Subaru Canada has announced the 2016 Outback with safety features like Lane Keep Assist which will be offered for the first time on the Outback. The 2016 model will be priced from $27,995 for the base 2.5i model going up to $40,195 for the top spec 3.6R with Limited Package and optional Technology Package.
The 2016 Outback will be available in showrooms in August featuring a new wiper-linked automatic on/off headlights as standard equipment. The reverse parking gets an on/off feature for the guidelines while the security system adds a new chirp notification while locking and unlocking.
The Touring Package adds an auto dimming rear view mirror with Homelink, outside temperature display, Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection (SRVD) indication in the dash along with a larger clock. The Outback 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited packages get Siri integration for Apple iPhone users and SiriusXM additions for the 7 inch infotainment system will be offered with a free basic trial subscription of three months.
The SiriusXM Travel Link and SiriusXM Traffic will be made available on a subscription basis. The 7-inch infotainment system in the 2016 Outback will get SUBARU Map Update Programme which offers three free navigational updates over a period of three years.
The 2016 Outback will feature two SUBARU BOXER engine options, a 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine and a 3.6 litre 6-cylinder engine. The 2.5 litre engine will be available with Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) option. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and will be available with a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The engine returns 7.1 L/100 km (33.13 mpg) in the city and 9.3 L/100 km (25.25 mpg) on the highway.
The 3.6 litre 6-cylinder engine is capable of towing 1,360 kg and comes equipped with an X-Mode on the Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It also features a symmetrical full-time AWD system. The engine returns 8.6 L/100 km (27.35 mpg) in the city and 12 L/100 km (19.6 mpg) on the highway.