If you want to get a Subaru owner talking, just ask them about their Outback. Subaru’s flagship midsize SUV has a loyal following among drivers, who value the Outback’s standard all-wheel drive, ample cargo space, and superior ground clearance. This unique mix of features has long made the Outback Subaru’s best-selling model, and although the subcompact Crosstrek SUV did overtake the Outback in 2022, there’s no denying the appeal of this alluring model. From morning commutes to weekend adventures, sunny beach days to blustery snow storms, the Outback is the perfect companion for drivers seeking a well-rounded crossover that never takes a day off.
At Ruge's Subaru, we can help you find a great Subaru Outback for sale to fit all your needs. From brand-new models loaded with all the cutting-edge comfort, safety, and driver-assistance features you could ask for to reliable and affordable, pre-owned models that are just waiting to begin their second lap around the block, we’ve got a wide selection in stock. So why is the Subaru Outback so well regarded in the competitive two-row midsize crossover SUV class? Let’s take a closer look at this iconic model and see why loyal Subaru drivers keep coming back for a driving experience like no other.
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The Outback has always been something of an anomaly in the auto world. Originally conceived as a station wagon version of the second-generation Subaru Legacy sedan, the Outback received some important modifications that would set it apart right from the get-go. While station wagons were still in their heyday when the Outback debuted in the mid-90s, Subaru aimed to bring something a little different and more rugged to the table. The automaker started by outfitting the Outback with protective side body cladding and a raised suspension, two off-road-ready features that would immediately distinguish the wagon from its more family-oriented rivals.
Over the years, the Outback has seamlessly morphed from a good old-fashioned station wagon into something more akin to a crossover SUV, though it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to credit the model with launching the crossover trend itself. By using a car-based platform and raising the Outback roof to improve headroom, Subaru essentially created a proto-crossover that would pave the way for every unibody SUV to come. These features, combined with Subaru’s growing reputation for building adventurous models that all include all-wheel drive as a standard feature, would allow the brand to develop a real niche in an industry where all too many are content to play follow the leader.
As the years have gone on, the Outback has stuck to its genre-defying ways, with Subaru doubling down on its unique design philosophy to make the model stand out in its class. That trend continues to this day, with new Outback models sticking to the formula that made the model such a standout while still leaving room for the sort of innovation that’s so important in today’s auto market. The modern Outback still boasts unrivaled ground clearance, cargo room, and light off-road capability, but Subaru has made a real effort to keep things fresh with new trims, features, equipment packages, and more.
The Outback Wilderness trim, for example, features a suspension lift that increases the model’s ground clearance to a lofty 9.5 inches while also adding off-road-ready Yokohama GEOLANDAR all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates and a drive selector feature that ensures you’re ready to tackle any road conditions. Outback drivers can choose between two of Subaru’s storied flat-four BOXER engines: a 2.5-liter version with 182 hp or a turbocharged 2.4-liter setup that dramatically ups the power to the tune of 260 hp. No matter which version you choose, every Outback model comes standard with Subaru’s all-wheel drive system, a feature that immediately sets Subaru apart in an industry where all too often, such important safety features are only offered as optional add-ons.
Whether you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned Outback, we have plenty of options to choose from here at Ruge’s Subaru. Our new selection includes tons of models that are packed with all the high-tech bells and whistles customers have come to expect from a forward-thinking brand like Subaru. While some automakers rely on flash-in-the-pan novelties to market new models, Subaru only includes those features and amenities that serve a real purpose regarding driver comfort, safety, and convenience, and the stunning 2023 Outback continues this trend. From an 11.6-inch touchscreen display and WiFi hotspot to wireless device charging and a high-end, 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, the Outback interior is engineered to improve every facet of the driving experience.
Of course, no mention of the 2023 Outback's in-vehicle technology would be complete without a nod to EyeSight. Subaru’s proprietary driver-assistance technology is consistently rated as one of the industry’s best, using dual color cameras mounted behind the windshield and on either side of the rearview mirror to scan the road ahead for any obstacles while monitoring traffic speed, lane markings, and more. These types of advanced driver-assistance systems are popping up more and more on new models across the industry, but Subaru goes above and beyond with a seamless suite of technology that makes driving a pleasure. EyeSight includes pre-collision braking, advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering, available blind-spot detection, and high beam assist, which work together to take the stress out of everyday driving.
