2007 subaru outback ground clearance

2007 subaru outback ground clearance DEFAULT

i 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon
Subaru Outback Specs

Front head room41 &#;
Rear head room39 &#;
Front shoulder room54 &#;
Rear shoulder room54 &#;
Front hip room51 &#;
Rear hip room53 &#;
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Luggage capacity cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity cu.ft.
Standard seating5
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Wheelbase &#;
Ground clearance &#;
Curb3, lbs.
Gross weight4, lbs.
Fuel tank capacity gal.
EPA mileage estimates23 City / 28 Hwy
Base engine size liters
Base engine typeH-4
Horsepower hp
Horsepower rpm6,
Torque lb-ft.
Torque rpm4,
Maximum towing capacity2, lbs.
Drive typeall-wheel drive
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All Subaru models comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a significant all-road, all-weather traction advantage over competitors that offer front-wheel drive as standard and make All-Wheel Drive an extra-cost option. The 6-cylinder Outback R L.L.Bean Edition becomes the flagship model, inheriting the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability system from the discontinued R VDC Limited. The sole turbocharged Outback model for , the XT Limited, also gains the VDC stability system. This high-performance model is now LEV 2 emissions certified, due to a new turbocharger and other engine revisions.

All Outback audio systems for feature MP3/WMA CD playback and an auxiliary audio input jack for iPods and other portable audio devices. The Outback i Limited, XT Limited and all L.L.Bean Edition models feature upgraded audio system with SRS® WOW technology, and all Outback audio systems offer XM Satellite Radio Capability for

A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has been added to all Outback models for (except the new i Basic), and all models with an automatic transmission now come factory pre-wired for a remote engine starter system. A new two-piece flexible flywheel helps make performance smoother in all Outback models equipped with a manual transmission.

The Subaru Outback has earned the highest rating in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests. The Outback received 5-star ratings in both the frontal and side-impact crash tests for both the driver and passenger seating positions. In addition, the Outback earned the highest rating (“Good”) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for front, side and rear crash tests.

Getting Back to Basics

Outback was the World’s First Sport Utility Wagon® when it was introduced for the model year. melding passenger car and SUV attributes, such as generous ground clearance and a command-seating position. Outback quickly became basic equipment for a generation of outdoors enthusiasts who needed all-road capability and SUV-like versatility but with the comfort, handling and fuel economy of a passenger car. Since then, Subaru has expanded the Outback line, offering a wide range of choices up to powerful, sophisticated high-end models, including sedan versions of the i Limited and R L.L.Bean Edition.

For , the new Outback i Basic brings back the original idea of being a smart, economical SUV alternative for customers who put a priority on outdoor enjoyment. Like all Subaru models, the Outback i Basic is equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which powers all four wheels all the time and automatically transfers more power to the wheels with the best traction. Also contributing to its all-road, all weather capability is the generous inches of ground clearance.

A review of the extensive standard equipment list will confirm that the Outback i Basic is anything but basic in comfort. Compared to the standard Outback i Wagon, the new Outback i Basic substitutes inch styled steel wheels for inch alloy wheels, and, at its lower price point, gives up the power driver’s seat and All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, windshield wiper defroster and limited-slip rear differential). Standard safety features shared with all Outback models include a 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), front seat side impact air bags and side curtain air bags.

New i L.L.Bean Edition Models for

Subaru has offered a 6-cylinder Outback L.L.Bean Edition since the model year and added a Forester L.L.Bean Edition for For , this successful co-branding extends to two additional Outback models, both powered by the hp liter Boxer engine.

The Outback i L.L.Bean Edition comes equipped with a navigation system and an automatic climate control system as standard. In addition to L.L.Bean branding, this model also features the same wheel design as the flagship Outback R L.L.Bean Edition. The new Outback i Limited L.L.Bean Edition builds on that package, adding more amenities from the R L.L.Bean Edition, including the distinctive two-tone dark taupe leather-trimmed upholstery with taupe bolsters and L.L.Bean logo embossed seats.

New SI-Drive for Outback XT Limited: Three Engines in One 

The Outback XT Limited is powered by a liter intercooled turbo Boxer engine that produces horsepower @ 6, rpm and lb.-ft. of peak torque @ 3, rpm. Subaru Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing optimizes power at all engine speeds. A functional hood scoop supplies air to the engine-mounted intercooler. The new SI-Drive system allows the driver to maximize engine performance, control and efficiency by choosing from among three selectable modes – “Intelligent,” “Sport” and “Sport Sharp” – using a rotary dial on the center console.
The SI-DRIVE system enables three distinctively different modes of vehicle performance characteristics by regulating the engine control unit (as well as the transmission control unit in automatic transmission models), and by fine-tuning the electronically controlled throttle. With Intelligent mode selected, the system reduces engine torque and maximum power and switches to a more relaxed throttle response curve. Intelligent mode is an ideal choice for smoother response while commuting in traffic, for example, where it can also help boost fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent. In addition, Intelligent mode’s more relaxed responses and lower torque output make it an ideal complement to the low-traction surface driving safety provided by the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System.

In “Sport” mode, performance is similar to the model, with quick throttle responses and powerful, linear acceleration. In “Sport Sharp” mode, SI-Drive modifies the engine’s electronic throttle mapping to deliver lightning-quick throttle response and more power sooner. Delivering maximum driving enjoyment, this mode is ideal for tackling twisty roads and for merging or overtaking other vehicles on the highway with confidence.

With the optional 5-speed automatic transmission, SI-Drive also changes the transmission’s shift patterns. It will hold each gear longer through the rpm range and downshift more quickly under hard acceleration, depending on the mode selected. The SI-Drive system includes instrument panel displays that allow the driver to monitor performance. The multi-information display located in the tachometer face – in addition to providing trip computer functions – denotes the selected SI-Drive mode and provides an active torque curve display. An ECO gauge helps encourage efficient driving habits. When “Intelligent” mode is selected in the manual transmission model, a shift-up indicator blinks to signal the optimal shift point for maximum fuel efficiency. 

More Power Choices

The naturally aspirated liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine that powers all Outback i models is among the most powerful in its displacement category, with horsepower at 6, rpm and lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4, rpm. The i-Active Valve Lift system helps to ensure responsive performance at all engine speeds. This engine is unique in that it offers Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle certification in California, Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Vermont with the same power output as the state certified model. In contrast, many PZEV-compliant vehicles sacrifice some power to achieve zero evaporative emissions.

The Outback R L.L.Bean Edition Sedan and Wagon models are exclusively powered by a liter DOHC 6-cylinder Boxer engine that produces horsepower at 6, rpm and lb.-ft. of torque at 4, rpm. The Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing system, in concert with Active Valve Lift System (AVLS) technology, helps optimize power at all engine speeds.

Offering both the turbocharged 4-cylinder Boxer and 6-cylinder Boxer Outback models gives customers a choice between two distinct kinds of high-performance driving: the 6-cylinder R L.L.Bean Edition models provide a linear power feeling that is characteristic of a higher-displacement engine; the turbocharged Outback XT Limited offers a more sporty and exciting type of engine performance, now especially enhanced with the addition of SI-DRIVE for The turbo engine also offers outstanding performance at high altitudes, where changes in atmospheric pressure reduce the power output of naturally aspirated engines.

