Subaru Outback Model Overview

Used Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Questions

Replaced Knock Sensor, Camshaft Position Sensor, Change Fuel Filter And Cle...

My soob stalled and cranked but no start... Error codes were Po325, po400, po483 Replaced Knock sensor, camshaft position sensor, change fuel filter and cleaned EGR Valve Still won't start, but does...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about an hour ago)

Annual Maintenance Costs/ Repairs For Your Subaru?

If your car is five to ten years old, how much on average do you spend on regular maintenance? And, if you have experienced repairs between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, please state them in your ans...

3,394 views with 17 answers (last answer 22 hours ago)

Timing Belt Kit 2012 Outback 2.5i H Vin Code

im looking for the correct kit I can fin replacement with VIN G . I need H code Kit

5 views with 2 answers (last answer 22 hours ago)

I Have A 2005 Subaru With Head Gaskets Done Last Year Will It Go Another 10...

16 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

When Placing Car In Gear Can Car Be Programed To Lock Doors ?

11 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

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.

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Reputation 5,660
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 1,710
#3 FordNut
Reputation 1,490
View All