Subaru Outback 6th Generation Radio Review

Subaru Outback is King of the Crossover Wagons

Subaru’s Outback can trace its history back to the mid 70’s and the first real crossover wagon, the Leone. Now the 6th generation takes the outback and crossover concept to new levels.

Subaru MY21 Outback Group Landscape

The new models comes in three variants, the Outback, Outback Sport and the Outback Touring. There is one engine, a revised 2.5L Boxer engine mated to an 8 slot CVT.

Prices for the new model range from just under $40,000 for the Outback through to just under $48,000 for the touring, plus the usual costs.

Subaru MY21 Outback AWD Touring Interior

Key highlights of the latest model include a new 11.6 inch centre screen, heated front and rear outer seats, larger interior, 2000kg towing capacity, improved Eye Sight safety features, rear camera washer and a host of other upgrades.

Subaru MY21 Outback AWD Touring Exterior Front safety

How good is the Outback as a crossover, well the premium Active Torque Split AWD that delivers permanent drive to all four wheels, dual-mode X-MODE and about 213mm of ground clearance means that it is possibly the best AWD SUV on the market for the adventurous buyer.

It also happens to be a screaming bargain.

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Subaru MY21 Outback AWD Touring Exterior Side

Model   2021 Subaru Outback AWD SUV
Model PriceOutback AWD $39,990*, Outback AWD Sport $44,490*, Outback AWD Touring $47,790* MLP*
Engine2.5L Four Cylinder Boxer Petrol
DrivetrainActive Torque Split AWD  CVT 8 slot manual mode
Power138kW @ 5,800 rpm
Torque245 NM @ 3,400 to 4,600 rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions168 g/km
Economy ADR7.3 L/100km
Tow Capacity2000 Kg
Tow Ball Rating200 kg
Servicing12mths/ 12500km Fixed Price
Warranty5 yr/Unlimited km 1 Yr conditional roadside assist


*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.