If you like the 2009 Subaru Outback, you might also consider the Volvo XC70, Audi A6 Avant, or Volkswagen Passat Wagon.
Although a number of the more upscale compact SUVs might be a substitute for the 2009 Subaru Outback, all of the rugged wagon alternatives are somewhat pricier.
The Passat wagon is a spacious and safe alternative; its 2.0T engine is both more fuel-efficient and more powerful than the Outback's standard engine.
But the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is no longer available; the VR6 engine option is gone, too.
The Volvo XC70 costs just a few thousand more than a fully loaded Outback, yet it has a much more refined, distinctive interior that also feels a bit roomier.
The Volvo also excels in safety and safety features.
The Audi Avant wagon model is another possibility that's about the same size as the Outback, though it comes only in V-6 form, with all-wheel drive, and is priced well over $50,000.
|2009 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2009 Volkswagen Passat WagonBrowse Used Listings||2009 Volvo XC70Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Turbocharged gas I4||Gas I6|
|Mid-Size Station Wagon||Mid-Size||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4dr H4 Man||4dr Auto Komfort FWD||4dr Wagon 3.2L|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Wagon||4 Door Wgn||5dr Wagon|