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2015 Subaru Outback



  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,669

    @rsholland said: I agree about the Legacy and Outback about not being performance cars. The new WRX fills that roll

    But wouldn't it be cool if they brought back a turbo Legacy wagon? I would much rather have one of those than the high-roofed Outback. Miss the Legacy wagon. :-(

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    edited January 26

    @nippononly said: But wouldn't it be cool if they brought back a turbo Legacy wagon? I would much rather have one of those than the high-roofed Outback. Miss the Legacy wagon. :-(

    Hopefully we'll get the 2.0 Levorg wagon, which is a lux-up WRX wagon—not a hatch, but a wagon. Here's a link which includes a video.


  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,159

    I'd love to see them bring back the full length moonroof, it's one of the best features on my wifes 08' LLB.

  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 679

    Hopefully we'll get the 2.0 Levorg wagon, which is a lux-up WRX wagon—not a hatch, but a wagon.


    That isn't different enough from my 2014 Forester XT.....which certainly rides stiffly enough to qualify as a WRX wagon! :(


  • deerlake7deerlake7 Posts: 159
    edited February 4

    Seeing pictures of the '15 Legacy is getting me excited for the new Outback. We had a 2009 Forester and now a 2012 Outback. I have three hopes. First, fix the steering. The forward momentum on most cars self centers the front wheels, but on the 2010-14 Outbacks the steering is so stiff on center and causes the need for constant steering corrections. Second, please find a way to insulate the cabin from all the engine noise and finally, as others of said, get rid of the hard plastics. There was an earlier post relating to the Outback's weak heater. Mine is like a blast furnace and here in Minnesota where we've seen air temps below -20, it's been great. The only issue is how much noise the fan makes. It's LOUD.

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,268
    edited February 5

    @deerlake7 said: The only issue is how much noise the fan makes. It's LOUD.

    That it is! All my Subarus have the same fan functionality: 1. Silent. 2. Near-silent 3. Quiet, but noticeable 4. Deafening!

    While I think that all cars have noisy fans when set on full, I don't typically need to turn the radio louder unless I'm in the Subaru. :p

  • ranjitbhaskarranjitbhaskar Posts: 7
    edited February 11

    Based on the 2015 Subaru Legacy, I made a list that I think might make it to the 2015 Outback too:

    2015 Subaru Outback

    DOHC 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder BOXER Engine - 175 hp.

    Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission)

    Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

    Standard perforated leather upholstery

    Two-position memory for the 10-way power driver’s seat

    4-way power front passenger seat

    Three-mode heated front seats

    Dual-mode heated rear seats

    Rear seat air conditioning vents

    High-end surround sound audio system with 12 harman/kardon® speakers

    “Nosecone” front section & Aluminum Hood

    Front partition windows

    Door-mounted side view mirrors

    Active Grille Shutter system

    LED U-shape tail and brake lights

    Turn signal exterior mirrors

    Rear-view camera closer to the center of the car

    Rollover sensor activated side curtain airbags

    Welcome lighting - Cabin illumination & Exterior lighting.

    Keyless access & Start.

    Front seat-cushion airbags

    Steering-Responsive Foglights

    Radar Based Driver-Assist System:

    Blind Spot Detection.

    Lane Change Assist, Fast approaching vehicles

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

    LED indicators on the side mirrors

    EyeSight® driver-assist System (40% wider & longer range with Color Vision that enhances pedestrian & obstacle detection. 15% smaller in size, increasing outward visibility)

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    Pre-Collision Braking

    Vehicle Lane Departure Warning

    Acoustic Windshield

    Liquid-filled Engine Mounts.

    Thicker Panels (floor, toeboard, rear wheel apron, inner fenders)

    Expanded use of foam insulation and floor damping material.

    Quick-ratio Electric Power-assisted Steering

    Revised spring and damper tuning and geometry

    18-inch Alloy Wheels.

    Active Torque Vectoring, an enhancement of the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

    Ventilated rear disc brakes

    Electronic Parking Brake with Hill Holder Assist.

    Hill Descent Control.

    Binocular-style gauge pods

    5-inch Center LCD information display

    Electro-luminescent gauges with elegant blue ring illumination.

    GPS Corrected Time Display

    External temperature display

    One-touch lane changer function for turn signals.

    Auto up/down driver and front passenger windows with pinch protection.

    Dual-zone automatic climate control system

    AM/FM stereo and HD Radio®

    Radio Data Broadcast System

    Single-disc in-dash CD player.

    Subaru STARLINK connectivity with Aha™ and Pandora® smartphone integration

    Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming

    iPod® control capability

    USB port and aux. input jack.

    Multi-touch display offers swipe and scrolling gestures

    7-inch touch screen display.

    SiriusXM® satellite radio

    SMS text messaging

    iTunes® tagging capability.

    Dual USB ports.

    576-Watt equivalent AM/FM/HD Radio unit

    12 harman/kardon speakers, including a front center speaker and a rear subwoofer.

  • Aargh, I screwed up the formatting. Sorry folks! :(

  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,889

    @ranjitbhaskar said: Aargh, I screwed up the formatting. Sorry folks! :(

    Fixed it.... sort of..

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,669

    What, no panoramic moonroof? It needs a panoramic moonroof... ;-)

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • morey000morey000 Posts: 320

    Why not put the 2.0T from the Forester in the Outback? Secondly- a totally refreshed and higher quality design interior. Every time I get into an Outback, I feel like I stepped into a 1990's time machine. Much prefer the interior design of my Tribeca.

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,268

    Interior design of the Tribeca is gorgeous. They really nailed that one. The last-gen Forester and Impreza (which are the same) were very nice, though I've heard many complaints about the "feel." They went to blocky on the inside and bulgy on the outside for all of the new models.

  • mfkmx5mfkmx5 Posts: 1

    Bring back the middle rear seat pass-through, or 40/20/40 configuration on sedans and wagons

    Bring back the Legacy wagon too.

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