After two model years of the current generation, the Subaru Outback continues to lead the company in popularity and sales with its proven capability, power, efficiency, and handy features.



2012 Subaru Outback
  • Outback 2.5i
  • Outback 2.5i Premium
  • Outback 2.5i Limited
  • Outback 3.6R
  • Outback 3.6R Premium
  • Outback 3.6R Limited

New for 2012


The biggest Outback news for the 2012 model year is about the audio systems. Outback Premium models feature an AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player. Among other highlights, the six-speaker system offers:

  • MP3/WMA file capability
  • Bluetooth®1 audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity
  • iPod®2 control capability
  • Auxiliary input jack and USB port
  • Prewiring for XM®3 or SIRIUS®4 satellite radio


Standard on Outback Limited and available on Outback Premium models is a new AM/FM stereo with HD Radio™5 and single-disc CD player. It has a Harman Kardon®6 440-watt amplifier, 4.3 LCD display screen, XM satellite radio, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), and includes features highlighted for the standard radio in Outback Premium models.


Otherwise, Outback carries over most of its features from the 2011 model year. These include small revisions based on customer feedback that enhance comfort and convenience.



More Information


Find our first look at the current-generation Outback here. For more about the 2012 model, go to


1 Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
2 iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
3 XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
4 SIRIUS is a registered trademark of Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc.
5 HD Radio is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
6 Harman Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.



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