Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

SUVs and wagons each have their unique places in the automotive spectrum. But what if you’re not truly enamored with the format of either one? Thankfully, there’s a solution: the 2019 Subaru Outback. It has the shape and driving style of a wagon but with the extra capability typically associated with an SUV.

Subaru Outback Ground Clearance Chart

2001 subaru outback ground clearanceGen 2: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

 

Trim Lowest ground clearance
4dr Wagon AWD 7.3″ (185 mm)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD 7.3″ (185 mm)
Limited 4dr Wagon AWD 7.3″ (185 mm)

 

 subaru outback 2008 ground clearance Gen 3: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Trim Lowest ground clearance
4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)  8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5I Ltd L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5I Ltd L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (3.0L 6cyl 5A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A) 8.7″ (220 mm)
3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (3.0L 6cyl 5A) 8.4″ (213 mm)
2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M) 8.7″ (220 mm)

2013 subaru outback ground clearance Gen 4: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Trim Lowest ground clearance
2.5i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M) 8.7″ (220 mm)
3.6R 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A) 8.7″ (220 mm)

2019 subaru outback ground clearance Gen 5: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Trim Lowest ground clearance
2.5i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
3.6R Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)
2.5i Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 8.7″ (220 mm)

Subaru Outback Ground Clearance Driver’s Guide

In the Outback, you’ll come prepared. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and the venerable Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, little can block you from getting there. Adversity? No problem, simply activate X-MODE with Hill Descent Control for even more control and confidence. And with up to 32 miles per gallon9, the responsive SUBARU BOXER engine has the fortitude to get you to your destination, and the efficiency to get you all the way back.

subaru outback ground clearance

Subaru Outback Ground Clearance Comparison Chart

MODEL MINIMUM CLEARANCE MAXIMUM CLEARANCE
2019 Subaru Outback 8.7 ” (220 mm) 8.7 ” (220 mm)
2019 Subaru Forester 8.7 ” (220 mm) 8.7 ” (220 mm)
2019 Audi A4 Allroad 6.5 ” (165 mm) 6.5 ” (165 mm)
2019 Ford Escape 7.8 ” (198 mm) 7.8 ” (198 mm)
2019 Honda CR-V 7.8 ” (198 mm) 8.2 ” (208 mm)
2019 Acura RDX 8.2 ” (208 mm) 8.2 ” (208 mm)
2019 Mazda CX-5 7.5 ” (190 mm) 7.5 ” (190 mm)
2019 Porsche Macan 7.1 ” (182 mm) 9.0 “(230 mm)

Lifted Subaru Outback: To lift or not to lift?

Your vehicle plays an important role in your life. Why shouldn’t it match your tastes right down to the smallest detail?

Seeking out the perfect trail? Let your Subaru lead you to your next adventure. Featuring a lift kit, wheels and tires, a roof basket and other rugged options would be ideal for anyone who wants to take their Subaru off-road.

Pros and Cons

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Pros
  • Better handling
  • Perfect look
  • Ideal off-roading
  • Increased towing ability

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Cons
  • High possibility of rollover
  • Low MPG
  • Warranties

Lifted Subaru Outback before and after

 

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