- Most significant changes: Adaptive cruise control now standard on models with CVT; a driver-assistance system is available on the 2.5i Premium trim and standard with the Special Appearance Package
- Price change: None except for a $30 hike in the destination charge
- On sale: Now
- Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? With no price change and new available equipment and features, opt for the 2014.
The 2014 version of Subaru's popular wagon, the all-wheel-drive Outback, continues virtually unchanged for the new model year, with a few convenience, tech and cosmetic additions. Returning from 2013 are four trim levels: the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited; the regular 3.6R did not carry over. The lower two trims come with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable automatic transmission. The CVT is standard on the 2.5i Limited; the 3.6R Limited comes with a five-speed automatic.