I Added This STI Part And Transformed My 2019 Subaru Outback! Dude, I Love (Or Hate) My New Ride

This Outback has something we weren’t expecting.

If there’s one car we see around our office more than any other, it’s the Subaru Outback. We even owned one for a short stint and pitched it on a variety of challenges, including a winter tire test back in February. For the most part, these family haulers are innocuous by design, meant to be a practical family hauler that’s as comfortable and efficient as possible. Leslie and Chuck have been in the Subaru owner’s circle for awhile now, with this 2019 Subaru Outback as their fifth purchase within the brand.

This particular model is a 2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring in Cinnamon Brown Pearl. The color itself matched to a Java Brown Leather interior is a less common combination, at least among all the Outbacks we’ve seen. Since this is the 3.6R model, it matches a 3.6-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer engine with 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque to a CVT. The Touring model is as loaded as the current generation outback gets, and carries an MSRP of $39,970.

2019 Subaru Outback
The 2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring, as shown on Subaru’s configurator site.

Some changes underneath

On top of all the standard equipment, Leslie and chuck added a couple interesting modifications. Two things that took us by surprise immediately upon seeing the car were the large exhaust outlets, while the other was a thicker rear STI sway bar kit. The beefier sway bar comes in handy when you’re driving the Tail of the Dragon, for instance. There, you’re dealing with 318 curves in 11 miles, a drive which Leslie and Chuck both took on in their 2019 Subaru Outback.

Check out the video above for more of what Leslie and Chuck think about their Outback. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news, views and real world Dude, I Love (Or Hate) My Ride owner reviews.