A 5-speed electronic direct control automatic transmission is standard on the Outback R L.L.Bean models. The Outback XT models come equipped with a standard 5-speed manual transmission and offer the 5-speed automatic as an option. With the automatic, the SPORTSHIFT feature allows manual shift control from the console-mounted shifter and, on the Outback XT Limited, steering wheel shift buttons, as well.

Premium Design, Outside and In

The third-generation Outback design expresses its dynamic performance and nimbleness. The pronounced wedge body shape conveys a strong and stable presence, accentuated by aerodynamic side ground effects, pronounced wheel arches and protective side cladding.

Premium design details include glass-look D-pillars on wagons, an extensive color palette featuring several two-tone and monochromatic choices, judicious use of chrome trim, a rear gate spoiler and raised black-letter tires. Outback XT Limited and R L.L.Bean models feature body-color exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals.

Inside the Outback, flush surface treatments, a soft foam upper dashboard, and soft foam door trim all provide a premium appearance and ambience. The two-tone color arrangement uses high-quality cloth upholstery for the Outback i Basic, i and i L.L.Bean Edition models, and leather-trimmed upholstery for all others. The i Limited models, XT Limited and R L.L.Bean add numerous desirable amenities. 

All Outback models feature a standard trip computer. On the XT Limited, it is integrated with the SI-DRIVE display in the instrument cluster. The trip computer is part of the navigation system on models so equipped. On all other models, it is combined with a digital clock display located in the center of the dashboard. Some of its functions and displays include outside air temperature, fuel consumption, driving range and estimated driving time. The Outback XT Limited exclusively features an electroluminescent LED (light-emitting diode) gauge display.

A power glass moonroof is standard on all Limited models and the R L.L.Bean Edition. On wagons, it is a large dual-panel design that provides a single large opening when the tilt-up front section and retracting rear section are opened. The sedan models feature a single-panel power glass moonroof. A navigation system is standard on the liter Outback L.L.Bean models and is available on the Outback XT Limited with automatic transmission and the Outback R L.L.Bean Edition models.

Chassis Designed for Performance, Ruggedness and Comfort 

Outback models offer the rugged, go-anywhere capability that Subaru customers want while also providing the crisp handling response and smooth, quiet ride comfort expected in a premium model. The stiff unitized body structure makes extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminum, as well as advanced construction techniques including hydroforming and tailored-blank welding. The multilink rear suspension attaches to a hydroformed steel sub-frame for added rigidity.

The 4-wheel independent heavy-duty raised suspension and inch alloy wheels and /55 R17 raised black letter tires (inch steel wheels with /60 R16 tires on i Basic) contribute to Outback’s all-road, all-weather agility. Generous ground clearance compares to that of many SUVs — inches for Outback XT Limited and inches on the other Outback models. The rack-and-pinion steering system has been designed for quick response, high precision and excellent feel.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive A Key To Brand Identity

All-Wheel Drive is a cornerstone of Subaru brand identity, not just an add-on feature. Consistent with this philosophy, all Subaru All-Wheel Drive systems are organized under the “Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive” branding umbrella. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is a total system that integrates a lightweight, low profile horizontally opposed (Boxer) engine and a full-time power transfer system. The system provides excellent balance due to the longitudinally mounted Boxer engine and the way power flows from it through the transmission and to the rear differential along a straight, near-horizontal path.

Subaru offers three different versions of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the Outback line, each tailored to the model and transmission. With the 5-speed manual transmission, the system uses a viscous-coupling locking bevel gear center differential to distribute the power front to rear. Slippage at either set of wheels will send more power to the opposite set of wheels. In Outback i and Outback i Limited models equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission, an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively manages power distribution based on acceleration, deceleration and available traction, also transferring more power to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur.

The Outback R L.L.Bean Edition models – and Outback XT Limited when equipped with the 5-speed automatic transmission – use a version of the system called Variable Torque Distribution (VTD). A planetary gear center differential works with an electronically controlled continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch to manage power distribution.

VTD normally sends more power to the rear wheels () to enhance handling agility, but the system continuously adjusts power distribution in response to driving conditions. Exclusive to the R L.L.Bean models and the XT Limited Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), an advanced stability system that controls VTD operation and integrates an electronic 4-wheel traction control system (TCS). Traction control functions as a second line of defense against wheelslip, after All-Wheel Drive.

The Shift

Smoothly delivering sporty power exactly when and where you need it.

Like the engine, the transmission is also mounted low. In addition, it is positioned in the wheelbase for less overhang weight. In turn, that gives great traction, agility and stability with terrific grip and a true sporting feel. Whether you choose the manual or automatic transmission route for your Outback, you can be sure of getting a sporty response that’s easy to use – especially with the paddle shift system on the R models.

5-speed Manual Transmission (5MT)

Nicely matched to the sporting abilities of the i models, this lightweight, compact transmission has multi-cone synchromesh for smooth shifts, and a centre differential with viscous LSD. The Dual-range Hi/Lo system is ideal for the Outback’s excursions on challenging rough-roads, climbing slopes or towing tough loads, combining sportiness and drivability in rough conditions.

Electronically-controlled 5-speed Automatic Transmission for the R models (SPORTSHIFT E-5AT)

With column-mounted, padded aluminium paddle shift for faster, smoother up/down changes, and SPORTSHIFT to let you switch to manual-shift mode when in D. The Variable Torque Distribution AWD transfers more torque to the rear, for sportier performance, and this unit is coupled with the Vehicle Dynamics Control System. Engine-AT coordinated control system also helps, as does the downshift blipping control regulating engine revs automatically for smooth deceleration.

Electronically-controlled 4-speed Automatic Transmission (SPORTSHIFT* E-4AT)

Standard on the i models, it uses Active Torque Split AWD to vary torque distribution as changing conditions require. SPORTSHIFT* lets you change to manual shifts as you want. The Engine-AT coordinated control system combined with ideal shifting programme at a sloping angle also delivers smooth gear changes, while the optional Vehicle Dynamics Control System adjusts the AWD to Variable Torque Distribution.

The Drivability

Secure, certainly. Thrilling? Absolutely.

Given its generous mm ground clearance, you might expect the Outback to demonstrate some of the less desirable characteristics of high-riding AWD vehicles. But it just doesn’t happen. Because all the heavier items sit low in the chassis, to give a lower centre of gravity, you’ll find superb handling, stability and excellent traceability in corners, with less pitch and roll than you’d expect – making this an ideal AWD sporting vehicle, under different conditions.


With a combination of high-rigidity long-stroke strut suspension at the front, and supple multi-link design to the rear, the latest Outback brings together a rigid body and supple yet taut suspension that offsets extra ground clearance with great handling and comfort. The result is a balance between sportiness and stability. Add in the self-levelizer and you can preserve driving poise whether you are carrying luggage or a heavier load in the back. It’s a ‘Crossover’ concept that’s perfectly in tune with sports driving and rugged practicality.

