Pricing For the All-New 2015 Subaru Outback

Pricing has been announced for the all-new Subaru Outback. The fifth-generation of this sport utility wagon arrives with what Subaru calls their most “compelling blend of on-road agility, off-pavement control, ride comfort, interior refinement and safety technology.” Highlights of the redesign include better fuel economy and an upgraded infotainment system. Base price starts at $24,895.

The base engine is 175-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine that is teamed with Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) and powers the crossover to impressive estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined. This is up 2 mpg combined from the previous generation. The other available engine is a 256-horsepower 3.6 liter, 6-cylinder Boxer engine which comes with a new High-Torque Continuously Variable Transmission and has estimated fuel economy figures of 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 combined.

On the inside of all new ’15s is a new infotainment system. The system includes standard “a 6.2” high resolution single-touch screen display, Subaru STARLINK, AM/FM Stereo HD Radio with single-disc CD Player, Aha and Pandora, Bluetooth audio-streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), iPod Control and iTunes Tagging capabilities, USB Port, Auxiliary Input Jack, 4-speakers, and a Rear Glass Audio Antenna.” A 7.0” high resolution multi-touch screen display comes standard on all but the base model.

The standard 2.5i starts at $24,895. The premium 2.5i starts at $26,995 with additions including an All-Weather Package, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control System and 10-way power driver’s seat. Optional packages for the 2.5i Premium include a Navigation, Moonroof and Power Rear Gate Package for $2,195.

The 205 Outback 2.5i limited starts at $29,995 and adds on 10-way power driver’s seat with two-position memory, dual-mode heated rear seat backs and cushions, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and more.

The 3.6R limited is the most expensive Outback at $32,995 and comes with the 6-cylinder Boxer engine.

This is already a popular sport utility wagon and Subaru hopes the new 2015 can improve on that success.


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