The Subaru Outback is the top-selling model in Subaru of America's lineup, and the midsize SUV has some great features. There is one new fuel-saving feature that customers loathe and one new feature they love.
The worst new 2024 Subaru Outback feature.
I covered the worst new 2024 Outback feature in a previous report, and here is a summary. New Subaru Outback owners tell me they despise the stop/start system on the midsize SUV more than anything else on the car.
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I have discussed before that the Auto-Stop-Start is one of the new Subaru vehicles' most controversial fuel-efficiency features. The Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, and Legacy all come with auto stop/start.
Many Subaru owners say they don't like the car stopping and starting because they fear the system could fail and the engine won't restart and leave them stranded. They also consider the extra wear on the Subaru Boxer engine and starter.
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And many Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Legacy owners say they don't like the car stopping and starting because it shakes the car every time the engine starts back up.
The best 2024 Subaru Outback feature.
A new YouTube video report from Subaru insider Alex Prestigiacomo discusses the Outback remote start from your iPhone feature. Here is how it works.
Remote start from your iPhone
You can program the new 2024 Subaru Outback climate control from a smartphone, set the windshield defroster and heater fan speed, lock and unlock the car, and turn on the lights. The remote feature comes with Subaru's Starlink safety and security. Starlink is free for the first three months you own the car and requires a subscription afterward.
The video below gives more information on remotely starting your Subaru using your phone. The remote start Subaru app is called MySubaru. It's more than just the best feature on the 2024 Subaru Outback. The Remote Start from your iPhone feature is available on most 2020 and new Subaru models (Some 2019 Subaru models like the Subaru Forester and the Subaru Ascent).
Your Subaru must have a push-button start to use the MySubaru app. You can also remote start your Subaru with a separate key fob. This remote-start Subaru key fob does not come with your new Outback but can be purchased separately from a Subaru retailer.
The worst 2024 Subaru Outback feature is the Auto-Stop-Start. The best new 2024 Subaru Outback feature is the Remote start from your iPhone.
What do you like the most about your new Subaru Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, or another new Subaru model?
Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this Subaru Outback story. See you tomorrow for my latest Subaru Report.
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