The Subaru Outback is an old-school wagon that has not changed much in functionality. But this year it will bring some majorly upgraded looks to the table.
The 2014 New York International Auto Show is an excellent venue to wear a suit and tie, and Subaru has dressed up the new Outback accordingly. Subaru claims that its flagship model “blends Car-like handling and SUV capability.” The 2015 model should not be much different mechanically than last year’s, but the new aesthetic touches are a necessary improvement.
The new Outback will be loosely based off of Subaru’s latest Legacy model, with upgraded off-road capabilities. The headlights and grill shapes are nearly identical, as well as the hood and side mirrors. Hopefully the updated Outback will be a hit, as it is a vital product for Subaru.
I don’t know what the Northwest would be like if Subaru Outbacks and Crosstreks weren’t around. After all, those with sporty lifestyles and eco-friendly aspirations need something in which to get to the slopes. The new looks might just be too mainstream for some Northwest Subaru fans to handle, as they might be far better suited to more adventurous, gung-ho grandparents.