2018 Subaru Outback: Refreshed Design and Capability for All Life’s Adventures

  • World’s first sport utility wagon gains smoother, quieter ride
  • Revised exterior styling to reflect rugged character
  • Premium materials and new multimedia capabilities on the interior
Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce that the updated 2018 Outback will be available in Subaru dealerships across Canada this summer. With its major refresh, the 2018 Outback has been enhanced inside and out, and equipped for higher levels of safety, comfort, control and entertainment.

For 2018, the Subaru Outback lineup includes seven trims, starting with the Outback 2.5i, 2.5i Touring (available with optional EyeSight Package), 2.5i Limited (available with optional EyeSight Package) and 2.5i Premier with EyeSight Package. The lineup continues with the 3.6R Touring, 3.6R Limited (available with optional EyeSight Package) and the 3.6R Premier with EyeSight Package.

Rugged Good Looks, Premium Interior

The 2018 Subaru Outback shows its bolder, more rugged face with a revised front grille, front bumper, door mirrors and rear bumper. The CVT transmission on 2.5i models features a new 7-speed manual mode and all 2.5i models are now PZEV-rated, meaning they achieve some of the lowest emissions levels in their class. The revised brake booster improves stopping power.

Look inside the 2018 Outback and discover dual USB slots for rear passengers and an available upgraded air conditioning unit that features revised HVAC controls and digital readouts that work together to provide greater functionality. Improvements to the steering wheel and steering-wheel switch functionality improve comfort and convenience on all Outback models.

When combined with a 6.5-inch infotainment system equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and acoustic front door glass to reduce engine, wind and road noise in the cabin, the result is a more entertaining experience for everyone in the vehicle.

The Outback 2.5i Touring trim receives a revised centre vent grille, centre panel, air conditioning panel and instrument panel. Touring trim models also gain an 8.0-inch infotainment system, which for the Limited and Premier trims also includes GPS navigation and LED steering-responsive headlights. The 2.5i Limited has new dark metallic and high gloss 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while the 2.5i Premier with EyeSight Package has added auto up/down functionality on all windows.

Along with the larger engine, all the Outback 3.6R Touring models come with a revised centre vent grille, centre panel, air conditioning panel and instrument panel,

The 3.6R Limited trim comes with LED steering-responsive headlights, an 8.0-inch infotainment system comes with GPS navigation, a new 18-inch alloy wheel design, door trim with real stitching and a revised seat trim pattern, interior door trim and shift panel decoration.

2018 Subaru Outback

Stronger and Safer

Safety improvements in the 2018 Outback models include auto door lock, a stronger chassis, improved child seat anchors, window off-delay timer and a collision detection feature that will automatically unlock the doors if necessary.

The optional EyeSight Package, available on the Touring and Limited and standard on the Premier trim, has integrated the High Beam Assist feature into the EyeSight system on Limited and Premier trims, allowing for removal of the third camera behind the rear-view mirror.

Model Overview

For the 2018 model year, Outback pricing is as follows:



2.5i Touring


2.5i Touring with optional EyeSight Package


2.5i Limited


2.5i Limited with optional EyeSight Package


2.5i Premier with EyeSight Package


3.6R Touring


3.6R Limited


3.6R Limited with EyeSight Package


3.6R Premier with EyeSight Package


About Subaru Canada, Inc. Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of 93 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit or or follow @SubaruCanada on Twitter.