Subaru Outback Review – 2010 Subaru Outback Car Details – Road & Track

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2010 Subaru Outback

The is gone, but the Outback’s rugged carries on in a larger, more statement.

By Mike Monticello 29, 2009

isn’t shy to claim the original Legacy Outback in North America 15 years launched the world’s first Utility Wagon. Interestingly, didn’t coin Sport Wagon #151; an official us it was actually some of the Outback’s customers, although Subaru adopted the name into the vocabulary.

Now entering its fourth the all-new. which is based on the has grown considerably, just as the did its redesign for 2009. As with the redesign, the Outback has lost a bit of its Subaru styling. But maybe the hawk-eye headlamps, more grille and highly carved flares will become new signatures.

The molded rocker panels and cladding distinguish this as an Outback.

One of Subaru’s goals the new Outback was to greatly expand the compartment. Mission accomplished. Due to a wheelbase, along with 2.3 in. height and 2.0 in. more width, increased passenger volume by 8.4 cu. ft.

notably, rear-seat leg room is up by 4 in. and front-seat hip room by 3.5 in. while an extra 5.9 cu. ft. of cargo capacity the rear seats folded this last item due to the adoption of a new double-wishbone rear Yet, because Subaru the car’s front and rear the car’s total length is 1 in. less than before.

Subaru gave the Outback’s a thorough going-over as well, by a bold new dash and center Subaru continues to work on the of its interiors, and once again a strong step forward in of quality. There are more too, including one on the door that’s perfect for a cell

Forced-induction fans might be by the lack of a turbo engine for but Subaru says the take for the turbo was quite low. The normally aspirated 2.5-liter has minor internal changes, help with power and fuel economy. Its output the same #151; 170 bhp and 170 lb.-ft. of #151; but power peaks 400 rpm

New for 2010 is the 3.6-liter flat-6 the Tribeca, which replaces year’s 3.0-liter version. The makes 256 bhp and 247 lb.-ft. of torque, the a whopping 32 lb.-ft. more last year’s engine. more, the 3.6R achieves its on regular-grade gasoline, not premium.

The 3.6R is definitely the model to go if you can afford it, despite the fact it mated only to a 5-speed old school!) automatic. The flat-6 more than ample to move the 3600-lb. Outback, and the of said power is smooth at all

The automatic operates serenely, and for 2010 all Outbacks equipped an automatic transmission come with decently sized paddle shifters, regardless of level.

The 4-cylinder Outback 2.5i with a 6-speed manual for the first time in the U.S. and we definitely suggest this over the optional Lineartronic CVT variable transmission); the CVT simply the whole experience less and the 4-cylinder isn’t particularly to begin with. Subaru the CVT’s excellent fuel at 22 city/29 highway, versus the 19/27.

Subaru says a 20 percent of Outback owners their cars off-road at once per month. Now, is a relative term, but there’s no the Outback’s 8.7 in. of ground clearance, suspension and tightly screwed-together help it feel at home on the roughest dirt roads. And its all-wheel-drive system works so at continually apportioning power to rear as needed that the is able to climb up loose, off-road hills like a goat #151; even than some body-on-frame

The 2010 Subaru Outback is on now. The Outback 2.5i with the 6-speed manual at $22,995; the 2.5i with the CVT at $23,995, while the Outback starts at $27,995.

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