The base 2.5L four-cylinder engine of the 2010 Subaru Outback produces 170 horsepower at 5600 RPM and is naturally-aspirated. It comes to you mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed CVT to create a respectable 170 lb-ft of torque at 4000 RPM. You can also elect to purchase the 3.6L H6 that cranks out 256 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 247 lb-ft of torque at 4400. The 3.6L version is also available with a five-speed automatic gearbox that features steering wheel mounted paddle levers to operate a performance-enhancing manual mode.
Six separate trims are available for the comprehensively redesigned 2010 Outback: the 2.5i 4-door AWD Wagon, the 2.5i Premium 4-door AWD Wagon, the 2.5i Limited 4-door AWD Wagon, the 3.6 R 4-door AWD Wagon, the 3.6 R Premium 4-door AWD Wagon and the 3.6 R Limited 4-door AWD Wagon.
Limited trims provide standard 2-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, Bluetooth connectivity and a 440W 9-speaker stereo system from harmon/kardon that completely rocks out. The Outback from Subaru for 2010 stands ready to compete with the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring, the 2010 Volvo XC60, the 2010 Audi A4 2.0T and the 2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort.
Both the interior and the exterior of the Subaru Outback have been totally redesigned for 2010. Loads of previously not-offered standard features now include electronic parking assist with a special function for maintaining position on hills, steering wheel controls for the audio system, electronic brake assist, a bigger trunk and fuel tank, headlights that turn on and off automatically and a firm 2x-wishbone suspension system in the rear.
Pricing ranges from between $22,995 and $30,995 for this new Outback from Subaru. It offers plenty of room for all occupants by providing 56 inches of shoulder room in both the front and the rear, 55 inches of legroom in the front (37.8 in the rear), 55 inches of frontal hip room (54 in the rear) and a maximum cargo volume of 71.4 cubic feet. Five full grown adults can comfortably be transported.
EPA estimations for fuel economy for the 2010 Subaru Outback are reported at 19/27 MPG city/highway for the Base and Premium 2.5i trims; 22/29 MPG for the 2.5i Limited and 18/25 MPG for the larger 3.6L trims. An 18.5 gallon fuel tank allows you to cruise nearly 400 miles between fillups. Overall vehicular dimensions are 188.2 x 71.7 x 65.7 inches in length, width and height. Riding on a 107.9 inch wheelbase, this new Outback features an 8.7 inch ground clearance.
The 2010 Subaru Outback is an intelligent, off-road capable, safe and dependable vehicle. It features attractive price points, great looks and comprehensively fresh design standards on the inside and out.