Review: 2014 Subaru Outback

The 2014 Subaru Outback builds off last year’s updated model. With some new features at each trim level and the continued reputation of safety, the Outback is still one of the top picks.

The Outback had a big update last year, so there’s just some slight updates in 2014. So what’s new? The 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium model now comes with heated seats. The 2.5i Premium also comes with features including 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer, power seats, and leather steering wheel.

The 2.5i Premium also features available options that include a backup camera and navigation, options previously reserved only for the only the more expensive limited trim.

Add in the new heated seats, and this is a lot of car.

Subaru’s EyeSight Safety Technology is now an available offer on the 2.5i Premium. EyeSight was introduced in 2013 and this is a great new tech system that integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning.


New in the base 2.5i CVT model is the Alloy Wheel package. This package features 17-inch alloy wheels and fog lights.

THe 3.6R is now only known available in Limited option. This 3.6R model features a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine with  256 horsepower. You’ll also get options that include woodgrain trim, seat memory and push-button igntion.

You cannot talk about a Subaru Outback without talking about its safety. The Outback is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus — the best of the best for car safety. The Outback scores a top score of good in Moderate Overlap Front Tests, Side Impact Tests and Roof Strength Tests.

Of course your 2014 Subaru Outback will come with Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. It’s not always fun to drive in Northeast Ohio. Between the snow, rain, and challenging back roads, you need  a car that’s safe. Nothing is safer in the snow than the Subaru lineup. In fact, the lineup was named Best Snow Vehicle by MSN Autos.

Learn more about Subaru’s Symmetrical All Wheel Drive.

Your 2014 Subaru Outback also features 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which comes in handy when you’re driving over bumps or potholes.

Even with All Wheel Drive, you’ll get up to 30 MPG on the highway.



“With its generous cargo capacity and commendable off-road performance, the 2014 Subaru Outback wagon offers far more utility than many competing crossover SUVs. It’s a good option for families, especially those who enjoy the great outdoors.”

Kelley Blue Book

“Need a lot of interior room? Reasonable fuel economy? Rugged durability? All-weather capability? Good results on crash tests? And all that at an affordable price? The 2014 Outback should be high on your list.”

AOL Autos

“We found the Outback to be an exceptionally capable car on unpaved forest roads. Extensive driving on Montana’s back roads revealed that its tough, supple suspension could handle rough roads, and its all-wheel drive performed well in all sorts of slippery conditions. Out on the open highway the Outback is smooth and comfortable and feels like a regular car. During a week of nasty Pacific Northwest winter, and it gave us a sense of security like few cars can, confident that with the Outback under us we could breeze through whatever weather we were dealt. “

Get a 2014 Subaru Outback in 9 available exterior colors.

With safety that cannot be beat and some nice upgrades to the lower level trims, we still think the Outback is truly a can’t miss model. Waikem Subaru in Massillon, Ohio has a great selection of Subaru Outback models today. Come in in any season and see just safe the Subaru product is.



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