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Overview of 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i By Eric Tallberg
Those seeking a reasonably priced, do-it-all family wagon might consider the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i. This 5-place, 5-door midsize people-hauler boasts 8.7 inches of ground clearance, standard all-wheel drive (AWD) and some 71.3 cubic feet of total cargo capacity. A redesigned roof rack, 16-inch steel wheels and power mirrors adorn the outside, with cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining rear seats and simulated alloy accents sprucing up the interior. Full power accessories and telescoping tilt-wheel steering remain standard in this entry-level trim, while steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls add some extra convenience. Air conditioning, of course, remains standard, while a single-CD player boasts 4 speakers and an auxiliary MP3 input.
Options for the base 2.5i, meanwhile, include the Popular Equipment Group 1B with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, compass, universal remote garage door opener and an upgraded antitheft alarm adorning its resume. Further available equipment includes rear-seat DVD entertainment, 16-inch alloy wheels and upgraded cabin illumination. When equipped with the standard manual transmission, the 2.5i can also be delivered with an available short-throw shifter.
Standard power in the 2012 Outback 2.5i is an efficient 2.5-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) horizontally opposed (“boxer”) 4-cylinder engine that combines with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available continuously variable transmission (CVT) for 170 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Tweaks to emissions equipment additionally allow this base trim to be offered in the 2.5i PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) sub-trim. Towing capacity in either variation is maxed out at 2,700 pounds with an available trailer hitch, while mileage estimates remain 19 mpg city/27 highway in the stick-shift versions and 22/29 with CVT-toting editions.
Subaru’s full-time symmetrical AWD system, meanwhile, allows added torque to be diverted from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when necessary, giving this high-stepping base trim the ability to confidently handle light off-road chores or snowy surfaces.
Notable standard safety features aboard the 2.5i and its PZEV sibling include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, and front side-mounted airbags. Lesser safety equipment includes daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm. The Popular Equipment Group 1B, meanwhile, offers an optional upgraded antitheft alarm system.
This overview covers the 2.5i trim only.
Please see our 2012 Subaru Outback Overview for more information.
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