2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid, Specs, Release Date

The 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid is a compact model that can fit up to 5 passengers, it is efficient, spacious and comfortable. The new model will bring plenty of updates which includes a new drivetrain. The forthcoming 2019 Subaru Outback also gains plenty of new stuff both inside and outside.

The ride is expected to be smoother, and cabin quieter. Exterior will suffer plenty of refinement and the interior now includes the latest high-tech features. Safety is also great which is one of the reasons why this SUV is among the most family-favorite models.

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid design look

According to reliable sources, the exterior will not suffer because of the hybrid variant. It means that the exterior design and dimension will stay intact. However, the 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid will get a facelift and plenty of refreshments.

First of all, this compact SUV looks rugged. On the other hand, those refinements will make Outback a softer and cleaner model. The front end holds an all-new bumper with wide intakes and the horizontal hexagonal grille looks polished.

The headlights are available in a C-shape and are featuring a LED technology. The lower bumper comes with the matte-black cover which should prevent scratching the paint. The fog lights are larger and are sitting in both corners of the bumper. The side profile shows us a slightly higher ride height and the extensive roofline.

Outback is a four-door model and it holds plenty of metal frames around the windows. Standard are 17-inch wheels while the Touring and Limited trim levels get 18-inch alloy rollers. At the rear, the roof extends all the way to the spoiler and the taillights are wrapping into the rear fenders. The roof sports retractable roof bars as a standard while the Touring models will benefit from the different silver bars.

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid interior

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid interior is comfortable with high-tech features

You can call the exterior “rugged” or however you want, but the interior is completely the opposite of that. It provides plenty of upscale features and materials, and the focus is aimed toward the comfort and high-tech features. Moreover, the 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid adds an astonishing safety equipment, and the safety rating is among the best-in-class. Firstly, a center console is all-new and it sports a new design as well.

The arrangement of the buttons is mostly the same and the clock is bigger than on the previous model. What we like about this interior is that it is very functional and the passengers can enjoy the luxury that it offers. This SUV can accommodate up to five passengers and the comfort is great. Moreover, the cabin is quieter than the previous model thanks to the new engine and sound insulation materials.

Tech details

Most of the features are now more premium, for an instance, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather and the seats get contrast stitching. Glossy black materials are available in top trims and the same stands for silver bezels. Another important upgrade is a new infotainment system. Instead of 6.2-inch, there is a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. Not only bigger but is also more responsive.

The onboard voice command is better than before and it supports Siri and OK Google systems. Navigation is included as well, more USB ports are available, just like the Wi-Fi, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.


The new interior color scheme comes in Titanium Gray color, along with the existing Slate black and Warm Ivory.

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid side

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid powertrain info

There is two engine options available, however, the biggest upgrade is a new hybrid drivetrain. While the base model is using a 2.5-liter boxer engine as standard and 3.6-liter as optional, the upcoming model will get a hybrid variant.

The standard engine is capable of producing up to 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. The optional 3.6-liter six-cylinder unit generates 256 HP and 247 lb-ft of torque.

Hybrid engine review

There is no specific news about the hybrid drivetrain. Subaru made a statement about the development of hybrid crossovers and SUVs and the work is almost done. Besides the 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid, Ascent and Forester are another models that should get the hybrid variant.

The biggest favorite, the Crosstrek model already got its hybrid drivetrain. We expect from 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid to combine one or two electric motors with one of the two drivetrains, and the overall performance should jump for an additional 40 HP and around 50 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy should also see a large improvement, and all-wheel drive setup will be optional. Moreover, the new 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid will include Hill Descent Control and X-Mode systems.

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid rear

2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid price and release date

The forthcoming 2019 Subaru Outback Hybrid will cost around $10,000 more than the base model. The base Outback is priced at 27,000, so the hybrid variant will cost slightly over $35,000. We will see Subaru’s latest SUV on the roads at the beginning of 2019.

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