Lightweight body

The Outback’s lightweight body not only improves per formance and fuel consumption but makes no compromises when it comes to safety. We apply a range of different technologies to reduce weight in components, but without affecting overall strength in impact situations. Aluminium is extensively used – coupled with high-tensile strength steel and Tailored-Blank welding techniques, so that the Outback’s drivers inherit security, as well as agility and performance ability.


Advanced Safety Construction

Built around the proven Ring Frame Reinforced safety structure, all Outback models feature as standard equipment front seat side impact air bags and side curtain air bags that offer additional head protection for front and rear occupants. Intelligent dual-stage deployment front air bags use sensors to detect the presence and weight of a front passenger and also the driver’s distance from the steering wheel.
The system determines front air bag deployment strength for optimal occupant protection. Active front head restraints can help reduce potential whiplash injury in a rear collision.

The Active Safety

Keeping you well away from trouble is our priority

The ability to avoid unexpected hazards and potential accidents is fundamental to Subaru’s research and development ethic. Naturally, Symmetrical AWD, with its full-time grip and sure-footed cornering helps the Outback give you that reassurance – even on unfamiliar roads or in bad weather. It also gives you the added security of all-round visibility, reliable ABS braking power, the Vehicle Dynamics Control System* and brake-assist to help your responses make the best of the unexpected, while you enjoy driving pleasure in safety.

ABS braking

4-sensor/4- channel ABS is standard on the Outback.

It detects wheel lock- up instantly – keeping you in control and letting you brake safely and steer away from trouble at the same time. It’s combined with Electronic Brake-force Distribution technology, and high-performance ventilated disc brakes as well as speed-responsive brake assist, which boosts braking performance when a sensor detects insufficient pedal pressure in emergency braking – an added reassurance in hazard avoidance.

Vehicle Dynamics Control System

There are built-in safeguards with Symmetrical AWD, obviously. But Subaru’s commitment to active safety goes far beyond the norm with the Outback. Although it’s already as stable as any ordinary car fitted with traction control, the Outback’s system takes it to a new level of pro-active safety. Its Vehicle Dynamics Control simultaneously monitors and analyses actual driving situations. Then, it senses the edge of control. Based on the level of unstability, AWD torque distribution and engine power output are controlled plus the braking system for each wheel is activated. This all helps to avoid unstable handling performance and enhances the overall driving experience.

The Passive Safety

Your all-round protection is our first priority.

When all else fails, and a collision can’t be avoided, the Outback is designed to respond to ensure your safety, because your protection is Subaru’s priority. Look at the Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames surrounding the cabin. Then take in the dual airbags as standard. They’re backed up with active headrests that soften the impact of collision injury. Everything is provided to surround you and your passengers in a cocoon of security, wherever you’re going.

Seatbelts, airbags, and active headrests

Front seatbelts have pretensioners that tighten the belt on shock and harness passengers properly. The load limiters lessen undue force imposed on shoulders and chests. Adaptive two-stage dual SRS front airbags, dual front side and curtain airbags give cushioning protection on impact. Active headrests in front automatically move forward to cradle vulnerable heads and necks against whiplash injuries. Child tether anchors are fitted, naturally, as are ISO-FIX child-seat anchors as standard.

Pedestrian protection

Minimising pedestrian injury injury is also a major issue for Subaru. So, there’s generous clearance between bonnet and engine, in case of impact. Along with shock-absorbing bonnet hinges, front bumpers and wings, and breakaway module windscreen wipers, it clearly shows how highly we value the Outback’s pedestrian friendliness.

Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames

The Outback’s body is lightweight for the excellent driving performance and its rigid structure acts as a safeguard. An all-embracing safety cage enfolds the whole passenger cabin. Linked reinforcements to roof, pillars and floor are immensely strong, to dissipate and absorb enormous amounts of energy in impacts from any direction. In turn, this protective shield means those inside are as well-protected as they could possibly be.


Exterior Equipment

Practicality, style, ease of use and versatility are the hallmarks of Outback’s appeal. The integration of sporting character with comfort and safety makes the concept a working reality. Put simply, Outback is where functionality meets driver-friendliness – exactly what ‘Crossover’ is meant to be.

Headlamps with pop-up type headlamp washers

Bi-xenon headlamps have HID bulbs for both dipped and high beam levels. The pop-up type headlamp washers are built in, to adapt to the headlamp design.

Front fog lamps

These multi-reflector type fog lamps illuminate the road surface equally well in fog and in visually difficult circumstances. Of course, it’s also an added safety factor.


The glass sunroof is the inner-slide type, to give a large opening for greater fresh air exhilaration. The front portion tilts up on two levels. (Standard on the R models, optional on the i models)

Roof spoiler

The roof spoiler neatly finishes off the roof-end and enhances the aerodynamic effect, adding to already sporty looks. High-mounted stop-lamp is incorporated in the rear spoiler.

Power-folding door mirrors

Aerodynamically designed to cut down drag, the mirror surfaces also repel drips. Power-folding in and out, they have built-in LED turn signals for extra visibility.

Heated door mirrors

The built-in heater evaporates fog, drips and snow to clear the mirrors.

inch Aluminium alloy wheels (R)

High-lustre aluminium alloy wheels intensify the sturdiness and sporty looks of the vehicle. They also reduce unsprung weight for good handling and stable driving.

inch Aluminium alloy wheels (i)

Dynamic looking aluminium alloy wheels for the i models. They also reduce unsprung weight for good handling and stable driving.

Interior Equipment

The Outback’s versatility and luxury is underlined by its high standard of interior features. Everything about the way they work together helps the ‘Crossover’ concept deliver the kind of driving experience you want, whatever route you choose to go. It’s your life – and the Outback matches it every time.

Navigation system (Optional)

The DVD dashboard-mounted navigation system gives quickresponse information on navigation. The system has an easy to use 7-inch touch screen display which also shows information about fuel consumption and numerous maintenance data.

Multi-information display (R)

Inside the tachometer, a display details information about SI-DRIVE mode and driving conditions of the vehicle. The display shows trip and odometer readings, average fuel economy, ambient temperature and fuel remaining.

Air-conditioning system

The front air-conditioning system is separated in two zones, so, the temperature for both driver and front passenger can be individually regulated for comfort. The R models also have the rear ventilation system as standard.

Audio satellite (R) and cruise control switches

The switches located on the left of the steering wheel help you control the audio system easily and safely. The cruise control switches available on the right keep the vehicle running at a pre-determined speed.

Cup holders

A pair of cup holders is mounted in the centre console. On the litre models, they’re conveniently illuminated, while there’s another pair of cup holders in the rear centre console of the i models and in the rear centre armrest of the R models.

Centre console with volt power outlet

The centre console comprises a container underneath the armrest, and a volt power outlet.

Telescopic steering

In addition to the tilt-system, a telescopic adjustment system is incorporated. You can choose your optimum steering position by moving it closer or further away within the range of 40 mm.

