Η Subaru παρουσίασε στην έκθεση της Νέας Υόρκης την Αμερικάνικη έκδοση του XV Crosstrer καθώς και τα Legacy και Outback 2013. Το XV Crosstrek παρουσιάστηκε στην έκθεση της Φρανκφούρτης τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2011 ως XV, και στην Αμερική θα είναι διαθέσιμο με το όνομα XV Crosstrek.

Μηχανικά φορά τον νέο τετρακύλινδρο Boxer DOHC κινητήρα 2.0-λίτρων ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με το αυτόματο κιβώτιο συνεχώς μεταβαλλόμενων σχέσεων Lineartronic. Έχει μήκος 4.450 mm, πλάτος 1.780 mm, ύψος 1.570 mm και μεταξόνιο 2.635 mm. Θα είναι τετρακίνητο, θα τοποθετηθεί στην C κατηγορία ως ένα Urban Adventure Crossover όχημα και θα διαθέτει και στο σύστημα Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control το οποίο θα κάνει το XV απίστευτα ασφαλή κατά την οδήγηση.

Τα ανανεωμένα Legacy και Outback 2013 διαθέτουν νέα φωτιστικά σώματα, νέα γρίλια και νέο μπροστά προφυλακτήρα. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν νέες ταπετσαρίες, νέο σύστημα ήχου με σύνδεση Bluetooth/iPod/USB, και ξύλινα διακοσμητικά. Επίσης υπάρχουν νέοι αεραγωγοί και ένας νέος ηλεκτρονικός πίνακας οργάνων ο οποίος διαθέτει και 3.5″ έγχρωμη οθόνη.

Κάτω από το καπό φοράνε τον νέο 2.5-λιτρο Boxer κινητήρα απόδοσης 175 ίππων με 236 Nm ροπής και τον 3.6-λίτρων Boxer απόδοσης 260 ίππων. Συνδυάζεοντα είτε με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό είτε με το CVT Lineartronic συνεχόμενης μεταβαλλόμενης σχέσης μετάδοσης.

Και τα δύο μοντέλα διαθέτουν καλύτερη ανάρτηση, νέο σύστημα διεύθυνσης και βελτιωμένο σασί, κάνοντας τα, να έχουνε καλύτερη και ομαλότερη οδηγική συμπεριφορά. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

Επίσης η Subaru ανακοίνωσε και επίσημα, τις τιμές του BRZ στην Αμερική το οποίο ξεκινά από τα $25.495. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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2013 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK® DEBUTS AT

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

  • New fun-to-drive, high-capability compact crossover
  • 2.0-liter BOXER® engine and up to 33 miles per gallon
  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 8.7 inch ground clearance
  • Available in Premium and Limited models
  • Comprehensive infotainment technology

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 — Subaru of America, Inc. announced that it is expanding its line of award-winning crossover-type vehicles with the all-new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, which debuted at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The versatile, fun-to-drive Subaru XV Crosstrek, which arrives this fall, combines bold five-door design with an expanded-capability chassis, high fuel economy and everyday comfort.

Subaru based the new Subaru XV Crosstrek on the Impreza® platform, making significant changes to the chassis and body and configuring interior standard equipment and options specifically for this new model. All 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek models are powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, teamed to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive via a five-speed manual transmission or available second-generation Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Although official the Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy figures are not yet available, Subaru projects the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek to achieve 25 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined, which is excellent for an all-wheel drive crossover vehicle. The 15.9-gallon fuel tank in the Subaru XV Crosstrek is 1.4 gallons greater than that in the Impreza models.

Built for Rugged Action or Everyday Driving

Compared to the Subaru Impreza five-door model it is based on, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek incorporates numerous body and chassis enhancements for its expanded-capability mission. Black side- and wheel-arch cladding, rocker spoiler and roof rails provide a rugged contrast to the body color. The higher ride height, roof spoiler and unique-design 17-inch wheels bolster the Subaru XV Crosstrek model’s go-anywhere stance and attitude. Front and rear bumpers and the front grille are unique to the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and dark-tint privacy glass is standard.

The rugged styling is backed up by function, as the four-wheel independent suspension features a raised configuration in the Subaru XV Crosstrek. The new crossover model’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance is higher than for most other crossovers and even some dedicated SUVs. The Subaru XV Crosstrek uses standard 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/55 R17 all-season tires to provide all-weather traction and performance. The four-wheel disc brake system in the Subaru XV Crosstrek features larger front rotors than on the Impreza 2.5i models.

The standard five-speed manual transmission includes the Subaru Incline Start Assist feature, which will briefly hold the vehicle while the driver coordinates brake and clutch to pull away from a stop on a hill. Available for the Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium models and standard on the Limited trim line; the Subaru Lineartronic CVT provides infinite variability between the highest and lowest available ratios with no discernable steps or shifts.

The CVT continuously and smoothly adapts to performance demand, helping to keep the engine in its most efficient operating range. A six-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters allows the driver to control the transmission via six pre-set ratios. With either transmission choice, a standard ECO gauge helps the driver to operate the vehicle as economically as possible.

Subaru Safety

For safety, the Subaru Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure has been proven in more than a decade of use. Inside, the Subaru XV Crosstrek fills out its safety roster with a driver’s knee airbag and standard front side pelvis/torso airbags and side curtain airbags that offer front and rear outboard seat coverage. The passenger-seat front airbag features a shell-type design with a center groove, thus exposing the passenger to less impact force upon deployment.

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) combines stability and traction control functions. Traction control works to augment the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive functionality. The 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) integrates Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and the Brake Assist safety system. A new Brake Override system ensures that the engine power will be cut when both the brake and accelerator are pressed simultaneously.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Subaru offers two different Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive systems in the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek models. With the five-speed manual transmission, the AWD system uses a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute power 50/50 front to rear. Slippage at either set of wheels will send more power to the opposite set.

Models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT feature the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively manages power distribution based on acceleration, deceleration, and available traction. The Active Torque Split system automatically transfers more power (up to 100 percent) to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur.

Roomy, Versatile Interior

A 103.7-inch wheelbase yields impressive interior roominess in the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Rear seat legroom in the Subaru XV Crosstrek of 35.4 inches is close to that of some midsize cars. Large door pockets can hold plastic drink bottles and large maps. Numerous compartments located in and around the center console hold all manner of today’s personal items, such as phones, USB drives and MP3 players.

With the standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded, this versatile five-door crossover provides a completely flat load floor with up to approximately 52.4 cubic feet of carrying space. The cargo area is outfitted as standard with a cover that can be pulled into place or removed, a removable waterproof tray, tie-down hooks, and grocery bag hooks. Subaru dealers will offer a number of accessories for the standard roof rails for carrying items like bicycles and kayaks.

Two Trim Lines

Subaru will offer the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek in Premium and Limited models, the latter adding additional luxury amenities and infotainment technology. Among the standard features in the Premium are a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® control switches; power windows, door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with outside temperature and fuel economy information; security system with engine immobilizer, and carpeted floormats. The standard audio system in the Premium model features Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), iPod® control capability, USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and six speakers.

