The 2021 Subaru Outback in Rockville MD

The 2021 Subaru Outback Brings Sophistication & Power to Rockville

The Subaru Outback has graced the roads for more than 25 years now. It is a cross between a station wagon and a midsize SUV.  The 2021 outback brings the same great features of the hatchback, including decent ground clearance, tall seating, off-road capability, and spacious interior.

Subaru redesigned the Outback afresh for the 2020 model, and there are no major changes for the 2021 model. The only changes are adaptive headlamps, passenger seatbelt warning light, and rear seat reminder system as standard features in all trims.


The Subaru Outback is designed to drive around town as well as venture off the road. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder option that generates 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission, CVT. Again, all-wheel drive comes standard on all engines, making the SUV powerful to drive on rough terrain outside Washington DC.

The three top trims (Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT) get a more powerful turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.  These models also offer an upgraded model of Subaru's all-drive system that offers more drive modes.

The Outback offers 8.7 inches to drive past the pavement. Its standard engine can tow up to 2,700 pounds while the turbocharged option can tow up to 3,500 pounds around Silver Spring.


The Subaru BOXER engine makes Subaru one of the safest cars, thanks to the low center of gravity that the cars offer. Besides that, Subaru includes a host of other driver assistance and safety features in its Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology suite. This suite includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beams
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping assist

From the Premium trim upwards, you get Blind Spot Monitor fitted with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert. This feature warns you of vehicles in your blind spot when you are changing lanes or reversing. Another optional feature for higher trims is the Driver Attention Monitor that senses when the driver is getting fatigued and sounds an alarm around North Bethesda.

Trim Levels

The 2021 Subaru Outback is available in 7 trims: Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT.

The Base trim sports a host of features which include:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Seven-inch touchscreen display
  • Roof rails and integrated crossbars
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Turn-adaptive LED headlights
  • Driver Assistance Features

The Premium trim steps up the features to include:

  • Power adjustable driver's seat
  • LED foglights
  • Tinted rear windows
  • 11.6-inch touchscreen display
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • All-weather package, which offers heated front seats, power-folding heated exterior mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Suppose you need more features on the Premium trim around Gaithersburg. In that case, you can add optional features, which include a sunroof, navigation system, keyless ignition, keyless entry, a hands-free power liftgate, and a blind-spot monitor. The Limited model comes with all the features from the Premium model above, with the Blind Spot Monitor and other optional features above as standard.

The Limited also adds leather upholstery, driver seat memory, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rear outboard seats, rear HVAC vents, power-adjustable front passenger seat, and Harman Kardon Audio System.

The Touring trim brings ventilated seats and premium leather upholstery. The Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT come with the advanced turbocharged engine with an upgraded all-wheel-drive system with several drive modes.

Connectivity & Technology

The Base trim comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display, while higher trims feature an 11.6-inch portrait touchscreen. It offers large touch icons so that you can control the system with ease. Other connectivity features include:

  • Built-in navigation
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wireless device charging
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 12-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system (for higher trims)

Test Drive the 2021 Subaru Outback at Fitzgerald Subaru

If you'd like to learn more about all the 2021 Subaru Outback has to offer, we encourage you to visit our dealership in nearby Rockville for a test drive. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members can help you pick out the perfect trim level of this excellent SUV. We look forward to working with you soon!

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