8-way power-adjustable front seats (Leather seats)

The leather front seats are 8-way power-adjustable (R: optional for both sides, i: optional for driver’s seat only). Driver’s seat includes a memory feature that remembers the precise seating preferences of two different drivers.ead restraints can help reduce potential whiplash injury in a rear collision.


OUTBACK SPORT Starting at $19,

The Outback Sport incorporates the performance features of an Impreza with the rugged durability of the Outback. Decked-out with playful features like Tricot upholstery and sport-design instrumentation, this Outback sports an affinity for flair.

Standard Features

  •  hp liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine
  • lb-ft of torque at 4, rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • MPG:
    • (manual) 22 city / 29 highway^
    • (automatic) 23 city / 28 highway^
  • SIRIUS™ satellite radio capability
  • Electronically controlled cruise control
  • 6-way manually adjustable sport design driver’s seat
  • 60/split flat-folding rear seatback
  • Tricot upholstery
  • Sport-design instrumentation with silver gauge trim rings
  • volt power outlet in cargo area

Special Edition Package (Optional $)

  • watt 6-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer, 6-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3/WMA capability
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • SIRIUS™ satellite radio
  • Automatic climate control system

OUTBACK i BASIC Starting at $21,

The Outback has a proven reputation for rugged performance and gear-like versatility. Powered by a horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine , the Outback i Basic features heightened stability systems including 4-wheel independent heavy-duty raised suspension and Subaru standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive .

Standard Features

  • hp liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine
  • lb-ft of torque at 4, rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • MPG:
    • (manual) 23 city / 28 highway
    • (automatic) 22 city / 28 highway
  • XM® Satellite Radio capability
  • 4-wheel independent heavy-duty raised suspension
  • 60/split flat-folding rear seatback
  • Keyless entry system with cargo-area unlock
  • Over 15 standard safety features
  • watt 6-speaker audio system with single-disc in-dash CD player and MP3/WMA capability
  • Auxiliary audio jack for portable media players

OUTBACK i Starting at $23,

When the great outdoors beckon, load up the things you need in cu. ft. of cargo space. Reach the loftiest of destinations with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive .The Outback i is your personal escape vehicle.
Standard Features

  • hp liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine
  • lb-ft of torque at 4, rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • MPG:
    • (manual) 23 city / 28 highway^
    • (automatic) 22 city / 28 highway^
  • XM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • 60/split flat-folding rear seatback
  • Keyless entry system with cargo-area unlock
  • Heated side mirrors and windshield wipers de-icer
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with manually adjustable lumbar support
  • 4-stage heated front seats
  • watt 6-speaker audio system with single-disc in-dash CD player and MP3/WMA capability
  • Auxiliary audio jack for portable media players

Limited Package (Optional $3,)

  • Standard 4-speed adaptive electronic direct-control automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT® manual control
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with manually adjustable tilt column
  • Leather-wrapped automatic transmission shifter handle with woodgrain-patterned inlay
  • Titanium-metallic trim with woodgrain-patterned accents
  • watt 6-speaker audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD player, MP3/WMA capability and SRS WOW™3D audio enhancement
  • Dual-zone automatic digital climate control system
  • Body-color door handles and side mirrors
  • Panoramic tilt/sliding dual-panel moonroof

OUTBACK i L.L.BEAN EDITION Starting at $26,

Reach the great outdoors comfortably in the Outback i L.L.Bean Edition. Relax in the 8-way power driver’s seat and enjoy the automatic climate control while the GPS navigation system guides you to your destination.
Standard Features

  • hp liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine
  • lb-ft of torque at 4, rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • XM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Standard 4-speed automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT manual control
  • L.L.Bean design inch alloy wheels
  • L.L.Bean-embroidered floor mats
  • Rear gate mounted L.L.Bean emblem
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with manually adjustable lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Touch-screen GPS navigation system
  • watt 6-speaker audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA capabilityand SRS WOWTM 3D audio enhancement
  • Auxiliary audio jack for portable media players 

Limited Package (Optional $2,)

  • L.L.Bean-embossed two-tone leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with manually adjustable tilt column
  • Leather-wrapped automatic transmission shifter handle with woodgrain-patterned inlay
  • Heated 8-way power driver’s and 4-way power front passenger seats
  • Elm woodgrain-patterned trim
  • Body-color door handles and side mirrors
  • Panoramic tilt/sliding dual-panel moonroof

OUTBACK XT LIMITED Starting at $30,

No terrain’s too tough for a horsepower intercooled, turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine boosted by the all-new SI-DRIVE performance management system. Stay on course with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and an optional touch-screen GPS navigation system. Feel the comfort of the leather-trimmed performance-design front seats while the mountain air fills the interior through the panoramic moonroof.
Standard Features

  • hp liter DOHC intercooled, turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine
  • lb-ft of torque at 3, rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • MPG:
    • (manual) 21 city / 27 highway^
    • (automatic) 20 city / 26 highway^
  • XM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • SI-DRIVE performance management system
  • Performance-design front seats
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • watt 6-speaker audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD player, MP3/WMA capability and SRS WOW™ 3D audio enhancement
  • Auxiliary audio jack for portable media players
  • Panoramic tilt/sliding dual-panel moonroof 

 Touch-screen GPS Navigation System (Optional $2,)

  • Available only with optional automatic transmission
  • Multifunction screen displaying navigation system information, trip computer functions, maintenance intervals, controls for various vehicle settings, calendar, calculator and memo-taking functions

OUTBACK R L.L.BEAN Starting at $31,

Head for the hills in comfort with L.L.Bean-embossed leather-trimmed upholstery and a premium 6-speaker audio system with XM® Satellite Radio capability. You may never sleep in a tent again.
Standard Features

  • hp liter DOHC 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine
  • lb-ft of torque at 4, rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • MPG: (automatic) 19 city / 26 highway^
  • XM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Standard 5-speed adaptive electronic direct-control automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT manual control
  • L.L.Bean-embossed two-tone leather-trimmed upholstery
  • watt 6-speaker audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD player, MP3/WMA capability and SRS WOW™ 3D audio enhancement
  • Auxiliary audio jack for portable media players
  • Wood and leather-wrapped 3-spoke MOMO® brand steering wheel
  • Panoramic tilt/sliding dual-panel moonroof

Touch-screen GPS Navigation System Package (Optional $2,)

  • Multifunction screen displaying navigation system information, trip computer functions, maintenance intervals, controls for various vehicle settings, calendar, calculator and memo-taking functions
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Subaru Outback engine, AWD system, fuel economy, problems

Updated: May 01,

During the increased interest in SUVs in the 90s, Subaru had no SUV in its lineup. Subaru came up with the Outback, which is essentially a modified Subaru Legacy with added ground clearance and more rugged styling. The name "Outback" means Australian backcountry. The Outback comes with standard full-time all-wheel drive and a horizontally opposed 4- or 6-cylinder "boxer" engine. It offers an upscale, feature-rich interior, competitive handling, fairly smooth ride and good crash test scores.