In addition to making the Lineartronic CVT standard, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited adds leather-trimmed upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle; automatic climate control system; auto on/off headlights, and a rear seat armrest with dual cupholders. A standard display-type audio system in the Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited incorporates a rear-vision camera and also features a 4.3-inch display screen and standard HD Radio™.

Standard on the Limited and available for the Premium, the All-Weather Package gives the Subaru XV Crosstrek heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. Both the Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium and Limited offer a power moonroof and a navigation system as available options. The navigation system uses a 6.1-inch touch screen LCD display and integrates a rear-vision camera, voice control, iTunes® tagging, SMS text messaging capability, XM Satellite Radio® and XM NavTraffic® (both XM services require subscriptions). Updated map data can be downloaded to a personal computer and then transferred into the system via secure digital (SD) card.

About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

Subaru of America Announces Pricing for 2013 BRZ

All-new Sports Car starts at $25,495

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for its much-heralded 2013 BRZ, starting at $25,495 for the Premium model with a six-speed manual transmission. The six-speed automatic version starts at $26,595.Premium models come standard with touch-screen GPS Navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity and HID headlamps. Above the well-appointed Premium model, Limited models add Alcantara seat inserts with leather bolsters, heated seats and mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control system, fog lights, Keyless Access & Start and body-color decklid spoiler. Limited models come equipped with leather seats and start at $27,495 when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and $28,595 for automatic versions.

Trim MT AT
Premium $25,495 $26,595
Limited $27,495 $28,595

The Subaru BRZ arrives in Subaru dealerships this spring after receiving strong media praise for its handling and fun-to-drive persona. The 2.0 liter naturally aspirated BRZ delivers pinpoint handling precision and an unmatched driving experience for sports car enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Subaru developed the BRZ with three fundamentals of sports car design: low vehicle weight, an ultra-low center of gravity and precision steering. Utilizing Subaru’s naturally aspirated 200 horsepower horizontally opposed (Boxer) engine design, BRZ is a sports car that does not sacrifice everyday comfort and practicality.

Prices are MSRP before $750 destination charge.

For more information on this and other Subaru models, you can follow Subaru at its Subaru of America Facebook page and on Twitter at subaru_usa

About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

At-A-Glance 2013 Subaru BRZ

Key Facts/Performance

  • All-new Subaru-developed vehicle-specific platform.
  • New 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer engine features “square” configuration (bore and stroke dimensions identical) for high-revving performance; double overhead camshafts and dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS); fuel injection system combines direct injection and port injection technologies; very high compression ratio; high specific engine output: 100 hp/liter.
  • Choice of 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions; optional automatic has steering wheel paddle shifters, Sport mode, winter mode and downshift blipping control.
  • Torsen® limited-slip differential.
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension.
  • Electric power steering.
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes.
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control system (TCS) with 5 modes, including Sport mode and TCS Off for track driving.
  • 17 x 7-in. aluminum alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 summer performance tires.
  •  Aluminum hood.

Key Facts / Design and Amenities

  • Premium and Limited trim lines.
  • 2+2 seating with enough trunk and interior room to transport four tires and tools for track driving.
  • Standard navigation system with voice control and comprehensive infotainment capabilities (see standard equipment).

Key Safety Features

  • Ring Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure provides outstanding occupant protection.
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters.
  • Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbag System; dual-stage deployment driver and front passenger airbags; front seat side pelvis/torso air bags and side-curtain air bags (SRS).
  • 4-channel/4-sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Brake Override system.
  • Safety pedal system.
  • Whiplash protection front seats.

Standard Features, BRZ Premium

  • 12v power outlets: one in glove box and one in center console
  • 24-hour roadside assistance for vehicle limited warranty period
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with red stitching.
  • Fold-down rear seatback
  • Aluminum-alloy pedal covers (including driver’s footrest)
  • Auto on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, low and high beam
  • Touch-screen GPS navigation system with:
    • 6.1-inch LCD screen
    • AM/FM stereo with HD radio
    • Single-disc in-dash CD player
    • 196-watt amplifier
    • 8 speakers
    • MP3/WMA capability
    • Voice activated controls
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
    • Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity
    • iPod® control capability
    • iTunes® tagging capability
    • USB port
    • XM® Satellite Radio (subscription required)
    • XM NavTraffic (subscription required)
    • SMS text messaging capability
    • 3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack
  • Manual climate control system with cabin air filtration
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cruise control
  • Cup holders integrated into door panels and two in center console
  • Digital clock
  • Digital dual-mode trip odometer
  • Digital outside temperature gauge
  • Dome light with off-delay
  • Driver’s footrest
  • Sport design instrument panel gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, digital speedometer integrated within tachometer, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift handle and parking brake handle
  • Multi function display with current and average fuel economy
  • Performance-design front seats with height-adjustable head restraints
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors
  • Power windows with driver’s and passenger’s auto up/down with pinch protection
  • Rear window defroster with timer
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Remote keyless entry system with engine immobilizer system
  • Seatback pocket on front passenger seat
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

BRZ Limited adds:

  • Alcantara seat inserts with leather bolsters All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors)
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Fog lights
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Keyless Access and Start with illuminated engine start/stop button
  • Rear trunk spoiler (body color)
  • Security system

Optional for Premium and Limited: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, downshift blipping control, steering wheel paddle shift control switches, sport shift mode and snow shift mode.

2013 Subaru Outback®

Standard and Optional Equipment

 

2.5i 2.5i Premium 2.5i Limited

3.6R 3.6R Limited

Outback 2.5i

 

Performance

  • 2.5-liter DOHC horizontally opposed (Boxer) 4-cylinder engine with Active Valve Control System: 173 hp, 174 lb.-ft. torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (Continuous AWD version with 6-speed manual transmission; see specification sheet for details)
  • 16 x 6.5-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
  • P215/70R16 all-season tires
  • Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder® system
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), anti-lock brakes (ABS), Brake Assist and Brake Override system
  • Power-assisted steering
  • Raised suspension with 8.7 in. ground clearance

 

Safety & Security

  • 3-point seatbelts for all five seat positions (height-adjustable on front seats with electrically triggered pretensioners and force limiters)
  • 4-channel / 4-sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Brake Override safety systems
  • High-strength front seat frames to help protect against whiplash injuries
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Dual-stage deployment driver and passenger front air bags (SRS)
  • Front seat side impact air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags (SRS)
  • Headrests for all rear seating positions (height-adjustable for outboard positions)
  • Rear seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) uniform child restraint anchorage system
  • Remote keyless entry and security system with engine immobilizer, including remote hatch release
  • Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure with front and rear crumple zones
  • Rollover sensor
  • Safety brake pedal system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control

 

 

Design & Functional/Exterior

  • Autolights (auto-on headlights)
  • Black side mirrors
  • Black side cladding and rocker molding
  • Body-color door handles
  • Gas damper support struts for hood
  • In-glass antenna
  • Roof rails with integrated retractable crossbars (revised for 2013 with an additional 9.8-in of bar spread adjustment via a move-able rear bar)

