Could 2019 Subaru Outback get a Hybrid Drivetrain?

Rumors are saying that we can expect a lot of changes on the new 2019 Subaru Outback. It will use Global Platform and this concept allows modifications. Dashboard changes will bring the Apple CarPlay service. Exterior colors are revisited, but Dark Blue Pearl will be an option again for buyers of the upcoming Subaru Outback. The update of the engine room should boost specs of the turbo engine, while we could also see a hybrid version.

There are also other different stories and rumors about the 2019 Subaru Outback. For example, some fans are already considering Baja version of their favorite SUV. Furthermore, a 3.6R Limited crossover is another wish, as well as unconfirmed Android Auto feature. The height of Subaru Outback could be increased and the vehicle would be more off-road oriented. Also, various body styles are possible, but nothing will radically change the appearance of the 2019 Outback.

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Outback Redesign, Concept, Changes

Things are warming up for the upcoming season. Subaru already presented the new Ascent crossover. Soon, we could see their other aces for the US market. The 2019 Subaru Outback is going to be a star for sure. It is already popular and with new changes, it can only draw more attention.

The 2019 Outback compact SUV will use the Global platform. This concept brought better driving experience and visual appearance when it debuted two years ago. However, the new crossover will suffer a lot of modifications, but these won’t lead to a new generation. The 2019 Subaru Outback is a part of the fifth-gen lineup.


So, what should we expect from the new Outback? We heard that the company plans to make compact SUV more capable for an off-road drive. First thing coming to our mind is increasing the height of a ride. With more ground clearance, Outback could run over bumps and other obstacles.

Furthermore, the appearance of the 2019 Subaru Outback is different than before. Front fascia suffers the most changes, and the revisit should bring new bumper and headlight. Grille will have the same design, but it could be wider. Hood and roofline are about to become more aerodynamic. The streamlined rear end should complete the aesthetic design. New colors of Subaru Outback will refresh the look. We hope that the company is going to keep the Dark Blue Pearl paint job, as one of the most elegant choices for crossover.

2019 Subaru Outback


The cabin could also get new combinations similar to exterior colors. Update of the 2019 Subaru Outback includes not only new versions of existing features and systems. We expect to see a complete redesign of the dashboard. The control panel should be more transparent and easy to use. Touchscreen display will hold the central position. Apple CarPlay is a part of the infotainment system, and we suppose that Subaru is going to install Android Auto.

2019 Subaru Outback Spy Photos

We still haven’t seen any spy photos of the upcoming crossover. The company is keeping the vehicle under the radar, although we are sure it will come soon. The appearance of testing mules is going to show us that release date is near and we can expect 2019 Subaru Outback very soon. But, until then, the Japanese carmaker has plenty of time for development and tuning of the SUV.

2019 Subaru Outback interior

2019 Subaru Outback Turbo Engine and Specs

Under the bonnet of the 2019 Subaru Outback buyers can find two different drivetrains. The choice is between four-cylinder and V-6 engine. The first one is well-known “boxer” engine. Subaru developed a special unit that has a parallel position of piston clips with a ground. It is a 2.5-liter mill. Total 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque will be sent to all wheels. No other choice is possible. However, Outback will offer X-Mode and Active Torque Vectoring for better performance and impression either on high or low speeds.

While we are not getting a 2WD with this crossover, we can pick pore potent V-6 engine. A 3.6-liter flat-six unit is good for 255 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. As a four-cylinder unit, this one also uses a continuously variable automatic transmission. Paddle shifters are on a steering wheel. Towing capacity was the same for both engines. Expect maximum ability from 2019 Subaru Outback – 2,700 pounds of hauling potential.

Hybrid Engine Joins the Lineup in 2019

The new 2019 Subaru Outback could offer a hybrid drivetrain, whilst there is a tiny chance to see it even as PHEV. Again, we underline “could”. Some while ago chiefs in Subaru announced that this year the company will debut with hybrid crossover. Plans are there, development is in progress, but we didn’t hear details about production and release. This missing piece of information includes the nameplate which will be electrified. We include 2019 Outback as a possibility, but chances are equal for Forester or Ascent. But, Outback could be the favorite because it is smaller, but in that case, we could give better chances to Crosstrek.

2019 Subaru Outback hybrid

2019 Subaru Outback Body Styles and Baja SUV

The crossover we know now was not the same during history. Now already 25 years old, the Outback had various body styles. Initially, it was a wagon, but since its third generation, we see it as SUV. It is hard to believe that Subaru will bring back a wagon version. But, Outback was a close sibling to the only Subaru truck we had a chance to see. With raising interest for this kind of vehicle, and louder rumors about the company building a pickup truck, the 2019 Subaru Outback Baja could be a possibility.

2019 Subaru Outback Release Date and Price

The 2019 Subaru Outback will be available in all parts of the planet. Not all countries will offer it in their salons, but fans of this vehicle don’t have to go far away to buy the crossover. Release date and price are still unknown, although we can expect to find out all details by the end of this year. This model is very popular in the east, so the launch in Australia could happen before than in other markets. The company should hold the price for 2019 Outback, which means we will be able to get it for $27,000 with smaller displacement, and not over $30,000 for a model with the V-6 powertrain.

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