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Subaru Outback Questions

Koolaid
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So Many Problems--is It Normal?

My 2000 Outback has 144,000 miles, and I've had to put SO MUCH money into it! Here are a few repairs: Two new front axles (right and left), new CV Boots, new axle boots, catalytic converter, head ga...

7,731 views with 11 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
nelson8945
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Upgrade Radio For 2011 Subaru Outback

upgrade radio for 2011 subaru outback to a larger info. screen

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n57ef
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Drivers Door Power Window W/auto Up Not Working, 2013 Subaru Outback, Out O...

Left front seat windows down Friday night, a typical Florida thunderstorm hit, doors & seats got wet. Saturday morning, dried the doors and seats, rolled up windows. Later that morning rolled down wi...

18 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
Shaun Krouse
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Can I Swap Heads From A 2000 Subaru Outback To A 98 Subaru Forester Both 2....

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Meghan Glaspell
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Gas Mileage?

How good of gas mileage will a subaru outback get?

7,150 views with 19 answers (last answer about a week ago)

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.