Although we love everything the latest lineup of Outbacks offers, those seeking an affordable pre-owned Outback model won't feel left out here at Ruge’s Subaru. In addition to our generous selection of new models, our used inventory includes some real steals, including a selection of fantastic Outback models from the last few years. Finding a reliable pre-owned vehicle within your budget can be tricky, but buyers can shop confidently when buying a Subaru with us. The brand is one of the industry’s best when it comes to long-term performance. In fact, 97 percent of Subarus sold within the last 10 years are still going strong to this day.
If those sorts of statistics aren’t enough to imbue you with a little confidence, our Subaru Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program is sure to do the trick. To earn the coveted Subaru CPO status, a pre-owned vehicle has to meet a rigorous set of standards and pass a 152-point inspection process. Once we’ve made sure it meets our high standards, each CPO model comes with a standard 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, giving you the confidence to hit the road in your new-to-you Subaru vehicle. In addition to the generous protection plan, Ruge’s Subaru CPO models include 24/7 roadside assistance, a CARFAX vehicle history report, a $500 loyalty coupon that can be put towards your next Subaru, and a one-year trial subscription to Subaru’s STARLINK Safety Plus package.
With local roots stretching back as far as 1935, Ruge’s Subaru is a well-established and trusted name in the Rhinebeck community. What began as a one-pump Sunoco fueling station and repair shop has since expanded into Ruge’s Auto Group, a local family-owned and operated business that now includes four dealerships across the area. With these decades worth of experience, we present exceptional customer service and a dedication to getting you behind the wheel of a great Subaru vehicle at a great price.
It all starts with getting to know you as a customer and learning about your unique driving needs. Once we have a good picture of who you are as a person and what type of vehicle you might be looking for, we craft a recommendation based on our own experience with the Subaru brand. While other dealerships or private sellers might rely on high-pressure sales tactics and other shady practices to get into a new or used model, we don’t go in for that approach at Ruge’s Subaru.
Of course, that’s pretty easy when dealing with a brand like Subaru, which consistently ranks as the automaker with the most loyal following in the industry. A study from Experian shows that 68 percent of consumers will replace their Subaru with a new model once its time is up, and this trend also extends to entire families, with 72 percent of buyers who already have one Subaru in the home going on to add another. It’s an encouraging statistic that speaks to a simple truth: once you get behind the wheel of a Subaru, you won’t settle for anything less.
In some ways, this makes our job here at Ruge’s Subaru pretty easy, but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever take your business for granted. We owe so much to the community that’s made us a household name for almost a century, and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that reputation stands the test of time for many years to come.
Whether you’re looking for a brand-new Subaru or a trustworthy pre-owned model that still has plenty of good years ahead of it, we’ve got you covered here at Ruge’s Subaru. We’re always on the hunt for new vehicles to round out our inventory, stocking the newest models and sourcing affordable pre-owned vehicles in an effort to connect every driver with a ride they’ll truly appreciate. From sales and service to financing, tires and parts, we’re your one-stop shop for all things Subaru. Our friendly, experienced sales staff are eager to meet you, whether you’re just window shopping or ready to roll off the lot in a new model before the day is out.
While we value making the type of personal connection that can be so important in any big-ticket sale, we know people are busier than ever these days which is why our website is such an important part of our modern sales approach. Customers can browse our new inventory or search through our wide selection of pre-owned vehicles where they’ll find quality models from Subar, Jeep, Chevy, Ford, Mazda and more. We also run a number of special deals and promotions throughout the year, meaning that every visit to the dealership or website could turn up the deal of a lifetime. If you’re in the market for a class-defying vehicle that’s an experience all its own, we’ve got the Outback of your dreams just waiting for you to come take a test drive at Ruge’s Subaru.