The Subaru Outback is a dependable crossover with a roomy interior, lots of safety features, and a reliable drivetrain. How capable is it when it comes to driving over obstacles and bumpy terrain though?

To show drivers in Ithaca how it performs when you're off-roading or dealing with potholes, Maguire Subaru looks at the 2019 Subaru Outback ground clearance.

Subaru Outback Dimensions

The 2019 Subaru Outback has an 8.7-inch ground clearance. This versatile crossover stands 66.1 inches tall and has a curb weight of 3,624 pounds. It can take on errands or off-road trails on either 17- or 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

This design gives it the ability to scale steep hills with an 18.5-degree approach angle and a breakover angle of 20.0 degrees. With a high rear bumper and a 22.7-degree departure angle, you can come back down with confidence.

Overall, the Outback is 189.9 inches long and 72.4 inches wide. Underneath, you can count on getting dependable traction from its 61.8-inch front track, 62.2-inch rear track, and 108.1-inches wheelbase.

Subaru Outback Capability

While the 2019 Subaru Outback is designed to stand tall and help you get up and over all kinds of terrain, it also includes lots of features to make all your drives more capable. For example, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard.

This rugged drivetrain is equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Control. It constantly monitors your drive and can help you maintain stability by adjusting your braking and torque levels.

Along the same lines, a Traction Control System can sense when any one of your wheels starts slipping and can apply the brakes to any individual wheel to help it regain traction. There's also X-MODE®, which adjusts your engine and transmission to maximize your all-wheel drive system.

When you're traveling over hilly roads or trails, you can trust that the drivetrain and transmission are just as ready for the challenge as your ground clearance. The Outback's Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) features Hill Holder® to prevent rollback, while X-MODE® includes Hill Descent Control, so you can maintain a safe, constant speed on your way back down.

Subaru Outback Performance

On top of being able to travel over ditches and rocky roads, the 2019 Subaru Outback's high ground clearance also means you can comfortably attach some extra weight to your car. With the available trailer hitch, the Outback can tow up to 2,700 pounds.

It does this with a 4-wheel independent raised suspension, stabilizer bars on both the front and rear axles, and lots of power under the hood. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that gets up to 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The other available engine is a 3.6L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® that gets up to 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.

Test Drive the Subaru Outback

Visit Maguire Subaru to learn more about the 2019 Subaru Outback ground clearance and how it's a dependable choice for all kinds of driving conditions. It offers a versatile design and reliable drivetrain to drivers and families in Ithaca. 

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