Every Outback comes with an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, so it’s easy to get just the right driving position. Visibility is pretty good and the dashboard puts the major controls within easy reach. The standard touch-screen infotainment system can be fiddly to use on the move, though, and the screen is hard to see in bright sunlight.
Subaru Outback space & practicality
The Outback’s cabin is seriously spacious – it’s roughly on a par with those of a Skoda Superb or Volvo XC70. No one is likely to struggle for head- or legoom in the front or rear seats, and the wide cabin means there's plenty of shoulder-room, too. Access is good and the boot is large and well shaped. The spring-loaded rear seatbacks fold easily via a lever in the boot to leave a flat load area that’ll hold an impressive 1677 litres of luggage.
Subaru Outback equipment
Both trim levels come with a long standard equipment list. Entry-level SE versions get sat-nav, climate and cruise controls, LED headlights, a rear-view camera, heated seats, automatic wipers and alloy wheels; that’s a lot for the money, so it’s what we’d go for. SE Premium adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, a powered tailgate, keyless entry and engine starting, and larger wheels. There aren’t many optional extras, but it’s a shame that a digital radio isn’t available at all.