SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Plus and Multimedia Navigation: What's the Difference?

Upon checking out all that the 2019 Subaru Outback had to offer for your Dallas-area drive, that it was the right choice for you wasn't in question. A powerful SUBARU BOXER engine, standard Subaru Symmetrical AWD, EyeSight driver-assistance -- the compact SUV born of twenty years of wagon ruggedness had it all. Only one question remained. Given your connected lifestyle, which SUBARU STARLINK infotainment system was best for your needs? There was entertainment to think about, sure, but also your electronics, ease of use, nav capabilities, the whole proverbial nine yards. Suddenly, it seemed like you had a lot more to think about.

You needn't wrack your brain too long. The experts here at Randall Noe Subaru have made it easy to figure out the answer. Take a look at the breakdown of each STARLINK system the new 2019 Outback makes available; things should become a lot clearer.

SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Plus

There are two systems by this name.

One, a 6.5-inch model, comes standard in the Outback 2.5i base. It incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, letting you integrate your smartphone and access its features right from the display. Pandora and Aha apps come built-in, as do cloud-based ones such as Yelp, iHeart Radio, and Magellan navigation. SiriusXM is available, too. The takeaway: your favorite music's at your fingertips for the Rowlett, TX trip, as are reviews for businesses around Rockwall, directional assistance for getting around in Mesquite, and other content, like via Travel Link updates. Factor in dual USB ports, Bluetooth tech, and a 3.5-mm aux jack, and you can connect just about any mobile phone, media player, or another electronic device. Four-speaker audio comes standard to ring it all in, loudly and clearly.

The other is an 8.0-inch variant. Step up to Outback 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, or 3.6R Limited, and you can get it standard. It has all the previous features, plus some upgrades. One is NFC technology. It allows some devices to communicate with each other short-range. Another is multi-touch gesture control, which makes managing settings even easier. HD Radio comes along for the ride, offering additional listening options, as does hands-free text messaging support for keeping in touch as safely as possible on the road. Six-speaker audio comes standard in 2.5i Premium, while in 2.5i Limited and later, a Harman Kardon premium model comes standard, incorporating 12 speakers and a powerful GreenEdge amp pumping a 576-watt equivalent.

8.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Navigation

Reach this model, and you've reached the fully-loaded top of the line. It's an option in 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R Limited, and it comes standard in 2.5i Touring and 3.6R Touring trims. It packs all of what's come before, plus updates from SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, voice control, and built-in navigation.

So, which one's is right for you? The best way to determine that is firsthand. Visit us here at 1608 West Moore Ave today for a test drive in the new 2019 Subaru Outback; we'll fun treat you to a fun tutorial from the driver's seat!

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