The redesigned 2015 Subaru Outback will have a starting tag of $25,745, including shipping, when it goes on sales this summer. The 2015 Outback is available in standard, premium and limited trim. The standard 2015 Outback will have a premium of around $100 over its 2014 counterpart.
The face-lifted 2015 Subaru Outback boasts of new standard features like X-Mode, hill descent control and hill start assist. Subaru also improved the model’s chassis and all-wheel-drive system to better tackle treacherous terrains and steep hills.
The base 2015 Outback is powered by a 175-hp, four-cylinder engine that provides an estimated 28 mpg city and highway combined – an improvement from the 26 mpg returned by the 2014 version.
The latest iteration of the Outback likewise boasts of an improved information and entertainment system, and now features a 6.2-inch touch screen display and Aha and Pandora Internet radio. While sales of the Outback in the United States jumped 42 percent in 2013, the figures for the year to date have seen a drop of 23 percent.
Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, remarked during unveiling of the 2015 Outback at the New York auto show that the wagon will appeal to a wider audience with its revamped standard features. According to Subaru spokesman Michael McHale, the Outback is the carmaker’s brand icon and they hope to hike sales with the new model.
The Outback and the Forester are Subaru’s best-selling models in the United States. In 2013, sales of the Forester surged 61 percent and for the year to date, deliveries have jumped 51 percent.
The 2015 Outback 2.5i premium model carries a starting price of $27,845 including shipping and could be availed with an optional safety feature package – including driver assist technology in conjunction with blind spot detection and lane change assist -- tagged at $1,695.
The 2015 Outback 2.5i limited model will have a starting tag of $30,845, including shipping. On the other hand, the Outback 3.6R limited model will bear a base price of $33,845, including shipping.