SUBARU Outback Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 8
First production year: 1998
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)

2022 - Present

Subaru introduced the refreshed version of the Outback's sixth-generation at the 2022 New York International Auto Show and brought an improved look and enhanced safety features. The Outback was one of the best crossovers on the market. This vehicle combined the utility of an SUV with the affordable running costs of a station wagon. Its only flaw was the lack of engine variety. However, t...

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gasoline engines:

  SUBARU Outback 2.4L CVT AWD (260 HP)

  SUBARU Outback 2.5L CVT AWD (182 HP)

2019 - 2022

Subaru made a new generation of the Outback based on its latest global platform and it showed the model at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Even though the look is almost the same as the generation it replaces it, it is actually an all-new car. Under the hood, Subaru engineers installed the first turbocharged boxer engine on the Outback since 2009. The 2.4-liter flat-four packs a total of 260 HP...

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gasoline engines:

  SUBARU Outback 2.5L CVT AWD (182 HP)

  SUBARU Outback Wilderness 2.4L CVT AWD (260 HP)

  SUBARU Outback XT 2.4L CVT AWD (260 HP)

2014 - 2019

The Subaru Outback was designed for active people who love to go hiking. It was the up-lifted station-wagon version for the Legacy sedan. The 2015 model showed a big improvement in almost all areas. The 2015 Outback didn't want to look like a rugged off-road vehicle. It was a crossover and it wasn't ashamed to tell that from the first look. It did have some off-road inspired details...

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diesel engines:

  SUBARU Outback 2.0D AWD 6MT (150 HP)

  SUBARU Outback 2.0D AWD CVT (150 HP)

2009 - 2014

The 2009 Subaru Outback is the forth generation of Subaru, and it features a roomier cabin and an expanded luggage compartment. This new-generation outback was launched at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, and it's powered by two new improved engines that provide outstanding fuel economy available for the U.S. market. The interior is visible improved, both front seats excel in comf...

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2006 - 2009

Designed for people with an active lifestyle, the Subaru Outback was a combination between an SUV and a wagon. Based on the Subaru Legacy’s platform, the Outback had a rugged outdoor look with added ground clearance and protective side cladding. The tall suspension configuration allowed a ground clearance of 8.7 inches, while the SUV styling cues featured pronounced wheel arches that made ...

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2003 - 2006

In 2003, Subaru introduced the fourth generation of the Legacy in both shapes, a sedan and a station wagon, and added a crossover version: the Outback. While other carmakers had to work hard to develop vehicles for the new crossover market, Subaru had all the ingredients to build one and compete for the top-selling charts. Its only serious rival was the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro, which was much...

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2002 - 2003

Subaru introduced the third generation of the Outback in 1999, and just three years later, it came with a facelifted version, which was kept until 2004. The Legacy Outback was ahead of its times. It was a high-lifted version of the Legacy, and it appeared on the market in 1994. Five years later, Audi introduced their version of a lifted model for the A6 Avant, which was named Allroad. But Sub...

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1998 - 2002

Subaru Outback is a crossover vehicle manufactured by Subaru since 1995 and is assembled at two plants located in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, USA. The car is marketed as Legacy Grand Wagon in Japan since 1995 when it was officially introduced. The Americans call it Legacy Outback while in Australia Subaru promotes it as Outback. The design of the car was made by Olivier Boulay who also worked for ...

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