In this versatile Outback almost nothing stands in the way of your plans. The permanent all wheel drive “Symmetrical AWD” guaranties exceptional grip on snowy, rain-drenched or bumpy roads and thanks to the x-mode with hill descent control, the Outback can master steep slopes and rough terrain even better.


The all-new X-MODE gives you reliable control with a push of a button. The technology of X-MODE takes command of the engine, transmission, Symmetrical AWD, brakes, and other components to safely navigate through bad roads, slippery surfaces and even the steepest hills. When X-MODE is activated, Hill Descent Control automatically helps to maintain a constant speed when the Outback is traveling downhill.

Lineartronic with Active Torque Split AWD

Designed to get the most out of your SUBARU BOXER engine and Symmetrical AWD, the efficient Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission keeps the engine in its ideal power range to give the new Outback its class-leading fuel consumption at 6.1 lit./100km (Diesel Lineartronic). New shift controls keep the ride light, smooth and responsive on both the 2.0D and 2.5i engines, while the Lineartronic in 2.0D also handles the higher-torque output with less mechanical noise for a smoother, quieter drive. The shift controls have a new stepped variable control that stays in tune with changes in vehicle speed and engine speed, allowing the driver to feel shift points when accelerating to form a strong and comfortable connection between car and driver.

Paired with Lineartronic, the Active Torque Split AWD system responds to traction conditions, the transmission and driver inputs by continuously controlling the torque distribution front to rear.

VIDEO: Benefits of Symmetrical AWD

> VIDEO: Operation of the Lineartronic

Paddle Shifters

Paddle shifters are mounted on the steering wheel for fingertip control, giving you the power to select the gear ratio of the Lineartronic that best suits your driving situation. They also provide Petrol models with a six-step manual mode and Diesel models with a seven-speed manual mode for quick response on demand. The result is a sharper and sportier driving experience.

Cruise Control

Whether manual or automatic transmition – the standard electronic cruise control enables the driver to drive with pre-selected constant speed on open road. The elegant controls are incorporated into the steering wheel.


Based on your driving style, SUBARU Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) can adjust the throttle and shifting response to give you immediate power and agility when you crave it in nearly any scenario.

Sport Mode

This highly responsive mode is best suited to all-round conditions with its immediate acceleration. It puts the enjoyment back into high-speed driving on motorways, or on winding roads.

Intelligent Mode

Offering gentle power delivery, this mode is ideal for cruising around town on local streets, covering long distances, or for the high fuel efficiency. It provides flexible control in the rain or on snowy roads.

Hill Assist System

The Hill Assist System by Subaru prevents the vehicle from rolling back when setting off uphill gradients of 5% or more aided by a new electronic parking brake, which is automatically released as soon as you set off.

6-Speed Manual Transmission + Viscous Centre Differential AWD

For reliable control and sporty satisfaction, a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission is available on the Outback 2.0D models. It’s paired with an AWD system utilizing a centre differential with viscous LSD (Limited Slip Differential). If wheel speed differs between the front and rear axles, the system helps distribute power to the wheels with the most traction. The 6-speed offers smoother, more precise shifting, along with the compact size and lightweight that add to the Outback’s sporty feel.

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