2005 Subaru Outback Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $19,720
Price $19,720 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 165 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$19,720
Invoice$17,841

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 165 hp H4
Power 165 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 166 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase99.4 in
Length173.8 in
Width67.3 in
Height58.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume27.9 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The base or "stripped-down" version of the Subaru Outback, the Outback Sport is sometimes listed under the Impreza lineup. They all share the same platform, but the Sport has the Outba... Read More
The base or "stripped-down" version of the Subaru Outback, the Outback Sport is sometimes listed under the Impreza lineup. They all share the same platform, but the Sport has the Outback suspension and higher ride height. The all-wheel drive compact SUV seats four and comes with a new 2.5-liter H4 engine that gets 165-hp and comes with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto tran. 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, an independent suspension, limited slip center differential, foglights, and 16-inch alloy wheels help with road handling and safety. Dual front-side airbags are standard, but side curtain bags are not offered.
Rear seats in the 2005 Subaru Outback Sport split-fold to expand the 28 cubic foot trunk to 66 cubic feet. A roof rack is standard if you need more room, and an optional trailer hitch allows you to tow 2000 pounds. Full power features, cruise control, intermittent front and rear wipers, leather shifter trim, a CD player, tilt steering, and a tachometer make you forget this is a base model. The 2005 Outback Sport can be outfitted with a rear spoiler, auto-dimming rearview mirror, skid plates, and a security system. Great handling, safety, and AWD grip in snow are big draws for drivers, but they complain about the legroom and uncomfortable seats.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $25,020 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.5L 168 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$25,020
Invoice$22,567

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 168 hp H4
Power 168 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 166 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length188.7 in
Width69.7 in
Height63.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,125 lbs
Maximum Payload1,125 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
Based on a Legacy platform, but sitting slightly higher for more rugged road performance, the all-wheel drive 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon is the base trim for this model, but it gets... Read More
Based on a Legacy platform, but sitting slightly higher for more rugged road performance, the all-wheel drive 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon is the base trim for this model, but it gets a redesign, a longer wheelbase, and the addition of side curtain airbags to the dual front-side ones. Powered by a new 2.5-liter, 168-hp H4 that gets 166 lb-ft of torque, the 2005 Outback 2.5i comes with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto tran and sits on 16-inch wheels with all-season tires. Limited slip rear and center differentials accompany the AWD, along with 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes and an independent suspension. Foglights and daytime running lights are standard.
Like the Legacy, the cargo area in the 2005 Outback 2.5i expands from 34 to 66 cubic feet with the rear seats down and features tie-downs and a cargo cover. A roof rack supplements storage options. Inside, you'll find the full power setup, along with heated front seats and mirrors, a trip computer, intermittent front and rear wipers, cruise control, a CD player, and a security system. Outside, a rear spoiler adds some flair to the conservative wagon. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is extra, as is a trailer hitch if you want to tow up to 2700 pounds. A quiet ride, 5-star crash ratings, tight handling, lots of cargo room, and the high ride height stand out for owners of the 2005 Outback 2.5i Wagon, but they don't like the rear legroom and erratic cruise control, and wish it got a little more power.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Rear sunroof: power glass · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $27,820 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.5L 168 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$27,820
Invoice$25,087

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 168 hp H4
Power 168 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 166 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length188.7 in
Width69.7 in
Height63.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32.1 cu ft
Standard Payload1,070 lbs
Maximum Payload1,070 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
The 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon gets a longer wheelbase, a new 2.5-liter, 168-hp H4 engine, and new side curtain airbags for both rows of seats. The rugged, all-wheel drive ... Read More
The 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon gets a longer wheelbase, a new 2.5-liter, 168-hp H4 engine, and new side curtain airbags for both rows of seats. The rugged, all-wheel drive wagon comes with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission with sport shift, and its 16-inch alloy wheels with all season tires and limited slip rear and center differentials help tackle rough roads and weather. 4-wheel ABS, dual front-side airbags, foglights, and daytime running lights add further safety features, which win the 2005 Outback 2.5i Limited five stars in all crash tests. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is optional.
Upgrading from the 2.5i, the Limited adds a large sunroof, leather seats, a power driver's seat, a CD changer, and automatic climate control. This is in addition to full power features, cruise control, intermittent front and rear wipers, and a trip computer. A roof rack and rear spoiler are standard, and the cargo area holds up to 66 cubic feet with the split-folding rear seats down. A cargo cover is also included, but a trailer hitch is optional. More power and pickup and uncomfortable leather seats are the main gripes from owners, but the 2005 Outback 2.5i Limited impresses with its solid handling, safety ratings, and cargo room.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Electroluminescent instrumentation · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $28,820 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.5L 250 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,820
Invoice$25,997

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 250 hp H4
Power 250 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length188.7 in
Width69.7 in
Height63.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,130 lbs
Maximum Payload1,130 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
The 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT is a new trim added to the rugged all-wheel drive wagon lineup and features a turbo version of the new 2.5-liter H4 that hits 250-hp and gets 250 lb-ft of... Read More
The 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT is a new trim added to the rugged all-wheel drive wagon lineup and features a turbo version of the new 2.5-liter H4 that hits 250-hp and gets 250 lb-ft of torque. The turbo engine is matched to either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic with Sport shift. A restyling and a longer wheelbase are some of the 2005 changes, and side curtain airbags for both rows are now standard, along with the dual front-side airbags. Limited slip rear and center differentials, 4-wheel ABS brakes, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, and mirrors with turn signals are some of the other safety features of the 2005 Outback 2.5 XT.
Moving beyond the 2.5i and similarly equipped to the 2.5i Limited, the XT features power front seats, heated seats and mirrors, cruise control, automatic climate control, a CD changer, intermittent front and rear wipers, a trip computer, leather trim, and a security system. Leather seats are not offered on the 2005 Outback 2.5 XT. The 33 cubic foot cargo area expands to 66 with the seats down, and a roof rack is also standard. A small rear spoiler sits on top of the liftgate. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is optional, and if you need to tow up to 2700 pounds, you a trailer hitch setup is available. Owners like the turbo power and pickup, but hate the premium gas requirement, the 19/25 mpg, and the limited legroom.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Electroluminescent instrumentation · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Rear sunroof: power glass · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $31,520 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.5L 250 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$31,520
Invoice$28,454

