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Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback one of the most versatile and comfortable cars on the road. The five seater Subaru Outback is a tall wagon available in a number of trim levels – Outback 2.5i, Outback 2.5i Premium, Outback 2.5i Limited, Outback 3.6R, Outback 3.6R Premium and Outback 3.6R Limited.

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2011 subaru outback

The Subaru Outbacks 2.5i, 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited are equiped with 2.5liter engine.The Subaru Outbacks sport 3.6R, 3.6R Premium and 3.6R Limited are equiped with 3.6liter enigen.


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The Subaru Outbacks base 2.5i come with features like 4-wheel disc brakes, a 6-speed manual transmission, power windows and locks, air conditioning, 16-inch wheels, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel as standard. Outbacks comes with option of Lineartronic continuously variable transmission.

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a leather steering wheel, auto up/down driver’s window and fog lights. Other upgarde options are all-weather package, Lineartronic CVT, a 440-watt Harman Kardon stereo and a sunroof.

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited adds all-weather package, a 4-way power adjustable passenger seat, the Harman Kardon stereo, CVT, climate control and a leather-trimmed interior. Going with a Limited opens the door to options such as a navigation system and a sunroof.

The Subaru Outback 3.6R line has a bigger engine and 17-inch rolling stock as standard equipment, the Premium and Limited trims comes with the same equipment as seen in the 2.5i trim, except for the CVT gearbox, which is available only in the 2.5i.

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Title › 2011 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback 2.5i trims are powered by a 2.5-liter engine producing 170 horsepower at 5600rpm and 170lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The Outback 2.5i is equiped with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 6-speed delivers 19mpg city, 27mpg highway, while the CVT delivers 22mpg city, 29mpg highway.

The Outback 3.6R is equiped with a bigger 3.6-liter boxer six engine producing 256horsepower. A 5-speed automatic is the only option in the Outback 3.6R. The Outback 3.6 delivers 18mpg city, 25mpg highway.

The Subaru Outback cargo area is quite large. With the rear seats down, the outbreak sports can store 71.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. Driving position, quietness, comfort and overall quality inside the Outback is on par with the competition.

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Subaru Legacy

The Legacy is bigger, has more power and can be equiped with an impressive continuously variable transmission. It also offers lots of useful standard features and a significant improvement in fuel efficiency. The 2010 Legacy is bigger than the outgoing model.

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2010 Subaru Legacy

The most notable include its wheelbase (108.3 inches), width (71.7 inches) and height. These exterior-dimension improvements open the door to a roomier cabin. In fact, rear legroom is lrger by four inches compared to it previous versions. Rear-seat room is further increased.

The Legacy is offered in three trim levels, 2.5i, 3.6R and 2.5GT. The Legacy 2.5i, which is powered by a 2.5-liter engine, the 2.5i includes a 6-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, 4-wheel disc brakes, 16-inch rolling stock, power windows and locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a number of other features.


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The 2.5i Premium adds $1,000 to the price and delivers a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, auto up-down driver’s window and dual chrome exhaust tips. The 2.5i also has upgrade options like Harman Kardon audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, a power moonroof and an all-weather package.

The 2.5i Limited adds a power-adjustable passenger seat, 17-inch alloys, the all-weather package, Subaru’s Linear-tronic continuously variable transmission, climate control, the Harman Kardon stereo and a leather-trimmed interior.

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Title › 2010 Subaru Legacy

The Legacy 3.6R beside having same standard equipment as the 2.5i but adds 17-inch alloys, auto up/down driver’s window and dual chrome exhaust tips. The Legacy 3.6R Premium version adds a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and an all-weather package. The 3.6R Limited adds climate control, the Harman Kardon stereo and a leather-trimmed interior, and allows access to an optional power moonroof and a voice-activated GPS navigation system with backup camera.

The Legacy has bigger cabin, larger seats. The quality of surface materials and smart gauge layout increases the Legacy’s appeal. The Subaru Legacy also added an electronic parking brake and hill-assist feature.