For the model year, the Outback was available as a 5-door wagon or 4-door sedan (only 5-door wagon in Canada). In the US, the Outback sedan didn't sell well and was later discontinued. The Outback was offered in three basic models: i, XT, R and each model was available with different equipment levels. A manual transmission is available only in 4-cylinder models. In the Outback wagon, the roof rails can be outfitted with one of the accessory mounts to carry a bike, canoe or skis. The Subaru all-wheel drive system is one of the best out there.

The base liter non-turbo SOHC engine offers a simple design, decent power and reasonable fuel economy. The i-Active Valve Lift System, which was added for , has increased the engine power to horsepower.
The turbo-charged intercooled liter DOHC engine is quick, however, as with any car, the turbo adds more stress on the engine. The turbocharged engine is more expensive to maintain and requires premium gasoline. Both L 4-cylinder engines have a timing belt that must be replaced at recommended intervals. The advanced L H6 DOHC is a good motor, but the R Outback is rare.
Read also: Pros and cons of buying a car with a turbocharger

The Outback uses Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. See how it works on Subaru website: Subaru Engineering. To distribute the torque between front and rear axles, the Outback models with manual transmission use a viscous-type locking center differential, while the 4-speed automatic models utilize an electronically controlled variable transfer clutch. Models with 5-speed automatic transmission use an electronically controlled variable transfer clutch in conjunction with a planetary-type center differential. A limited-slip rear differential is included with each setup.

The Outback's interior is well designed with excellent fit and finish, and luxury feel. The controls are simple and well laid out. The center stack is tilted towards the driver. Front seats are comfortable, with good support. Large side mirrors and tall windows offer a good visibility. The fit and finish is very good. Even the base models are well equipped. The split rear seat folds down almost flat, giving the Outback plenty of cargo space. On the downside, the rear seat space is tight and the steering telescopic adjustment was only available from

EPA Fuel Economy:mpg
L/ km
Outback L auto20/26/
Outback L manual20/26/
Outback L manual19/26/
Outback L manual20/27/
Outback L turbo, auto, manual17/23/
Outback L turbo, auto, manual18/24/
, Outback L H617/23/
, Outback L H617/24/

The non-turbo L 4-cylinder Outback is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles with all-wheel drive. It also can run on regular gasoline. Turbocharged and H6 models are rated for premium gasoline.

The Outback handles well with a tight turning radius. The long-travel suspension absorbs even the large road bumps well, but as a trade-off, the body roll is pronounced during cornering. The ride is smooth and quiet.

Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), side and side curtain airbags are standard. Vehicle stability control is only available on R VDC models. The Subaru Outback received 5 stars out of 5 in the NHTSA front and side impact crash tests.

RELATED:Subaru Outback review: reliability, common problems, maintenance and more.

Capable AWD system, upscale interior, smooth ride, tight turning radius, crash-test scores, visibility, decent ground clearance, low center of gravity, standard integrated roof rails

Fuel economy could be better, tight rear seat space, lack of the steering wheel telescopic adjustment in early models, body roll during cornering, handling when fully loaded, engine problems.

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The L non-turbo Outback is easier to maintain can run on regular gasoline. Overall, the Outback is a solidly-built vehicle, although Consumer Reports rates the 4-cylinder engine in models poorly. For this review, we test-drove the 6-year old Outback with 66K miles and it didn't have any issues. The Outback holds its value well, but with mileage, repair and maintenance costs could be higher than average, especially for turbocharged models.

Torn CV-boots, noisy wheel bearings and rattling exhaust heat shields are common. See YouTube videos on exhaust heat shield repair. Check Engine light issues are fairly common too. There are quite a few complaints, including on the NHTSA website about the rear suspension-related handling issues on icy or rough roads with a full load. This thread looks closely into this issue. Leaking head gaskets and oil consumption complaints are not uncommon at higher mileage. Replacing head gaskets is expensive.

Unevenly worn tires may indicate a problem with the wheel alignment. A low oil level may indicate that the engine consumes oil. Watch out for a coolant smell under the hood or low coolant level, as it might point to a coolant leak, possible even from one of the head gaskets. For a manual transmission, check the clutch operation. During the test drive, if you feel that the wheels are "binding" during turns, there is a problem with a 4WD system. Check if the timing belt has been replaced on a 4-cylinder engine. A humming or growling noise coming from one of the wheels could indicate a bad wheel bearing. If you notice a blue smoke from the exhaust at startup, avoid the car. Watch out for the "Check Engine" or any other warning light coming on after the engine is started; this indicates a problem. Read more tips: How to inspect a used car - illustrated guide. Before making a final decision, have the car inspected by a mechanic.

To keep your motor in good shape, have your oil changed regularly. A turbocharged engine is more sensitive to the oil quality; use only a good-quality oil. Regularly check the tire pressure. The Outback's handling is sensitive to the problems with the wheel alignment, so it might be a good idea to have the four-wheel alignment done once in a while. Overheating the engine may cause serious damage. Check the coolant level periodically and keep it topped up. The Subaru Outback's owner's manual recommends using the genuine Subaru coolant. It says: Use of improper coolants may result in corrosion in the cooling system. In the L engine, the drive belt tension needs to be checked periodically and adjusted if needed. If any of the belts is loose, it will produce a squealing noise at a start-up or when turning the steering wheel to the limit. For repairs take your Subaru to a dealer or a mechanic closely familiar with Subaru products; there are many specifics.

Recalls: Safety Recalls - NHTSA or Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls.
Subaru For Owners - Owner's Manuals and downloads, warranties and more. Subaru of America.

Subaru Outback Specifications

Overall length:
Overall width:
Overall height:

in (4, mm)
in (1, mm)
in (1, mm)
in (2, mm)

Ground clearance:
L Non-turbo:
L Turbo:

in ( mm)
in ( mm)
in ( mm)

Turning circle:

ft ( m)

Cargo volume: cu. ft (1,L) /with rear seats down/



liter SOHC aluminum-alloy valve
horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine
with i-Active Valve Lift System.
hp @ 6, rpm
lb-ft @ 4, rpm

liter DOHC intercooled, turbocharged
aluminum-alloy valve 4-cylinder
horizontally opposed engine
with Active Valve Control System.
hp @ 6, rpm
lb-ft @ 3, rpm

liter DOHC aluminum-alloy valve 6-cylinder
horizontally opposed engine
with Active Valve Control System
and Active Valve Lift System.
hp @ 6, rpm
lb-ft @ 4, rpm

Recommended Fuel:
i non-turbo:
XT Turbo:

Unleaded gasoline (87 octane)
Premium unleaded gasoline (91 octane) required
Premium unleaded gasoline (91 octane) recommended

Fuel Tank Capacity:

US gallons ( liters)

Engine oil capacity:

L models:
L models:

US qt ( liters)
US qt ( liters)
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Owner review: 2007 Subaru Outback with polybushed suspension in the UK

SUVs and wagons each have their unique places in the automotive spectrum. But what if you’re not truly enamored with the format of either one? Thankfully, there’s a solution: the Subaru Outback. It has the shape and driving style of a wagon but with the extra capability typically associated with an SUV.

