2019 Subaru Outback Interior and Cargo

Subaru Outback Interior & Cargo Rating

2019 Outback Interior

With six trim levels to choose from, prospective buyers will be able to find the perfect balance of comfort and functionality, and even in base 2.5i form, the interior of the Outback is definitely a nice place to be. Subaru has gone to great lengths to make the Outback feel as premium as possible. Functionality is the name of the game, however, and Subaru has done a great job of designing a clean-looking dashboard with clear instrumentation combined with soft-touch materials and French stitching on the seats and dash, to create a warm and welcoming interior. The cloth seats found in the base trim feel durable and suits the Outback's rugged persona, though the upper-trim seats make you feel like you're driving something more expensive. Improved sound deadening and laminated side glass delivers a tranquil driving experience.

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Seating and Interior Space

Part family car, part off-road adventure vehicle, the 2019 Outback takes the well-blended exterior design and tastefully transfers it to the interior. The 2019 Subaru Outback will seat five adults with ease and offers ample legroom and headspace in the front and back. The Outback's seats offer enough lumbar and side support without being overly sporty and should prove comfortable over long hauls. Important controls for the air conditioning, infotainment system, and hazard signal are all placed in a compact but ergonomic fashion, and everything the driver would want to control is within easy reach and is a cinch to operate.

2019 Subaru Outback Interior Dimensions:

Subaru Outback Trims2.5i2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R Touring
Headroom Front Seat40.8 in.40.8 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat38.1 in.38.1 in.38.1 in.38.1 in.38.1 in.38.1 in.
Shoulder Room Front58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.
Shoulder Room Rear57.3 in.57.3 in.57.3 in.57.3 in.57.3 in.57.3 in.
Hip Room, Front55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.
Hip Room, Rear55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The Outback comes with a choice of two seat upholstery options; the clean-looking Slate Black Cloth, and the Warm Ivory Cloth that seems to date the car, no matter the exterior color choice. Headliner and floor carpeting are of good quality and the floor mats will take muddied boot prints in their stride. Subaru offers a few nice-to-have interior options that include a leather upholstered 10-way power driver's seat with memory function, a powered moonroof that improves upon the Outback's already airy interior space and for the more adventurous, a All-Weather package with heated front and rear seats for when the ski-lift is out of service but you want to hit the powder when it's still fresh.

2019 Outback Trunk and Cargo Space

Thanks to it's lengthened wagon design, the Outback offers a competent amount of trunk and cargo space that, according to Subaru, measures in at 35.5 cubic feet, growing to a sizeable 73.3 with the rear reclining 60/40-split flat-folding seatbacks folded down. Compared to the Buick Regal Tour X Wagon's 32.7 cubic feet, you'll soon realize that the Outback is a rather roomy automobile. You'll find even more storage space when you sniff around the interior. The Outback has eight cup and bottle holders, an overhead console with storage space for sunglasses, a decently sized center console, retractable/removable cargo-area cover, two cargo-area grocery bag hooks and four cargo tie-down hooks, cargo-area underfloor storage, and a removable cargo-area tray. So basically there's enough space for five people to have a great weekend in the wild.

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2019 Subaru Outback Bed Size:

Subaru Outback Trims2.5i2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R Touring
Box Width (Wheelhousings)42.5 in.42.5 in.42.5 in.42.5 in.42.5 in.42.5 in.
Box Height (Area)32.5 in.32.5 in.32.5 in.32.5 in.32.5 in.32.5 in.

2019 Outback Infotainment and Features


The 2019 Outback sees new features creep onto the list. From small things like noise-reducing laminated front side glass and aerodynamic side mirrors that help make the ride as quiet as it is comfortable, to Subaru's excellent StarLink Multimedia system that offers class-leading in-car entertainment and assistance. A power rear gate with key fob or dash activation can be adjusted for when clearance is an issue. An adjustable power driver's seat comes as an added option.


Subaru's StarLink infotainment system is truly class-leading and feels seamless in operation and integration. The system offers advanced connectivity through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Pandora. StarLink Apps allow you to access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more. Voice commands allow you to control features such as navigation, entertainment, phone calls, and climate control. The base model gets a six-inch screen and four speakers that deliver a clean and enjoyable sonic experience, but the uprated eight-inch display with six-speaker sound system, offered in the Premium and Limited trim packages, is where it's at. For those who're really serious about their in-car entertainment, Subaru offers an optional Harman Kardon sound upgrade that includes a 576-watt-equivalent GreenEdge amplifier and 12 speakers.

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