New Outback


Retail Price


Rugged capability. Refined elegance.

18-Inch Aluminium-Alloy Wheels

Multi-spoke 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels have an Outback-exclusive, rugged appearance and an aerodynamic design for improved fuel efficiency. Together with the 225/60R18 high-performance tyres, they make an attractive addition to the Outback.

Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)

When rounding a curve at night, the illumination direction of the headlights moves left or right according to the steering wheel to ensure visibility.

  • Ice Silver Metallic

    Ice Silver Metallic

  • Crystal White Pearl

    Crystal White Pearl

  • Magnetite Grey Metallic

    Magnetite Grey Metallic

  • Crystal Black Silica

    Crystal Black Silica

  • Dark Blue Pearl

    Dark Blue Pearl

  • Autumn Green Metallic

    Autumn Green Metallic

  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Magnetite Grey Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Autumn Green Metallic

Driver Monitoring System

The MY2021 Subaru Outback will be the first Subaru model in South Africa to offer the revolutionary DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System. The system uses facial recognition camera technology to monitor the driver for signs of fatigue or distraction and then warns the driver where it detects a lack of focus and attention to the road.


The all new Outback appears more rugged and adventurous than ever before, designed to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of new journeys and adventures. Now offered in two unique trim grades, Field and Touring, the Outback offers more choice to suit more lifestyles. The Field derivative is differentiated by its lean towards adventure where the Touring model adopts a more urban approach in design. Field models sport more black and green trim treatment. The Field model is also fitted with 18-inch black metallic alloy wheels, black silica painted underguards, black roof rails with green accents, black door mirror caps, black OUTBACK lettering on the rear and green OUTBACK lettering on the side guards.

  • Black Leather

    Black Leather

  • Ivory Leather

    Ivory Leather

  • Black Leather
  • Ivory Leather

X-MODE engaged.

X-MODE helps to give you reliable control with a push of a button. The technology of X-MODE takes command of the engine, transmission, Symmetrical AWD, brakes, and other components to safely navigate through challenging road conditions and varying terrain. When X-MODE is activated, Hill Descent Control automatically helps to maintain a constant speed when the Outback is travelling downhill.


Prepared to avoid.


Subaru’s Award-Winning EyeSight® Driver Assistance system is standard on both new Outback grades. The system in the Outback is the most advanced assistance system ever made and greatly enhances what is already a safe vehicle.

Active Safety:

The use of Boxer engines and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the Subaru Outback is a commitment to achieving driver control in all situations. The new Subaru Outback is fitted with Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control, a suite of electronic safety aids that assist in situation where a loss of traction is evident. These includes ABS, EBD, ESC as well as Active Torque Vectoring.



  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Price R 636 000 R 709 100

Safety Rating

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
5-star ANCAP EuroNCap JNCAP safety rating & IIHS Top Safety pick plus 5-star 5-star

Collision Avoidance

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
EyeSight Pre-Collision braking yes yes
EyeSight Adaptive Cruise Control yes yes
EyeSight Pre-Collision throttle management yes yes
EyeSight Lane Change & Lane Sway warning yes yes
EyeSight Lane Change & Lane Sway warning yes yes
EyeSight Lead vehicle start alert yes yes
Digital Speedometer yes yes
Rear view reverse camera yes yes
Side view camera yes yes
Front view camera yes yes
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD) yes yes
Blind spot detection yes yes
Lane change assist yes yes
Rear cross traffic alert yes yes
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) yes yes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) yes yes
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) yes yes
Brake Assist yes yes
Emergency stop signal yes yes
Traction Control System (TCS) yes yes
TCS Limited Slip Device yes yes
Active Torque Vectoring system yes yes
4-wheel disc brakes yes yes
Electronic parking brake yes yes
Hill hold switch yes yes
SRS# airbags - dual front, dual front side and curtain yes yes
SRS# airbags - knee airbag (driver only) yes yes
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters yes yes
Height adjustable seat belt anchors - driver and front passenger yes yes
Seat belt warning lights - all seats yes yes
Whiplash reduction seats yes yes
Rear seat headrests for 3 seating positions yes yes
Height and angle adjustable front seat headrests yes yes
Height adjustable rear seat headrests yes yes
Ring-shaped passenger safety cell yes yes

Child Safety

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Rear door child locks yes yes
Isofix Anchor points (x2) 2 2

Intelligent Driving Dynamics

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Electronic Throttle Control system (ETC) yes yes
X-Mode yes yes
Intelligent (I) mode yes yes
Sport (S) mode yes yes
SportSharp (S#) mode no yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Body coloured mirrors and door handles yes yes
Bonnet with gas strut/s yes yes
Bumper with lower cover (front and rear) Silver Silver
Chrome type side skirt garnish no yes
Chrome type window sills no yes
Power folding Door mirrors with LED turn lamp yes yes
Electric sunroof yes yes
Full size spare wheel optional optional
Roof rails with integrated cross bars Black rails Silver rails
18" alloy wheels yes yes

Lighting - Exterior

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Front fog lights yes yes
LED Headlights yes yes
Steering Responsive headlamps yes yes
High beam assist with anti dazzle mirror yes yes
Rear LED stoplight yes yes
Blue interior illumination yes yes
Puddle lamps front yes yes
Cabin and cargo area lights yes yes
Map lights (x2) yes yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Air-conditioning - dual zone climate control with rear vents yes yes
Heater ducts for rear passengers yes yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
DataDot security system yes yes
Immobiliser security system yes yes

