wheels are replaced)
new for 2018- individual wheel pressure display
new Steering responsive LED headlights (srh)
Steering responsive headlights turn slightly when the steering wheel is turned to help illuminate the side of the road or into corners.
note- replaces steering responsive fog lights on some models
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 conditionsSubaru instrument 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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2018 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  (JDB) -no option packages
#01

standard features

2.5i Premium (JDD)










2.5i Premium (JDD)













2.5i Premium (JDD)



Option Package
#11

standard features

Option Package
#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

 
MSRP $1,695
Option Package
#14
Option Package #14
> Eyesight driver assist

> Blind Spot Detection
, Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
> Power Rear Gate
with height memory
>
new thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink

> Eyesight
new on 2018 Premium Turn signals in the outside mirrors,
new thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink
High beam assist (was new on 2017 model).
When you have the headlights on Auto and high beams on, it switches to low beams when a car approaches.
Lane keep assist, lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control, lead vehicle start alert

Blind Spot detection- uses sensors to warn of vehicles in the adjacent lane. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
Lane Change Assist- detects vehicle approaching in adjacent lanes. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
Rear Cross Traffic Alert- detects vehicles approaching from the side as you back out of a parking spot.

MSRP $1,995
Option Package
#15
Option Package #15
Moonroof package with sunshade, and auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink
Eyesight driver assistance, new for Premium Outside mirrors with integrated turn signals new thin frame rear view mirror with compass, Homelink, High Beam Assist
Blind Spot Detection
, Lane Change Assist, plus Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Power Rear Gate with height memory
Navigation/GPS
3 years free map updates and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link gas station locator,  sports, weather, and stock reports.

>
Moonroof with sunshade and new thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink (with Eyesight)
> Power rear gate with height memory
> Eyesight- High Beam Assist,  Lane keep assist, Lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control, lead vehicle start alert
>  Blind Spot detection- uses sensors to warn of vehicles in the adjacent lane. The flashing warning light is in the outside mirror
.
> Rear Cross Traffic Alert- detects vehicles approaching from the side as you back out of a parking spot.

> new system for 2018 Outback 
Navigation/GPS - 8" high resolution LCD multi-touch screen. Navigation with 3 years free map updates.
Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
Voice control includes climate control, cell phone functions, text messaging, and audio operations.
AM/FM/FMHD radio,
single CD player, SiriusXM radio (4 mos included), audio streaming via USB and Bluetooth, 6 speakers, 4 USB ports (2 front, new for 2018 2 rear), 3.55 aux jack, SiriusXM Travel Link (4 mos free) with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station locator info. Micro SD map memory card
Subaru Starlink cloud apps
Rear view backup camera display


MSRP $3,590
2.5i Limited (JDF)
Option Package #21

standard features

Option Package
#24

Option Package #24


Eyesight Driver Assistance

new for 2018 LED headlights
new for 2018 Steering Responsive Headlights
Reverse Automatic braking
Navigation/GPS

> Eyesight- 
Reverse Automatic braking, High Beam Assist, Lane keep assist. Lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control, lead vehicle start alert, new thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink
>
new for 2018 LED headlights, high and low beam. Brighter lights help with night driving
>
new for 2018 Steering Responsive LED headlights move to illuminate the side of the road when you're turning

new system for 2018 Outback 
> Navigation/GPS - 8" high resolution LCD multi-touch screen. Navigation with 3 years free map updates.
Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
Voice control includes climate control, cell phone functions, text messaging, and audio operations.
Harman Kardon audio 12 speakers, 576w equivalent amp,
AM/FM/FMHD radio,
single CD player, SiriusXM radio (4 mos included), audio streaming via USB and Bluetooth,  speakers, 4 USB ports (2 front, new for 2018 2 rear), 3.55 aux jack, SiriusXM Travel Link (4 mos free) with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station locator info. Micro SD map memory card
Subaru Starlink cloud apps
Rear view backup camera display


MSRP $2,085
2.5i Touring (JDG)
(2017 was the first year for the Touring)


Package
#31
standard package

There are no Option Packages on the Touring model.
The Touring model comes fully equipped with Eyesight, Reverse Automatic Braking, Navigation, Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, Steering responsive LED headlights etc etc


3.6R Limited (JDK)
#21

standard features

#23
Note- LED headlights and steering responsive headlights are standard on the 3.6 Limited

Option Package #23


Eyesight Driver Assistance, Reverse Automatic braking, High Beam Assist (both new for 2017)
Navigation/GPS
 

> Eyesight-
Reverse Automatic braking, High Beam Assist, Lane keep assist. Lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, active cruise control, lead vehicle start alert

new system for 2018 Outback 
> Navigation/GPS - 8" high resolution LCD multi-touch screen. Navigation with 3 years free map updates.
Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
Voice control includes climate control, cell phone functions, text messaging, and audio operations.
Harman Kardon audio 12 speakers, 576w equivalent amp,
AM/FM/FMHD radio,
single CD player, SiriusXM radio (4 mos included), audio streaming via USB and Bluetooth,  speakers, 4 USB ports (2 front, new for 2018 2 rear), 3.55 aux jack, SiriusXM Travel Link (4 mos free) with stock market, sports, weather, and gas station locator info. Micro SD map memory card
Subaru Starlink cloud apps
Rear view backup camera display


