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2018 Subaru Outback

2.5i Limited2.5L F-4AWDCVT9.4 sec17.2 sec @ 82.6 mph25/32/---- mpgMotor Trend
3.6R Touring3.6L F-6AWDCVT6.9 sec15.2 sec @ 95.9 mph20/27/22.6 mpgMotor Trend

2017 Subaru Outback

3.6R Touring3.6L F-6AWDCVT7.1 sec15.6 sec @ 94 mph20/27/21 mpgCar and Driver

2016 Subaru Outback

2.5i Limited PZEV2.5L F-4AWDCVT9.5 sec17.4 sec @ 82.1 mph25/32/23.4 mpgMotor Trend

2015 Subaru Outback

2.5i Limited PZEV2.5L F-4AWDCVT9.2 sec17.1 sec @ 82.9 mph25/32/---- mpgMotor Trend
2.5i Premium PZEV2.5L F-4AWDCVT9.1 sec17.0 sec @ 84 mph25/32/25 mpgCar and Driver
3.6R Limited3.6L F-6AWDCVT6.9 sec15.4 sec @ 94 mph20/27/22 mpgCar and Driver
3.6R Limited3.6L F-6AWDCVT7.3 sec15.7 sec @ 91.2 mph20/27/---- mpgMotor Trend
3.6R Limited3.6L F-6AWDCVT7.5 sec15.8 sec @ 91 mph20/27/22 mpgMotor Week

2010 Subaru Outback

2.5i Limited2.5L F-4AWDCVT9.7 sec17.4 sec @ 82 mph22/29/24.4 mpgMotor Trend
2.5i Limited2.5L F-4AWDCVT10.1 sec17.8 sec @ 79 mph22/29/24.7 mpgMotor Week
3.6R Limited3.6L F-6AWD5A7.4 sec15.7 sec @ 90 mph18/25/20 mpgCar and Driver
3.6R Limited3.6L F-6AWD5A7.1 sec15.5 sec @ 90.5 mph18/25/---- mpgMotor Trend
SVI GTk2.5L Turbo F-4AWD6M5.7 sec14.2 sec @ 96.4 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend

2005 Subaru Outback

2.5XT Limited2.5L Turbo F-4AWD5A7.1 sec15.6 sec @ 92 mph17/23/19 mpgCar and Driver
2.5XT Limited2.5L Turbo F-4AWD5A6.8 sec15.2 sec @ 94 mph17/23/21 mpgMotor Week

2001 Subaru Outback

H6-3.0 VDC3.0L F-6AWD4A8.8 sec16.6 sec @ 84 mph18/25/23 mpgCar and Driver
H6-3.0 VDC3.0L F-6AWD4A8.8 sec16.8 sec @ 83 mph18/25/21 mpgCar and Driver
H6-3.0 VDC3.0L F-6AWD4A8.3 sec16.3 sec @ 86 mph18/25/22 mpgMotor Week

2000 Subaru Legacy Outback

2.5 Limited2.5L F-4AWD4A10.5 sec17.9 sec @ 75.2 mph19/25/---- mpgMotor Trend

1997 Subaru Legacy Outback

2.5 Limited2.5L F-4AWD4A9.1 sec17.0 sec @ 80.8 mph18/24/---- mpgMotor Trend

1996 Subaru Legacy Outback

GT2.5L F-4AWD4A9.8 sec17.4 sec @ 77.3 mph18/24/---- mpgMotor Trend

About Subaru Outback

For a car that looks brawny, it is surprising that the 2015 Subaru Outback is comfortable and silent. This car has long been praised by outdoor enthusiasts for its rugged capabilities.

The Subaru Outback has been called the world’s first sport/utility vehicle and now, it has been completely made over by its manufacturer to improve its appearance, driving dynamics, cargo room, and its fuel efficiency.

If you are looking for a car that combines all these attractive features, the 2015 Subaru Outback should be first on your list.

Take a Brief Look at Subaru Outback’s History

Subaru Outback 0-60The Subaru Outback station wagon was introduced by Subaru in the United States in 1994. Subaru has already used the “Outback” brand on two different vehicles. One of them is the Subaru Legacy and the other is the Subaru Impreza.

The vehicle was actually the second generation Subaru Legacy, and it was introduced in Japan as the Legacy Grand Wagon in 1995. However, in other countries, it was branded as the Legacy Outback.

In 2001, Sabaru unveiled the next generation of the Outback based on the second and third generations of the Subaru Impreza. By 2011, the Outback Sport was discontinued and was replaced with the Subaru XV.


If your interest is piqued by the latest Subaru Outback, here are its most important specifications that you should know:

  • Engine: 2.5-liter DOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve horizontally opposed 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine with Dual Active Valve Control System; 175 hp. @ 5,800 rpm; 174 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,000 rpm
  • Steering: Engine-speed-sensing variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • Transmission: Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Drive Train: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes, ventilated front and rear. 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Brake Override System
  • Suspension: 4-wheel independent raised suspension; Front MacPherson strut type, rear double-wishbone, front and rear stabilizer bars.


The current Subaru Outback feels more alive on the road and has also improved on its off-road performance, especially when you put it in the new X-mode. It always manages to handle all kinds of pavements, from rocky trails, dusty roads and stream beds.

You may have a feeling that the X-Mode is just a marketing gimmick. But when you engage it, you will find that it makes your driving easier on the trail. You will be able to take advantage of its single-mode set-it-and-forget-it tool kit for lower-speed driving long after the pavement ends.

The X-mode makes the accelerator pedal less touchy. It changes the shift pattern for the transmission, and makes the all-wheel-drive system more proactive and ready to deliver power to the rear wheels.

Fuel Economy

With the new high-torque version of Lineartronic replacing the older Outback’s automatic transmission, the six-cylinder model of the Outback now gets an estimated EPA rating of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 highway on the highway. This is a great improvement over last year’s model which only delivered 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The base model of the Outback with a four-cylinder engine now achieves 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. This is also a dramatic improvement over the previous model.

This enhanced fuel efficiency is due to a completely redesigned engine as well as a retuned transmission. A number of new technologies also contributed to these gains. They include active grille shutters, which aid engine warm up as well as the addition of electric power steering for all variants. Improved aerodynamics have also aided in the fuel efficiency enhancement.

Compared to the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Outback takes the first seat in fuel efficiency. However, with competitors such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, the Outback is not too far ahead.


Not content with being a safety standout for many years, the Subaru Outback has even upped the ante. With a new generation of safety features, the center of which is the Eyesight, this car is probably the safest that you can drive today.

It has earned top ‘good’ results in the IIHS crash tests and was awarded its Top Safety Pick +.

The Eyesight system allows you to extend your vision 40 feet more than usual. Its forward detection and auto-brake feature will enable you to engage the brake even when you are running up to 30 miles per hour.

The new Outback has a number of structural enhancements that qualifies it to take top-tier safety ratings. It has the usual array of airbags and a rearview camera system is now standard issue on all variants.

Comfort and Quality

Apart from being a great off-roader, the 2015 Subaru Outback is also designed to offer great on-the-road comfort as well as excellent cabin comfort.

It is set up in a way that allows enough ruggedness for off-road tasks and ample space for passengers and gears without sacrificing comfort in any way.

Subaru engineers have also redesigned rear-seat space to free up important additional inches at the front and at the rear. Cargo space is now bigger as well.

To learn more about Subaru Outback, visit the official Subaru website.

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  1. Dan C

    February 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    The 2010 “SVI GTk” trim is not a stock or factory option but a concept – and is throwing off the reported numbers for the Outback here. 🙁

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