Subaru fortifies its venerable Outback for 2010. Retaining Subaru Core Technology, the new outback has expanded capabilities, maximized power and efficiency, and added features.
Perhaps more than any other model, Outback has helped define the Subaru brand through involvement in the adventures that Subaru owners love. With its high ground clearance and competent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Outback takes mountain climbers to base camps, skiers to the slopes, kayakers to river banks, hikers to remote trailheads, and gardeners to nurseries. Wherever the adventure, Outback is poised to reach it.
The new Outback has a fuller face and body, and it's taller. Its newfound height balances its wider girth and longer wheelbase – all in a shorter overall package. As a result, interior space has grown by 7 percent.
Still, Outback remains all about adventure. It will travel almost anywhere with Symmetrical AWD and 8.7 inches of ground clearance – the most of any vehicle in its class. Other suspension components contributing to its capabilities include MacPherson struts in the front and double wishbones in the rear. Also, wheel stroke was increased for 2010. Both front and rear have stabilizer bars.
And even though it clears most road obstacles, the low center of gravity made possible in part by the flat SUBARU BOXER engine helps to enable sure-footed, car-like handling.