Sixth-gen 2021 Subaru Outback unveiled with major updates

By sep, 18 February 2021

Subaru has unveiled the sixth-generation 2021 Subaru Outback which saw the overall development from a station wagon dating back to 1995 to the current and modern crossover SUV. This evolution is catered to the major markets around the globe, specifically for those who are looking for a dynamic four-wheeler that’s comfortable as well as rugged.

Whether it’s for commuting, shopping, or a short getaway, the 2021 Subaru Outback is promoted as a vehicle that can handle almost everything you throw at it when it comes to daily driving scenarios. This is also the main reason why Subaru opted for the latest driving techs that offer better safety features.

This particular list includes the brand’s famous all-wheel-drive Symmetrical AWD and Boxer engine setup. Specs like the SI-Drive selectable driving modes, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), X-Mode (for snow and dirt), Subaru EyeSight System, and many more all contribute to a much safer driving package.

Also new for the 2021 Subaru Outback within the EyeSight System are Lane-Centering Function, Autonomous Emergency Steering, Emergency Lane Keep Assist , Traffic Sign Recognition/Intelligent Speed Limiter, and EyeSight Assist Monitor.

2021 subaru outback
2021 subaru outback

As for the boxer engine, the 2021 Subaru Outback is equipped with a heavily-updated 2.5-litre flat four-banger unit that produces around 166hp from 5,000rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Almost 90% of the FB25 engine has been modified and improved compared to the previous-gen, including a brand-new direct fuel-injection system. 

All that power is sent to the wheels via a new CVT Lineartronic TR58 continuously variable automatic gearbox which has gone through over 80% upgrades and updates. They’ve also increased the ‘virtual’ gears from seven to eight as well as expanded the transmission ratio for better performance and driving efficiency.

In other words, the 2021 Subaru Outback is not only a good utilitarian vehicle, but also one that is said to be fun to drive paired with dynamic handling and comfortable for all occupants.