MSRP $1,585

3.6R Touring (JDL)
(2017 was the first year for the Touring)

Package
#31
standard package

T
here are no Option Packages on the Touring model.
The Touring model comes fully equipped with Eyesight, Reverse Automatic Braking, Navigation, Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, Steering responsive LED headlights etc etc



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2018 Outback Prices and Option Packages
Always contact your local dealer for their selling price
all information subject to change and correction

6.23.17 Prices, specs, options, features announced
Orders available starting 6.23.17
Cars expected early August 2016
Destination increased $40 to $915 
Destination to AK $1065.
Destination might vary in independent distributor states of CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT.
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2018 OUTBACK
OPTION PACKAGE SUMMARY
with MSRP

always contact your local dealer for their price
#01- standard
#11- standard
#12- Moonroof,
dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink Pkg, Power gate $1,695
#14- Eyesight, Blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, High beam assist, Power gate $1,995
#15- Moonroof, dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink Pkg, Navigation, Power gate, Eyesight, Blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, High beam assist $3,590
#21- standard
#23-  Navigation, Eyesight, High beam assist, Reverse automatic braking $1,585
#24-
LED headlights, Navigation, Eyesight, High beam assist, Reverse automatic braking $2085
#31- standard

subject change, correction
2017 Outback Model
with model code
Price
MSRP
.
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 #14
$1995
Pkg #15
$3590
Pkg #21
included
Pkg #23
$1585
Pkg #24
$2085
Pkg #31
included
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Outback 2.5i
JDB
$25,895
$915
$26,810
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 $26,810
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Outback 2.5i Premium
JDD
$27,995
$915 $28,910
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28,910
$30,605
$30,905
$32,500
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Outback 2.5i Limited
JDF
$32,695
$915 $33,610
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Outback 2.5i Touring
JDG
$36,490
$915 $37,405
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Outback 3.6R Limited
JDK
$35,395
$915 $36,310
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$37,895
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Outback 3.6R Touring
JDL
$38,690
$915 $39,605
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2018 Outback mechanical specifications and details
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
2.5i Touring
3.6R Limited
3.6R Touring
model code
JDB
JDD
JDF
JDG
JDK
JCDL
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,  variable intake valve timing
Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Electronic throttle control
Bore x stroke: 94x90mm
Compression 10.3:1
Direct electronic distributorless ignition
Camshaft timing chain
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: 92x91mm
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
torque 174lb-ft@4000rpm
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  25/32, 28 combined
high-torque CVT 20/27, 22 combined 
Active Grill Shutter
The Active Grill Shutter flaps are behind the front of the lower part of the front grill on all 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, then closes. 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 conventional oil is supplied in the car when new
5w-30 s
ynthetic oil is recommended.
First and subsequent oil/filter replacement is 6000 mile or 6 months 
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
AC Freon- R1234YF
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

AC Freon- R1234YF
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
high-torque CVT with paddle shifters and 6 gear-like settings.
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
(was new starting on 2015 models)
standard on all models
model reminder
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
3.6R Limited
3.6R Touring
Emissions
new all 2017 2.5L Outbacks are PZEV 
 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: 11.8 ventilated rear disc with single piston caliper

Electric parking brake with auto release and Hill Holder functions


 Included with optional Eyesight on 2.5 and 3.6 Limiteds. Standard on 2.5 and 3.6 Tourings.
Reverse Automatic Braking  (new starting on 2017 model) 4 sensors in the rear bumper detect objects and help stop the car before impact when in reverse at low speeds 
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O req Eyesight
S
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.


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
Incline Start Assist

hillholder function
hill holder 'on' symbol
If the Hill Holder function is turned on, when you restart the car it is on (was new on 2013 models).
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.

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, pull up the Parking Brake button - it works exactly the same.

Incline Start Assist holds the vehicle from rolling back for 1.5 seconds as the driver moves their foot from the brake to the gas pedal (was new for 2015s)
Steering
Note: steering was retuned on the 2016 model for a more accurate steering and also to dampen any movement of the steering wheel due to Eyesight's Lane Keep Assist function
Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)
Steering ratio 14:1
turning circle, curb to curb 36.1 ft
steering turns lock-to-lock 2.82