Subaru Outback Ground Clearance Chart

 subaru outback ground clearanceGen 2:

TrimLowest ground clearance
4dr Wagon AWD″ ( mm)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD″ ( mm)
Limited 4dr Wagon AWD″ ( mm)

subaru outback ground clearance Gen 3:

TrimLowest ground clearance
4dr Wagon AWD (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
I 4dr Wagon AWD (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
4dr Wagon AWD (L 4cyl 5M)″ ( mm)
I 4dr Wagon AWD (L 4cyl 5M)″ ( mm)
I Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
I Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (L 4cyl 4A) ″ ( mm)
I L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
I L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (L 4cyl Turbo 5A)″ ( mm)
I Ltd L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
I Ltd L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (L 4cyl 4A)″ ( mm)
R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (L 6cyl 5A)″ ( mm)
XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (L 4cyl Turbo 5A)″ ( mm)
R L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD w/Nav, VDC (L 6cyl 5A)″ ( mm)
XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/VDC (L 4cyl Turbo 5M)″ ( mm)

 subaru outback ground clearance Gen 4:

TrimLowest ground clearance
i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (L 6cyl 5A)″ ( mm)
i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl 6M)″ ( mm)
i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl 6M)″ ( mm)
i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl 6M)″ ( mm)
i 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl 6M)″ ( mm)
R 4dr SUV AWD (L 6cyl 5A)″ ( mm)

 subaru outback ground clearance Gen 5:

TrimLowest ground clearance
i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (L 6cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
R Touring 4dr SUV AWD (L 6cyl CVT)″ ( mm)
i Touring 4dr SUV AWD (L 4cyl CVT)″ ( mm)

Subaru Outback Ground Clearance Driver’s Guide

In the Outback, you’ll come prepared. With inches of ground clearance, and the venerable Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, little can block you from getting there. Adversity? No problem, simply activate X-MODE with Hill Descent Control for even more control and confidence. And with up to 32 miles per gallon9, the responsive SUBARU BOXER engine has the fortitude to get you to your destination, and the efficiency to get you all the way back.

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Subaru Outback Ground Clearance Comparison Chart

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Lifted Subaru Outback: To lift or not to lift?

Your vehicle plays an important role in your life. Why shouldn’t it match your tastes right down to the smallest detail?

Seeking out the perfect trail? Let your Subaru lead you to your next adventure. Featuring a lift kit, wheels and tires, a roof basket and other rugged options would be ideal for anyone who wants to take their Subaru off-road.

Pros and Cons


  • Better handling
  • Perfect look
  • Ideal off-roading
  • Increased towing ability


  • High possibility of rollover
  • Low MPG
  • Warranties

Lifted Subaru Outback before and after

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SUBARU Outback -

Designed for people with an active lifestyle, the Subaru Outback was a combination between an SUV and a wagon.

Based on the Subaru Legacy’s platform, the Outback had a rugged outdoor look with added ground clearance and protective side cladding.

The tall suspension configuration allowed a ground clearance of inches, while the SUV styling cues featured pronounced wheel arches that made the Outback look handsome and confident.

Offered with a single wagon body style, the Outback ranged from basic to near luxury, depending on the trim level chosen.

A perfect match for those who were looking for an outstanding off-road performance, but not in the body of an SUV, the Outback felt like a mid-size sedan while driving and unleashed its nature on bumpier roads.

One of the best on the market, the Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive system was available, providing maximum traction.

The long list of accessories included roof rails, numerous cargo organisers and even a dog mat.

The cabin was fitted with good quality materials, the tall seating offered the driver a good view over traffic and the roomy seats in the back were perfect for 2 adults. The cargo space was a good size and allowed storing bigger items.

The instruments were easy to read, and the controls were intuitively placed.

The base version was not equipped with standard steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The base i came with a 5-speed manual transmission, front side and side curtain airbags and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, as well as air conditioning, keyless entry and cruise control.

The Limited versions offered a turbocharges or a 6-cylinder engine, more powerful than the underpowered liter, an automatic transmission, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, inch alloy wheel and a premium Harman Kardon audio system.

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Subaru Outback i Limited Review


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Subaru Outback i Limited

Times change, and the radical becomes mainstream. The Subaru Outback seemed so different when it debuted as one of the first crossover vehicles in Its raised ride height, permanent all-wheel drive, and by its second year, body cladding and other styling cues cashed in on the then-hot SUV style, but with superior fuel economy and vehicle dynamics. "The World's First Sport-Utility Wagon" brought Subaru from near-obscurity to fame and fortune, and provided inspiration for products from many another manufacturer.

The Outback pretty much was the Subaru franchise from its inception until the arrival of WRX performance, and it's still a mainstay. But it's been a while since there was merely one variety of Outback. Today, there are Outback wagons and sedans for all sorts of needs and desires, from the low-budget functionality of the i Basic to the near luxury appointment of the R L.L. Bean Edition. Not to mention turbocharged performance, for a crossover crossover with a WRX, in the case of the XT Limited.

If some of those model designations seem unfamiliar, it's only because Subaru has made some revisions to the Outback lineup for There are three trim levels of naturally-aspirated, liter four-cylinder Legacy-based Outback, with the i wagon at the core. It has been joined by the simpler and less-expensive i Basic wagon, which deletes the All-Weather Package, alloy wheels, and other features. The Limited adds comfort and luxury features, and is offered in sedan style as well as the wagon, and the L.L. Bean wagon sits at the top of that section.

For the WRX turbo experience in Outback disguise, there it the XT Limited wagon. And at the top of the Outback line is the six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated L.L. Bean model, available in wagon and sedan form.

Being Subaru&#;s, and quintessential Subaru&#;s at that, all Outback&#;s feature a horizontally-opposed engine for a low center of gravity, full-time all-wheel drive for superior traction in all weather and on all road surfaces, and copious ground clearance not merely for SUV-like looks and light-duty off-road use, but all the better to clear highway debris as well. Interior standard appointment levels are high, and at least an AM/FM/CD/MP3 or WMA CD/auxiliary input audio system is included in all. Safety ratings, from government and industry crash tests, are high.

The biggest difference between an Outback and a standard crossover is found in the Outback's fine road manners. The i Limited wagon with which I spent the past week is by no means a sports model, yet it was still pleasant to drive on all roads, especially the twistier ones, and was never boring. All-wheel drive has benefits on pavement in dry weather as well as on loose surfaces or in rain and snow. If it's not as tall as some more SUV-like crossovers, there's still plenty of room inside, and access is not at all difficult - no "step right up!" necessary. The Outback is what it always has been, a functional vehicle for the real world, especially for people with a need to get off the beaten path. It's the ultimate expression of the all-wheel drive wagon that brought Subaru to notice in the early s.

