The annoying problem reported in some reviews on the previous versions of wind noise on the roof rack has been done away with, and in a highly innovative manner. The Series Four roof rack can now be neatly folded away when not in use completely eradicating the whistling wind noise that drove drivers and passengers to distraction and sent pedestrians diving for cover.
Subaru now offer a standard tonneau cover for its rear. Again, when not in use, the tonneau can be swiftly removed and stowed neatly out of site under the rear floor.
Thanks to a major refurbishment of the Series Four window and door seals, the problem of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) appears now to be a thing of the past.
Certain levels of difficulty in adjusting the levels of brightness in the Outback's Satellite Navigation System.
Neither the driver nor the front seat passenger overhead lights can be turned on when the Outback is in motion, although rear seat passengers can turn on theirs.
There is a no memory facility in the driver's adjustable seat function, meaning that the seat needs to be manually adjusted before each journey.
Reviews show some disparaging remarks on the Outback's heating system, especially its air distribution facilities.