2021 Subaru Outback Review Specs, Price & Release Date

The Japanese manufacturer presents the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback, a family of crossovers derived from the Legacy mid-range car lineup and which has accumulated more than 25 years in the market. In this new generation, it combines Turbo mechanics and various new things in terms of technology and comfort in it.

2021 Subaru Outback Colors Review Specs Price Release Date

Now, the 2021 Subaru Outback is built on the new modular Subaru Global Platform (SGP), increasing rigidity by up to 70% to achieve 100% torsional stiffness in the front and rear suspension. For its part, the chassis can absorb 40% more energy generated by the collision.

2021 Subaru Outback Exterior

The new 2021 Subaru Outback features a prominent hexagonal grille with chrome accents on the front, with more tattered optics (called ‘eagle eye’) with LED technology and a hood with strong lines. In addition, the bumper wears a large black plastic mask that includes an air intake, cruise lights and a central ‘ski plate’.

The smooth form and towering 9-inch ground clearance, complemented by underbody bumpers are visible on the sides of the car. Attach blackened 18-inch alloy wheels.

At the rear are wide headlamps with a sharp shape and a large spoiler that flanks the hatchback windows. There is also a loose plastic mask on the bumper, with a metal shield on the bottom.

Exterior Features

  • LED headlights with adaptive lights (SRH) and daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Light leveler
  • Auto ignition headlights
  • Rearview mirror with turn signal, defroster, radar detection (SRVD) and position memory
  • Exosto Downward (hidden)
  • Electric trunk door
  • Exterior handle in Body Color
  • Black roof trunks
  • Vertical LED scanner

2021 Subaru Outback Dimension Size

  • Length: 4.86 meters
  • Width: 1.85 meters
  • Height: 1.68 meters
  • Wheelbase: 2.74 meters
  • Luggage capacity: 559 liters (1,848 liters with the seats folded)

2021 Subaru Outback Colors

This is the available 2021 Subaru Outback exterior color options, check the colors list below:

  • Crimson Red Pearl Colors
  • Crystal White Pearl Colors
  • Ice Silver Metallic Colors
  • Abyss Blue Pearl Colors
  • Crystal Black Silica Colors
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic Colors
  • Autumn Green Metallic Colors
  • Tungsten Metallic Colors
  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl Colors
  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic *New Colors*

2021 Subaru Outback Interior

The 2021 Subaru Outback cabin looks smoother than the previous model, adding a soft, healthy touch material along with piano black and aluminum accents. The windshield enhances the feel of space, while the transmission tunnel is raised and the previous generation’s three-spoke steering wheel is retained.

The traditional in-dash analog gauges also remain, separated by color clusters that provide important vehicle information. On the other hand, the center console has an 11.6-inch vertical touch screen, with Starlink interface, voice recognition, and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Apart from controlling the multimedia system, a dual zone climate control function operates there.

Interior Features

  • Warmers for the rear and front seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory, including two-way lumbar power support
  • Electrically adjustable passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Telescopic adjustment steering
  • Harman Kardon audio system with 12 speakers (6 front and 4 rear), Woofer and Central
  • USB / Mini plug
  • Central lock
  • Button ignition
  • Electric glasses
  • Speed control

2021 Subaru Outback Interior Colors

  • Java Brown
  • Slate Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Warm Ivory

2021 Subaru Outback Specs

Under the hood of the new 2021 Subaru Outback is a new horizontal four-cylinder Turbo Boxer (H4) engine, with direct injection, 2.4 liters and 16 valves. It achieves a maximum power of 260 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 375 Nm of torque between 2,400 and 4,800 rpm.

This engine is mated to a Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission that simulates eight speeds, with a four-wheel drive system (Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive) that distributes torque between the two axles in a 60:40 ratio. Traction is optimized with the X-MODE system when riding on slippery surfaces, in conjunction with stability (VDC) and descent (HDC) control.

It has McPherson-type suspension at the front and rear double wishbone with a new subframe, coil springs and hollow stabilizer bars. The steering wheel is rack and pinion with electric assistance (EPAS).

The braking system consists of ventilated discs on all four wheels, with 12.4 inches at the front wheels and 11.8 inches at the rear. They are accompanied by an anti-lock system (ABS) and electronic brake distribution (EBD).

Safety and Comfort

  • Seven airbags: two front (double stage), two sides, two blinds, and knee for the driver
  • Traction Control (TCS), Stability (VDC), Descent (HDC) and Hill Start (AVH)
  • Brake Vectoring
  • Passenger detection sensor
  • Electric parking brake
  • Reverse camera
  • Driving assistance
  • Rear Vehicle Detection System (SRVD)
  • Assistant high beam (HBA)
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision Accelerator
  • Vehicle Alert
  • Starting Line Warning
  • Path Change Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist and Sway Alerts

2021 Subaru Outback Price

How much is the price for the 2021 Subaru Outback? We estimate the updated Subaru price for the Outback is Base: $27,845, Premium: $30,095, Limited: $34,645, Touring: $38,545, Onyx Edition XT: $36,195, Limited XT: $39,045 and Touring XT: 40,995.

2021 Subaru Outback Release Date

Based on the release date of the last year, Subaru will introduce the 2021 Outback in the September of 2020.


  1. A few fine points regarding the 2021 Outback:
    The 2021 Subaru Outback is not “all new”. It is virtually identical to last year’s model (2020) The only difference I know of is the steering responsive headlights which is now standard on all trim levels.
    The “new modular Subaru Global Platform (SGP)” was introduced on the Impreza models back in 2016. It was new to the Outback in the 2020 model year.
    The “towering 9 inch ground clearance ” is actually only 8.7 inches.
    At the rear are wide taillamps, not “headlamps”.
    The 11.6 inch touch screen and dual zone HVAC system are not available on the Base Outback trim.
    The “electric glasses” mentioned under interior Features needs further explanation.
    The ” new horizontal four-cylinder Turbo Boxer (H4) engine” is not new. It was introduced on the Subaru Ascent back in 2018 and became available on the 2020 Outback XT models. No change for 2021.


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