 

 

Comfort & Convenience

  • 12-volt center console power outlet, 12-volt front console power outlet and rear cargo area 12-volt outlet
  • 24-hour Roadside Assistance for warranty period
  • 3-spoke steering wheel with integral audio, Bluetooth®and cruise control switches
    • 60/40 split fold-down and reclining rear seatback and armrest
  • Air conditioning with electronic control panel
  • Air filtration system
  • AM/FM/single CD stereo system, auxiliary audio input jack, Radio Data System (RDS), 4 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio streaming, iPod® control capability and USB port
  • Transmission gear indicator (for optional CVT, shows manual mode with shift “steps”)
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo area grocery bag hooks (2)
  • Cargo area tray
  • Cargo area side storage pocket
  • Carpeted floor mats
    • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Cupholders – dual front in console; one in each front and rear door trim panel, and dual in rear seat fold-down armrest
  • Dash storage bin
  • Digital gear readout indicator in instrument gauge cluster
  • Digital odometer and trip odometer
  • Dome light with off-delay
  • Driver and front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors with lids
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring with off-delay
  • Integrated ignition key with remote keyless entry system
  • Map lights, dual in front overhead console
  • Multi-function display with readouts for clock, outside temperature, fuel economy, passenger airbag
  • Overhead console with holder for sunglasses
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors, manual folding
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down and illuminated switches
    • Remote fuel filler door release
    • Remote trunk release with cancel feature
    • Silver “etched” accent trim
  • Storage pocket in each door
  • Sun visor extenders
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Under-floor storage in cargo area
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

 

Optional

  • Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) featuring 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters; this transmission teamed with Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD

 

Outback 2.5i Premium adds or substitutes over Outback 2.5i:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat, including power lumbar
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 all-season tires
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Cargo area cover
  • Dash storage bin with lid
  • Driver’s window auto up/down function
  • Fog lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Overhead console adds ambient light
  • Privacy rear glass
  • Windshield gradient shade band

 

Optional:

  • Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) featuring manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • All-Weather Package with 2-stage heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
  • Display-type AM/FM stereo with HD Radio and single-disc CD player, harman/kardon® 440 watt amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers (includes subwoofer), 4.3-in. LCD display screen, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, XM® Satellite Radio (4-month free trial subscription), USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and roof-mounted antenna.
  • Power Moonroof Package; includes power moonroof, auto-dimming rear view mirror integrating Homelink® transceiver, Rear Vision Camera with 3.3-inch display in mirror

 

Outback 2.5i Limited adds or substitutes over Outback 2.5i Premium:

  • Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) featuring 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • All-Weather Package with 2-stage heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • Display-type AM/FM stereo with HD Radio (see 2.5i Premium optional system)
  • harman/kardon® 440 watt amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers (includes subwoofer)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Center console rear A/C outlet
  • Electro-luminescent instrument cluster with 3.5-in. LCD color display
  • Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Woodgrain pattern interior trim

 

Optional:

  • EyeSight driver-assist system with: Pre-Collision Braking; system capable of pedestrian detection; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Power Moonroof Package (see 2.5i Premium options)
  • Touch-screen navigation system with 7-in. touch screen display, voice activated controls and navigation, rear vision camera and XM NavTraffic (subscription required); also features the 440-watt, 9-speaker harman/kardon premium audio system with Bluetooth hands-free capability and audio streaming capability, AM/FM single-disc CD/DVD player, USB aux. input port, iPod control capability. Navigation maps upgradeable via SD card slot. Package also includes auto-dimming rear-view mirror with Homelink garage-door transceiver
  • Special Appearance Package: 2-position memory feature for standard 10-way power drivers seat (includes power lumbar support); keyless access & start; 17-inch alloy wheels (machine finish gray), gray exterior door handles, mirrors and grille; black inner headlight bezels and rear bumper cover; Saddle Brown perforated leather, Outback logo floor mats and woodgrain-patterned matte-finish accent trim

 

 

 

Outback 3.6R adds or substitutes over Outback 2.5i:

  • 3.6-liter DOHC horizontally opposed (Boxer) 6-cyl. engine; 256 hp and 247 lb-ft torque
  • 5-speed automatic transmission, with steering wheel paddle shifters and rev-matching downshift blipping control; this transmission is teamed with Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 all-season tires
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Cargo area cover
  • Dash storage bin with lid
    • Driver’s window auto up/down function
    • Fog lights
    • Larger front (12.4-in.) and rear (11.4-in.) brake rotors; ventilated rear brake rotors
    • Overhead console adds ambient light
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Windshield gradient shade band

 

 

Outback 3.6R Limited adds or substitutes over Outback 3.6R:

  • 4-way power passenger seat
    • Aluminum door sill plate inserts
  • Display-type AM/FM stereo with HD Radio (see 2.5i Premium optional system)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • All-Weather Package with 2-stage heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
    • 10-way power driver’s seat, including power lumbar
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Center console rear AC outlet
  • Electro-luminescent instrument cluster with 3.5-in. LCD display
  • Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery
    • Woodgrain pattern interior trim

 

Optional for 3.6R Limited:

  • EyeSight driver-assist system with: Pre-Collision Braking; system capable of pedestrian detection; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Power Moonroof Package (see 2.5i Premium options)
  • Touch-screen navigation system (see 2.5i Limited optional system)
  • Special Appearance Package (see 2.5i Limited options)

 

New-for-2013 features highlighted in bold.

2013 SUBARU OUTBACK® DEBUTS NEW POWERTRAIN, EYESIGHT™ DRIVER-ASSIST SYSTEM AND REVISED STYLING

 

  • New Boxer engine with higher power and better efficiency
  • Up to 30 mpg highway with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • New second-generation Lineartronic® CVT
  • Redesigned front styling
  • Smoother, quieter ride with 40% less body roll
  • New convenience and audio features
  • Available EyeSight driver-assist system with:
    • Pre-Collision Braking
    • System Capable of Pedestrian Detection
    • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
    • Adaptive Cruise Control

 

 

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 — Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the 2013 Outback models, powered by a new, more efficient powertrain and debuting the new EyeSight driver-assist system and revised styling. Chassis enhancements improve both ride quality and agility in the 2013 Outback, which also offers new amenities and audio/infotainment capabilities.

 

The 2013 Outback features a restyled front end, with new headlights, grille, front bumper and fog lights, for a more powerful appearance. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distinguishes the Outback from crossover competitors, which generally offer all-wheel drive as an extra-cost option. The Outback continues with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than many crossovers and some dedicated SUVs.

 

The 2013 Outback 2.5i models debut a new double-overhead-cam (DOHC) 2.5-liter FB series Boxer engine for increased performance and fuel efficiency. The new engine produces 173 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, compared to 170 hp and 170 lb.-ft. with the previous engine. More significant is that the new engine produces greater low-end torque across a broad speed range, making the 2013 Outback 2.5i models feel more responsive in everyday driving.

