The Outback wagon sits on Subaru‘s U. S. selection and shares underpinnings with the Legacy mid-size 4 door. It’s offered in four versions–2. 5i, 2. 5i Premium, 2. 5i In short supply, and 3. 6R In short supply. The first three, run with a 175-hp 2. 5-liter flat-four engine, are by far the most popular. The top engine option, a 256-hp 3. 6-liter flat-six, comes only on 3 of the. 6R model. Both machines work through a consistently adjustable programmed transmission, and, significantly, awd is standard across the line. No subject how it is designed, the Subaru Outback is an outlier in the market place, where traditional station chariot remain rare, with only automakers such as Volvo, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz continuing to offer such vehicles. Still, the Outback is a solid owner for Subaru, with 152, 294 of them finding new homes last season, which translates to more than 25 % of the brand’s sales.
The Subaru Outback is a very likable vehicle, thanks to its roomy and comfortable interior, huge and usefully shaped 36-cubic-foot cargo keep, and standard all-wheel drive. For more space, the 60/40-split rear seats collapse completely flat at the behest of trunk-mounted redressers or buttons atop each backrest. Despite its SUV-like plastic exterior trim and increased ride height, the Outback drives like the Legacy sedan, with commendably well-controlled body roll, a compliant yet planted drive, and accurate steering.