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

model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
3.6R Limited
3.6R Touring
Wheels
17x7" alloy, silver finish17x7" alloy, silver finish
18x7" black with silver machine finish
18x7" black with gray machine finish 18x7" black with silver machine finish 18x7" black with gray machine finish
Tires
225/65 R17 102H Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport all season 225/60 R18 100H Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport all season
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with new for 2018 individual wheel pressure reading
S
S
S
S
S
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new for 2018 LED daytime running lights
S
S
S
S
S
S
Headlights- Projector low beam and multi-reflector high beam Halogen S
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Headlights- new for 2018 LED low and high beam with automatic height adjustment,
new for 2018 steering responsive headlights
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Headlights
Auto on/off  headlights with ignition key insertion and removal.
Auto on/off  headlights with ignition key insertion/removal.
'Auto'  light sensing dusk-dawn setting
Auto on/off  headlights with pushbutton start/stop
'Auto'  light sensing dusk-dawn on/off setting
High Beam Assist turn on the high beams and it switches high beams to low beams when a car or other ambient light approaches. Requires Eyesight.
note: 2017 Limited and Tourings used a large cube sensor in front of the rear view mirror. This has been removed for 2018 except the Premium model
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uses large cube sensor in front of rear view mirror
O req Eyesight
new for 2018 uses Eyesight cameras
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new for 2018 HBA uses Eyesight cameras
O req eyesight.
new for 2018 HBA uses Eyesight cameras
S
new for 2018 HBA uses Eyesight cameras
Fog lights
O
S
(steering responsive fog lights  with optional Eyesight)
S

S
S
S
Curb weight
GVWR 2.5L 4695 lbs
GVWR 3.6L 4850 lbs
3,622 lbs
 3642-2690 lbs
3,713-2726 lbs
3,726 lbs
3,893-3902 lbs
3,902 lbs
Towing
Hitch- the optional Subaru port installed trailer hitch is 1.25".
There is no 'tow package'

2.5L 4 cylinder and 3.6L 6 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. 

Emergency Towing of the Outback CVT
Only way to tow the car is on a flatbed with all wheels off the ground
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
3.6R Limited
3.6R Touring
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SUBARU OUTBACK SNAPSHOT
2018 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

2018 2.5i Model Overview 

Standard Equipment Feature Summary
subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

2018 Outback 2.5i standard features

model code: JDB

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 for 2018
6.5 audio system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, 4 speakers
Gone: there is no CD player or FMHD (digital) radio on the 2.5i model
Automatic door lock/unlock. Door locks at 12.5mph, unlocks when in park.
TPMS- Tire pressure monitoring with individual tire pressure display.
Power off-delay for power windows and audio system
Redesigned front grill, headlights, and rear bumper
Redesigned outside mirrors, unpainted black
Sound insulation front windows
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CVT transmission with Paddle Shifters, 6 settings. No manual transmission is available.
2.5L 4 cylinder engine
18.5 gallon tank
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 Electronic Brake Distribution
Electronic parking brake, brake bu
tton on center console, with Hill Holder function
Incline Start Assist (new for 2015s) w
hich 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

new
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) now with individual wheel display
Rear view back-up camera- displays in the audio screen
Acoustic windshield for a quieter ride

Lights
LED taillights

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

Power windows, with driver's window auto up/down function, 
new Power windows off-delay until door opened
All power window switches are illuminated
Power Locks
new Power Locks- auto lock at 12.5mph, unlock when put in park
new redesigned for 2018 Power Mirrors, black unpainted hinged fold-in mirrors
Cruise control with steering wheel controls
Electric Power Assisted Steering EPAS
Air conditioning
Manual AC and heat controls, 4 speed

Cabin air filtration (replace yearly)
 

continued: 2018 Outback 2.5i standard features

Tinted windows, light tint only (all other models have dark tinted rear glass plus tinted upper windshield band)
Freeze alert, instrument panel freeze alert- at 37* a snowflake symbol shows in the center LCD display

Electronic parking brake with auto release.
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 on/off switch on center console, 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)
Lock/Unlock beep and light flash function on all models (new on 2016s, previously on 15 Ltd only)
Engine Immobilizer anti-theft system
Alarm system with flashing red dash light- an ignition disabling alarm system so the car cannot be started.
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 seat height and recline adjustment
Unpainted rocker panel and lower body-side and  protective cladding
17" 10 spoke silver alloy wheels (was new on 2017s)
All season M&S 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, gray, with Outback logo. Set of 4 (front/rear), light duty.
Textured silver plastic door and dash trim (looks like crumpled and then smoothed-out tin foil)
Courtesy Lighting- underside of both front doors, glovebox, cargo area, front console storage tray
Two 12v Power Outlets- in the front and the rear cargo area (other models add another in the center console)
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
Two sunvisors, sliding for side sun-block positioning
Sun visor Vanity mirrors, both are 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
all new for 2018
6.5" high resolution single-touch LCD screen.
4 door speakers.
Power off-delay until driver's door opened
AM, FM, Android Auto, Apple Carplay
Bluetooth wireless audio streaming.
One front USB port, one front 3.5mm aux plug,

two 12v power outlets- one in the front dash and one in the cargo area.

Steering wheel with fingertip cell phone bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons.
Downloads up to 1000 phone contacts.
Phone functions are phone dependent (Android, Apple).

Subaru Starlink cloud apps, plus Pandora, and Aha (android, iphone)
Rear view backup camera display.
Rear glass audio antenna

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.

2018 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 JDD

new for 2018 Premium
All new audio system
redesigned climate control knobs and display
O
ptional Eyesight now includes LED turn signals in the outside mirrors

everything the 2.5i has, plus...

