NEW FOR 2013:

– Extensive facelift with revised styling, chassis enhancements.
– Base 2.5i trim dropped.
– 2.5L engine receives a bump in power output.
– EyeSight Driver Assist system option added.
– Amenities and audio capabilities added as standard.
– Added adjustable roof rack rear crossbar.
– Matte wood-grain trim provides a sophisticated appearance on Limited Package models.
– Electro-luminescent instrument cluster added to all trims.
– New cloth seat fabrics for 2.5i Convenience.
– Paint changes: Venetian Red Pearl added; Ruby Red Pearl discontinued.

Subaru ups the Outback’s game for 2013 with a heavily facelifted model featuring a new front fascia, chassis improvements, and added tech in the form of Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist system. An improved 2.5L BOXER four-cylinder also makes its way under the hood.

Two engine options are available with the Outback, along with a choice of three transmissions:

– 2.5L DOHC horizontally opposed 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine with 173 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT automatic
– 3.6L 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of forque, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode

Trims for the Outback include 2.5i Convenience, 2.5i Convenience with PZEV Option, 2.5i Touring Package, 2.5i Limited Package, 3.6R, 3.6R Limited Package, and 3.6R Limited Package with EyeSight Option. All trims come with all-wheel drive.

In 2.5i Convenience trim, features include 2.5L DOHC horizontally opposed 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, 6-speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake override, electric parking brake, hill holder assist, in-glass integrated antenna, steering wheel mounted audio controls, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with auxiliary input, Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice activation, MediaHub iPod/USB integration, XM radio pre-wire, retractable cargo cover, 12V cargo power outlet, sub-floor cargo storage, armrest with storage, air conditioning, steering wheel mounted cruise control, armrest integrated rear cupholders, map lights, 2x 12V outlets in front row, overhead storage, passenger seatback pocket, power windows with driver’s auto down, information display, ECO gauge, aluminum trim interior, floor mats, cloth seating, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, 60/40 split rear seats, body colour door handles/power heated mirrors, automatic headlights, roof rack, spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy tinted windows in rear, fog lights, splash guards, rear wiper, airbags (front, front seat side, side curtain), LATCH, anti-theft system, engine immobilizer, keyless entry, traction control, and Vehicle Dynamics Control system with lateral-g and yaw-rate sensor.

2.5i Convenience with PZEV Option adds PZEV embroidered floor mats, PZEV exterior badging, PZEV emissions equipment and Lineartronic CVT automatic.

2.5i Touring Package adds (to Convenience non-PZEV trim) wiper de-icer, 6-speaker audio, cargo tray, automatic dual-zone climate control, sunroof, driver’s power window auto up/down, and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

2.5i Limited Package adds Lineartronic CVT automatic, brushed aluminum door sills, 17-inch aluminum wheels with machined finish, roof mounted antenna, 7-inch multimedia screen with AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/DivX, WMV, MP4, SMS text messaging capability, XM NAVTraffic (subscription required), Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with voice activation, Bluetooth streaming audio, 3.5mm auxiliary jack, USB and rear view camera, Harman Kardon 9-speaker system including subwoofer and amplifier, autodimming rear view mirror with HomeLink, electro-luminescent gauges with colour multi-information display, woodgrain interior trim, leather seating, and 4-way power adjustable passenger seat.

3.6R adds (to 2.5i Touring) 3.6L 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, larger brakes, and dual exhaust.

3.6R Limited Package adds (to 2.5i Limited) 3.6L 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, larger brakes, dual exhaust.

3.6R Limited Package with EyeSight Option adds EyeSight Driver Assist.

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