Pricing on the redesigned 2015 Outback, Subaru’s second-best selling nameplate in the United States last year, will start at $25,745, including shipping.
The 2015 model is offered in standard, premium and limited trim, and is set to go on sale this summer. The base 2015 Outback will be priced about $100 more than the 2014 standard model.
The 2015 Outback has been almost completely refreshed with a facelift and new standard features including X-Mode, hill descent control and hill start assist. The wagon’s chassis and trademark all-wheel-drive system have also been improved to better handle treacherous terrains and steep hills.
The standard model features a 175-hp, four-cylinder engine with an estimated 28 mpg city and highway combined, up from the 2014 model’s 26 mpg.
The 2015 Outback also features an improved information and entertainment system, including a 6.2-inch touch screen display and Aha and Pandora Internet radio.
Last year, U.S. sales of the Outback jumped 42 percent. Deliveries have slipped 23 percent to 14,723 this year.
Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, said at the 2015 Outback’s unveiling at the New York auto show in April that the vehicle will appeal to a wider audience with its revamped standard features.
Subaru spokesman Michael McHale said the Outback is the company’s brand icon.
“We hope to keep increasing sales [of the outback] with the new model,” he said.
The Outback and the smaller Forester are the company’s top sellers in the United States. Forester sales leaped 61 percent last year and have continued to rise by another 51 percent this year.
Pricing on the 2015 Outback 2.5i premium model starts at $27,845 including shipping. This 2.5i model will have an optional safety feature package priced at $1,695. It includes Subaru’s driver assist technology in conjunction with blind spot detection and lane change assist.
Pricing on the 2.5i limited model will start at $30,845, including shipping, while the 3.6R limited model, with a 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engine, will start at $33,845, including shipping.