The jump from base to Premium trim levels brings with it standard fog lamps and a power driver's seat, and the Outback Subaru Limited gets a standard Harman Kardon stereo and dual-zone climate control, among other standard features. Perhaps the best feature on the 2011 Subaru Outback is the low MSRP; base models begin at about $23k, and a tricked-out Limited model still comes in under $35,000, significantly undercutting the competition from Volvo and Jeep.
Subaru doesn't wow with high-tech options, but there are a few noteworthy extras: Subaru's traditional all-weather package adds heated seats and mirrors and a deicer for the windshield wipers; a 10-way power driver's seat; dual-zone automatic climate control; a power mooonroof; and a 440-watt, nine-speaker harman/kardon premium sound system (which now also includes XM Satellite Radio and a trial subscription). Limited models offer a voice-activated navigation system with a reversing camera that shows in the eight-inch dash-mounted display. To our surprise, ordering the navigation system requires the moonroof to be specified as well. And unfortunately, Subaru doesn't even offer memory functions for seat and mirror settings for different drivers.