We told you a few weeks ago about the great overall feautes of the 2015 Subaru Outback, but with the new model arriving on Subaru of Niagara lot, we thought it would be a great time to get into the specifics.

The trim levels for the 2015 Outback are the 2.5i, 2.5i Touring, 2.5i Limited, and the 3.6R Touring and Limited packages.


The Outback base model offers either a 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifters and manual mode. It also has a standard 6.2 inch touchscreen audio system with Sirius XM Radio and Bluetooth streaming audio, iPod/USB audio integration and voice activated Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity. As with the higher trim levels, a rear view camera is standard on the base model. There is also the option to add PZEV emissions equipment.

2.5i Touring

The 2.5i Touring trim offers the same entertainment features as the base model, but kicks up the output from 4 to 6 speakers. As with the 2.5i, the interior accents are aluminium finished and the seats are covered in premium cloth upholstery. The 2.5i also has a leather-wrapped gear selector for added style over the 2.5i base’s soft grip selector.

2.5i Limited

This trim level upgrades the audio output to a Harmon Kardon 12-speaker system with a 576-watt amplifier and adds a voice activated in-dash GPS with a 7-inch, high-resolution touch screen, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA and SMS text messaging capability, Aha Radio, SiriusXM Taffic, 3.5mm AUX jack and 2 USB slots. Witht the 2.5i Limited package, automatic dual-zone climate controls are voice activated and the rear view mirror comes standard with Homelink® Technology.

The Technology options for the 2.5i Touring and Limited trims offer steering responsive fog lights, a larger, 5-inch LCD instrument panel behind the steering wheel (versus the base 3.5inch display) and most notably, Eyesight ® and Rear/Side Vehicle Detection Systems.

3.6R Limited & Touring

These premium packages include the numerous features described above depending on the trim level selected, but ratchet up the vehicle’s power with a larger 3.6L, 6-cylinder, BOXER engine (rated at 256HP) and a High-Torque Lineartronic® CVT.

For 2015, Subaru is offering eight unique colour options available for all trim levels – Carbide Grey Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic and Wilderness Green Metallic.

All trim levels also come standard with Subaru’s industry leading safety and security features like driver and passenger dual-stage deployment Airbags (SRS) with occupant detection systems, keyless entry with panic alarm, Vehicle Dynamics Control System, X-mode with Hill Descent Control (CVT models only), and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

There are so many great options available for the new Outback that we could go on for days, but to really get a feel for this awesome Crossover, you have to experience it for yourself! To celebrate the Outback hitting the lot, we’ll be holding a special kick-off event in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the Subaru of Niagara blog and Facebook page for more details!