Most agree that the 2009 Subaru Legacy Outback is a good-looking vehicle overall—even though its fundamental design hasn't changed in many years.
Cars.com reports that there were a few updates in 2008, "most notably a new bumper and a restyled grille...higher trim levels of the Outback lose their two-tone paint scheme for a monotone bumper with gray cladding at its lower edges." Although Edmunds says the 2009 Subaru Outback has "dropped the awkward SUV styling cues of yesteryear and now embraces its midsize wagon body," Kelley Blue Book notes that despite its "wedge-shaped profile...its SUV-like attributes are subtle but noticeable." However, this source praises the way its "aerodynamic ground-effects components blend with more pronounced wheel arches to give it a bolder stance."
As reported by Edmunds, the interior of the 2009 Subaru Legacy Outback is defined by "simple controls, tasteful faux wood and aluminum accents" that give this Subaru 2009 interior "an uncluttered and classy ambience." Kelley Blue Book provides more detail: "two-toned interiors are fitted with cloth upholstery on [2009 Subaru Outback] Basic, 2.5i and 2.5i L.L. Bean trims, while the 2.5 XT Limited and 3.0 R L.L. Bean Editions receive leather trim...dashboard and control layout convey a down-to-business personality."