Twenty years after the original Subaru Outback debuted, the 2015 model is completely redesigned. Back in the mid-1990s, the Outback was one of the first modern crossover suvs to go on sale, right around the same time as the original Toyota RAV4. At the time, I lived in Denver, and the first time I test-drove an Outback was during a massive Rocky Mountain blizzard.
Needless to say, I’ve been a fan ever since.
Having now spent a week shutting my family around Southern California in this all-new Outback, my favorable opinion hasn’t changed. But that doesn’t mean this crossover is perfect.