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Subaru Outback Features

Can I get heated seats? Do I have to get a sunroof? Find out what you need to know about Subaru Outback features right here.

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Available Features for the Subaru Outback

  

Model Year 2009 2009 2009
Model Outback Outback Outback
Trim 2.5i 2.5 XT Limited 3.0R Limited
Engines  

OHV-v
hp
lb-ft
<br>OHV-v<br> hp<br> lb-ft is a standard feature.    
turbocharged
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
262 hp@5600
258 lb-ft@2400
  turbocharged<br> 2.5L H4<br>DOHC-4v<br>262 hp@5600 <br>258 lb-ft@2400 is a standard feature.  
3.0L H6
DOHC-4v
245 hp@6600
215 lb-ft@4200
     3.0L H6<br>DOHC-4v<br>245 hp@6600 <br>215 lb-ft@4200 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
5-speed manual 5-speed manual is a standard feature. 5-speed manual is a standard feature.  
4-speed manually-shiftable automatic 4-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature.    
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic   5-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature. 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature.
Drivetrains  
AWD AWD is a standard feature. AWD is a standard feature. AWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
225/60HR16 tires 225/60HR16 tires is a standard feature.    
225/55VR17 tires 225/55VR17 tires is an optional feature. 225/55VR17 tires is a standard feature. 225/55VR17 tires is a standard feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 100W, 6 speakers Unbranded, 100W, 6 speakers is a standard feature.    
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer) Harman/Kardon, 440W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature. Harman/Kardon, 440W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature. Harman/Kardon, 440W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature.
Accessories  
Cruise control Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Universal garage door openerHomelink.   Universal garage door opener is an optional feature. Universal garage door opener is an optional feature. Universal garage door opener is an optional feature.
Homelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seatsIf active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.   Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature. Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature. Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature.
If active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.   Alarm is a standard feature. Alarm is a standard feature. Alarm is a standard feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is a standard feature. Temporary spare tire is a standard feature. Temporary spare tire is a standard feature.
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo cover Cargo cover is an optional feature. Cargo cover is a standard feature. Cargo cover is a standard feature.
Cargo net Cargo net is an optional feature. Cargo net is an optional feature. Cargo net is an optional feature.
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.   Class II trailer hitch is an optional feature. Class II trailer hitch is an optional feature. Class II trailer hitch is an optional feature.
Hitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.   Overhead sunglass holder is a standard feature.    
Usually part of an overhead console.
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.   Roof rack crossbars is an optional feature.    
Requires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.
Roof railsNo crossbars.   Roof rails is a standard feature.    
No crossbars.
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.   Trailering equipment (4 wire) is a standard feature. Trailering equipment (4 wire) is a standard feature. Trailering equipment (4 wire) is a standard feature.
Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is an optional feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.   CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature. CD changer, in-dash is a standard feature. CD changer, in-dash is a standard feature.
Includes CD player.
CD player      
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Dual-zone climate control is an optional feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature.
Temperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature. Interior air filter is a standard feature. Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.   Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature.
Surround sound Surround sound is an optional feature. Surround sound is a standard feature. Surround sound is a standard feature.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.   Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature.
Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.   Wiper de-icer is an optional feature. Wiper de-icer is a standard feature. Wiper de-icer is a standard feature.
Heating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.
Exterior  
Bodyside claddingProtective cladding extending partly onto the doors.   Bodyside cladding is a standard feature. Bodyside cladding is a standard feature. Bodyside cladding is a standard feature.
Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Deep-tinted rear windows Deep-tinted rear windows is an optional feature. Deep-tinted rear windows is a standard feature. Deep-tinted rear windows is a standard feature.
Hood scoopScoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.     Hood scoop is a standard feature.  
Scoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.   Mud guards is an optional feature. Mud guards is a standard feature. Mud guards is a standard feature.
Flaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is a standard feature. Rear spoiler is a standard feature. Rear spoiler is a standard feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof, largeReplaces and includes value of smaller sunroofs.   Sunroof, large is an optional feature. Sunroof, large is a standard feature. Sunroof, large is a standard feature.
Replaces and includes value of smaller sunroofs.
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.   Wheel-lip moldings is a standard feature. Wheel-lip moldings is a standard feature. Wheel-lip moldings is a standard feature.
Extensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is a standard feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.   Automatic-off headlights is a standard feature. Automatic-off headlights is a standard feature. Automatic-off headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn off.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.   Compass is an optional feature. Compass is an optional feature. Compass is a standard feature.
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is an optional feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors   Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature.
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Upgraded instruments is a standard feature. Upgraded instruments is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Powertrain  
CA/NE emissions (extra-cost)Only included if California/Northeast emissions equipment costs extra.   CA/NE emissions (extra-cost) is an optional feature.    
Only included if California/Northeast emissions equipment costs extra.
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.   Limited-slip rear differential is an optional feature. Limited-slip rear differential is a standard feature. Limited-slip rear differential is a standard feature.
When one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Oil cooler is a standard feature.  
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Short-throw shifter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Short-throw shifter (optional) is an optional feature. Short-throw shifter (optional) is an optional feature. Short-throw shifter (optional) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.     Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls is an optional feature. Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls is a standard feature.
Paddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature.
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.   All-weather floor mats is an optional feature. All-weather floor mats is an optional feature. All-weather floor mats is an optional feature.
All-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is an optional feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Door sill trim plates   Door sill trim plates is a standard feature. Door sill trim plates is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is a standard feature. Heated front seats is a standard feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is a standard feature. Leather seating surfaces is a standard feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is an optional feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.   Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Manually adjustable lower back support.
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable lower back support.   Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Manually adjustable lower back support.
Metal pedals     Metal pedals is an optional feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat Power height adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power recliner, driver seat Power recliner, driver seat is an optional feature. Power recliner, driver seat is a standard feature. Power recliner, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power recliner, passenger seat Power recliner, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power recliner, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power recliner, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is an optional feature. Alloy wheels is a standard feature. Alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.     Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature. Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature.
Varies throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Raised heavy-duty suspensionOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Raised heavy-duty suspension is a standard feature. Raised heavy-duty suspension is a standard feature. Raised heavy-duty suspension is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.

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Option Package Contents

Premium Package

Features
Alloy wheels
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Surround sound
Mud guards
Wiper de-icer
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Limited-slip rear differential
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)
225/55VR17 tires

Limited Package

Features
Deep-tinted rear windows
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Dual-zone climate control
Sunroof, large
Leather seating surfaces
Automatic climate control, front
Audio controls on steering wheel
CD changer, in-dash
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Center armrest(s), second row
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2009 Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
The AWD, and the 6 speed manual. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD important for weekend trips to cabin in mountains. Higher driving position helpful in heavy urban traffic. Hatch convenient for rolling bags and business equipment. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
standard AWD, heated seats, new HK sound system, and ext/int styling at a much lower price than VW, volvo, audi, etc see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Heated wiper glass. Heated leather seats. Power driver seat. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I like the winter package. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 Subaru Outback Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Lack of memory seats. Given that my wife and I switch cars periodically it did not seem like an issue at the time. The price point of this vehicle though should include the feature. see full Subaru Outback review