 

Up to 30 MPG

Outback 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models offer a choice between a standard 6-speed manual transmission and the second-generation Lineartronic CVT; the latter is standard on 2.5i Limited models. Outback 3.6R models continue with a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine and 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

 

Official EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available, but Subaru projects that the 2013 Outback 2.5i with the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) will achieve 24-mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined, up compared with the 22/29/24 for the 2012 model. Subaru also projects that the 2013 Outback will achieve a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Outback models add a new Brake Override system, and now an airbag deployment signals a fuel cutoff.

 

Unlike a conventional automatic transmission that uses fixed gear ratios, a CVT provides infinite variability between the lowest and highest available ratios with no discernable steps or shifts. The CVT continuously and smoothly adapts to performance demand, helping to keep the engine in its most efficient operating range. Models with the CVT also feature a 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters, which allow the driver to control the transmission via six pre-set ratios.

 

New EyeSight Driver-Assist System

The 2013 Outback (and Legacy) models debut Subaru’s new EyeSight™ driver-assist system, which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. Projected to be one of the most affordable such technologies available in the U.S. market, EyeSight uses a stereo camera design developed by Subaru to provide a detection angle wider than that of radar-based systems.

 

The EyeSight system processes stereo images to identify the vehicles traveling in front, as well as obstacles, traffic lanes and other items. Below relative speeds of approximately 19mph, EyeSight is capable of detecting pedestrians or objects in the vehicle’s path and can activate in order to mitigate or even avoid the collision. Under certain circumstances, Eyesight is able to bring the car to a complete stop.*

 

At relative speeds above approximately 19 mph, EyeSight can apply the brakes when an object is detected, and will attempt to brake if the driver takes no evasive action, or does not brake appropriately, to help mitigate collision damage.

 

The Lane Departure and Sway Warning feature can detect if the car begins to wander outside the intended lane without a turn signal being used, or if the car begins to sway within the travel lane. Intended for freeway use, Eyesight’s Adaptive Cruise Control system can maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, braking and/or accelerating the car as needed to maintain the driver-selected target speed and traveling distance. Adaptive Cruise Control is operational from 1-87 mph and can fully brake the vehicle to a stop if the system “locks on” to a vehicle ahead. As an added convenience, Adaptive Cruise Control assists the driver in heavy “stop and go” freeway traffic by maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

 

In heavy traffic conditions, EyeSight will also alert the driver when the vehicle ahead has moved if he or she doesn’t react within several seconds. The technology can also help reduce collision damage by cutting the throttle when it senses an obstacle in front, but the accelerator pedal continues to be pushed.

 

Blending the Best of Car and SUV

The Subaru Outback is smart-sized compared to other 2-row crossover vehicles, featuring a mid-size interior in an easy-to-maneuver and off-road-capable wagon. The Outback provides the crisp car-like handling with the versatility of an SUV. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance is higher than for many large SUVs and crossovers while maintaining a low step-in height.

 

Total passenger volume of 105.4 cu. ft. and maximum cargo capacity of 71.3 cu. ft. (with the standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded) rivals that of larger, heavier vehicles. The Outback also features a rear cargo area that is deeper and wider than in many SUVs.

 

Revised Suspension for Enhanced Agility, Smoother Ride

Numerous enhancements to the body structure, suspension and steering give the Outback an even smoother and quieter ride for 2013, while also helping increase handling agility. Greater stiffness at key points of the structure, including the front strut mounts and rear frame rails, helps to reduce transmission of vibration while also contributing to more responsive handling.

 

 

 

In tandem with the structural enhancements, Subaru increased the diameter of the double-wishbone rear suspension’s sway bar and also increased the spring and damper rates and bushing stiffness. As a result, body roll has been reduced by up to 40 percent. The Outback driver will experience a more responsive, yet quieter vehicle overall.

 

Enhanced Interior Comfort and Convenience

New, more comfortable seat fabric and a new light matte wood grain trim provide a sophisticated appearance. The Outback Limited models for 2013 offer a new Special Appearance Package option that provides a new Keyless Access & Start system along with a two-position memory system for the already-standard 10-way power driver’s seat. With the Keyless Access & Start system, the driver, while carrying the remote control in a pocket or purse, can unlock the car by touching the door handle button. The rear gate also has an unlock touch sensor.

 

Also in the Limited models, a new electro-luminescent instrument cluster integrates the 3.5-in. color screen for the multi-information display, which also shows EyeSight functions when the car is so equipped. Rear A/C outlets have also been added as standard to Limited models, to make the standard 60/40 split-reclining rear seats an even more hospitable place to be.

 

The Outback was the first crossover to feature as standard factory-installed foldable roof crossbars. For 2013, a new adjustable design allows the rear crossbar to be moved rearward to carry longer items; the distance between the front and rear bars can now be increased from the standard 29.9 inches up to 39.7 inches. This enhancement, made as a direct result of Outback owner feedback, allows greater ease in carrying longer items like kayaks and other outdoor gear on the already easy-to-use roof rack system.

 

Three Trim Levels

The 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i models are available in three trim levels – base, Premium and Limited. Outback 3.6R models will be offered in base and Limited. The base 2.5i features a long roster of standard features, among them steering wheel cruise control and audio switches; Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability; a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with recline feature; electronic parking brake with Hill Holder System and an automatic headlight function.

 

 

Outback Premium models add additional amenities, including a 10-way power driver’s seat (with power lumbar support adjustment) and driver’s auto up/down window; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter (CVT); instrument panel storage bin with door; ambient light for the overhead console; body-colored side mirrors and 17-in. alloy wheels (all 3.6R trim lines have 17-in. alloy wheels as standard).

 

The Premium models offer three option packages. (1) The All-Weather Package adds heated front seats and mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. (2) The Power Moonroof Package with Rear Vision Camera also includes an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with Homelink garage-remote function. (3) The harman/kardon® display-type premium audio system with standard XM® satellite radio service (4-month free trial subscription included), a 4.3-in. color display, and 440-watt high-performance audio amplifier and 9 harman/kardon premium speakers, with subwoofer.

 

The Limited trim lines add to the Premium a standard Lineartronic CVT, perforated leather upholstery, dual zone automatic climate control, the display-type harman/kardon Premium Audio Package, rear A/C ducts, electro-luminescent gauges and a 4-way power front passenger seat. The Limited models also exclusively offer an available voice-activated GPS navigation system with a 7-in. LCD display, Rear Vision Camera and XM NavTraffic, among other features. (See “Updated Audio Technology” section, below.)

 

Updated Audio Technology

The standard audio system in the Outback 2.5i models is upgraded for 2013. New features include Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio streaming, iPod® control capability and a USB port. The system continues with an AM/FM stereo, single disc CD player, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), 3.5mm aux. input jack and 4 speakers.

 

The top-level Outback Limited models exclusively offer an optional new navigation system with premium audio. In addition to all of the features in the harman/kardon Premium Audio Package, this option includes: touch-screen GPS navigation system with 7.0-inch LCD display; voice activated controls and navigation; XM NavTraffic (subscription required); Rear Vision Camera, and an SD card slot for convenient navigation map updates.

