Subaru Outback

A versatile and affordable vehicle is what a lot of people are looking for these days. Your average consumer is on a budget of some sort. It’s important to showcase a vehicle that is perfect for families, but can also be used for vacations, towing and daily commuting to and from work. Subaru understands what people are looking for. That’s why they have been selling the Outback for so many years now. If you’re interested in this model but don’t quite know which trim level would be your best option, let’s take a closer look at the various trim levels.

Comparing the 2.5i Trim Level to the 2.5i Premium Trim Level

The most basic version of the Outback that you can find is the Outback 2.5i. This is the base level model that comes with some great features, but you’ll find they’re the more basic inclusions. For example, you get a touchscreen infotainment system, but it is 6.5 inches in size. This is much smaller than the higher trim levels that feature a screen above 8 inches. The 2.5i comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera and a sound system with 4 speakers. Power is ample with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. There is a Premium trim level that comes with the exact engine as the 2.5i base level. Interior features on the Premium include comfort items like heated seats, heated mirrors, power seats with memory callback and a 6-speaker audio system. The 8-inch infotainment system is included in the Premium trim.

Comparing the 2.5i Premium Trim Level to the 2.5i Limited Trim Level

Some people spend a lot of time in their vehicles. Because of this, they want to make sure that they have enough comfort features to keep them happy. While the 2.5i Premium trim level is comfortable, you can upgrade just about everything when you select the 2.5i Premium trim level. You’ll get additional safety features like automatic rear braking, LED headlights and rearview camera alert. The exterior features larger wheels (18-inch, machine-finished). You also upgrade to a 256 horsepower, 6-cylinder engine.

If you’re really having a hard time deciding between these two trim levels, it’s a good idea to stop down to Van Subaru to try them out for yourself. We’ll get you behind the wheel of each of these trim levels so you can compare each of them. If you’re on a budget, you’ll want to stick to the Subaru Outback 2.5i or a used variety. Depending on the budget you’re working with, you may be able to upgrade your trim level to include more power and interior features.