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2015 Subaru Outback

"We like producing cars that are different." That's the company line trumpeted by several Subaru executives during the launch of the 2015 Outback – one of Fuji Heavy's most successful vehicles to date. Managing Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski accurately noted that while Subaru has never really found salvation with its mainstream sedans, it's the higher-riding, butcher offerings like the Outback and the Impreza-based XV Crosstrek that have been sales stars for the Japanese company. In 2013, for example, Subaru sold nearly three Outbacks for every Legacy it moved. And in 2014, the XV is on... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L Boxer-6
Power:
256 HP / 247 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
Base Price:
$24,895
As-Tested Price:
$36,835
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    2008 Road Trip Vehicles of the Year as chosen by Thule
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    There are few words in the English language which can conjure up as much meaning, and likely so many memories, as these: road trip. We've all been on them before; some are the highlights of your life and some... well, not so much. But having the right vehicle can make all the difference in the world. Thule, maker of "transportation accessories", has added ...

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    Review: 2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
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    The standard new generation evolution usually goes like this: bigger, roomier, longer, wider. For some models, it's not such a big deal to go fiddling with the specs, on certain cars it's even a welcome improvement. Subaru, however, has a conundrum on their hands when they go messing with the Impreza formulation. There's a loveable quirkiness to the ...

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    Subaru considering offering non-boxer, non-AWD models
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    Subarus have sported standard AWD since the 80s, well before most other automakers even bothered with the technology. That, partnered with its boxer engine, goes together like peanut butter and jelly. But the Japanese automaker has to begin worrying about fuel efficiency and emissions, so the two features that have defined the brand for decades may become ...

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    Tokyo 2007 Preview: Subaru Legacy Outback Urban Selection
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    Click the image above for a of couple high-res pics.Subaru's Tokyo presence wouldn't be complete without a few limited edition models that leave you scratching your head while shaking it simultaneously. The first of which is the Legacy Outback Urban "selection," which strikes us as an oxymoronic offering considering the Outback's entirely un-urban ...

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    Subaru Impreza Outback will rock the two-tone
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    When we first saw the new Subaru Impreza and Tribeca at the New York Auto Show, we were a little disappointed with the overall styling direction. It seems as though Subaru wanted to play it safe with two of its most important models, but little did we know, the worst was yet to come. After seeing the two-tone 2008 Outback on the VWvortex forums, we think ...

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    Spy Shots: Subaru Outback Sport in the wild
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    NASIOC forum member Lone Wolf 75 was at Raven's Stadium recently and spotted a pack of new Imprezas apparently getting ready for some type of focus group ride-and-drive. Besides the base Impreza and WRX sedan, he saw a hatch with a roof rack and revised front end. It is most likely the new Outback Sport. As other members had pointed out, it has a different ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #71
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    We're shooting from the hip this week for Podcast #71. Rather than prepare, we're going with gut reactions. Starting it off, we mull over the loss of the USGP from Indianapolis, and postulate on where else F1 may pop up in the US. An F1 race on the Vegas strip would be the bomb. Staying with motorsports, we marvel at how Team SARD spanked everyone extremely ...

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    Spy Shots: '08 Impreza Outback
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    We got our first official look at the redesigned 2008 Subaru Impreza back in April at the New York Auto Show. At that time we saw the standard and WRX variants and assumed that there would probably be more to come. It now appears that another shoe has dropped in the form of a new Impreza Outback model. How well the traditional Outback two-tone treatment ...

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    Ghosbusters spotted in the Colorado Outback
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    After seeing a midnight showing of Ghostbusters in early October of 2005, a couple of friends hatched a plan. The self-described "nerdy near-adults with interests in "science fiction, computers, technology, and filmmaking" decided that with Halloween just around the corner, they might as well dress as Ghostbusters. Kevin and his friend Will wanted to build ...

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    Whiplash a serious problem with many vehicles, says IIHS
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Va. has just concluded testing on some 75 vehicles' head restraint systems and after performing a simulated rear-end impact of 20 MPH, only 22 of the systems received the top score of "good."At the head of the class was Audi's A4, S4 and A6, along with the Chevy Cobalt, Ford Five Hundred ...

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    Subaru's Legacy and Outback score high on NHTSA tests
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    Like any proud parent, Subaru is pretty proud of its offspring's safety records. And with the NHTSA awarding five star crash ratings across the board to both Legacy and Outback, they've got plenty of reasons to be proud. Both models also received four out of five stars for rollover safety.This is thefirst time the Legacy's gotten five stars across the board ...

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    Subaru UK offers nameless special-edition Outback
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    We know special editions aren't really so special anymore, but usually automakers give a name to their marketing gimmicks. It tends to be more effective that way. But Subaru has apparently decided to do without one as they offer a special edition of the new Outback to British customers. As we reported from the Detroit show floor, the Outback and Legacy ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Subaru Legacy and Outback
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    Click on either image to view our high-res gallery of the Legacy 3.0 R and Outback Subaru launched the 2008 Legacy and Outback models at the Detroit show, and while it's largely business as usual for the all-wheel-drive duo, there are a few revisions that the Subie fans amongst our readership might find interesting. After its kid brother, the Impreza, has ...

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    No more aluminum for Subaru exteriors
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    According to Forbes, Subaru will stop utilizing aluminum exterior body panels on all new and redesigned models, beginning in March of 2007. Subaru claims that over the past two years, the cost of aluminum has more than doubled and as such, it will begin using zinc-coated steel sheets instead.The models currently using aluminum panels include the Legacy, ...

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    European Subaru Legacy gets a refresh
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    The Subaru Legacy refresh that debuted in Japan this May has made it to Europe. New front and rear fascias distinguish the '07 Legacy from its predecessor and dramatically change the car's appearance. The nose section is all-new, featuring new, more sculpted headlamps, a pronounced "V" crossbar in the grille, and very racy-looking front spoilers (on the ...

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    Paris Preview: Subaru's Outback gets a facelift
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    Subaru is set to launch a freshened version of the Outback/Legacy model in Europe this fall, after its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. A pre-show press release Friday gave us a first peek at the Outback, shown above.The Outback and Legacy will showcase Subaru's new SI-DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent Drive) system, which the automaker displayed in the ...

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    Subaru to pull a Jackson and undergo another nose job
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    Subaru's "propeller grill" has been received by both the media and the public with, to put it lightly, mixed feelings. Well, the automaker's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has decided to put the kibosh on it and ordered a redesign. According to spokesman David Rowley of Subaru, the grill will not be applied to the upcoming Liberty and Outback, which ...

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    Raw materials go in, Subarus - and nothing else - come out of zero-landfill factory
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    The website for Subaru of Indiana Automotive's (SIA) manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Indiana almost looks like an EPA page, full of talk of wetlands and wildlife. Considering how the plant operates, though, this isn't outrageous. This is Subaru's only plant in the U.S. and is where the Subaru Outback, Baja, Legacy and B9 Tribeca line of vehicles are made. ...

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