2009 Subaru Outback

Interior


#2 out of 15 in 2009 Wagons

$6,674 - $10,433

2009 Subaru Outback Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2009 Subaru Outback was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.8

Though some of its competitors offer roomier interior cabins, the Outlook is still praised for its ability to transport passengers in relative comfort and luxury.

  • "Materials quality is excellent[, and] the dash and door tops have an upscale grain and feel soft to the touch." -- Edmunds

Seating

The five-passenger Outback seats two in front and three in the back seat. The front seats are comfortable, but comfort in the back seat is dependent on how much leeway front passengers give.

  • "The four-door outback can seat five, but four will fit more comfortably." -- Forbes
  • "[Rear-seat room is the Outback's] primary weakness, as there's considerably less shoulder room, legroom and foot room than in competing wagons and SUVs." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

Most reviewers are impressed with the interior features on the Subaru Outback. Even the base model comes equipped with power windows and door locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, an MP3 compatible stereo with a CD player and air conditioning. The Outback's straightforward dash layout draws good reviews. 

  • "Like most aspects of the Outback, its dashboard and control layout convey a down-to-business personality." -- Kelley Blue Book

Cargo

The Outback's cargo space is comparable to other wagons, its seats are easy to fold and its hatch is easy to operate. With the seats up, the Outback has 33.5 cubic feet of storage space.

  • "Pop the rear hatch, and it's amazing how light the Subaru Outback's door is to lift open. After a few open-close repetitions, we realized it was an equally light 'two-finger' closer -- a welcome relief to package- or kid-burdened drivers." -- Edmunds

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