2013 Subaru Outback
What's New for 2013
The 2013 Subaru Outback features a restyled front end, a more
efficient four-cylinder engine, an updated continuously variable transmission
(CVT) and revised suspension tuning. New features include keyless ignition/entry
and newly available adaptive cruise control with a collision avoidance system.
Body Styles, Trim
Levels, and Options
The 2013 Subaru Outback is a five-passenger wagon offered in six
trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R, 3.6R Premium and 3.6R
Limited. The numbers refer to engine displacement.
The base 2.5i comes
rack rails with fold-out crossbars
and reclining rear seats
phone and audio connectivity
sound system with a CD player
The 2.5i Premium model
power driver seat (with power lumbar)
Opting for the 2.5i Premium's available All-Weather package gets you heated front seats, heated mirrors and
a windshield wiper de-icer.
While the Power Moonroof
package adds a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rearview
A nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with satellite radio and
HD radio is also available.
Stepping up to the 2.5i
automatic climate control
upholstery and wood trim
power passenger seat
Kardon sound system
Options for the Limited include the EyeSight driver assist system,
the Power Moonroof package and a Special
Appearance package that includes unique exterior styling details, keyless
ignition/entry, driver seat memory functions and perforated leather upholstery.
A touchscreen navigation system with voice controls and a rearview camera is
also available for the Limited.
The six-cylinder 3.6R
has the 2.5i Premium's features in addition to variable torque distribution version
of Subaru's AWD system, dual stainless steel exhaust tips and larger front and
rear brakes with ventilated rear rotors.
To those features, the top-shelf 3.6R Limited adds the extra niceties from the 2.5i Premium.
Options include a sunroof, the aforementioned EyeSight package and
a navigation system with XM satellite radio and XM NavTraffic that comes
bundled with a nine-speaker, 440-watt Harmon/kardon sound system.
The all-wheel-drive Subaru Outback is offered with two different
engines. The 2.5i models use a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed
("boxer") four-cylinder that produces 173 horsepower and 174
pound-feet of torque, and comes paired with either a six-speed manual or a CVT.
Outback 3.6R versions come with a 3.6-liter horizontally opposed
six-cylinder good for 256 hp and 247 lb-ft. of torque. A five-speed automatic
with shift paddles is the only transmission offered.
The 2013 Subaru Outback comes standard with four-wheel antilock
disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and side
curtain airbags that cover both rows.
Subaru's new EyeSight system bundles safety technologies including
adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and sway
warning. The EyeSight system uses two cameras mounted inside the upper edge of
the windshield, which Subaru says reduces the potential for damage compared to
conventional radar systems mounted in the front bumper. EyeSight can also
detect pedestrians and is capable of braking the Outback if the driver takes no