Subaru Outback Gets Standard EyeSight, Emergency Braking for 2019
Suite of Advanced Safety Features Also Includes Adaptive Cruise
The 2019 Subaru Outback is getting a few more convenience and safety features for 2019, as well as a $510 price bump to $27,320, including $975 destination and delivery.
Now standard on every 2019 Outback will be the company’s EyeSight driver-assist technology, which bundles adaptive cruise control, Subaru Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, and lane departure monitoring and prevention. Also included in the base Outback 2.5i is an updated 6.5-inch multimedia system with the latest version of Subaru’s Starlink infotainment.
As on the 2018 model, the $29,420 Outback 2.5i Premium adds foglights, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, automatic climate control, and an available blind spot monitoring system with cross-traffic detection. The infotainment system is upgraded with an 8.0-inch screen, and navigation is an option, as are a sunroof and power-operated rear tailgate. Its starting price is likewise $510 more than its 2018 equivalent, owing to the standard EyeSight system.
Stepping into a leather-upholstered 2019 Outback 2.5i Limited demands $33,820, $210 more than 2018. It adds steering-responsive LED headlights, rear seat heating, a standard power rear tailgate, and wood-tone interior trim. The Limited also offers Subaru’s unique 3.6L flat-six; the Limited 3.6R costs $35,970 with destination.
At the top of the heap is the Outback Touring, available in both 2.5i ($37,770) and 3.6R ($39,970) trims. The Touring gets Java Brown leather seating and contrasting Ivory stitching, unique woodgrain and piano black interior accents, a heated steering wheel, standard navigation, and more.
With added standard features for 2019, Subaru is justified asking for a bit more cash for the popular Outback. (The standard—and convenient—adaptive cruise control is worth every penny, in our minds.) For us, the sweet spot in the lineup would be the Outback 2.5i Premium, optioned with $2,945 worth of blind spot monitoring, power rear liftgate, moonroof, navigation, and automatic high beams. Regardless, the 2019 Outback will only continue to serve Subaru loyalists who value safety well.