The 2021 Subaru Outback station wagon has a variety of advanced technologies, from safety features to help you watch the road to systems that allow you to connect your devices seamlessly. It offers a comfortable ride and capable performance, and it's ideal for commuting, family trips, or off-road adventures. Seven trim levels are available: Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT. Here's some more information about the 2021 Outback and why you should consider it for your next vehicle.

An Attractive Exterior

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The Outback has a sporty, modern profile that makes it easy to spot in parking lots. It has 8.7 inches of ground clearance for excellent off-road performance and a look that's similar to an SUV.

It has a sculpted hood and a black grille with a large Subaru symbol in the center. The smaller lower grille is surrounded by rugged plastic body panels to protect you from obstacles when you're off-road. Skid plates protect the underside of the vehicle, as well. The rectangular headlights have LED accents, and they turn automatically when you turn the steering wheel to improve visibility on curvy roads or trails; they also come on when you use the windshield wipers.

With the base trim level, you'll get 17-inch alloy wheels, all-season tires, black folding side mirrors, a rear windshield wiper, and roof rails. Choose the Premium for LED fog lights, body-colored folding side mirrors with turn signals, and front and rear windshield wiper de-icers. You can add a power moonroof with glass that blocks 95% of UV light, as well. The Limited comes with 18-inch wheels, and the Touring adds chrome inserts in the door handles and chrome power-folding side mirrors with turn signals.

A Spacious, Luxurious Interior

This vehicle's elegant interior has lots of easy-to-use features and plenty of space. Passengers have 109 cubic feet for themselves, and you can fit 32.5 cubic feet of stuff in the cargo area. With the rear seats folded, you'll have 75.7 cubic feet of space. Passengers can recline the rear seats, as well. Several interior colors are available, including black, ivory with gray accents, Java Brown, and Titanium Gray.

The base Outback comes with a six-way driver's seat, a four-way front passenger seat, eight cup holders, and two USB ports. Other features include a sunglasses storage space above the console, cargo tie-down hooks, additional storage underneath the cargo area, a removable cargo tray, and a 7-inch touch screen. Entertainment options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and SiriusXM satellite radio. The steering wheel has paddle shifters and audio, Bluetooth, and advanced cruise control buttons.

You can add an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass and Homelink controls that can work with security systems, garage doors, lighting, and more. Other options include a cargo net, a sunshade for the second row, auto-dimming side mirrors with approach lights, and covers for the rear seats.

With the Premium, you'll get a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, two rear USB charging ports, a removable cargo cover, and dual-zone automatic climate control with voice activation. An 11.6-inch touch screen and a Wi-Fi hot spot are also included. You can choose navigation, keyless entry with a keypad on the driver-side door, push-button start, and a hands-free power liftgate with height and memory settings, as well.

The Outback Limited comes with an eight-way front passenger seat, heated leather front and rear seats, memory settings for the side mirrors and the driver's seat, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with an amplifier. A heated steering wheel is optional. For a CD player and cooled Nappa leather front seats, choose the Touring trim. The Onyx Edition XT comes with StarTex water-repellent upholstery.

Great Performance

The 2021 Outback has an independent suspension for a smooth ride, and it's fun to drive. It can take turns easily, and it has plenty of acceleration. The sophisticated electronic stability control system adjusts the level of torque and applies the brakes when needed for precise steering and maneuverability.

This vehicle also comes with power steering and a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are standard, as well. With the 2.5-liter motor, the Outback can go 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg highway. This gives it more than 600 miles of range. XT trim levels have a turbocharged, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. It can travel 23 mpg in traffic and 30 mpg on the open road, and it can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

When you activate the standard X-MODE, the all-wheel drive is optimized for better traction on slippery surfaces, and hill descent control makes going down steep slopes easier. The Onyx Edition XT also comes with a deep snow/mud mode.

Outstanding Safety

This Subaru's sophisticated safety and driver assistance features will help you and your passengers stay safe. The EyeSight Driver Assist Technology helps you monitor traffic and optimize cruise control. You'll also get lane departure and sway warning, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic emergency braking. High beam assistance switches the headlights to the low settings when it detects an oncoming vehicle. Other features include a rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, dual-stage front air bags that can deploy at different speeds depending on the situation, and a security system with an engine immobilizer.

With the Premium, you'll also get the STARLINK safety and security system. It has collision warning, roadside assistance, maintenance reminders, diagnostic alerts, a monthly vehicle health report, remote start with climate control, and more. You can add blind-spot detection with lane-change assistance and rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited includes automatic emergency braking that works when you're in reverse, and you can choose a DriverFocus distraction-mitigation system. The Touring comes with a 180-degree front-view monitor to help you see obstacles on tough trails.

Kelley Blue Book gave the 2020 Outback its Best Resale Value award, and the 2021 model should be even better. To learn more and test drive it for yourself, visit Hiley Subaru of Fort Worth. We can help you find a perfect ride.

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