APPEARANCE: Now that the line between crossovers and "real" SUVs is blurred, the Outback looks less like an SUV and more like what it really is - a small wagon with extra ground clearance and a little lower-body protective cladding. The cladding has been de-emphasized over the years, and matches the main paint color. It is functional, adding protection against minor dings. The zoomy three-piece grille that debuted on the Tribeca crossover and found its controversial way to the Impreza line (including the Impreza-based Outback Sport) is nowhere to be found here.

COMFORT: In Limited trim, the Outback's interior is outfitted in a pleasant contemporary upper-middle class manner. A two-tone color scheme, multiple textures, leather seating surfaces, and faux wood and silvery plastic trim fill the bill and give a comfortable, slightly upscale ambiance to the interior. Rheostat controls for the front seat heaters allow fine-tuning of heat levels. Instruments and controls are placed well, easy to see and use, and shaded from glare. The audio system plays all current media, and is prewired for XM satellite radio. The standard sunroof is extra-long, so rear passengers get an excellent overhead view. It has little impact on rear-seat headroom, and can hold three passengers, although the center position is best used by small people for a short time. It folds with a 60/40 split, and a bicycle fits easily inside with the rear seat down. There are useful small storage compartments around the cabin, and a small amount of hidden storage under the cargo area above the space-saver spare tire.

SAFETY: Subaru scores high in both NTSA and IIHS crash testing. The Outback has a five-star rating for front and rear seat front and side protection, and gets four stars for rollover protection in NHTSA tests. It's rated "Good" for front, side, and rear collision performance by the IIHS. The Ring Frame Reinforced unibody structure and plenty of crumple zone area to the front and rear get credit there. Active safety is even more important - a crash you don't have hurts less. All-wheel drive traction, good handling characteristics, and strong four-wheel antilock disc brakes help there.

RIDE AND HANDLING: In common with all current Subarus, the Outback uses a liquid-cooled, horizontally-opposed engine mounted inline in a strong, rigid unibody chassis structure, driving all four wheels at all times through a sophisticated all-wheel drive system. The suspension is fully-independent, by means of MacPherson struts in front and a multilink system in the rear. The engine's low height ensures a low center of gravity despite inches of ground clearance (at the exhaust pipe), and the suspension geometry was designed and rates calibrated to take advantage of this. All parts of the system work together, for a moderately firm ride and very good cornering ability and reactions to driver inputs. Unlike some crossover AWD systems, all wheels are driven all the time, so there are no sudden differences in traction and response when the rear wheels are suddenly activated. That AWD provides excellent traction on dry pavement as well as in rain or snow or on dirt or gravel, and so is just as useful in the Sun Belt as in the Snow Belt.

PERFORMANCE: No turbo? No problem, really. The Outback i's namesake liter boxer four uses a single overhead cam design and the i-Active Valve Lift system to make horsepower (at rpm) and lb-ft of torque (at rpm). PZEV cars, for low-emissions states, have the same ratings. A wide, strong torque curve means that the engine works well with the four-speed automatic transmission that is standard in the Limited. (A five-speed manual is available in i and i Basic models.) "Sportshift" manual-shift mode does allow the driver to hold gears longer than the transmission's control circuitry does, for a slight improvement in acceleration, but the difference is minimal, and D works fine in all but the most I-shoulda-bought-a-WRX driving situations. Fuel economy, in the low- to mid-twenties, is better than most similarly-sized AWD crossovers.

CONCLUSIONS:As always, the Subaru Outback provides a fine alternative to the common SUV.

Subaru Outback i Limited

Base Price $ 27, Price As Tested $ 29, Engine Type single overhead cam, valve horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder with variable valve lift Engine Size liters / cu. in. Horsepower @ rpm Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm Transmission 4-speed automatic with manual-shift mode Wheelbase / Length in. / in. Curb Weight lbs. Pounds Per Horsepower Fuel Capacity gal. Fuel Requirement 87 octane unleaded regular gasoline Tires P/55 VR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE92 Brakes, front/rear vented disc / solid disc, ABS and EBD standard Suspension, front/rear independent MacPherson strut / independent multilink Ground clearance inches Drivetrain inline front engine, permanent all-wheel drive PERFORMANCE EPA Fuel Economy - miles per gallon city / highway / observed 22 / 28 / 23 0 to 60 mph est. 9 sec Towing Capacity pounds OPTIONS AND CHARGES Cargo Area Convenience Group - includes: seatback cargo net, cargo area spotlight, 2 side cargo nets, rear cargo net $ Popular Equipment Group 1b - includes: auto-dimming mirror with compass, security system upgrade $ XM satellite radio kit $ Destination charge $
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Navigation system is optional on XT Limited, LL Bean sedan and wagon. Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood in early

Kenwood 7" touch screen. Includes 2 discs for East and West US, and should include Canada. Verbal directions in English or French language, male or female voice, has local highlights such as restaurants, gas stations, hospitals and etc, uses yellow pages for phone and address look-up (no white pages). Computer is located under driver's seat. May not work with GPS in Alaska. 

Outback Basic standard features
are you looking for Legacy?

new model for
new MP3 player
new 16" steel wheels
new Pre-wired for Remote Start
new Aux plug in center console
new Stereo: now pre-wired for XM Satellite radio, all models
No factory Bluetooth is available on any model

All wheel drive (awd)
L 4cylinder boxer engine now with hp
i-active Valve Lift system
Anti-lock disc brakes, with EBD, 4 disc brakes
Airbags: Front, advanced dual stage
Airbags: Front side
Airbags: Front and Rear Side Curtain
overhead passenger airbag on/off, seatbelt warning light
5 seatbelts & headrests
Power Windows, auto down drivers, illuminated
Power Locks
Power mirrors
Keyless remote
Alarm system with ignition disable
Immobilizer chipped key 
16" steel wheels
air filtration
Air conditioning 
Cruise control

 continued: Outback Basic standard features

Rear Spoiler
CD player, single disc, MP3, R/RW (Panasonic)
6 speakers, 2 in front door, 1 in rear
Trip Computer with clock, instant and average economy, outside temp, 
elapsed time etc.  The ET elapsed time setting works when the 
ignition key is very briefly paused on the 'on' setting and may not 
work if the key is turned too quickly.
4 beam halogen headlights, auto on-off with ignition, with green light upper right instrument panel indicating headlights are on
Day Time Running lights are on when headlights are off, with new for 'DRL'  indicator light lower right instrument panel
Fog lights, with green 'on' indicator light lower left instrument panel
Front wipers: Variable speed intermittent
Rear wiper, 2 speed, auto-on in reverse with auto trans
Rear defroster with rear wiper de-icer
Alloy wheels 16"
Fold flat rear seats- wagon, one touch
Roof rails
Dual vanity mirrors
Dual map lights
Rear cargo light
Door courtesy puddle lights
Center console power outlet
Wood Trim by center console with taupe interior
or Brushed Silver Trim with grey interior
dashboard illumination and daybright on/off control combined

