• Apr 30th 2009 at 2:30PM
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Subaru's all-new 2010 Outback "Sport Utility Wagon" is arriving with a base price of $22,995 (*add $695 to all of the prices for destination and delivery), the same dollar amount that was adhered to the window of the outgoing 2009 model. The standard model is fitted with a revised 2.5-liter normally-aspirated flat-four rated at 170 hp and mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The stick shift can be swapped for Subaru's new Lineartronic CVT, but it will bump the base price up to $23,995.

Those looking for a bit more kick, and a longer list of standard features, will choose the 256-hp Outback 3.6R model with its new 3.6-liter normally-aspirated flat-six mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission. The starting price of the 3.6R model is $27,995 – that is $4,000 less than the MSRP of the equivalent 2009 Outback, and none of the new models require premium fuel. The flagship 3.6R Limited starts at $30,995.

All 2010 Outback models are equipped with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment. Options include a $995 power moonroof, an upgraded 440-watt harman/kardon audio package with Bluetooth connectivity for $995, and the navigation package which includes the upgraded audio plus an eight-inch LCD touch-screen, back-up camera, USB port, and iPod capabilities for $2000. Check out the full press release after the jump, and click here for more details from the Outback's New York Auto Show unveiling.

[Source: Subaru]


Subaru Announces Pricing on All-New 2010 Outback

- Pricing starts at $22,995

- Roomiest Outback Ever with New Levels of Comfort, Quietness and Refinement

- New 6-speed Manual and CVT Transmissions for Outback 2.5i Models

- New Outback 3.6R Model Features More Powerful 6-Cylinder Engine

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Subaru Outback®. The fourth-generation of the World's First Sport Utility Wagon® is a roomier and more capable interpretation of the vehicle that launched the crossover trend 15 years ago. Distinguished by bolder and crisper styling, the all-new 2010 Subaru Outback delivers enhanced performance, comfort and economy with the introduction of an all-new chassis and the new Subaru Lineartronic™ CVT (continuously variable transmission).

Capability is enhanced with a segment-first roof rail and integrated crossbar design, 18.5 gallon fuel tank and an improved 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Interior volume increases 7 percent compared to the previous generation yet the overall length is almost one-inch shorter than the '09 model. Rear legroom increases almost 4 inches and total cargo capacity is now an impressive 71.3 cubic feet -- an increase of 6 cubic feet. Despite the larger size, fuel economy is estimated to increase by 1 MPG in both City and Highway modes with CVT.

As with all Subaru vehicles, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard, which helps driving performance by enhancing traction regardless of weather conditions.

Model Pricing Highlights:

The 2.5i is powered by a revised 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine and is available with either a new standard 6-speed manual transmission for $22,995 (the same price as the outgoing model) or the Lineartronic™ CVT for $23,995.

This base model comes complete with 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, tilt and telescope steering column, 8 cup holders, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats, floor mats, cargo tray, electronic parking brake with Hill Holder® system, auto on/off exterior lights (autolights), AM/FM Stereo with single-disc CD player, auxiliary input jack and 4 speakers, dual lit visor mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, updated gauge cluster with 'eco' gauge, multi-function display with outside temperature, overhead console with sunglass holder and remote keyless entry system.

There are a number of options available for the 2010 Outback. (Availability varies by trim level):

• Power moonroof at $995
• All-Weather Package at $500 which includes: heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer and heated exterior mirrors
• harman/kardon® audio system for $995 which includes: AM/FM 6 CD, 440 Watt harman/kardon amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers, hands-free Bluetooth® phone capability
• Navigation system for $2,000 which includes: AM/FM/CD/DVD, GPS navigation system 8" LCD touch-screen, 440 watt harman/kardon amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers, hands-free Bluetooth phone and audio, USB port with iPod™ control and backup camera

The 2.5i Premium comes with either a 6-speed manual transmission or the option of the all-new Lineartronic CVT and will have a starting price of $24,295 (2.5i Premium with Lineartronic CVT starts at $25,295.) Standard equipment includes all 2.5i model features (where applicable) plus halogen fog lights, cargo cover, privacy glass, 10-way power driver's seat, driver's side window with automatic up/down, leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument storage bin w/door, overhead console with sunglass holder and ambient light, body-colored mirrors and 16" Alloy Wheels. Options include: All-Weather Package, harman/kardon audio system and power moonroof.

The 2.5i Limited comes equipped with the new Lineartronic CVT and will have a starting price of only $27,995. It includes all 2.5i Premium model features (where applicable) plus dual zone climate controls, paddle shifters and a 6-speed manual shift mode, P215/50 R17 all-season tires, 17" Alloy Wheels, perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-way power front passenger seat, All-Weather Package and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system.

The new range-topping Outback 3.6R, which replaces the 3.0R model is powered by a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine matched to a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. Compared to the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine it replaces, the more powerful 3.6R has similar external size and uses regular-grade fuel, rather than premium as the 3.0L 6-cylinder recommended to achieve its rated power.

