Subaru Outback Experts

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Subaru Outback Model Overview

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2017 Subaru Outback Overview
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Subaru Outback Questions

JonnieJ
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Engine Replacement Optinos

I have a 2005 Subaru outback 2.5. Engine oil ran dry and blew the engine. What are my options for engine replacement? I see alot of JDM engines on ebay. Looking for advice on compatibility. I won'...

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Would You Buy Your Subaru Outback Again?

A recent Consumers Reports article indicated that 86 percent of Subaru Outback owners would definitely purchase the car again. And, Subaru vehicles were listed in the top tier including Forest...

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Surgefal77
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2005 Subaru Outback

II have a 2005 Subaru Outback, the transmission went out so I replaced with a remanufactured one. After getting the car back and test driving it. The awd light started flashing while driving. No...

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Truckeeverdi
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Head Gasket

On my 2003 subaru legacy out back I'm putting a used 2.5 engine I got from a subaru dismantler. It has 101,000 miles on it. Should I go ahead and change head gaskets on replacement engine before I...

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stickman649
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Cause Of Sputtering Upon Acceleration On 2002 Outback

Idles and drives fine but upon acceleration {while trying to pass a vehicle or more acceleration going uphill } sputters like there is a fuel problem ...as if there were water in the gas . Is this a d...

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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.