 

 

 

 

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Three Different Types

Subaru offers three different Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive systems in the 2013 Outback line, each tailored to the type of transmission. In Outback 2.5i models equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, the Continuous AWD system uses a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute power a nominal 50/50 front to rear. Slippage at either the front or rear wheels will cause the system to send more power to the opposite wheels.

 

Outback 2.5i models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT use Active Torque Split AWD. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively controls power distribution in response to driving conditions and wheel slippage.

 

The Outback 3.6R uses the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) AWD system with a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. A planetary center differential works with an electronically controlled continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch to manage power distribution. The VTD system normally sends more power to the rear wheels (45:55) to enhance handling agility, and it can continuously adjust power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.

 

Subaru Safety

The Subaru Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure has been proven for occupant protection in more than a decade of use. Inside, the Outback features standard front side pelvis/torso airbags and side curtain airbags that offer front and rear outboard seat coverage.

 

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) combines stability and traction control functions, and traction control works to augment the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive functionality. The 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) integrates Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and the Brake Assist safety system that automatically applies maximum braking pressure in an emergency stop. The electronic Hill Holder System holds the vehicle in place until the driver presses the accelerator pedal to pull away from a stop. New for 2013, a Brake Override system ensures that engine power will be cut when both the brake and accelerator are pressed simultaneously.

 

Subaru produces a full line of all-wheel drive sedans, crossovers and SUVs, and for 2013 has also introduced the rear-wheel drive BRZ sports car to its portfolio.  

About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

2013 Subaru Outback®

Specifications

2.5i Models 3.6R Models
Vehicle type

5-passenger crossover utility wagon

Engine DOHC 4-cylinder, horizontally opposed (Boxer); aluminum cylinder block and heads, Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing on intake valves DOHC 6-cylinder, horizontally opposed (Boxer); aluminum cylinder block and heads; Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing on intake valves

Bore x Stroke

94 x 90mm 92 x 91mm

Displacement

2,498 cc (152.0 cu. in.) 3,630 cc (221.5 cu. in.)

Horsepower

173 hp @ 5,600 rpm 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

174 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm 247 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

Fuel/induction

Sequential multi-port fuel injection (MFI) with multi-spray injectors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system

Fuel requirement

Regular grade, 87 AKI minimum

Fuel tank

18.5 gal.

Drivetrain

Transmission

Std.: 6-speed manual

Opt.: Lineartronic®CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) includes 6-speed manual mode and steering wheel paddle shifters; CVT is standard on 2.5i Limited.All: 5-speed electronic control automatic with steering wheel paddle shifters

Gear ratios

1

2

3

4

5

6

R

6-sp. man.

 

 

3.454

1.947

1.296

0.972

0.825

0.695

3.636

CVT (“M” mode)

 

3.581

2.262

1.658

1.208

0.885

0.618

3.667

 

In “D” mode, CVT varies the ratio continuously between 3.581 (low) and 0.618 (high)5-speed automatic

 

3.540

2.264

1.471

1.000

0.834

2.370

 

Final drive

4.4443.9003.083

Symmetrical AWD

With man. trans.: Continuous AWD with viscous-coupling locking center differential

 

 

With CVT: Active AWD with electronically managed continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutchVariable Torque Distribution (VTD) AWD uses a planetary gear-type center differential with electronically controlled continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch to divide engine power 45:55, adjusting in response to driving conditions.

Stability control

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with electronic traction control (TCS)

 

 

 

  2.5i Models 3.6R Models
Chassis Unitized body construction, Ring Shaped Frame Reinforcement safety structure

Suspension

Front: Engine cradle, MacPherson-type struts with internal rebound springs, lower L-arms, coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear: Double wishbone with subframe and stabilizer bar

Brakes

Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Brake Assist and Brake Override

Steering

Rack-and-pinion with engine-speed controlled variable power assist

 

Ratio: 16:1

Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2

Turning circle, curb to curb: 36.8 ft.

Wheels

2.5i base: 16-in. steel with full wheel covers

 

All others: 17-in. aluminum alloy17-in. aluminum alloy

Tires

Base: 215/70R16

 

Premium and Limited: 225/60R17225/60R17Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase

107.9 in.

Length

189.0 in.

Height

63.9 in. at roof / 65.8 in. at roof rails

Width

71.7 in.

Track (f/r)

61.0 in. / 61.0 in.

Min. road clearance

8.7 in.

Overhang (f/r)

38.8 in. / 42.3 in.

Angle of approach

18.3 deg.

Angle of departure

22.2 deg.

Breakover angle

2.5i models: 20.4 deg. 3.6R models: 19.5 deg.

Curb weight (lbs.)

2.5i 6-sp.: 3,423

 

2.5i CVT: 3,459

Premium 6-sp.: 3,427

Premium CVT: 3,503

Limited CVT: 3,5383.6R: 3,613

Limited: 3,647Interior Dimensions

Head room (f/r)

40.8 in. / 39.3 in.

 

With moonroof: 38.7 in. / 39.3 in.

Leg room (f/r)

43.0 in. / 37.8 in.

Hip room (f/r)

54.5 in. / 53.9 in.

Shoulder room (f/r)

56.3 in. / 56.1 in.

EPA passenger volume

105.4 cu. ft. / 102.4 cu. ft. with moonroof

EPA cargo volume

34.3 cu. ft. (seatbacks raised)

Max. cargo length

41.1 in. (seatbacks raised) / 70.5 in. (seatbacks folded)

Max. cargo volume

71.3 cu. ft (seatbacks folded)

EPA total interior volume

139.7 cu. ft. / 136.7 cu. ft. with moonroof

Cargo area liftover height

33.9 in.Fuel Economy

EPA city / highway / combined mpg

6-sp. manual: 21/28/24

 

CVT: 24/30/265-speed automatic: 18/25/20

Fuel capacity

18.5 gal.

 

AT-A-GLANCE

2013 Subaru Legacy®

2.5i 2.5i Premium 2.5i Limited

3.6R 3.6R Limited

 

  • Midsize All-Wheel Drive sedan model line with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
  • Available in 4-cyl. and 6-cyl. models.