Instrumentation and Controls

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Adjustable steering wheel - height and telescopic yes yes
Electroluminescent gauges - with colour MID yes yes
Manual Mode (automatic transmission and CVT) yes yes
One touch lane change indicator yes yes
Paddle gear shift on steering column yes yes
Steering wheel controls:
Audio yes yes
Cruise yes yes
Bluetooth~ yes yes
MID yes yes
SI-Drive yes yes

Multi-Function Displays

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
5" Multi-information Display (MID) featuring:
Fuel economy and journey information yes yes
Eco-gauge information yes yes
One touch lane change indicator yes yes
Paddle gear shift on steering column yes yes
SI-Drive yes yes
EyeSight yes yes
X-Mode yes yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Cargo luggage hooks yes yes
Centre console box yes yes
Overhead console - sunglass holder yes yes
Pull-out cargo area tie down points yes yes
Rear retractable centre cushion table with cupholders yes yes
Retractable cargo security blind yes yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
12v/120W power jacks 2 2
Auto door locking yes yes
Boot/tailgate auto unlock on remote central locking keys yes yes
Rain sensing front windscreen wipers yes yes
Power mirrors and windows yes yes
Powered rear gate yes yes
Smart key and push-start ignition yes yes

Interior Trim

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Carpet trim - Black yes yes
Seat trim - leather Perforated Seat Inserts Perforated Seat Inserts

Seating Extras

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
60/40 split folding rear seats yes yes
8-way power seat - front passenger yes yes
Heated seats - driver and front passenger no no
One touch lever folding rear seats yes yes
Reclining rear seat yes yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
7" Touch Screen audio system featuring:
AM/FM radio yes yes
Single CD player yes yes
12 harman kardon® speakers including subwoofer yes yes
MP3/WMA/iPod compatible yes yes
TomTom SatNav yes yes
Digital Speedometer yes yes
Apple CarPlay yes yes
Android Auto yes yes
Bluetooth~ wireless technology with:
Handsfree mobile communication yes yes
Audio streaming yes yes
Voice command recognition yes yes
Siri eyes free for Apple devices yes yes
Auxiliary jack - front centre console yes yes
USB connection - front centre console 2 2

Warranty & Service

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
5 year / 150,000km Warranty yes yes
Standard maintenance plan with extension options available 3 year / 75,000km 3 year / 75,000km
Subaru Assist yes yes


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Lineartronic CVT yes yes
Gear ratio 1st 3,581 3,105
Gear ratio 2nd 2,262 1,983
Gear ratio 3rd 1,658 1,454
Gear ratio 4th 1,208 1,057
Gear ratio 5th 0,885 0,779
Gear ratio 6th 0,618 0,542
Gear ratio reverse 3,667 3,018
Final reduction gear ratio 4,111 4,111


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Type Horizontally-opposed Boxer 4-cylinder, petrol engine Horizontally opposed Boxer 6 cylinder, petrol engine
Bore x stroke 94 x 90 mm 92 x 91 mm
Capacity 2498cc 3630cc
Compression ratio 10.3 : 1 10.5 : 1
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve DOHC 24-valve
Fuel tank capacity 60 litres 60 litres
Fuel system Multi point sequential injection Multi point sequential injection
Fuel requirement 95 95


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Maximum power output (DIN) 129kW@5800rpm 191kW@6000rpm
Maximum torque (DIN) 235Nm@4000rpm 350Nm@4400rpm
Acceleration# 0 - 100 km/h 10.2 seconds 7.6 seconds
Electronic Throttle Control system (ETC) Drive-by-wire Drive-by-wire
Fuel consumption (ADR81/02)^ - combined 7.3 l/100km 9.9 l/100km
Fuel consumption (ADR81/02)^ - urban 9.0 l/100km 14.2 l/100km
Fuel consumption (ADR81/02)^ - extra urban 6.3 l/100km 7.5 l/100km
C02 emissions (ADR 81/02) combined 167 g/km 9230 g/km5
Emission standards EURO6 EURO5

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Auto Active Torque Split Active Torque Split


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Steering Electric power assistance rack and pinion Electric power assistance rack and pinion
Minimum turning circle 11m 11m


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Front McPherson strut type, independent suspension McPherson strut type, independent suspension
Rear Double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar Double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Front Ventilated disc brake Ventilated disc brake
Rear Ventilated disc brake Ventilated disc brake
Brake booster type Tandem Tandem
ABS 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

Wheels and Tyres

  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Bridgestone
Tyres (width, profile, size, load index and speed rating) 225/60 R18 100V 225/60 R18 100V
Rim size 18x7J 18x7J
Wheels 18" 18"
Spare wheel Temp spare Temp spare


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
Overall length 4815mm 4815mm
Overall width 1840mm 1840mm
Overall height 1675mm 1675mm
Wheel base 2745mm 2745mm
Front track 1570mm 1570mm
Rear track 1580mm 1580mm
Minimum ground clearance~ 213mm 213mm
Cargo volume - rear seat up 512 litres 512 litres
Cargo volume - rear seat down 1801 litres 1801 litres
Kerb weight> 1628kg 1702kg
Tare mass> 1588kg 1662kg
Seating capacity 5 5


  Outback2.5i-S ES Outback3.6R-S ES
With trailer brakes 1500kg 1800kg
Without trailer brakes 750kg 750kg
Maximum tow ball down load 150kg 150kg
*Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE).