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4-Door Wagon FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 18 24 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon AWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 18 24 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon FWD 3.2L 18 25 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 18 25 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon AWD w/Moonroof 3.0T 17 22 $35,908 $38,200
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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,848 $23,195
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,155 $23,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,766 $24,195
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,073 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP 19 27 $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 19 27 $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Moon 19 27 $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 19 27 $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,404 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP 19 27 $23,404 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK 19 27 $23,404 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Moon 19 27 $23,404 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 19 27 $23,404 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,012 $25,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP 22 29 $24,012 $25,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Aud 22 29 $24,012 $25,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Moon 22 29 $24,012 $25,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 22 29 $24,012 $25,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,322 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP 22 29 $24,322 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Aud 22 29 $24,322 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Moon 22 29 $24,322 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 22 29 $24,322 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,369 $28,195
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,730 $28,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited Pwr Moon 22 29 $26,730 $28,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited Pwr Moon/Nav 22 29 $26,730 $28,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,038 $28,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited Pwr Moon 22 29 $27,038 $28,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited Pwr Moon/Nav 22 29 $27,038 $28,795
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,416 $29,195
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $27,416 $29,195
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $27,416 $29,195
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,484 $31,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon 18 25 $29,484 $31,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon/Nav 18 25 $29,484 $31,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,221
$21,848
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,150
$23,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Subaru Outback is the equivalent of a good cross-trainer—offering satisfying on-road performance, modest trail capability, and enviable interior versatility and space, all with just a taste of luxury, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 105.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.1 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 188.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.3 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.1 71.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 405
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 270
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3386
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6400 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
EFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC70 Subaru Outback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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