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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    Shift lock function
    The shift lock function helps prevent the improper operation of the select lever. ● The select lever cannot be operated unless the ignition switch is turned to the УONФ position and the brake ...

    When there is no CD inserted
    Insert a CD by referring to УHow to insert a CD (type A)Ф F5-19 / УHow to insert a CD (s) (type B)Ф F5-19. When a CD is loaded, the player will start playback of the CD, beginning with the first ...

    Auxiliary input jack (if equipped)
    Type A AUX input jack Type B AUX input jack Type C AUX input jack Type D AUX input jack By connecting a commercial audio product to the vehicle, such as a portable audio player, you can hear its s ...