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The Most Common Subaru Outback Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Subaru Outback. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Outback

The Outback name has been used by Japanese automaker Subaru since the mid-1990s as they tried to jump onto the crossover SUV trend.

It was originally used for a trim on the Legacy which sported a higher ground clearance and tougher body panels alongside a 2.2-liter boxer engine.

Alongside this it was also found on some Impreza models as a trim too, that also being a rugged off-road friendly version of its parent vehicle.

Almost all of these Outback trims were sold as a station wagons but a small run of 300 sedans was experimented with during the 1990s.

In 1999 alongside the release of the third generation Legacy came the new Outback trim, although it looked very similar to before it was wider and longer.

Subaru also put a new 3-liter boxer engine in the front of the car that was better capable of dealing with offroad situations.

Customers got delivery of their second-generation Outbacks in the 2000 model year and these lasted until 2003.

Over the years the company continued to market the Outback as a trim for the Legacy and Impreza until 2009 when it was branched off into its own line.

In terms of style, the new spin-off model was taller than before but was still being built on the same platform as its parent model the Legacy.

Engines on offer included those that were fuel efficient with many of the customers who buy the car rarely actually taking it offroad.

Inside the newer spin-off Outback models are a range of ever-growing safety features including warning lights that inform the driver of objects in the blind-spot.