All Weather Package with 3 mode heated front seats (low, medium high), defrosting outside mirrors, and front windshield wiper deicer
Fog Lights
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
3 12v power outlets- front console, center console, cargo area.
Dual zone auto climate control with temperature settings from 60 to 89*
Illuminated power window switches on all doors (not just driver door)

Lock/Unlock beep and light flash functions are standard on all models.
Steering wheel- Leather wrapped, silver stitching, with audio, cruise, 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.

One year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency and collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notifications, emailed monthly vehicle health report

Stereo
all new for 2018
8" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable, voice activated.
AM, FM, FMHD radio, single CD player, SiriusXM (4mos free)
Android Auto, Apple Carplay
6 speakers, 4 door, 2 dash.
USB and Wireless audio streaming, 
Handsfree text messaging (phone dependent).
new 4 USB ports - 2 front, 2 rear, 1 3.5mm aux input,
3 12v power outlets-  dash, center console, cargo area.

Steering wheel with fingertip cell phone bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons.
Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station locator, sports, weather, and stock reports (4 mos free).
Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.
Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Subaru Starlink cloud apps plus Pandora, and Aha (android, iphone)
Rear view backup camera display.
Glass radio antenna
Black roof mounted satellite fin antenna

Option Packages
factory installed only
>
Pkg #12 Moonroof, Power rear gate, Turn signals in outside mirrors,
> Pkg #14- Eyesight Driver Assist system (3rd generation) with Blind spot detection, Rear cross traffic alert,Turn signals in outside mirrors, new thin frame dimming rear view mirror w/ compass, Homelink, and High Beam Assist
> Pkg #15
- Navigation with 3 years map updates and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link  gas station locator,  sports, weather, and stock reports. Eyesight  Driver Assist system (3rd generation), Blind spot detection, Rear cross traffic alert, Turn signals in outside mirrors, new thin frame dimming rear view mirror compass, Homelink, High Beam Assist

2.5i Limited adds over the 2.5i Premium

model code: 
JDF

new for 2018
Limited
All new audio system
redesigned 18" alloy wheels
LED turn signals in the outside mirrors
Optional Eyesight now includes new LED Steering Responsive headlights.
Note- LED steering responsive headlights are standard on the 3.6R Limited, but not on the 2.5 Limited

everything the 2.5i Premium has, plus..

Leather trimmed interior
Heated Rear seats, high/low

Outside mirrors with integrated new for 2018 LED turn signals
Power rear gate with memory height setting
Rear seat AC vents in back of center console

Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Passenger power seat, 4way front/back and power recline
18" 10 spoke machined silver and black finish alloy wheels
Pushbutton start with keyless access (std starting on 2017)
Memory driver's seat, 2 settings
, can be programmed to the keyfobs
Dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink (std starting on 2017).
Power glass moonroof tilt/slide, with retractable sunshade (std starting on 2017)
Matte finished wood grain dashboard trim (slightly lighter than Tourings woodgrain trim)

One year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency and collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, maintenance notification, emailed monthly vehicle health report

Stereo
all new for 2018
8" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable, voice activated.
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio with 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments,
AM, FM, FMHD radio, single CD player, SiriusXM (4mos free)
Android Auto, Apple Carplay
6 speakers, 4 door, 2 dash.
USB and Wireless audio streaming, 
Handsfree text messaging (phone dependent).
new 4 USB ports - 2 front, 2 rear, 1 3.5mm aux input,
3 12v power outlets-  dash, center console, cargo area.

Steering wheel with fingertip cell phone bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons.
Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station locator, sports, weather, and stock reports (4 mos free).
Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.
Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Subaru Starlink cloud apps, plus Pandora, and Aha (android, iphone)
Rear view backup camera display.
Glass radio antenna
Black roof mounted satellite fin antenna
.

Option Packages
factory installed only
>  Pkg #24
Navigation with 3 years map updates, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel LinkEyesight Driver Assist system (3rd generation) with new for 2018 Steering Responsive LED headlights, plus High Beam Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking, new Thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink


2018 2.5i Touring

Overview and Standard Equipment Feature Summary

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed
2.5i Touring model adds over the 2.5 Limited...
new model for 2017

model code JDG

Its comes fully equipped and there are no major Option Packages though many individual options are still available.
The only interior of the 2018 Touring is perforated Java Brown leather trimmed with ivory stitching.
Exterior colors are  Crystal Black, Wilderness Green, Crystal White, and new
Dark Blue.

new for 2018 Touring
All new audio system with Navigation
LED headlights, Steering responsive
Power windows- auto up/down on all windows
Turn signals in the outside mirrors are now LED
Thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink

Gone-
the 2017 Touring came with 3 years SiriusXM included, the 2018 has only 4 mos (not 3 years!)

