After being first introduced in the United States in 1995 as the Subaru Legacy Outback, Subaru has continued to refine the line. The sixth generation of this SUV continues to use a two-box wagon body style with a lifted suspension as the basis. As a 2024 model, the Outback Premium adds newer technology with an 11.6” color touchscreen, 4G LTE mobile hotspot, dual climate control, power/heated front seats, and more USB ports. Technology in high demand will include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and other entertainment options. There’s an available 12-speaker Harmon Kardon 576-watt audio system in the Limited and Touring trims.
Refinement of Subaru’s Outback interior comes courtesy of the Legacy sedan, which uses much of the same design and features. All 2024 Subaru Outbacks feature more spacious rear seats (compared with the previous generation) and a whopping 33 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear. Folding the rear seats flat more than doubles the cargo capacity courtesy of the station wagon body.
Meanwhile, the Outback’s powertrains may be upgraded from the base flat four 182-HP 2.5-liter engine to a more powerful 260-HP 2.4-liter version in the higher trim levels. All Outback models use the Lineartronic CVT and symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD) in the 2024 model line. The Base model is EPA rated at 26 cities, 32 highways and 28 combined, while the turbo models use more fuel at 23 cities, 30 highways, and 26 combined. Combined, the entire Outback line offers acceptable performance in both town and country, an important distinction in a four-season locale like Santa Fe, NM.
According to media reports, Subaru plans to replace the Outback in 2025, but will retain the basics that have made the Outback such a favorite in the Rocky Mountain region. For 2024, Subaru will offer a new grille, foglights and bumper on the Outback Wilderness model, in addition to a whopping 9.5” of ground clearance (other Outbacks feature an 8.5” lift). All ’24 Outback models will feature Subaru’s Eyesight Driver Assist technology, which uses cameras around the car to alert the driver of hazards, and can even apply the brakes to prevent a collision. This system has been used by Subaru for several years, and for 2024 features updated software, a wider field of vision and an electric brake booster to identify cars, bikes and even pedestrians that might be moving into the path of the car. Standard safety features like these should help consumers enjoy the outdoor prowess of the new 2024 Subaru Outback near Santa Fe, NM .
Subaru will offer eight different trim levels on the 2024 Outback when they arrive near Santa Fe, NM. The 2024 Outback starts at $28,895 for the base model and will jump to $42,795 for the top-of-the-line Touring XT. Subaru announced that the Outback can tow 2,700 pounds with the base engine, while the turbo powerplant is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds. And while there’s no definitive date of when they might arrive, look for the 2024 Subaru Outback near Santa Fe NM at the Fiesta Subaru dealership located at 8100 Lomas Blvd. in Albuquerque NM 87110 any day now!