The Outback 3.6R will have a starting price of $27,995 -- a $4,000 decrease from the 2009 6-cylinder Outback and includes all 2.5i model features (where applicable) plus P225/50 R17 all-season tires, 17" Alloy Wheels, paddle shifters, driver's side window w/automatic up and down, instrument storage bin w/door, overhead console with sunglass holder and ambient light, privacy glass and fog lights.

The 3.6R Premium will have a starting price of $28,995 and includes all 3.6R base model features (where applicable) plus a 10-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and All-Weather Package. Options include: harman/kardon audio system and power moonroof.

The 3.6R Limited will have a starting price of $30,995 and includes all 3.6R Premium model features plus perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-way power front passenger seat, and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system (navigation system requires power moonroof option).

All Outback models for 2010 are equipped as standard with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), which combines stability and traction control capability. The all-new electronic Hill Holder System -- standard on all models -- when activated, holds the vehicle in place until the driver applies the throttle to pull away from a stop.

Accessory items for all 2010 Outback models include 16" Alloy Wheels, fog lights, a Blueconnect Bluetooth hands-free phone device, iPod auxiliary connector, puddle lights, cargo tray and trunk lid spoiler. A complete list of accessories will be available soon on www.subaru.com.

Destination and Delivery charge is $695 for all 2010MY Outback models in the Contiguous 48 States. The MSRP of PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) models is $300 more than the federal specification model. For more information about the 2010 Subaru Outback, visit www.media.subaru.com.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like Subaru,but I dont like this Subaru. Im sure this will be a mainstream success even though it shouldnt be, look at the new imprezarolla.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finally a 6MT, which is what my '05 XT has always needed...but they put it in the base. No MT in the 6?

      It's not the overall shape that's so bad, really, but the grille design is AWFUL. Like that it's now into A6 Allroad size.

      Subaru just bite the bullet and build a Spec B wagon!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the panoramic sunroof is gone.

      Also, how come this has a starting price of $22995, whereas the Forester is $19995?

        • 6 Years Ago
        The Outback is a bigger, nicer, car than the Forester.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the wagon a lot more than the sedan. It looks great, and it seems to have a lot of great standard equipment too! In fact, I think the wagon fits exactly what I would picture as the Infiniti G Wagon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Last week Subaru held a training event on the 2010 models where they had a 2010 Legacy 3.0R and a 2010 Outback 2.5i Limited that we got to see, touch, feel, smell the works, oh and yes drove the heck out of them. All the local salesmen were asked of what they thought of the new models. Most of the responses were that the vehicles looked bloated and cheap. After seeing the the Legacy and the Outback everyone was like "were we not gunning for Accord and Camry? Because Acura and Lexus need to watch out!" The Outback is about the size of a Pacifica but lower to the ground. The Legacy nose is very much like the Camry, height wise not shape, and the size is what you expect from a sedan. I can tell you if you are a Subie driver or looking at Subaru for the first time you will be pleased and grinning from ear to ear every time your foot touches the petal. With the CVT, which is chain driven, matched to the 2.5i in the Outback, I was put back in my seat more than once. Again you will love the new Subaru's.

      If you are in the Charlotte, NC / Metrolina Area and want to see the all new 2010 Legacy or Outback when it is out feel free to email ddowell@folgerautomotive.com and I will contact you when we have scheduled our launch events.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interior and exterior look much better than the previous generation. Looks durable and practical like a Subaru should.

      I expect to see a lot more of these on the road.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Did you get a hold of some good crack? you've got to be smoking something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Has Subaru changed its name? ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, then they changed it back lightning-fast. ;-)

        - Mike
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry Subaru. Will all your "Love" ad talk, I simply do not feel the "love" for your new designs...esp this new Legacy/Outback.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BoxerFanatic, stop post whoring the new Subaru threads because you don't like them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they did not increased the wheelbase I will remain not interested
      Problem with subaru is - made far short people!!!
      I'm 6.3in my wife is 5.7in and this car was so far too smal even though it looks big on outside
      the front passenger legs room is TERRIBLE i don't thik anybody above 5ft can stretch legs in this car
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn't like the Forester either when I saw pictures--it didn't look like the boxy Forester I was used to...but when I saw it in person, I changed my mind--it was a beauty. Ditto for the Outback. I agree that in the pics above, it looks like bloated, even garish. But I saw it in person at the NY auto show and I think it's the handsomest Legacy/Outback since the mid-1990's model. Looks like a proper wagon now, and frankly Americans need and want more space--and they demanded it. The outgoing model looked better as a sedan, but the proportions were all wrong for a jacked-up wagon. The 2010 outback looks balanced, surefooted, robust--the things you want for offroading, or looking like you're off-roading. Which is what outback owners want to look like. About the roof rails--the spokesmodel demonstrated the swing-arm action, which is very clever and functional, and it's solid-feeling--not cheap or ugly-looking like some viewers have commented. And fit-and-finish is top-rate, as you can only appreciate if you sit inside one yourself--this new model is a step above previous Subies, which were often more utilitarian and barebones. all I can say is, Subies usually don't grab your attention first, may even make you look away, but they grow on you, and yes you fall in love.................
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey it's got the Ford Escape bottom plastic molding... That part looks cool, I guess.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yikes, them things are getting pricey. $24k to get one with an automatic?
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