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How Efficient Is A "boxer Engine "
Do you think "boxer engines " are more efficient in the way they deliver power?
Head Gasket Replacement
have a 2002 outback limited wagon with 80K miles, 2.5L. got a quote for $3200 to replace the head gasket, seems high, even for San Francisco. any thoughts? Also, how long can I drive on it with a...
I Have A Use 2001 Outback I Just Purchased And I Am Getting A Rough Idle In...
Rough Idle in park. 2001 Subaru Outback.
My 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon Awd Is Running Hot...had The Heads Fixed Last ...
Subaru Outback awd, running hot...
Do You Think That The H4 Engine Will Last Longer Than The H6?
Over the weekend I met a person who has a 2010 Subaru Legacy with CVT and 150,000 miles on their car, a lot of miles for five years. They have had no problems of any kind other than routine maint...
About the Subaru Outback
Subaru has always innovated. It was the first automaker to put all-wheel drive in its entire vehicle lineup. In 1995, it seemed to be the first automaker to offer what we now call a crossover SUV. The Subaru Outback debuted in 1995 as a Legacy trim and came as a wagon only. With demand for SUV height, rough-road travel, and sportiness rising amid a growing stigma attached to station wagons, Subaru introduced the Outback as a way to help reinvigorate Legacy sales.
The original Outback was basically a Legacy, with a 2.5-liter, 165-hp H4 engine, but with standard all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance, fog lights, ABS brakes, and tires and suspension tuned for off-roading. In 2000, the Outback became its own model and added a sedan to the lineup. It quickly surpassed the Legacy in sales, both for its all-wheel drive performance in tough outdoor weather and road conditions up north, and its overall quiet, smooth, and comfortable ride.
In 2001, the Subaru Outback featured the comeback of a six-cylinder engine. Using the same Boxer flat engine, the 3.0-liter engine originally hit 212-hp and was offered in the L.L. Bean and VDC editions of the Outback. The VDC edition also featured variable torque distribution in its all-wheel drive, automatically adjusting wheel torque according to the road conditions.
Today, the Outback remains a top seller for Subaru, and has added many refinements and interior conveniences over the years, including heated leather seats, six airbags, a 60/40 split fold rear seat that folds flat, and automatic climate control. Trim offerings today include the 2.5i (now hitting 175-hp), the turbo 2.5XT at 250-hp, and the 3.0R (also 250-hp), still only available in the L.L. Bean and VDC models. It continues to get praise for its quiet and smooth performance, the powerful turbo engine, and the all-wheel drive. Backseat legroom is cramped for a five-person wagon.