Everything the 2017 2.5 Limited has, plus....
Java Brown perforated leather seating surfaces, Ivory stitching, leatherette door and center armrests, headrest, and side bolsters

Rear Bumper cover

Silver roof rails, with optional Thule crossbars
Power windows- auto up/down on all windows
Heated steering wheel, heated at 3 and 9 hand positions
18" 10 spoke machined silver and gray finish alloy wheels
Ivory stitched front and rear java brown leatherette door inserts
LED headlights with auto height adjustment, Steering responsive

Eyesight safety system
with Reverse Automatic braking, High Beam Assist, Steering responsive (LED) headlights, Navigation with 3 years map updates, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link gas station locator, sports, weather, and stock reports. 

Roof Rack Rails- silver, l
ow profile, rails with black end caps. Requires optional cross bars. Subaru uses Thule. The Touring models do not have the swiveling crossbars like all the other Outbacks.

Exterior trim details:
Dark gray Touring front grill,
Outback chrome side badging,
Black unpainted rocker panel trim with Chrome strip
Body colored outside door handles with chrome trim strip
2.5i Touring continued
new model for 2017

Interior trim details
Dash and door trim- silver metallic with matte woodgrain
Door panel switches- gloss black trim
Emergency 4 way flasher button- gloss black
3rd steering wheel spoke has a small chrome insert,
Rear seat AC vents have chrome and gloss black trim

Front center air vents- silver metallic and gloss black trim

Thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink
Power window switches silver tipped, with new auto up/down function
Gloss black power window trim, upper front vent trim, rear vent trim, 4 way flasher
Set of 4 (front/rear), light duty, gray carpeted floor mats with Touring logo and brown edging

One year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, emailed maintenance notification,

Stereo with Navigation
all new for 2018
Navigation/GPS, plus the same Harman/Kardon audio as the Limited model
8" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable, voice activated.
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio with 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments,
AM, FM, FMHD radio, single CD player,
SiriusXM, 4mos free. (note- the 2017 Touring had 3 years SiriusXM included, the 2018 does not)
Android Auto, Apple Carplay
USB and Wireless audio streaming, 
Handsfree text messaging (phone dependent).
new 4 USB ports - 2 front, 2 rear, 1 3.5mm aux input,
3 12v power outlets-  dash, center console, cargo area.

Steering wheel with fingertip cell phone bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons.
Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station locator, sports, weather, and stock reports (4 mos free).
Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.
Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Subaru Starlink cloud apps
plus Pandora, and Aha (android, iphone)
Rear view backup camera display.
Glass radio antenna
Black roof mounted satellite fin antenna
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Option Packages
there are no Option Packages available on the Touring model

2017 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring

Overview and Standard Equipment Feature Summary

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


2018 3.6R Limited adds over 2.5i Limited (see above)

model code JDK

new for 2018
Steering responsive headlights
LED high and low beam headlights
Turn signals in the outside mirrors are now LED
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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 with 6 settings
Engine cover
Dual exhaust

Steering responsive headlights
LED high and low beam headlights
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.

One year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, emailed maintenance notification, emailed monthly vehicle health report and diagnostic alerts

Stereo (same as 2.5 Limited)

all new for 2018
8" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable, voice activated.
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio with 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments,
AM, FM, FMHD radio, single CD player, SiriusXM (4mos free)
Android Auto, Apple Carplay
6 speakers, 4 door, 2 dash.
USB and Wireless audio streaming, 
Handsfree text messaging (phone dependent).
new 4 USB ports - 2 front, 2 rear, 1 3.5mm aux input,
3 12v power outlets-  dash, center console, cargo area.

Steering wheel with fingertip cell phone bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons.
Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station locator, sports, weather, and stock reports (4 mos free).
Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.
Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Subaru Starlink cloud apps plus Pandora, and Aha (android, iphone)
Rear view backup camera display.
Glass radio antenna
Black roof mounted satellite fin antenna
.

Option Packages
factory installed only

> Pkg #23
Navigation with 3 years map updates, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link gas station locator,  sports, weather, and stock reports. Eyesight  Driver Assist system (3rd generation) with High Beam Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking, new Thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink


2018 3.6 Touring model adds over the 3.6 Limited

was new for 2017

model code JDL

Its comes fully equipped and there are no major Option Packages though individual options are still available.
The only interior of the 2018 Touring is perforated Java Brown leather trimmed with ivory stitching.
Exterior colors are Crystal Black,
Wilderness Green, Crystal White, and new Dark Blue,

new for 2018 Touring
New audio system with Navigation
LED headlights, Steering responsive (also standard on 3.6 Limited)
Turn signals in the outside mirrors are now LED
Power windows- auto up/down on all windows
Thin frame auto dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink

Gone-
the 2017 Touring came with 3 years SiriusXM included, the 2018 has only 4 mos (not 3 years).