2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

Standard Engine 2.5L H4
Standard Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Cylinders 4
Horsepower @RPM 170@5600
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 19 / 27
Combined Fuel Economy 22
EPA Class Mid-Size
Number of Valves 16
Torque @RPM N/A
Fuel Type System Gas Engine / Multi-Port Fuel Injected
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Battery Output N/A
Compression 10.0:1
Displacement 2457 / 150
Bore X Stroke 3.92×3.11
Cruising Range 407 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt N/A
Power to Weight Ratio 19.2
Final Drive Ratio No
Valves Configuration Single Overhead Cam
Supercharged No
Electric HorsePower RPM N/A
Electric Torque Feet Per Pound N/A (foot-lbs)
Electric Torque RPM N/A
Electric HorsePower BHP N/A

Interior Dimensions
Seating (Standard) 5
Seating (Optional) N/A
Tow Capacity (Standard) Not Listed
Tow Capacity (Maximum) Not Listed
Headroom (Front) 40.3
Headroom (Row 2) 37.5
Hiproom (Front) 54.5
Hiproom (Row 2) 53.9
Legroom (Front) 43.0
Legroom (Row 2) 37.8
Shoulder Room (Front) 56.3
Shoulder Room (Row 2) 56.1
Seating (Maximum) 5
Headroom (Row 3) N/A
Hiproom (Row 3) N/A
Legroom (Row 3) N/A
Shoulder Room (Row 3) N/A

Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Driveline (Opt) N/A
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left 36.8
Steering Diameter Right 36.8
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 205 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 60
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 16 in.

Capacity and Volume
Cargo Volume (EPA) 15 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (MFR) 15 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 18.5
Passenger Volume (EPA) 103
Passenger Volume (MFR) 103.0 cu. ft.
Box/Cargo Height N/A
Box/Cargo Length N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wheel) N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wall) N/A
GVWR Standard N/A
GVWR Maximum N/A
Payload Standard N/A
Payload Maximum N/A
Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight MT 3270
Curb Weight AT 3379
Ground Clearance 5.9
Height 59.3
Length 186.4
Top Type (Standard) Hard Fixed
Top Type (Optional) N/A
Track (Front) 61.6
Track (Rear) 62.0
Weight Distribution AT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution AT (Rear) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Rear) N/A
Wheelbase 108.3
Width 71.7
Doors (Standard) 4
Doors (Maximum) 4


2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish

– Body Color Side Skirts
– Metallic Paint (If Selected)
– Body Color Door Handles
– Front and Rear Body Color 5-MPH Impact Absorbing Bumpers
– Front Air Dam


– Cloth Seats
– Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats, Driver Side Manually Adjusts 6 Ways Total, Passenger Side Manually Adjusts 4 Ways Total With Driver Adjustable Seat Height and Adjustable Headrests
– Rear 65/35 Split Folding Bench Seat With Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest


– Tachometer
– Exterior Temperature Gauge
– Cruise Control
– Digital Clock
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio and Cruise Control
– Audible Warnings Include Headlights-On, Key-In-Ignition and Seatbelts Unfastened
– Trip Computer With Average Fuel Consumption, Miles To Empty, Instantaneous Fuel Consumption and Trip Odometer
– Warning Lights Include Brake System, Door Ajar, Low Fuel, Oil Low, Oil Pressure and Water Temperature


– Front Passenger Seatback Storage Pocket
– Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor and Open Storage Located On Dash
– Overhead Console Storage
– 4 Front and 4 Rear; 8 Cupholders Total
– Coinholder
– Lockable and Illuminated Glovebox
– Front and Rear Door Mounted Storage

Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering

– Off-Black Front Carpeted Floor Mats
– Off-Black Rear Carpeted Floor Mats
– Off-Black Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk
– Silver Metallic Finish Located On Instrument Panel and Doors

Exterior Lighting

– Daytime Running Lights
– Automatic Headlights With Automatic On/Off and Dusk Sensor
– High Beam and Projector Beam Low Beam Halogen Headlights
– Perimeter Lighting Located On Underbody and Headlights


– Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Crumple Zones
– Side Guard Door Beams
– L A T C H
– Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
– Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
– Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
– Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters
– Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
– Side Head Curtain Airbags
– Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
– Trunk Anti-Trap Device
– Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
– Rollover Sensor

