2021 Subaru Outback review

Touting adventurous capability and a comfortable, spacious cabin, the 2021 Subaru Outback is ready to take your daily routine to the next level. Grand Subaru has taken a closer look at everything this midsize SUV brings to the table in this 2021 Outback review page. To get in touch with the team at our dealership in Bensenville, IL, call us at (888) 840-3934 or contact us online.

2021 Subaru Outback Performance Specs & Towing Capacity

The 2021 Outback provides the choice between a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an available turbocharged powertrain. Both configurations are paired with symmetrical all-wheel drive and a Lineartronic® CVT. Performance specs for both Outback performance specs are as follows:


2.5L BOXER® 4-cylinder

2.4L Turbocharged BOXER® 4-cylinder


182 HP

260 HP


176 lb.-ft.

277 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy

26 city / 33 hwy MPG

23 city / 30 hwy MPG

Max. Towing Capacity

2,700 lbs.

3,500 lbs.

2021 Subaru Outback Interior & Exterior

Whether you're on the highway or well off the beaten path, the 2021 Outback will keep you riding in style. The bold bodylines are taken to the next level with the following Outback features:

  • 17- or 18-in. wheels
  • Hands-free power rear gate
  • LED steering responsive headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lights
  • Power-folding sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Power tilt/slide glass moonroof
  • Raised roof rails
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
2021 Subaru Outback exterior

If the Outback is appealing from the outside, it only gets better when you slide inside. Appointed with both comfortable amenities and functional features, you'll find it all inside this Subaru SUV. Outback interior features include:

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Cargo-area underfloor storage
  • Cloth, StarTex® water-repellent, leather-trimmed, or Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Driver memory settings
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Push-button start
  • Removable cargo-area tray
2021 Subaru Outback Interior

2021 Subaru Outback Safety Features and Rating

2021 reviews and rankings are still being determined, but previous Outback models show the priority placed on safety. The 2020 Subaru Outback received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). In the 2021 Outback, you'll find the following standard and available safety features to keep you and your passengers secure:

  • Advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering
  • Blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert
  • DriverFocus™ distraction mitigation system
  • High beam assist
  • Lane departure and sway warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Pre-collision braking
  • Reverse automatic braking
  • Rear vision camera
  • 180-degree front-view monitor

2021 Subaru Outback Infotainment & Connectivity Technology

Whether you're behind the wheel or just along for the ride, you're sure to appreciate the wealth of tech features found in the 2021 Outback. The following technologies will help keep you informed and entertained for every mile of the journey:

  • Dual 7-in. or single 11.6-in. touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio™
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Integrated GPS navigation system
  • Voice recognition
  • Four-, six-, or Harman Kardon® 12-speaker audio system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
2021 Subaru Outback infotainment system

2021 Subaru Outback Color Options

With a variety of earth tones and understated hues, you can personalize your new SUV to your liking. 2021 Outback color options include:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl

2021 Subaru Outback Size & Cargo Space

With seating for up to five passengers, the 2021 Outback provides room for both family and friends.The versatile cabin, which includes a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, allows you to configure the interior to match your needs. With the second row folded down, the Outback measures in at 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space. With this volume, grocery store trips will be easier and packing for your next excursion will be a breeze.

2021 Subaru Outback 2021 Subaru Outback for Sale near Chicago, IL

Grand Subaru is the place to go when looking for 2021 Subaru Outback models for sale near Chicago, IL. Scroll through our Outback inventory to see the selection at our dealership in Bensenville, IL. You can also take advantage of our monthly Outback lease specials. Schedule a test drive or learn more by calling (888) 840-3934 or chatting with us online.

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