Everything the 2018 3.6R Limited has, plus....
Java Brown perforated leather seating surfaces with Ivory stitching, leatherette door and center armrests, headrest, and side bolsters

Rear Bumper cover

Eyesight safety system
Reverse Automatic braking
High Beam headlight Assist
Heated steering wheel heated at 3 and 9 hand positions
Ivory stitched front and rear leatherette door inserts (java brown)
Navigation with 3 years map updates. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
Gloss black power window trim, upper front vent trim, rear vent trim, 4 way flasher
Power window switches silver tipped with new auto up/down function on all windows
Set of 4 (front/rear), gray, light duty carpeted floor mats with Touring logo and brown edging
Low profile Roof Rack Rails, silver rail with black end caps. Requires optional cross bars. The Touring models do not have the swiveling crossbars like all other Outbacks have had since 2010

(note:
LED low beam headlights are standard on the 3.6 Limited so are not part of the 3.6 Touring upgrade)

Exterior trim details:
Dark gray Touring front grill,
side Outback chrome badging,
Black lower rocker panel trim with Chrome strip
Body colored outside door handles with chrome trim strip,

Interior trim details:
Door panel switches- gloss black trim
Emergency 4 way flasher button- gloss black
3rd steering wheel spoke has a small chrome insert,
Front center air vents- silver metallic and gloss black trim
Rear seat AC vents have chrome and gloss black trim

Dash and door trim- silver metallic with (slightly darker) matte woodgrain

One year free Subaru Starlink Connected Services with emergency/collision Safety Plus with emergency assistance, collision notification, emailed maintenance notification,

Stereo with Navigation
all new for 2018
Navigation/GPS, plus the same Harman/Kardon audio as the Limited model
8" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable, voice activated.
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio with 576w equivalent 'Greenedge" amplifier, 12 h/k speakers including center dash speaker and subwoofer, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments,
AM, FM, FMHD radio, single CD player,
SiriusXM, 4mos free. (note- the 2017 Touring had 3 years SiriusXM included, the 2018 does not)
Android Auto, Apple Carplay
USB and Wireless audio streaming, 
Handsfree text messaging (phone dependent).
new 4 USB ports - 2 front, 2 rear, 1 3.5mm aux input,
3 12v power outlets-  dash, center console, cargo area.

Steering wheel with fingertip cell phone bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons.
Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station locator, sports, weather, and stock reports (4 mos free).
Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.
Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Subaru Starlink cloud apps
plus Pandora, and Aha (android, iphone)
Rear view backup camera display.
Glass radio antenna
Black roof mounted satellite fin antenna
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 WHAT IS....


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FM 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 Radio broadcasting is FREE, there are no subscription fees.
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 Apple device is connected to iTunes, a list of tagged songs will appear which can be purchased.
HD radio website, find stations by zip code etc


SUBARU STARLINK

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

 
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.
> Quick Guide- a basic guide to the features on the car. Registration is required (personally not sure if I want an insurance company critiquing my driving).
> Liberty Mutual insurance company driving monitoring app
> Weather reports- 6 locations are user selected and changed on the smart phone (to set locations go to starlink > weather > config)
> 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.

> 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.

> Subaru Starlink Connected Services 
Safety Plus and Security Plus
(was new on the 2016 model)

if you have a

Outback Premium, Limited, Touring
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 activate the program at time of vehicle purchase for your free year.
Add years later on mysubaru.com or by calling 855-753-2495
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SUBARU STARLINK

Connected  Safety and Convenience Services
was new on 2016 models

Outback Premium, Limited, Touring
note: not on base Outback 2,5i
dealer salesperson activate the free year at time of vehicle purchase,
after that log-in to the MySubaru app on Android or iPhone, MySubaru.com, or call 855.753-2495

subject to change, correction
 
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 New Vehicle Pricing
at time of purchase or for 180 days after the sale

your salesperson will activate the 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 connected
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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STARLINK APP
Android and iPhone

subaru Starlink app logo
The Subaru Starlink app on your iphone or Android
Subaru opened on an android phone
2
017 Outback Starlink opened on an Android phone. This is where you set up the individual functions

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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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2018 OUTBACK ACCESSORIES,  OPTIONS, AND UPGRADE PACKAGES
Options and upgrade Packages.  Scroll down for individual accessories and options
Prices are factory or port installed MSRP.  Contact your local dealer for their selling price

A available, -- not available

2018 OUTBACK
OPTION PACKAGE SUMMARY
with MSRP

always contact your local dealer for their price
#01- standard
#11- standard
#12- Moonroof,
dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink Pkg, Power gate
#14- Eyesight, Blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, High beam assist, Power gate
#15- Moonroof, dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink Pkg, Navigation, Power gate, Eyesight, Blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, High beam assist 
#21- standard
#23-  Navigation, Eyesight, High beam assist, Reverse automatic braking
#24-
LED headlights, Navigation, Eyesight, High beam assist, Reverse automatic braking
#31- standard

