Control leads to confidence, and stability creates an agility that excites in the all-new Outback. Subaru vehicles are gifted at inspiring confidence behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive paired with the uniquely balanced SUBARU BOXER engine. This system delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions. It has excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision, thanks to its main components being aligned longitudinally, while its low centre of gravity creates an especially engaging and responsive drive. The unique advantages of Symmetrical AWD make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.

VIDEO: Benefits of Symmetrical AWD


Few other cars drive with the self-assured confidence of the Outback, so you won’t be surprised by how uniquely it is accomplished. The horizontally-opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.

VIDEO: Benefits of Symmetrical AWD


Even in pouring rain, whether on the highway or on a winding local road, on gravel roads or mud tracks, in an Outback you feel safe. Whatever the road conditions, you feel a firm grip of the tires and effortless handling. You and your passengers feel kept secure. In extreme as well as every day situations, the symmetrical all wheel drive (Symmetrical AWD) in connection with additional Subaru technologies relates an exceedingly calming sensation.

Three distinct advantages

Increased Stability

Because the engine block has a flatter profile and sits lower in the chassis, the overall vehicle is more stably balanced and resistant to side-to-side motion than other designs.

Less vibration

With its 180° cylinder angle the SUBARU BOXER engine runs with extremely low vibration, because the opposed pistons of the two rows of cylinders perfectly equalize their inertia forces – which is not the case in any other row or V engine. The result is effortless response over the whole RPM range coupled with distinctive running smoothness.

More grip and traction

The superiority of all wheel drive compared to front and back wheel drive is obvious, above all in corners. You can feel the car developing grip and traction on all four wheels. There is no disruptive under or over steering, like the kind that can lead to instable conditions in cars with only two powered wheels.

Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in accordance with Directive 1999/94 / EC


Outback 2.0D Exclusive Sport Linear Tronic: Fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 7.5; on the highway: 5.3; Combined: 6.1; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 159; Efficiency class: C
Outback 2.0D Comfort Linear Tronic: Fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 7.5; on the highway: 5.3; Combined: 6.1; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 159; Efficiency class: C