Braking & Traction

– Front Power 295-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 287-mm Solid Disc Brakes
– Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
– Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) Vehicle Stability Control System Measures Steering Wheel Angle, Yaw Rate, Wheel Speed and Lateral Acceleration
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– Traction Control
– Brake Assistance
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– Viscous Coupling Center Locking Differential
– Hill Start Control


– Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
– Telescopic Steering Column
– Tilt Steering Column

Engines & Emissions

– Extended Service Interval For Distributorless Ignition and Spark Plugs
– 2.5-Liter, H4, i-Active 16-Valve, SOHC, MPFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 170@5600, Torque Of 170@4000, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads


– Front Stabilizer Bar
– Independent Double Wishbone Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Independent Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Rear Stabilizer Bar

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

– Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob With Audible Confirmation
– Remote Fuel Door Release
– Panic Alarm
– Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Panic Alarm and Trunk
– Remote Trunk Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote

Anti-Theft & Locks

– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer
– Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch
– Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
– Selective Unlocking Via Remote
– Valet Lockout

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

– Manual Air Conditioning
– Rear Heating Ducts
– Interior Air Filter


– 130-Amp Alternator
– 2 Front Power Outlets
– Drive-By-Wire Control For Throttle
– 48-Amp/Hour Battery
– Battery Saver

Interior Lighting

– Front Dual Map Lights
– Delayed Courtesy Light
– Trunk Light
– Illuminated Entry Includes Ignition Key Surround

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

– AM/FM Radio With 4 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3/WMA Player
– In-Glass Radio Antenna
– Radio Data System
– Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack


– 6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive

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2011 Subaru Impreza

If you’re considering buying or about to pull the trigger on a 2008 WRX, stop the presses. If you have

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one of the all-new-for-2008 editions already in your garage, please accept our condolences. Barely a year into the latest WRX cycle, Subaru has rebooted the all-wheel-drive performance icon by adding 41 ponies under the hood, a sportier suspension and some


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STI body armor to the 2009 edition.

The horsepower wars have been unkind to the WRX, which has put out 224 ponies since its introduction in the U.S. in 2002. The MAZDASPEED3 checks in with 263, the Dodge Caliber SRT-4 pumps out 285, and the Chevrolet Cobalt SS is rated at 260. The WRX’s biggest contender will be Mitsubishi’s Ralliart, a de-tuned version of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo with a more WRX-like price tag and 237 horsepower. The arrival of the Ralliart probably played the largest role in Subaru’s 2009 WRX revisions.

This power infusion puts the WRX right back in the thick of it. Subaru added an STI-sized turbo and revised intercooler to its stout 2.5-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine. With 13.3 psi of turbo boost, the WRX now produces 265 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 244 lb-ft of torque at 5200 rpm. A larger diameter exhaust system and higher flowing catalytic converter are said to cut backpressure by 30 percent compared to the 224-horse engine. An updated and reprogrammed ECU runs the show.

The 2009 WRX is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. Those that want an auto can check out the 2009 Impreza 2.5GT model that has a standard automatic transmission and is powered by the old 224-horse WRX engine.

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2011 subaru impreza

On the Road

The truth is the car’s heartbeat can be felt best when jumping on the loud pedal, as it is immediately evident that the ’09 WRX has more ponies in its corral. The 41 extra horsepower adds a vibrant exclamation point to the WRX driving experience that was not there before. The gear throws are a tad long, but once we dialed in to the clutch the WRX was keen to boost all the way to its 6500-rpm redline. Thanks to the WRX’s tall, flat torque curve, rolling into the throttle at speed was a most-satisfying maneuver.

As our endorphin levels stabilized and the road began to waver, the WRX flexed it suspension with a similar brow-raising surprise. The 2009 edition features stiffer springs, thicker sway bars and more responsive shock damping, and it shows. Crisp is the best way to describe the car’s handling as we put the car to task on challenging roads, an autocross section and a simulated rally stage.

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2011 subaru impreza

Turn-in was quick, and the car stable and quite predictable, especially when we swung way off line and plowed some innocent cones. Control was never in question, and the feedback was so clear it’s as if the chassis was whispering in our ears. Switch to commuter mode and the ride is calm and compliant, making the new tuning win-win.

Evan Griffey

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