Information subject to change, correction, updating.
MODEL
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
3.6R Limited
3.6R Touring
model code
JDB
JDD
JDD
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JDD
JDD
JDF
JDF
JDG
JDK
JDK
JDL
  PACKAGES
with (option code) and installed MSRP
Pkg #01
Pkg #11
Pkg #12
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Pkg #14
Pkg #15
Pkg #21
Pkg #24
Pkg  #31
Pkg #21
Pkg #23
Pkg #31
Popular Package 1 (O1J) Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink, Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting, rear bumper cover, all weather rubber floor mats, new LED map and dome lights $913
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Protection Package 1 (O1P) Wheel arch moldings, All weather rubber floor mats, splash guards, rear seatback protector
$816 new price 9/15/17 $825
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Exterior and Interior auto dimming mirrors (O1Q) Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, Exterior auto dimming mirror with approach lighting, $486 A
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OPTION PACKAGES
with (option code) and installed MSRP
2.5i
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Premium Pkg #11
Premium Pkg #12
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Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #23
Touring Pkg #31
3.6 Limited Pkg #21
3.6 Limited Pkg #23
3.6 Touring
Pkg #31
model code
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JDD
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2018 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

2018 OUTBACK
OPTION PACKAGE SUMMARY
with MSRP

always contact your local dealer for their price
#01- standard
#11- standard
#12- Moonroof,
dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink Pkg, Power gate
#14- Eyesight, Blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, High beam assist, Power gate
#15- Moonroof, dimming rear view mirror with compass/Homelink Pkg, Navigation, Power gate, Eyesight, Blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, High beam assist
#21- standard
#23-  Navigation, Eyesight, High beam assist, Reverse automatic braking
#24-
LED headlights, Navigation, Eyesight, High beam assist, Reverse automatic braking
#31- standard

Information subject to change, correction, updating. Comments, corrections welcomed
MODEL
2.5i
code JDB
2.5i PREMIUM
model code JDD
2.5i LIMITED
model code JDF
2.5 Touring
code JDG
3.6L LIMITED
  model code JDK
3.6 Touring
code JDL
  EXTERIOR OPTIONS
with (option code) and installed MSRP
2.5i
Pkg #01
Premium
Pkg #11
Premium
Pkg #12
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Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #22
2.5 Touring
Pkg #31
3.6R Ltd
Pkg #21
3.6R Ltd
Pkg #23
3.6 Touring
Pkg #31
Door Edge Guards. Body colored, metal. $162 A
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Body side moldings, body colored, $290
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Exterior auto dimming mirrors- left and right outside mirrors with approach lighting (09U) $241
Note: requires auto dimming rear view mirror with compass with/without homelink
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Rear Bumper cover (0FP), $107
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Fog lights (06T) $330
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Splash Guards (05X), black. $164 new price 9/15/17 $173
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Wheel arch moldings (062) $458
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Roof Rack Cross bars (OB8)- heavy duty Thule brand crossbars (their 460 system) available on the Touring model only. $460
All other models have standard integrated pivoting crossbars
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Trailer hitch (0GR), $547. 1.25" receiver, wired, with insert.
na with rear bumper underguard
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Wheel locks $81
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Side window air deflectors. Dealer installed. See your local dealer
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Moonroof air deflector. Dealer installed. 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
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Premium Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
2.5 Limited
Pkg #21
2.5 Limited
Pkg #22
2.5 Touring Pkg #31
3.6 Limited Pkg #21
3.6 Limited Pkg #23
3.6 Touring
Pkg #31
all new All weather floor liners (OL8) $132
available late October 2017
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all new LED dome and map lighting (OKN) $99
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Footwell Illumination (086) a light blue LED for driver and passenger footwells. A fun, ambient light option. $210
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Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass (0H1) $245
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Rubber all weather floor mats (063) $101
note- carpeted floor mats are standard
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Rear seatback protector (06H) $93
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Cargo cover- luggage area cargo cover (06K) $201 new price 9/15/17 $213
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Cargo net, rear, full width, by gate opening (066) $81
installed with the hooks ito hang the net
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Cargo net, right behind the rear seat (067) $81
includes the extra hooks installed to hang the net
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Security alarm shock impact sensor upgrade (06W) $222 
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Note: the engine shuts off when a door is opened
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Remote engine start (0FD) $458, models with pushbutton start
Note: the engine shuts off when a door is open. Works up to 400 feet depending on walls. Uses a 2nd remote start fob.
Note: the engine shuts off when a door is opened
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STI Metal pedal covers for gas and brake pedal (C0C) $172
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Leather shift knob (07C) $124
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Compartment separator, aka dog guard (06D) $417
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Sunshade (06J) $76
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Audio  Tweeters, 2 tweeters (074) $141
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OPTION
2.5i
Pkg #01
Premium
Pkg #11
Premium Pkg #12
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Premium Pkg #14
Premium Pkg #15
2.5 Limited
Pkg #21

