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.
IIHS said that along with its traditional rankings, they wanted to let the consumer know which vehicles were the safest, thus creating the TSP+ award.
“Of the 29 models evaluated so far in our small overlap frontal crash test, these 13 cars offer the highest level of all-around crash protection,” says Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “We’re pleased to recognize them with our new Top Safety Pick+ award for 2013.”