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Replacing A 2009 Outback Negative Battery Cable. Looks Like It Splices Off ...
replacing the negative battery terminal and cable . It looks like this cable has extra wires off it that goes into a electrical box next to the battery. Is this hard to disconnect these wires and ...
How Can I Get A Stuck CD Out Of My 2012 Subaru Outback
I was playing CDs, and it was working fine, but then one wouldn't come out when I hit the eject button. I tried turning off the car and pressing the eject and power button at the same time (suggest...
Flashing Brake, Traction Control, Cruise Control, And Check Engine Lights
My 2012 Subaru Outback recently started having some lights flash on the dashboard. After driving for about 45 minutes on the highway, I noticed that the brake light was flashing, the check engine in...
1997 Subaru Outback Legacy
My 1997 Subaru Legacy, has aluminum wheels and spent a lot of time in Oregon. It makes a rub, rub noise when driving. It lessens when turning.
2006 Subaru Outback Engine
Where is the best place to get an engine for a 2006 Subaru Outback??
Subaru Outback Overview
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.