Subaru Outback Experts

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Donho97
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I,m Trying To Figure Out Why One On My Headlights Went Out

I'm trying to figure out why one of the headlights went out on my Outback

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Sred1217
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2014 Subaru Outback

New car, but get a constant smell that cat con maybe bad already. Book says to use 87 octane gas. Dealer tells me to try Mobil gas, really.. I am a big fan of Sunoco and that's all i use. Anyone hav...

68 views with 21 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
JVTP
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I Am Looking At A 2014 2.5l Outback To Pull My 1600 Lb. Camper. My 2007 For...

32 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
subarubob
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Transmission Swap

Can the manual tranmission from 3.6 Legacy be swapped into Outback 3.6 automatic transmission.

27 views with 6 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
Markw1952
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2.5 Four Vs 2.5 Five ? Decision? Or Would You Buy A 3 Cylinder Car?

2.5 Five Cylinder cars have the same displacement as 2.5 Fours only smaller . Do you think they may work harder under load conditions to produce torque and run slightly hotter than the larger Fours ...

46 views with 7 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.