2006 Subaru Outback Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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2006 Subaru Outback

A reliable all-terrain family

Reviewed by Automotive on 6/26/2006

Introduced as a spruced-up trim for the Legacy, the Subaru Outback waves with its debut in Christened The World’s First Wagon in 1996, the Japanese-made Outback single-handedly shifted perception of sport utility

Over the years, the Subaru competition rose along the growing popularity of the crossover SUV Subaru made a move to ahead of the pack by putting the through a full makeover in giving it a slimmer profile, an design, and more power. The Outback continues to build on revisions in 2006, with the of a more refined, city-ready on top of a more rugged, muscular

When it comes to off-road no other wagon can compare the 2006 Subaru Outback. And plenty of style and comfort to as well, the 2006 Subaru proves itself to still be a choice for families traveling any type of road.

The Range

Body Styles: Sedan

Engines: 2.5-liter 3.0-liter six-cylinder

Transmissions: manual, four-speed automatic, automatic

What’s New


The 2006 Subaru Outback’s is outfitted with high-quality and boasts a fresh, comfortable The Turbo models are dressed a darker palette, metallic and electroluminescent gauges. The 3.0 models a more luxurious touch wood-grain trimming and mahogany on the steering wheel.

The long list of options and equipment differs for each level. Various features leather seats, a CD changer, navigational aid, and powered and seats. The rear seats are a tight for most adults, otherwise supportive and comfortable.

space in the wagon measures at cubic feet and 66 cubic with the backseat folded

Performance Handling

The 2006 Outback 2.5i houses a horizontally opposed, four-cylinder that is rated at 175 horsepower. The XT feature a turbocharged version of the engine, hauling in 250 hp and 250 lb-ft of As its name suggests, the 3.0 models a three-liter, six-cylinder engine.

five-speed manual transmission is with the 2.5-liter engine, the three-liter H6 is only offered five-speed automatic.

The 2006 Subaru Outback is as and capable on a bumpy mountainside as it is on pavement, and its off-road strength it well ahead of other SUVs. Although the base engine offers limited and the automatic transmissions aren’t the to be found, the upgraded engines do quick acceleration. Overall, the Outback provides a stable, ride in nearly any conditions.

2006 Subaru Outback safety equipment includes anti-lock disc brakes Electronic Braking Distribution, side-impact airbags, full-length airbags, and active head Only the top-of-the-line 3.0 R VDC Limited offers stability control. safety features range child safety door and vehicle anti-theft to an optional kit.

All Outback models earned top all around on both frontal and crash tests.

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