Ten ways 2015 Outback will be a nicer place to enjoy the backcountry
The new fifth-generation 2015 Subaru Outback is on display at Jacob K. Javits Center for the last day today in New York. Subaru brought their newest version of the Outback for adventure seekers. But they also brought the quietest version with the best sound to New York. We used to say, if you have a noisy car, just turn up the radio. With the new Outback you can turn down the new sound system because the new cabin is quieter than the outgoing model.
The original Outback established a template for a unique crossover segment that has passenger car attributes and SUV off-road capabilities. The 2015 Outback hasn’t lost its ability to do both and now will have a more comfortable cabin for adventure seekers. With its newly refined version of the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD, it’s still an outdoor-oriented multi-use vehicle. But the new Outback will get you there in more comfort.
The new Outback cabin gets a bit more serene with the addition of a new acoustic windshield, liquid-filled engine mounts, thicker panels in key locations (floor, toeboard, rear wheel apron, inner fenders) and expanded use of foam insulation and floor damping material. The Outback will be a much nicer place to enjoy the backcountry. And you can better hear Outback's new sound system.
2015 Outback now comes with new upgraded infotainment capability. A new 6.2 Infotainment System in the 2.5i trim level provides AM/FM stereo and HD Radio; Radio Data Broadcast System; single-disc in-dash CD player; 6.2-in. multi-function touch screen display with single-touch gesture control; Subaru STARLINK smartphone integration with Aha Infotainment, Pandora Radio and iHeart Radio; a rear vision camera; Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming; iPod control capability, USB port and aux. input jack.
2.5i Premium trim gets upgraded with a 6-speaker audio system; 7-inch touch screen display with multi-touch control that offers swipe and scrolling gesture control; voice-activated controls; SiriusXM satellite radio; a vehicle information display; SMS text messaging, iTunes tagging capability and dual USB ports.
Outback Limited gets upgraded with an AM/FM/HD Radio system with a harman/kardon 576-Watt-equivalent GreenEdge amplifier. The system’s 12 harman/kardon speakers include a front center speaker and a rear subwoofer. GreenEdge technology provides increased audio performance and amplifier efficiency while consuming less power and reducing heat dissipation.
iPad uses will be able to store their device in center console armrest that provides a convenient storage area. A covered and illuminated storage bin at the front of the console incorporates a USB port, 3.5mm AUX jack and a 12v power port. And models with high-grade audio or navigation features two USB ports, making it possible to listen to music and charge two connected devices.