And extra dose of stability, in the form of Vehicle Dynamic Control, improves handling and safety in the 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R VDC, an all-wheel drive wagon that also features tract...
And extra dose of stability, in the form of Vehicle Dynamic Control, improves handling and safety in the 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R VDC, an all-wheel drive wagon that also features traction control, 4-wheel ABS brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, an independent suspension, limited slip center and rear differentials, a tire monitor, automatic headlights, foglights, and mirrors with turn signals. Side curtain airbags are added to the dual front-side ones this year. The result is 5-star crash ratings and a reliable, safe, solid family vehicle.
Powered by a 3.0, 250-hp DOHC H6 and a 5-speed auto tran with Sport shift, the 2005 Outback 3.0 R VDC has fold-down rear seats, a cargo area (with tie-downs and cover) that expands from 33-66 cubic feet, and a standard roof rack. Inside are heated leather seats, heated mirrors, power front seats, a CD changer with wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, a trip computer, intermittent front and rear wipers, automatic climate control, and leather and wood trim. There is also a large sunroof, and the 2005 Outback 3.0 R VDC adds a remote garage opener. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is only an option, along with a trailer hitch. Sluggish acceleration, a less than smooth shifter, limited rear legroom, and 19/25 mpg are disappointing for owners, but they love the tight handling and cornering, the storage space, and the AWD action.