The 2024 Subaru Outback Increases Value With More Standard Features
We have good news if you’ve been waiting for the new Subaru Outback to come out. While it got a slight price increase, it also gained more value with added standard features. Check out what comes with the 2024 Subaru Outback.
What comes standard with the 2024 Subaru Outback?
The 2024 Subaru Outback starts off with an MSRP of $28,895. The 2023 model starts at $28,395, so that’s only a $500 increase. Optional packages have the same price as last year, with a few extra goodies.
All-wheel drive is standard across the entire lineup, and you get the Eye-Sight Driver Assist Technology. Models with blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert include automatic emergency steering.
Other features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams.
Each model above the entry-level trim gets the standard 11.6-inch Subaru STARLINK Multimedia Plus system. It features wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a Harmon Kardon speaker system with a 576-watt equivalent amplifier.
The Base Outback has dual 7.0-inch screens for the infotainment system and climate system controls. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, but it doesn’t have wireless connectivity.
You also get rood rails with cross bars, keyless entry, X-MODE with hill descent control, LED steering responsive headlights, automatic climate control, and 17-inch wheels.
2024 Outback: What’s new?
Aside from adding more standard features, the 2024 Subaru Outback received incremental changes. The most significant updates involve enhancing the way the Subaru Outback Wilderness model looks.
It has a more confident look with a redesigned bumper, upgraded LED fog lights in the bumper, and a more prominent grille.
Also, the 360-degree heated steering wheel is now standard with the Onyx Edition, Onyx Edition XT, and Wilderness models. Plus, the Onyx models have a power moonroof and standard reverse automatic braking.
The powertrains weren’t updated. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine cranks out 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for 260 hp ad 277 lb-ft of torque.
Is upgrading to the Outback Wilderness worth it?
Upgrading to the 2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness takes the price up to $39,960, but it increases the ground clearance to 9.4 inches. The off-roading tuned suspension has longer shock absorbers and springs to increase suspension travel.
Plus, you get chunky Yokohama GEOLANDER all-terrain tires with a full-size spare, dual-function X-MODE with a low ratio setting, a front skid plate, and a 180-degree front monitor.
The enhanced roof rack increases its capacity by 700 lbs, and the interior features water-resistant upholstery. It’s well-equipped to conquer the wild. If you like the way it looks, go for it.
It’s a nice start, but we would like to see more skid plates, a two-speed transfer case, tow hooks, and locking differentials. Plus, rivals feature 360-degree trail cameras.
Overall, not much has changed for the 2024 Subaru Outback, but the Wilderness looks a little better, and more standard features are included.