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These two overlooked features will make life easier with 2015 Subaru Outback

Ever notice it's the little things that make the difference? The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback will come with two new features that will make life easier.

Have you ever noticed it’s sometimes the little things that make you either love or dislike a car? The new 2015 Subaru Outback didn’t get huge styling changes, but it comes with two new features that will make life easier for it’s owner. The automakers like to talk about the big changes they make in a new generation car they bring to the auto shows. But it’s those everyday things that an owner appreciates about their car that are sometimes what keeps them loyal to the same brand. That’s what makes the new 2015 Outback appealing is its versatility.

The Subaru brand is all about building multi-purpose vehicles that are truly more outdoor-oriented for buyers with active lifestyles. The Symmetrical all-wheel-drive is definitely an attractive feature for those who will use their Outback for recreation on the weekends. The Outback continues with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than for some SUVs, yet with low step-in height for convenience and comfort.

But this new 2015 Outback will come with two new overlooked features that many will miss, but will make life easier and makes the new wagon more versatile and functional for recreational use. Many Outback owners will take their multi-use wagon to the mountains or beach and need to load cargo on the top of the vehicle.

Subaru has redesigned the new-generation Outback with new step-style doorsills that will allow one to stand firmly when securing objects to the roof rails. These roof rails will come with integrated retractable crossbars and tie downs to make securing cargo easier. A heavy-duty cargo basket is also available for additional cargo-carrying ability up top. But stepping up to get to the top carrier will be much easier on the new Outback.

The 2015 Subaru Outback will also come with an available power rear gate with memory height for the first time. This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the new power liftgate will make life easier with the new wagon. The new Outback also comes with 60/40 split-folding rear seats with handy deployment levers that will encourage those spontaneous “grab-your-stuff-and-go” moments.

The 2015 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. In addition, the load floor provided by the lowered seats now lays flatter than the outgoing model.

The all-new fifth generation 2015 Subaru Outback didn’t get huge styling changes, but it comes with new step-style doorsills and a new power liftgate that will make life easier for its owner. Check out the 2015 Outback digital brochure here.

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