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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Wagon Review


An Attractive SUV Alternative

In short: An all-weather, sure-footed station wagon.

Paul Hogan might be gone from its ad campaign, but the newest iteration of the Outback still provides a brilliant combination of on-road handling and bad-weather traction. With an upscale interior and tremendous turbocharged boxer engine, the Outback is now an even more attractive SUV alternative.

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Warranty/Service: 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty, 5 year/60,000 mile Powertrain, 5 year/unlimited mileage rust perforation, 3year/36k 24/7 roadside assistance.

Price as tested: $35,124

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

Engine: 2.5L DOHC intercooled turbo engine with active valve control system, 250 hp
- Torque: 250 lb.-ft. at 3,600 rpm

Transmission: Five-speed automatic with SPORTSHIFT

Safety: Advanced frontal air bag system, side curtain airbags, front seat side-impact air bags, active front seat head restraints, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, ring-shape reinforcement frame design

Top Speed: n/a

Acceleration: n/a

Braking: Four-wheel disc anti-lock braking

Fuel Economy: 19 city/
24 highway

Handling: Symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD), 17" Alloy wheels, heavy-duty raised independent suspension

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(Updated 06/04/10 NW)

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