New for 2013

  • Redesigned front styling with new grille, headlights and bumper cover.
  • More powerful, more efficient DOHC 2.5-liter 4-cyl. Boxer engine with broader torque delivery for improved low- and mid-range response.
  • Up to 32 mpg – best of any midsize sedan with all-wheel drive. 27 mpg combined EPA is fully competitive with most front-wheel drive 4-cylinder midsize sedans. Almost 600-mile highway driving range.
  • Available EyeSight driver-assist system with: Pre-Collision Braking; system capable of Pedestrian Detection; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Second-generation Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission (std. 2.5i Limited, available other 2.5i models) is lighter, more responsive and quieter than previous version.
  • Chassis enhancements ensure smoother, quieter ride with improved agility.
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/50R17 tires std. on 2.5i Premium.
  • Standard audio system for 2.5i and 3.6R models add Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod® control capability and USB port.
  • Bluetooth steering wheel control switches std. base 2.5i model.
  • Audio/navigation sytsem offered in Limited trim lines features 7-in. LCD touch screen, voice activated controls, rear vision camera, SiriusXM NavTraffic (with 4-month free trial subscription) and harmon/kardon premium audio.
  • Limited models add electro-luminescent instrument cluster and 3.5-in. LCD color display, center console rear seat A/C duct outlet.
  • Brake Override safety system.
  • 103 cu. ft. passenger space and 14.7 cu. ft. trunk are among best-in-class for midsize sedan segment.
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick (projected, based on 2012 model earning it.)
  • Standard front seat side impact air bags, side curtain air bags and intelligent dual-stage deployment front air bags.
  • Three types of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: 2.5i models with 6-speed manual transmission use Continuous AWD with a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute power 50:50 front to rear; Legacy 2.5i models with continuously variable transmission (CVT) use Active Torque Split AWD with an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch to actively control power distribution in response to driving and road conditions. Legacy 3.6R models use Variable Torque Distribution (VTD), which normally sends more power to the rear wheels to enhance handling agility and continuously adjusts power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.

Key Facts

 

Basic Specifications

Body 5-passenger sedan Wheelbase 108.3 in.

Length 187.2 in.

Height 59.3 in.

Width 71.7 in.

Engine:

Legacy 2.5i DOHC H4, 2.5-liter

Horsepower 173 hp

Torque 174 lb.-ft.

Transmission 6-speed man. or CVT

Legacy 3.6R DOHC H6, 3.6-liter

Horsepower 256 hp

Torque 247 lb.-ft.

Transmission 5-speed automatic

 

 

 

 

 

Key Standard Features

 

Legacy 2.5i

  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist and Brake Override.
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with armrest
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc in-dash CD player, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod control capability, USB port and aux. input jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Multi-information display with readouts for clock, trip computer, and outside temperature
  • Cruise control
  • Front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Overhead console with holder for sunglasses
  • Power door locks
  • Power mirrors (manually folding)
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down
  • Remote keyless entry system with integrated ignition key
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth and cruise control switches

 

2.5i Premium adds:

  • Lineartronic CVT
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/50R17 tires
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Stainless steel exhaust tip
  • Driver’s window with auto up/down
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Body-color exterior mirrors

 

2.5i Limited adds over 2.5i Premium:

  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer)
  • Center console rear seat A/C duct outlet
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Fog lights
  • harman/kardon® display-type audio system with HD Radio, XM Satellite Radio (4-month free trial subscription), 9 speakers, inc. subwoofer.
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Lineartronic CVT

 

3.6R adds to 2.5i:

  • 256-hp 6-cyl. engine and 5-speed auto. trans. with paddle shifters
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips

3.6R Limited added amenities mirror 2.5i Limited models.

Optional for Limited:

  • EyeSight driver-assist system
  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated touch-screen GPS navigation system with harman/kardon premium audio, XM® Satelllite Radio and XM Navtraffic™ (4-month free trial subscriptions included), rear vision camera, iPod/USB input, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and streaming audio, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink®

2013 Subaru Legacy®

Standard and Optional Equipment

 

2.5i • 2.5i Premium • 2.5i Limited

3.6R • 3.6 Limited

Legacy 2.5i

 

Performance

  • 2.5-liter DOHC horizontally opposed (Boxer) 4-cylinder engine with Active Valve Control System: 173 hp, 174 lb.-ft. torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (Continuous AWD version with 6-speed manual transmission; see specification sheet for details)
  • 16 x 6.5-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
  • P205/60 R16 all-season tires
  • Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder® system
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), anti-lock brakes (ABS), Brake Assist and Brake Override system
  • Quick-ratio power-assist steering

 

Safety & Security

  • 3-point seatbelts for all five seat positions (height-adjustable on front seats with electrically triggered pretensioners and force limiters)
  • 4-channel / 4-sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Brake Override safety systems
  • High-strength front seat frames to help protect against whiplash injuries
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Dual-stage deployment driver and passenger front air bags (SRS)
  • Front seat side impact air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain air bags (SRS)
  • Headrests for all rear seating positions (height-adjustable for outboard positions)
  • Internal trunk release with self-illuminating handle
  • Rear seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) uniform child restraint anchorage system
  • Remote keyless entry and security system with engine immobilizer, including remote trunk release
  • Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure with front and rear crumple zones
  • Safety brake pedal system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control

 

Design & Functional/Exterior

  • Body-color aerodynamic side ground effects
  • Body-color door handles
  • 4-beam multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on/off ambient light sensor
  • Gas damper support struts for hood and trunk
  • In-glass antenna

 

Comfort & Convenience

  • 12-volt center console power outlet and 12-volt front console power outlet
  • 24-hour Roadside Assistance for warranty period
  • 3-spoke steering wheel with integral audio, Bluetooth® and cruise control switches
    • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Air conditioning with electronic control panel
  • Air filtration system
  • AM/FM/single CD stereo system, auxiliary audio input jack, radio data system (RDS), 4 speakers, in-glass audio antenna, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio streaming, iPod® control capability and USB port
  • Transmission gear indicator (for optional CVT, shows manual mode with shift “steps”)
  • Carpeted floor mats
    • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Cupholders – dual front in console; one in each front and rear door trim panel, and dual in rear seat fold-down armrest
  • Dash storage bin
  • Digital odometer and trip odometer
  • Dome light with off-delay
  • Driver and front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors with lids
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Headlights auto-on/off with ambient light sensor
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring with off-delay
  • Integrated ignition key with remote keyless entry system
  • Map lights, dual
  • Multi-information display with readouts for clock, outside temperature, fuel economy, passenger airbag
  • Overhead console with holder for sunglasses
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors, manual folding
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down and illuminated switches
  • Rear seat armrest
    • Remote fuel filler door release
    • Remote trunk release with cancel feature
  • Silver “etched” accent trim
  • Sun visor extenders
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Trunk grocery bag hooks
  • Trunk light
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

 

Optional:

 

  • Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) with 6-speed manual mode and paddle shifters; this transmission teamed with Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD

 

 

Legacy 2.5i Premium adds or substitutes over Legacy 2.5i:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat, including power lumbar
    • 17-in. alloy wheels with 215/50 R17 all-season tires
  • 6-speakers audio system
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Stainless steel exhaust tip
  • Dash storage bin with lid
  • Driver’s window auto up/down function
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob
  • Overhead console adds ambient light
  • Windshield gradient shade band

 

Optional:

  • All-Weather Package with 2-stage heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
  • Power Moonroof
    • Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and steering wheel paddle shifters
  • Display-type AM/FM stereo with HD Radio and single-disc CD player with harman/kardon® 440 watt amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers (includes subwoofer), 4.3-in. LCD display screen, HD Radio™, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, XM® Satellite Radio (4-month free trial subscription), USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and roof-mounted antenna.

