If there's one vehicle that can be the most things to the most people, it's the 2019 Subaru Outback. This 5-passenger utility vehicle checks every box you'd desire in a crossover, and some you might not expect. It's spacious, fuel-efficient, comfortable, tech-rich, and safe. With standard all-wheel drive and off-road features, it's just as happy traversing snow and sand as it is shuffling to the store or across the state. There's even a 6-cylinder variant for buyers seeking extra oomph. Then there's resale value, where Subaru's 2-row midsize crossover is tops in its class.
As we state in our full review, "The 2019 Subaru Outback may look like a jacked-up wagon, but given its growth over the years, it really now plays in the midsize-SUV domain. Whatever you call it, the Outback remains one of the most versatile, dependable and desirable family vehicles on the planet."
For 2019, the Outback has again improved. Every model now comes with Subaru's EyeSight safety and driver-assist system, which bundles features like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assistance, and front and rear automatic emergency braking. Also laudable is that every new Outback comes ready to play with your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The Outback packs a lot of value in its starting price of $26,345, and still looks tempting if you spend more on a higher trim with leather seating and upgraded features. Regardless of initial price, you can be confident that when the time comes to sell, you'll have more money in your pocket thanks to the Outback's ability to hold its value.