Revealed earlier this year at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, the 2015 Outback is now available in Canada and ready to take on whatever Canadian drivers throw at it.
For the 2015 model, Subaru is offer either 4- or 6-cylinder BOXER engine options, both with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive , meaning that drivers will have the power and handling they need to deal with road conditions all year long. The new edition is also being offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or Lineartronic continuously variable transmission options. Improved poweer assisted steering and an enhanced Vehicle Dynamics Control system contribute to outstanding handling and overall feel.
The 2.5L, 4-cylinder option offers an increase in power over last year’s model, taking the engine power up to 175HP and improved fuel economy as well with the 2015 Outback rated at 7.1L/100KM combined (in the CVT model).
The 3.6L 6-cylinder BOXER engine produces 256HP, the same as 2014, but improvements to the vehicle’s standard CVT have resulted in improved fuel efficiency at 9.5L/100KM combined (11.2L/100KM city, 7.4L/100KM highway).
Trim lines available for the 2015 edition consist of 2.5i, 2.5i & 3.6i Touring, and 2.5i & 3.6 Limited and all models are equipped with Incline Start Assist and Hill Holder System to keep the vehicle in place until the throttle is applied.
New Entertainment Features
Depending on the trim level, 2015 Outback drivers will be equipped with a host of upgraded entertainment features. The 2.5i models come with AM/FM stereo with Sirius XM satellite radio (subscription required) in-dash CD player and a 6.2inch multi-function touchscreen display. The entertainment system will also feature hands-free phone connectivity, courtesy of Subaru STARLINK with Aha smartphone integration, and Bluetooth, a USB port, AUX input jack and iPod control capability.
The Limited packages add a 12-speaker Harman/kardon audio system, a 7-inch touchscreen, with interactive voice command system (capable of operating the dual-zone climate controls) and some additional text messaging and iTunes compatible features.
Improved Interior Space
The new model will comfortably fit the tallest of passengers in the rear seat, offering more than 3 feet of legroom back there. Driver’s will also have more cargo capability with an addition 148 litres of trunk space over the 2014 edition, for a total of 1,005 litres.
Safety & Security
We’re constantly writing about the amazing safety features of our vehicles and the new Outback lives up to the brand’s reputation. The rear-view camera that was optional on the 2014 edition has been made standard for the new model, with better placement to provide improved imaging while in use and, for the 2.5i Touring and 3.6 Touring & Limited trims, a new rear radar system is also included. The rear radar system represents Subaru’s “next step towards full-perimeter preventive safety” (Source: Subaru Canada News) and detects vehicles in three ways: in the blind spots and behind the C-pillars, when changing lanes using Lane Change Assist and while reversing with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The brand’s EyeSight driver assist system is also an available option on some trim levels. As with previous years, the new Outback is projected to achieve Top Safety Pick Plus accolades from the IIHS, meaning you and your family can expect the same level of safety you’ve come to know and trust from Subaru.
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