Ride & Handling

The Outback shines in terms of ride comfort. It's surprisingly tame and confident at 70 mph and higher, and it definitely feels like a car rather than an SUV. Its wagon style doesn't harm the Outback's offroad capability, though. It includes all-wheel drive that requires no intervention from the driver. Whether it's snow and ice, gravel or dirt roads, the Outback is unfazed. I've driven it on modest offroad trails (legit ones, not just off-pavement), and it can handle more than the vast majority of buyers would put in its way. If the Outback were a person, it would be your outdoorsy friend who always seems to be tan and fit, dressed for action and on his way to climb or ride something, or otherwise involve himself with exertion and dust. Odds are this friend is named Todd or Chad.

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    Air inlet selection button
    Air inlet selection button Select airflow by pressing the air inlet selection button. The selected air inlet setting is shown on the control panel. (Recirculation): Interior air recirculat ...

    Child safety
    WARNING ● Never hold a child on your lap or in your arms while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision, because the child will be caught bet ...

    Auto-dimming function
    The auto-dimming function is an anti-glare capability which automatically reduces glare coming from headlights of vehicles behind you. By pressing the power button, the autodimming function is togg ...