 Outback Basic has 16 stamped wheels
New model for Outback Basic has a 16" stamped wheel
 Outback i has 17 alloy wheel with tire pressure monitoring
Outback i has a 17" 7 spoke alloy with tire pressure monitoring

 more wheel photos 

 Outback i LL Bean, 4 cylinder with navigation
new model for Outback i LL Bean with Navigation is a 4cylinder with taupe cloth (diamond gray shown). 
Also available with leather etc in the i Limited LL Bean.
front wiper de-icer
front wiper de-icer heats the lower windshield

more photos

Outback i and i Limited features
Outback i adds over Basic model
everything the Basic has, plus
(this is the same as a i)

new for this model TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring 
  This low tire pressure dashboard light turns on when a tire's pressure drops and the car is going over 20mph

17" alloy wheels
Limited Slip rear axle
Cargo area power outlet
Power driver's seat, 8 way
Roof rails with cross bars
Rear cargo cover, with a gate attachment
All Weather Package: heated front seats with 4 settings, Power heated mirrors, and front wiper de-icer.

new model announced 12/21/06, available starting late January
Outback i LL Bean adds over i

all standard i 4 cylinder features with standard 4speed automatic Sportshift transmission

Includes: Navigation system
LL Bean embroidered floor mats
LL Bean rear emblem on rear gate
LL Bean gray alloy wheels
Automatic dual zone climate control
SRSLabs WOW stereo system, upgraded CD changer, 6 disc, MP3, auz stereo input

Outback i Limited adds over i
everything the i has, plus..
wagon and sedan

now standard: Automatic Sportshift 4spd transmission (no manual available)
new SRSLabs WOW stereo system, upgraded CD changer, 6 disc, MP3, auz stereo input

Leather interior, including 3 spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, parking brake and shifter handle

Windshield shade band
Woodgrain interior trim panel
Climate control, dual zone front, 6spd fan
Body colored door handles, outside mirrors
Dual pane power glass sunroof with auto open/close (deletes sunglass holder)


new model announced 12/21/06, available starting late January
Outback i Limited LL Bean adds over i
everything the i Limited 4 cylinder has, plus..

all standard i Limited 4 cylinder features with standard 4speed automatic Sportshift transmission Plus: 
LL Bean Two-tone perforated dark taupe Leather trimmed upholstery, taupe bolsters

Includes: Navigation system
Rear seat armrest
LL Bean gray alloy wheels
Power front passenger seat
LL Bean embroidered floor mats
LL Bean rear emblem on rear gate
Automatic dual zone climate control
SRSLabs WOW stereo system, upgraded CD changer, 6 disc, MP3, auz stereo input

XT turbo features
Outback XT Limited turbo adds over i 
everything the i has, plus

The 6 cylinder LL Bean and 4 cylinder XT turbo models are top of the Line now that the 6 cylinder VDC model has been dropped. 

Engine: L 4 cylinder Turbo with horsepower with active valve contro, premium fuel recommended. 
Note: the horsepower rating system changed but not the power!  Previously rated at

new for this model VDC all wheel drive. This is the first year the VDC (vehicle dynamic control) system has been offered on anything other than the Outback VDC and Tribeca models. VDC stability traction control system measures variables such as steering input, braking and vehicle angle, and applies individual brakes and/or reduces engine power to counteract skids or slides to help keep you in control. VTD (variable torque distribution) varies the power front back, the standard is rear wheel performance balanced at 45/55 front-rear. VDC warning light This VDC dashboard light comes on when the VDC system has been activated, or turned off 

new SI Drive, Subaru Intelligent Drive, (turbo models only). The knob on the center console provides 3 drive modes:
'Intelligent' mode provides a balance of power and economy. 'Sport' mode provides more acceleration. 'Super Sport' mode with most acceleration, throttle response.

Heavy duty manual transmissionor optional 5spd Sportshift automatic transmission
Intercooler with functional hood scoop
Rear seat armrest
Aluminum door sill plates
Dual Pane power sunroof
Leather interior, perforated
Turn Signals in outside mirrors
17" alloy wheels with semi-low profile tires
Performance 1 piece Sport Bucket seats
Power passenger seat, 4 way, w/ lumbar support
Sport gauges with ElectroLuminescent needles
Momo SportShift steering wheel, transmission controls

Optional: Navigation system
Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood in early

 Legacy GT spec.B SI Drive knob
SI Drive controls throttle response on turbos

6 Cylinder features
LL Bean wagon adds over i Limited 
everything the i Limited wagon has, plus..

subject to change and correction

The 6 cylinder LL Bean and 4 cylinder XT turbo models are top of the Line now that the 6 cylinder VDC model has been dropped. 

L H6 cylinder engine, hp, with active valve control, premium fuel is recommended but not required.
Note: the horsepower rating system changed but not the power!  Previously rated at

standard Automatic 5spd SportShift transmission

new for this model VDC all wheel drive. This is the first year the VDC (vehicle dynamic control) system has been offered on anything other than the Outback VDC and Tribeca models. VDC stability traction control system measures variables such as steering input, braking and vehicle angle, and applies individual brakes and/or reduces engine power to counteract skids or slides to help keep you in control. 
VTD (variable torque distribution) varies the power front back, the standard is rear wheel performance balanced at 45/55 front-rear.

Rear seat armrest
LL Bean floor mats
Front bumper underguard
Aluminum sill plate covers
Turn Signals in the outside mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirrror/compass
Beige cargo tray (matches interior color)
LL Bean perforated leather, with small logo
Upgraded 17" wheels,  gray LL Bean design
Power Passenger seat, 4 way, lumbar support
Dual pane power sunroofs with auto open/close
Momo wood/leather steering wheel, stereo controls

Optional: Navigation system. Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood in early

Outback SEDAN features
Outback SEDAN i Limited 4cylinder 
everything the i Limited has, plus..
Note: the i Limited is a Legacy sedan and not on this Outback page.

new 3 way fold-down rear seat, lockable for security, see photos below

standard Automatic 4speed Sportshift transmission
Fog Lights
17"  7 spoke alloys
Body side cladding
Limited slip rear axle
Heavy duty raised suspension
Aerodynamic side ground effects
TPMS tire pressure montoring system

Outback LL Bean SEDAN adds over Outback i sedan above
everything the Outback i Limited sedan above has, plus

L H6 cylinder engine, hp, active valve control
standard Automatic 5 speed SportShift  transmission

new for this model: VDC all wheel drive. This is the first year the VDC (vehicle dynamic control) system has been offered on anything other than the Outback VDC and Tribeca models. VDC stability traction control system measures variables such as steering input, braking and vehicle angle, and applies individual brakes and/or reduces engine power to counteract skids or slides to help keep you in control. 
VTD (variable torque distribution) varies the power front back, the standard is rear wheel performance balanced at 45/55 front-rear.

Front bumper underguard
Aluminum sill plate covers
LL Bean Perforated Leather
Upgraded 17" wheels, LL Bean design
Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass
Power Passenger seat, 4way, lumbar support
Outside heated mirrors with integrated turn signals
3 spoke Momo wood/leather steering wheel with stereo controls

OptionalNavigation System, Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood in early

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