2.5 Limited
Pkg #22
2.5 Touring
Pkg #31
3.6 Limited Pkg #21
3.6 Limited Pkg #23
3.6 Touring
Pkg #31
model code
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2018 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


all info subject to change and correction
  subaru ice silver color
 Ice Silver Metallic
with black interior
subaru color tungsten metallic
  Tungsten Metallic,
with ivory interior
subaru color wilderness green
  Wilderness Green Metallic
with ivory or java brown interior

color when available

all new color
Crimson Red Pearl
with either ivory or black

color when available

all new color
Magnetite Gray Metallic
with either titanium gray or ivory


subaru color twilight blue
Twilight Blue Metallic,
 
with titanium gray or black interior
subaru color crystal black silica
crystal black silica
with ivory, black, or java brown interior
subaru color crystal white pearl
  crystal white pearl
with ivory, black, or java brown interior
Subaru dark blue metallic color
  new for Outback (previously on 16 Impreza)
Dark Blue Pearl
with either ivory or Java Brown
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closeup of the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium slate black cloth
closeup of the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium slate black cloth
closeup 2017 Subaru Outback slate black leather, silver stitching
closeup 2017 Subaru Outback slate black perforated leather, silver stitching
closeup of the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium model warm ivory cloth
closeup of the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i and Premium model warm ivory cloth
closeup 2017 Subaru Outback warm ivory perforated leather
closeup 2017 Subaru Outback warm ivory perforated leather
closeup 2017 Outback Java Brown leather
closeup 2017 Outback Java Brown leather, ivory stitching
2017 Outback Java Brown leather driver's seat
2017 Outback Java Brown leather driver's seat, shown on a brilliant brown car

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2018 OUTBACK COLOR BY MODEL

INTERIORS


new colors for 2018 Crimson Red Pearl, Dark Blue Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic,
new interior for 2018 Titanium Gray cloth and leather available with Magnetite Gray and Twilight Blue

Gone, dropped  Lapis Blue Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl, Carbide Gray Metallic

2018 Interiors are 
new Titanium Gray cloth, dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
with Magnetite Gray and Twilight Blue
new Titanium Gray leather, dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
with Magnetite Gray and Twilight Blue
Java Brown leather
(Touring models only), dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Slate Black cloth, dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Slate black leather, dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Warm Ivory Cloth, dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels
Warm Ivory Leather, dark carpeting, door sills, and lower door panels

Surprisingly, the Touring model is still not available in Tungsten. Its would have been a great combination with the Java Brown leather interior.
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2.5i #01
Premium
Pkg #11
Premium
Pkg #12
Premium
Pkg #14
Premium
Pkg #15
Limited
Pkg #21
Limited
Pkg #24
2.5i Touring
Pkg #31
3.6R Limited Pkg #21
3.6R Limited Pkg #23
3.6R Touring
Pkg #31
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Crystal Black Silica  (CBS/D4S)
black cloth
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather --
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Crystal Black Silica  (CB1/D4S)
ivory cloth
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth
ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
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new Crimson Red Pearl (CR1/MIY)
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
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new Crimson Red Pearl (CRD/M1Y)
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather
black leather
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black leather
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new Dark Blue Pearl (DBL/M2Y)
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
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Ice Silver Metallic (ISM/G1U)
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather
black leather
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black leather
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new Magnetite Gray Met (MG1/P8Y)
titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium leather
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new Magnetite Gray Met (MGM/P8Y)
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather
black leather
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black leather
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Crystal White Pearl (WHC/K1X)
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather --
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ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
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Tungsten Metallic (TGM/K7U)
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
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Twilight Blue Metallic (TBM/H1Q)
black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather --
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Twilight Blue Metallic (TB2/H1Q
titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium cloth titanium leather titanium leather --
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black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black cloth black leather black leather --
black leather black leather --
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Venetian Red Pearl (VR1/H2Q)
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
ivory leather ivory leather --
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Wilderness Green Metallic (WGM/K4X)
ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory cloth ivory leather ivory leather --
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model reminder
2.5i
Prm #11
Prm #12
Prm #13
Prm #14
Ltd #21
Ltd #24
Touring #31
3.6 Ltd #21
3.6 Ltd #23
Touring #31
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2018 OUTBACK ACCESSORIES AND PARTS
THESE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FACTORY OR PORT INSTALLED

SUBJECT TO CHANGE SO PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL DEALER TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY AND PRICES
Have your car VIN handy, it will be needed

contact your local dealer parts or service dept for their part and/or installation prices.
subject to change, correction


car cover, $139.95
Thule ski, snowboard carrier  $199.95
car cover bag,  $14.95
Thule paddleboard carrier $279.95
engine block heater,  $149.95
Thule bike carrier, roof mounted, one bike $199.95
battery warmer,  $49,99
Thule bike carrier, hitch mounted $369.95. req a 1.25" trailer hitch
Security system shock sensor alarm upgrade $159.95
Thule bike carrier, fork mounted $179.95, req wheel holder $49.95
cargo organizer  $69.95 Thule heavy duty roof cargo basket  $369.95
side window deflectors, $245
Thule kayak carrier  $219.95
black ash tray $19.95, silver ash tray $24.95. Requires holder sleeve  $12.95 Thule roof cargo box  $469.95, req crossbars
cigarette lighter $39.98 Thule roof cargo box, extended length $529.95  req crossbars
STI metal pedals $139.95, part #C8110FG000

Key chains: Subaru carbon fiber $21.95

License plate frames
Subaru: stainless $34.95
slim line: carbon fiber $119.95, matte black $25.95, stainless $29.95
slim line with Subaru: matte black $28.99, stainless $34.99


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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.
comments, corrections welcomed
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