5 ways the new 2015 Subaru Outback trumps the outgoing model

5 ways the new 2015 Subaru Outback trumps the outgoing model

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback has been introduced at the New York International Auto Show. These five features trump the old model.

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback wagon gets a number of new refinements that make it better than the old model it replaces. Here are five ways the fifth generation Outback trumps the outgoing model with improvements inside and out. We knew Subaru wouldn’t deviate from their successful formula that made the Outback the number two seller in their lineup. But they made changes to improve upon the core values of good visibility, cargo carrying ability and versatility. What enhancements did the new Outback receive?

The 2015 Outback comes with a roomier interior, a more capable chassis and higher fuel-efficiency than the old model it replaces. It also comes with a new updated design with a enhanced AWD system and its quieter than ever. Here the five upgrades that Outback received for the new fifth generation variant.

Roomiest Outback ever

The 2015 Outback maintains a similar footprint, and the wheelbase is increased by just 0.2-in., overall length by 0.6-in. and width by 0.7 in. The changes equate to a roomier passenger cabin, at 108.1 cu. ft. (up from 105.4 cu. ft.). Outback makes gains in shoulder, front and rear hip and elbow room and rear legroom. The Outback’s cargo area has been enlarged to 35.5 cu. ft. behind the rear seats, up from 34.3, while maximum capacity with the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks folded is now 73.3 cu. ft., up from 71.3. The new-gen wagon’s load floor improves with seats that lay flatter, and new rear seatback release levers in the cargo area enhance convenience.

33 mpg highway for Outback 2.5i

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Let's make it six - available power lift gate at the Premium trim livel. That's been one of the key things that differentiate the Limited Forester from the Limited Outback available today. For those people who aren't as tall or strong as others, the power lift gate can make a difference in which vehicle they choose. And seven - available rear heated seats. And eight - the rear vision camera will now be standard.

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