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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review

All-Weather Crossover Wagon

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

In short: A well-priced all-wheel drive crossover wagon.

This stylish crossover wagon has been a family favorite for over a decade thanks to its impressive array of standard features, including Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control with traction control, dual-zone automatic climate control and a CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. And whether you're used to cold, wet winters or perennially perfect weather, anyone can appreciate the sure-footed feeling of the Outback's road-gripping symmetrical all-wheel drive.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 5-year/unlimited mile rust perforation warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $28,295 / As tested: $32,498

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door crossover

Engine: 2.5 liter horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: continuously variable transmission

Curb weight:
3,536 lbs
Wheelbase: 108.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.2/71.7/65.7 in
Turning circle: 36.8 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution, and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; double wishbone rear; front and rear stabilizer bars

Traction: vehicle dynamics control, traction control system

0-60 mph: 9.7 seconds

EPA City:
22 mpg
EPA Highway: 29 mpg

Safety:
advanced frontal airbag system; side curtain airbags; front seat side-impact airbags

Likes: performance; room; price

Dislikes: TBD

 

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