 

Legacy 2.5i Limited adds or substitutes over Legacy 2.5i Premium:

  • Lineartronic CVT (standard) with manual mode and steering wheel paddle shifters
  • All-Weather Package with 2-stage heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • Center console rear A/C outlet
  • Display-type AM/FM stereo with HD Radio (see 2.5i Premium optional system)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Fog lights
  • Electro-luminescent instrument cluster with 3.5-in. LCD color display
  • Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Silver painted shifter with black inlay
    • Dark woodgrain pattern interior trim

 

Optional:

  • EyeSight driver-assist system with: Pre-Collision Braking; system capable of pedestrian detection; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation system with 7-in. touch screen display, voice activated controls and navigation, rear vision camera, XM satellite radio and XM NavTraffic (4-month free trial subscription included for both); also features the 440-watt, 9-speaker harman/kardon premium audio system with Bluetooth hands-free capability and audio streaming capability, AM/FM single-disc CD player, USB aux. input port, iPod control capability and AHA infotainment. Navigation maps upgradeable via SD card slot. Package also includes auto-dimming rear-view mirror with Homelink garage-door transceiver

 

 

Legacy 3.6R adds over Legacy 2.5i:

  • 3.6-liter DOHC horizontally opposed (Boxer) 6-cyl. engine; 256 hp and 247 lb.-ft torque
  • 5-speed automatic transmission, with steering wheel paddle shifters and rev-matching downshift ‘blipping’ control; this transmission is teamed with Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/50 R17 all-season tires
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Dash storage bin with lid
    • Driver’s window auto up/down function
  • Dual stainless exhaust tips
  • Illuminated power window switches (all doors)
    • Larger front (12.4-in.) and rear (11.4-in.) brake rotors; ventilated rear brake rotors
    • Overhead console adds ambient light
    • Silver painted shifter with black inlay
    • Windshield gradient shade band

 

 

 

Legacy 3.6R Limited adds or substitutes over Legacy 3.6R Premium:

 

  • All-Weather Package with 2-stage heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
  • 10-way power driver’s seat, including power lumbar
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Instrument panel storage bin with lid
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • 4-way power passenger seat
    • Aluminum door sill plate inserts
  • Display-type AM/FM stereo with HD Radio (see 2.5i Premium optional system)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery

 

Optional:

  • EyeSight driver-assist system with: Pre-Collision Braking; system capable of pedestrian detection; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Power moonroof
  • Touch-screen navigation system (see 2.5i Limited optional system)

 

 

New-for-2013 features highlighted in bold.

 

2013 SUBARU LEGACY® DEBUTS NEW POWERTRAIN, EYESIGHT™ DRIVER-ASSIST SYSTEM AND REVISED STYLING

 

  • New, more powerful, more efficient Boxer engine
  • Up to 32 mpg highway – best of any midsize sedan with all-wheel drive
  • New, second-generation Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission
  • Revised suspension for smoother, quieter ride with enhanced agility
  • New conveniences and audio features
  • Available EyeSight driver-assist system with:
    • Pre-Collision Braking
    • System Capable of Pedestrian Detection
    • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
    • Adaptive Cruise Control

 

 

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012– Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the 2013 Subaru Legacy. The 2013 Legacy is powered by either a 3.6-liter H6 or a new, more efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain and debuts revised styling as well as the new EyeSight driver-assist system. Chassis enhancements improve both ride quality and agility in the 2013 Legacy, which also offers new amenities and audio capabilities.

 

The 2013 Subaru Legacy features new, sportier front styling with new headlights, grille and front bumper. The changes will further enhance the appeal of the Subaru Legacy, which has sold in record numbers since its 2010 redesign. With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the 2013 Subaru Legacy remains the most fuel-efficient midsize all-wheel drive sedan in America. At the same time, the Legacy rewards drivers with engaging performance and a high level of driving comfort and offers outstanding safety performance. For added safety, the 2013 Legacy adds a new Brake Override system.

 

The 2013 Subaru Legacy remains a standout in the midsize field in terms of roominess. At 103 cu. ft., the Legacy offers more total passenger room than some of its competitors, and rear seat legroom measures a generous 37.8 inches. The 14.7 cu. ft. trunk is on par with front-wheel drive competitors, a significant achievement considering that the Symmetrical AWD system requires packaging for a rear differential and drive axles.

 

The Most Fuel-Efficient All-Wheel Drive Midsize Sedan with up to 32 MPG

The 2013 Legacy 2.5i models debut a new double-overhead-cam (DOHC) FB series 2.5-liter Boxer engine for increased performance and fuel efficiency. The new engine produces 173 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, compared to 170 hp and 170 lb.-ft. from the previous 2.5-liter SOHC engine. More significant is that the new engine produces greater low-end torque across a broad speed range, making the 2013 Legacy 2.5i models more responsive in everyday driving.

 

The 2013 Legacy 2.5i offers a choice between a standard 6-speed manual transmission and the second-generation Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission); the latter is standard on the 2.5i Premium and Limited. The second-generation Lineartronic CVT offers more responsive and quieter operation compared to the transmission it replaces.

 

The 2013 Legacy 3.6R continues with a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine and 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. A downshift “blipping” feature adds a sporty feel when using the Legacy 3.6R steering wheel paddle shifters.

 

Although official EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available, Subaru projects that the 2013 Legacy 2.5i with the Lineartronic CVT will achieve 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway/27 mpg combined, compared to 23/31/26 for the 2012 model. That makes the 2013 Legacy 2.5i competitive with many midsize sedans that come only with front-wheel drive.

 

Unlike a conventional automatic transmission that uses fixed gear ratios, a CVT provides infinite variability between the lowest and highest available ratios with no discernable steps or shifts. The CVT continuously and smoothly adapts to performance demand, helping to keep the engine in its most efficient operating range. Models with the CVT also feature a 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters, which allow the driver to control the transmission via six pre-set ratios.

 

New EyeSight Driver-Assist System

The 2013 Legacy (and Outback®) models debut Subaru’s new EyeSight™ driver-assist system, which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. Projected to be one of the most affordable such technologies available in the U.S. market, EyeSight uses a stereo camera design developed by Subaru to provide a detection angle wider than that of radar-based systems.

 

The EyeSight system processes stereo images to identify the vehicles traveling in front, as well as obstacles, traffic lanes and other items. Below a speed differential of approximately 19 mph, EyeSight is capable of detecting pedestrians or objects in the vehicle’s path and can activate in order to mitigate or even avoid the collision. Under certain circumstances, Eyesight is able to bring the car to a complete stop.*

 

At relative speeds above approximately 19 mph, EyeSight can apply the brakes when an object is detected, and will attempt to brake if the driver takes no evasive action, or does not brake appropriately, to help mitigate collision damage.

 

The Lane Departure and Sway Warning feature can detect if the car begins to wander outside the intended lane without a turn signal being used, or if the car begins to sway within the travel lane. Intended for freeway use, Eyesight’s Adaptive Cruise Control system can maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, braking and/or accelerating the car as needed to maintain the driver-selected target speed and traveling distance. Adaptive Cruise Control is operational from 1-87 mph and can fully brake the vehicle to a stop if the system “locks on” to a vehicle ahead. As an added convenience, Adaptive Cruise Control assists the driver in heavy “stop and go” freeway traffic by maintaining distance from the vehicle ahead.

