2015 Subaru Outback

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Subaru Outback highlights

Customer rating


  • Great visibility
  • Impressive off-road capabilities
  • Roomy cabin


  • Engine performance isn't as balanced as some competitors
  • Manual transmission not an option anymore
  • Four-cylinder engine lacks power

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 27 highway, 22 combined

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What is new for the 2015 Subaru Outback?

  • The Outback is available in a variety of new trims, including the Base, Limited, and Premium.
  • The 2.5I, 2.5I Limited, and 2.5I Premium trims have been discontinued for 2015.
  • Outback trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera, Rear Seat Heaters, Blind Spot Monitor, Memory Seat(s), Full Roof Rack, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Parking Sensors, Rear Sunshade, Remote Start, and Smart Key features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Subaru Outback

1. Great on rough road conditions

If you're looking for AWD, you might be thinking a full-size SUV is your only option but the 2015 Subaru Outback has a wagon shape that sets it apart from others. The symmetrical AWD system, with torque vectoring and a terrain select mode, is standard on every trim. Adventure seekers and urban explorers alike will appreciate the ease a 2015 Subaru Outback tackles bad road conditions. The excellent ground clearance (8.7 inches) and X-Mode® off-road system are suited for whatever life throws at you. Whether it's a gravel road to the cottage, snow-covered streets, or a back trail to a remote kayak launch, the 2015 Subaru Outback is your ride.

2. Plenty of interior space

When venturing onto less traveled roads, you'll need interior space to bring along gear. With the second-row seats up, a 2015 Subaru Outback comfortably fits five passengers and stores up to 35.5 cu-ft of cargo. If it's just two people, fold down the second row for up to an impressive 73.3 cu-ft of luggage space. If all that interior space isn't enough, every 2015 Subaru Outback has roof rails with retractable crossbars and tie-downs, perfect for long items that don't quite fit.

3. An engine choice to fit your driving style

While not the most powerful engine in an SUV, the standard 2.5L engine in a 2015 Subaru Outback has enough power to handle daily driving. This four-cylinder shines when cruising on the highway, netting an EPA-estimated 32 mpg.

However, if you need more power, opt for the 2015 Subaru Outback 3R Limited. Boasting a 3.6L V6, the 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R will handle your mid-duty towing needs, with up to an estimated 3,000 pounds tow capacity when properly equipped.

4. Innovative driver assists

Ahead of its time, the available EyeSight driver assists package (optional on 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and higher trims) includes forward collision avoidance, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Premium models include blind spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert — a feature you'll find helpful while navigating busy parking lots.

5. A comfortable and functional interior

The 2015 Subaru Outback offers the complete package; power, functionality, space, and comfort. The available 10-way adjustable front seats with two memory settings keep your seat from losing that perfect setup. Reclining 60/40 split-folding rear seats provide excellent passenger comfort while giving you flexible interior storage space — you can even fold the seats with the touch of a button. Plastic coverings in the trunk and rear seat backs provide excellent protection against heavy cargo items.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Subaru Outback is a great car for those who want an AWD vehicle with all the driver assistance features. The car has it all, according to CarMax customers. Customers love the comfort and smooth ride. They also like that the car is large but not too big of a hassle to drive or park. With plenty of room for passengers and cargo, this SUV will be great for any family lifestyle.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru Outback an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru Outback 10th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Subaru Outback features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Wagon

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 42.9"/R 38.1"

Head room

F 40.8"/R 38.9"

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Max towing capacity

270/2700 lbs.



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