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Tech Spec: 2019 Subaru Outback

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This model year represents the last of the fifth-generation Outbacks. They all came from the factory with new driver assist features, called EyeSight, which was previously an add-on option. Both the four-cylinder and six-cylinder options are matched with continuously variable transmissions.

It’s one of the most popular models for Subaru. The company’s four-millionth Subaru vehicle to come out of its Indiana plant rolled off the assembly line on April 22. It was a silver 2019 Outback.

Here’s more information about the powertrains and options from Subaru:

The 2019 Outback 2.5i is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trims; the 6-cylinder Outback 3.6R is available in Limited and Touring trims.

The Outback 2.5i model is powered by a 175-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine teamed with a standard Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode and paddle shift control switches. The 3.6R model features a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine and a Lineartronic CVT.

The Outback is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette, IN.

 

Engine

2.5L DOHC Boxer

  • Displacement: 152 cubic inches

  • Bore x stroke: 3.70 x 3.54

  • Compression ratio: 10.3 : 1

  • Firing order: 1 - 3 - 2 - 4

 

3.6L DOHC Boxer

  • Displacement: 222 cubic inches

  • Bore x stroke: 3.62 x 3.58

  • Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1

  • Firing order: 1 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 4

 

Capacities and Specifications

2.5L DOHC Boxer

Engine oil: OW-20 synthetic

  • Changing the oil and oil filter: 5.1 quarts (4.8 L)

  • API SN / ILSAC GF-5

  • Conventional oil may be used if synthetic oil is unavailable.

  • If 0W-20 synthetic oil is not available, 5W-30 or 5W-40 conventional oil may be used if you need to add oil. However, you should change to 0W-20 synthetic oil at the next oil change.

Front differential

  • 1.3 quarts (1.2 L)

  • Subaru Extra MT

  • API Classification GL-5 (75W-90)

Rear Differential

  • 0.8 quarts (0.8 L)

  • SUBARU Extra MT or API classification GL-5 (75W-90)

CVT Fluid

  • 12.4 quarts (11.7 L)

  • Spec: Consult Subaru Dealer

Brake Fluid

  • FMVSS No. 116, DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid

Coolant

  • 8.2 quarts (7.8 L)

 

3.6L DOHC Boxer

  • Engine oil: 5W-30 synthetic

  • Changing the oil and oil filter: 6.9 quarts (6.5 L)

  • API SN / ILSAC GF-5

  • If 5W-30 synthetic oil is not available, 10W-30 or 10W-40 conventional oil may be used if you need to add oil. However, you should change to 5W-30 synthetic or conventional oil at the next oil change.

Front Differential

  • 1.5 quarts (1.4 L)

  • Subaru Extra MT

  • API Classification GL-5 (75W-90)

Rear Differential

  • 0.8 quarts (0.8 L)

  • API classification GL-5 (75W-90 or 90)

CVT Fluid

  • 13.4 quarts (12.7 L)

  • Spec: Consult Subaru Dealer 

Brake Fluid

  • FMVSS No. 116, DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid

Coolant

  • 7.4 quarts (7L)

 

Normal Scheduled Maintenance

(Info is from 2018 model year)

Engine oil and filter: max 6,000 miles or 6 months

Coolant: max 137,500 miles or 11 years

Fuel filter: 72,000 miles

Engine air filter: 30,000 miles

Cabin air filter: 12,000 miles

Spark plugs: 60,000 miles

Differential fluid: max 96,000 miles or 4 years

CVT fluid: Replace only under severe driving or towing conditions. Inspect every 30,000 miles

Brake fluid: 30,000 miles

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