What is the difference between the 2019 Subaru Outback Trims?

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Subaru Outback Trim Levels

Have you decided that the 2019 Subaru Outback is the CUV you want to take you on your next adventure? With six different trim levels available, it can be difficult to determine which one is best equipped to accommodate your lifestyle. The product specialists at McLaughlin Subaru in Moline, IL have created the following page to highlight the key differences between each 2019 Subaru Outback trim level. If you have initial questions before reading further, contact our Subaru dealership near the Quad Cities at (866) 960-7673.

2.5i vs. 2.5i Premium

Kicking off the 2019 Subaru Outback lineup is the 2.5i, starting at $26,345 MSRP, and 2.5i Premium, starting at $28,445 MSRP. While both trims offer a long list of standard features, there are a number of key differences you should be aware of which are detailed below.

Engine

Both the 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trim levels are powered by the same 2.5L I4 engine. Complete engine specs can be found in the table below.

Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® I4

Horsepower

175 HP

Torque

174 lb.-ft.

MPG city/highway

25/32

Trim availability

2.5i, 2.5i Premium

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Technology

Do you have a wish list of technology features you want in your 2019 Outback? Check out the key differences between the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trims below.

  • Only the 2.5i Premium includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror equipped with HomeLink®
  • Both trims include the SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system, but the 2.5i features a 6.5-in. touchscreen, and the 2.5i Premium offers an 8-in. touchscreen
  • A six-speaker audio system is only standard with the 2.5i Premium trim

Safety

While the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trim levels share a majority of the same safety features, there are a couple differences you should be aware of including:

  • Blind spot detection with lane change assist and cross-traffic alert are only options with the 2.5i Premium trim
  • The 2.5i Premium trim level includes STARLINK™ Safety Plus safety suite

Interior Comfort

Which interior comfort features do you expect from your 2019 Subaru Outback? Check out the differences between the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trim levels in the following list.

  • The 2.5i features a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, while the 2.5i Premium includes a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats are only standard with the 2.5i Premium trim
  • Only the 2.5i Premium trim features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Manual climate control is standard with the 2.5i trim, but the 2.5i Premium offers dual-zone climate control
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2.5i Limited vs. 2.5i Touring

Next in the 2019 Subaru Outback lineup is the 2.5i Limited, starting at $32,845 MSRP, and the 2.5i Touring, starting at $36,795 MSRP. Both trims offer upgraded comfort and technology features you'll be excited about. Continue reading below to learn more about the differences between the 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring.

Engine

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring share the same engine option to provide ample power without sacrificing efficiency. Check out the table for complete engine specs.

Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® I4

Horsepower

175 HP

Torque

174 lb.-ft.

MPG city/highway

25/32

Trim availability

2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring

Technology

When it comes to technology, the 2019 Outback 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring trim offer similar features, such as a Harman Kardon® 12-speaker audio system, and SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system.

Safety

Key safety features such as blind spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert are standard on both models. However, only the 2.5i Touring trim is equipped with High Beam Assist and Reverse Automatic Braking.

Interior shot of the 2019 Subaru Outback dashboard

Interior Comfort

Interior comfort features are in no short supply for both the 2019 Outback 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring trims. Both models include heated front and rear seats and leather-trimmed upholstery. Key differences include:

  • The 2.5i Touring trim adds a heated steering wheel
  • The 2.5i Limited trim includes wood grain-patterned accent trim, and the 2.5i Touring adds silver accents
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3.6R Limited vs. 3.6R Touring

Performance enthusiasts will enjoy the energetic driving experience behind the wheel of the 3.6R Limited or 3.6R Touring. While the 3.6R Limited starts at $34,995 MSRP, and the 3.6R Touring starts at $38,995 MSRP, both models offer the longest list of standard features in the 2019 Outback lineup.

Engine

The Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring trims share the same potent V6 engine. Engine specs are as follows:

Engine

3.6L SUBARU BOXER® V6

Horsepower

256 HP

Torque

247 lb.-ft.

MPG city/highway

25/32

Trim availability

3.6R Limited, 3.6R Touring

Technology

Both trim levels include all the technology features included with the 2.5i Touring trim.

Safety

The 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring trims share most of the same safety features, however the 3.6R Touring offers standard High Beam Assist and Reverse Automatic Braking.

Interior Seating Arrangement of the 2019 Subaru Outback

Interior Comfort

Packed with plenty of comfort features to suit you and your passengers, both the 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring have what it takes to help you make the most of every drive. Key differences include:

  • A heated steering wheel is only available with the 3.6R Touring trim
  • Both models have wood grain-patterned accent trim, but the 3.6R Touring adds silver accents
  • The 3.6R Touring includes Java Brown leather-trimmed upholstery

Schedule a Test Drive

Have you made a decision between the 2019 Subaru Outback trim levels? Head over to the new inventory at McLaughlin Subaru to find the model you like best. The best way to know for certain which Subaru Outback model is right for you is to get behind the wheel! Schedule a test drive appointment by calling our dealership in Moline, IL at (866) 960-7363.

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