Even though this is a new-generation Subaru Outback, the design changes are minimal. There are extra-high black wheelarches which make the car look inherently surprised all the time, and other black features like the roof rails and on the front below the headlights. So it looks like its tough old self, just with a slightly jazzed up exterior.
Being the base model Outback, it has fabric seats that are textured yet smooth to touch and feel comfortable to sit on. The steering wheel is not leather and the dash and doors are also covered in man-made material, but it holds its own as a car that does away with fancy finishes, preferring to focus on functionality and driving instead. The interior is still well designed with some high-gloss around the centre console and brushed metallic trims.