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 250 hp H4
Power 250 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length188.7 in
Width69.7 in
Height63.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32.1 cu ft
Standard Payload1,045 lbs
Maximum Payload1,045 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,700 lbs
Adding leather seats and a large power sunroof to the Outback XT gets you the 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited, a new trim offered this year, featuring a combination of rugged versati... Read More
Adding leather seats and a large power sunroof to the Outback XT gets you the 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited, a new trim offered this year, featuring a combination of rugged versatility and creature comforts. The 2.5-liter, 250-hp turbo DOHC H4 is matched to either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed Sport shift auto tran, and the all-wheel drive wagon rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with all season tires. It gets five-star ratings in all categories and is a great tank in snowy conditions. 4-wheel ABS brakes, an independent suspension, limited slip rear and center differentials, foglights, mirrors with turn signals, and dual front-side and new side curtain airbags are all included in the family wagon.
Aside from the leather seats and sunroof, the 2005 Outback 2.5 XT Limited is a lot like the XT, with full power features, a CD changer, trip computer, intermittent front and rear wipers, heated seats and mirrors, cruise control, leather trim, and a security system. A front air dam and rear liftgate spoiler adorn the exterior, alongside a standard roof rack to supplement the 66 cubic foot cargo area (tie-downs and a cover are standard). Options include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, to help reduce nighttime glare, and a trailer hitch. Drivers praise the high ride height, AWD reliability, tight handling, turbo power, and the huge sunroof. Rear legroom, premium gas guzzling, and inadequate tires are negatives.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows
Price $31,820 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 250 hp H6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$31,820
Invoice$28,727

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

3.0L 250 hp H6
Power 250 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 219 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length186.2 in
Width69.7 in
Height59.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.4 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
The 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R is the only sedan in the Outback lineup, a four-door, all-wheel drive car with a boxer 6 engine. The 3.0-liter DOHC H6 gets 250-hp and 219 lb-ft of torque... Read More
The 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R is the only sedan in the Outback lineup, a four-door, all-wheel drive car with a boxer 6 engine. The 3.0-liter DOHC H6 gets 250-hp and 219 lb-ft of torque, and comes only with a 5-speed Sport shift automatic transmission. Traction control, 17-inch wheels with all-season tires, 4-wheel ABS brakes, foglights, and dual front-side and new side curtain airbags are standard. The 2005 Outback 3.0 R also adds automatic headlights and a tire pressure monitor. Because it is a sedan, rear seats do not split-fold, but there is a pass-through to the 11 cubic foot trunk.
The 2005 Outback 3.0 R is much like the XT Limited, in that it offers heated leather seats and heated mirrors, power front seats, a CD changer, trip computer, intermittent front and rear wipers, cruise control, a sunroof, automatic climate control, and a security system. Leather trim is joined by wood interior accents in the 3.0 R. Another upgrade is wheel-mounted audio controls. A rear spoiler is optional, as is an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A roof rack is not offered with the sedan. Great handling, ground clearance, and AWD performance always shine for owners of the 2005 Outback 3.0 R sedan, but the 19/25 gas mileage and seat comfort leave a lot to be desired.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Rear sunroof: power glass · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $33,020 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 3.0L 250 hp H6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$33,020
Invoice$29,820

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.0L 250 hp H6
Power 250 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 219 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length188.7 in
Width69.7 in
Height63.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32.1 cu ft
Standard Payload1,035 lbs
Maximum Payload1,035 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
There's a certain outdoorsy cachet with being associated with Maine retailer, L.L. Bean. Gaining some inches in length and wheelbase and a minor facelift, the 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R... Read More
There's a certain outdoorsy cachet with being associated with Maine retailer, L.L. Bean. Gaining some inches in length and wheelbase and a minor facelift, the 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition is a lot like the 2.5 XT Limited, but with a bigger 3.0-liter, 250-hp DOHC H6 and 5-speed Sport shift automatic. With more ground clearance than the Legacy, the Outback is all-wheel drive, with limited slip rear and center differentials, 4-wheel ABS brakes, an independent suspension, foglights, automatic headlights, and mirrors with turn signals. The 2005 Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean also adds a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror. New side curtain airbags for both rows of seats join the dual front-side airbags. Five-star safety ratings make this wagon a popular family vehicle in northern climates.
As for comfort, it comes in the form of heated leather seats, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, wheel-mounted audio controls for the CD changer, cruise control, a trip computer, intermittent front and rear wipers, and a power sunroof. Rear seats split-fold to expand the cargo area from 33 to 66 cubic feet. Tie-downs and a cargo cover are included. The 2005 Outback L.L. Bean also comes with a roof rack. A trailer hitch can be added to tow up to 3000 pounds. Owners like the new styling and especially the AWD grip. Handling is tight and the ride is generally smooth. There are some reports of dash rattling, and owners are somewhat disappointed by the lack of power for an H6 engine.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear, center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Rear sunroof: power glass · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $34,220 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 3.0L 250 hp H6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$34,220
Invoice$30,912

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

3.0L 250 hp H6
Power 250 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 219 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length188.7 in
Width69.7 in
Height63.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32.1 cu ft
Standard Payload1,005 lbs
Maximum Payload1,005 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
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... Read More
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.