2018 Subaru Outback SUVs For Sale Near San Francisco

The 2018 Subaru Outback is Now Available in Oakland

At Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA, we're big fans of all of the stellar cars and crossovers Subaru produces, and we're proud to carry them all for our San Francisco customers. From three-row SUVs, to performance-tuned sporty cars, to sophisticated sedans, Subaru makes the vehicles northern California drivers want, and we carry it for them here on our Oakland lots.

One of the bestselling and most sought-after models on our lot is the Subaru Outback. Familiar to drivers everywhere, thanks to its useful ground clearance and versatile wagon style, the Outback underwent a big makeover for 2018. Now, it comes with more technology, more safety features, and more to recommend it than ever before.


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Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA

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Directions Oakland, CA 94611

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What's New for the 2018 Subaru Outback?

Longtime fans of the Subaru Outback might notice the exterior appearance of the 2018 model looks a little different. That's because this year's model has a different front grille, an updated front and rear end appearance, and a new headlight design. Plus, this car has an all-new exterior side mirror design, which the engineers say will help reduce cabin noise inside for you, and your passengers.

Once inside the 2018 Subaru Outback, drivers will notice a new dashboard layout, including a new center console and new tech features.

 Despite all of these interior and exterior changes, however, the 2018 version of the Outback remains true to what Bay Area drivers have always loved about this model. It still has its distinctive, sporty, wagon style. It still has nearly nine inches of ground clearance. It still seats five in it spacious interior, and it still offers a tremendous 35.5 cubic feet of cargo storage, which expands to an incredible 73.3 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats folded flat.

Plus, of course, it still comes with the signature Subaru standard feature the carmaker is known for - Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

2018 Subaru Outback Amenities, Creature Comforts, and Safety Features

Through our years of serving drivers in the greater San Francisco area, one of the things we've learned about our customers is that they appreciate a vehicle that comes loaded with features. The 2018 Subaru Outback accomplishes that, with a healthy roster of both safety and technology features. Some of them are standard equipment across all Outback models, while some of them are available by adding on special packages or moving up trim levels.

Entertainment and Convenience Features

All 2018 Subaru Outback models come with a standard set of features that make driving more enjoyable, including:

  • Automatic headlights
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • CD player with topnotch sound system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Subaru's Starlink system with touchscreen interface
  • Split-folding rear seat for added cargo flexibility

There are also many additional features available across the model lineup and in add-on packages. Some of our favorites include a power-operated liftgate with memory settings for the height, a moonroof, navigation, and heated seats for both the front and back.

For the most up-to-date information on which Outback comes with which features, visit with our sales team in person.


Safety Technology and the 2018 Outback

In addition to the peace of mind offered by the standard all-wheel drive, the 2018 Outback also comes with other great standard safety features, including a rearview camera.

Other optional safety features to be on the lookout for in this model include:

  • Subaru's EyeSight system, which adds a series of advanced, accident-avoiding features and a comprehensive camera system
  • Automatic emergency braking for rear crashes
  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rearview mirror with auto-dimming capability
  • Adaptive LED headlights that respond to the vehicle's steering

Trim Level and Powertrain Options for the 2018 Subaru Outback

If you're considering a 2018 Subaru Outback, you'll find that you have six terrific trim options to choose from, as well as two powertrains. The selection includes:

  • 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
  • 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
  • 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring
  • 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
  • 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring

All of the models that are configured with the number code 2.5i come equipped with a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 174 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the 3.6R code means those top trims are powered by a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter six-cylinder with 247 pound-feet of torque. However, all 2018 models, regardless of trim level or engine type, come paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Either Subaru Outback powertrain can help you tow a small pop-up camper or trailer though, with the six-cylinder engine towing capacity of 3,000 pounds, and the four-cylinder towing up to 2,700 pounds.

Shopping for Your New 2018 Subaru Outback in the Bay Area

Regardless of whether you have a family, or you're a young professional, the 2018 Subaru Outback is a great option, and should be at the top of every must-test-drive list. If you're interested in meeting this beloved Subaru car in person, stop by and visit us here at Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA.

Our Broadway new vehicle lot it brimming with 2018 Outback options, including a variety of trim levels and powertrains. To see one in person, and test drive it around the streets of Oakland, visit our sales team. They're here for you seven days a week, most nights until 8PM, and they can answer all of your questions about this, and our other world-class Subaru models.

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