The Outback remains a class for itself. This wagon with elements of a crossover has been on the market for decades and despite that many rival companies tried the same formula, Subaru remained the only one to make this design approach successful. The current generation of this model has been around since 2019 and the 2024 Subaru Outback will represent the fifth production year. If you are familiar with the company’s policy, you know very well that this will be the final production year of the generation. Therefore, we don’t expect to see any bigger changes, especially not after the 2023 update.
Therefore, you may count on a familiar design, which still has a lot of great things to offer. This model is spacious and comfortable. Of course, it comes standard with all-wheel drive and offers excellent grip in all conditions. Furthermore, we like its composed handling, while the list of standard equipment is very long.
Considering that no bigger changes are expected, we are pretty sure that the 2024 Subaru Outback won’t arrive before the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Subaru Outback Design
Design-wise, the 2024 Subaru Outback will continue without any notable changes. It will continue to feature the same layout, which offers a great balance between comfort and athleticism. Also, count on a familiar styling, which has been updated recently. We saw a new front-end design, which brought new headlights, a bigger grille, new bumpers etc. All in all, it’s hard to expect any notable change for the next year.
The mechanics will also remain the same. This model offers a pretty nice suspension setup, which provides composed handling and a quite comfortable ride. There is also the Wilderness trim, which brings higher ground clearance and further suspension upgrades, which is perfect for drivers with off-road aspirations. This version also comes with all kinds of exclusive styling details.
This aspect definitely won’t bring any changes. We are about to see a familiar layout, which has a lot of great things to offer. First of all, the cabin looks nice. The dashboard is well-designed and combines nice materials with the great build quality. Furthermore, there is a long list of tech features, which makes everything look even more upscale.
Still, most drivers choose this wagon/crossover because of the interior practicality and functionality. Both rows of seats are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, you may count on pretty impressive cargo capacity. The cargo area is good for about 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 75.7 cubic feet of the total volume, which is slightly less than you get from the Forester, but still great for a station wagon.
Once again, we don’t expect bigger changes, although it’s always possible to see a couple of new things on the list of standard and available equipment. So, base models should come standard with goodies like remote keyless entry, automatic climate control, dual 7-inch touch screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, and a four-speaker stereo. Among upgrades, expect to find goodies like an 11.6-inch touch screen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two additional USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, as well as proximity keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof.
When it comes to safety, base models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, head-up display etc. The list of available safety features should include goodies like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear collision warning, driver drowsiness monitoring, front-view camera etc.
2024 Subaru Outback Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change, so the 2024 Subaru Outback will continue with two familiar powertrain options. Base models will continue with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter boxer engine, which puts out around 182 horsepower. It comes in pair with a CVT gearbox and offers relatively decent performance. More importantly, fuel economy is great, as you may count on about 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
If you’re up for something more capable, there is a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine, with a max output of 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. It also comes with a CVT but offers notably better performance. The average fuel economy goes around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Of course, both engines come coupled with Subaru’s well-known all-wheel-drive system.
2024 Subaru Outback Release Date and Price
Since there are no notable changes to come, we expect that the 2024 Subaru Outback will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2023. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 28.000 dollars, while models like Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60 will remain some of the key competitors.