 

In heavy traffic conditions, EyeSight will also alert the driver when the vehicle ahead has moved if he or she doesn’t react within several seconds. The technology can also help reduce collision damages by cutting the throttle when it senses an obstacle in front, but the accelerator pedal continues to be pushed.

 

Retuned Suspension Enhances Agility and Ride Quality

Numerous enhancements to the body structure, suspension and steering give the Legacy a smoother and quieter ride for 2013, while also delivering improved handling agility. Greater stiffness at key points of the structure, including the front strut mounts and rear frame rails, helps reduce the transmission of vibration while also contributing to more responsive handling.

 

In tandem with the structural enhancements, Subaru has increased the diameter of the double-wishbone rear suspension’s sway bar and also increased the spring and damper rates and bushing stiffness. As a result, body roll has been reduced by up to 40 percent. The Legacy driver will experience a more responsive, yet quieter vehicle overall.

 

Increased Interior Comfort and Convenience

New seat fabric enhances comfort in the 2013 Legacy, while dark, glossy wood grain trim provides a luxurious appearance on Limited models. Limited trim level models for 2013 feature a new rear-seat A/C outlet.

 

With the Keyless Access & Start system, the driver can unlock the car by touching the door handle while carrying the remote control in a pocket or purse. (The trunk also has an unlock touch sensor.) A start/stop switch operates the ignition. A new electro-luminescent instrument cluster in the Limited models integrates a 3.5-inch color screen for the multi-information display, which also shows EyeSight functions when the car is so equipped.

 

Three Trim Levels

The 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i is available in three trim levels – base, Premium and Limited. The Legacy 3.6R is available in base and Limited. The base 2.5i features a long roster of standard features, among them Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming audio, a USB charging port, steering wheel cruise control and audio switches; a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, electronic parking brake with Hill Holder System and an automatic headlight function. The electronic Hill Holder System holds the vehicle in place until the driver applies the throttle to pull away from a stop.

 

Legacy Premium models add the Lineartronic CVT plus additional amenities, including a 10-way power driver’s seat (with power lumbar support adjustment) and driver’s auto up/down window; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter; instrument panel storage bin with door; ambient light for the overhead console, body-colored side mirrors and 17-in. alloy wheels (all 3.6R trim lines have 17-in. alloy wheels as standard).

 

The 2013 Legacy Premium models offer three option packages: (1) The All-Weather Package adds heated front seats and mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer; (2) power moonroof, and (3) The harman/kardon® display-type premium audio system with standard XM® Satellite Radio service (now with a 4-month free trial subscription included), a 4.3-in. color display, and 440-watt high-performance audio amplifier and 9 harman/kardon premium speakers, with subwoofer.

 

The Limited models feature perforated leather upholstery, dual zone automatic climate control, the display-type harman/kardon premium audio package, rear A/C duct, electro-luminescent gauges, and a 4-way power front passenger seat. The Limited models also exclusively offer an available voice-activated GPS navigation system with a rear vision camera and XM® NavTraffic (now with a 4-month free trial subscription included), among other features. (See “Updated Audio Technology” section, below.)

 

Updated Audio Technology

The standard audio system in the Legacy 2.5i model is upgraded for 2013. New features include Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio streaming, iPod® control capability and a USB port. The system continues with an AM/FM stereo, single disc CD player, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), 3.5mm aux. input jack and 4 speakers. The Premium trim level adds a pair of dash-mounted tweeters.

 

The top-level Legacy Limited models exclusively offer an optional new navigation system that includes all of the features in the harman/kardon audio package plus: touch-screen GPS navigation system with 7.0-inch LCD display; voice activated controls and navigation; XM NavTraffic (subscription required); rear vision camera, and an SD card slot for convenient navigation map updates.

 

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Three Different Types

Subaru offers three different Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive systems in the 2013 Legacy line, each tailored to the type of transmission. In Legacy 2.5i models equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, the Continuous AWD system uses a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute power a nominal 50/50 front to rear. Slippage at either the front or rear wheels will cause the system to send more power to the opposite wheels. Legacy 2.5i models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT use Active Torque Split AWD. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively controls power distribution in response to driving conditions and wheel slippage.

 

The 2013 Legacy 3.6R exclusively features the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) AWD system with a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. A planetary center differential works with an electronically controlled continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch to manage power distribution. The VTD system normally sends more power to the rear wheels (45:55) to enhance handling agility, and it can continuously adjust power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.

 

Subaru Safety

The Subaru Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure has been proven for occupant protection in more than a decade of use. Inside, the Legacy features standard front side pelvis/torso airbags and side curtain airbags that offer front and rear outboard seat coverage.

 

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) combines stability and traction control functions, and traction control works to augment the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive functionality. The 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) integrates Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and the Brake Assist safety system that automatically applies maximum braking pressure in an emergency stop.

 

The electronic Hill Holder System holds the vehicle in place until the driver presses the accelerator pedal to pull away from a stop. New for 2013, a Brake Override system ensures that engine power will be cut when both the brake and accelerator are pressed simultaneously.

 

Subaru produces a full line of all-wheel drive sedans, crossovers and SUVs, and for 2013 has also introduced the rear-wheel drive BRZ sports car to its portfolio.

 

The Legacy 2.5GT model is discontinued for 2013.

 

About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

2013 Subaru Legacy®

Specifications

 

2.5i Models 3.6R Models
Vehicle type

5-passenger sedan

Engine DOHC 4-cylinder, horizontally opposed (Boxer); aluminum cylinder block and heads, Active Valve Control System (intake valves) DOHC 6-cylinder, horizontally opposed (Boxer); aluminum cylinder block and heads; Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing

Bore x Stroke

94 x 90mm 92 x 91mm (

Displacement

2,498cc (152 cu. in.) 3,630 cc (221.5 cu. in.)

Horsepower

173 hp @ 5,600 rpm 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

174 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm 247 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

Fuel/induction

Sequential multi-port fuel injection (MFI) with multi-spray injectors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system

Fuel requirement

Regular grade, 87 AKI minimum

Fuel tank

18.5 gal.

Drivetrain

Transmission

Std.: 6-speed manual

Opt.: Lineartronic®CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) includes 6-speed manual mode and steering wheel paddle shifters; CVT is standard on 2.5i Limited.5-speed electronic control automatic with steering wheel paddle shifters

Gear ratios

1

2

3

4

5

6

R

6-sp. man.

 

 

3.454

1.947

1.296

0.972

0.825

0.695

3.636

CVT (“M” mode)

 

3.581

2.262

1.658

1.208

0.885

0.618

3.667

5-speed automatic

 

3.540

2.264

1.471

1.0

0.834

2.370

 

Final drive

4.4443.7003.083

Symmetrical AWD

With man. trans.: Continuous AWD with viscous-coupling locking center differential

 

 

With CVT: Active AWD with electronically managed continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutchVariable Torque Distribution (VTD) AWD uses a planetary gear-type center differential with electronically controlled continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch to divide engine power 45:55, adjusting in response to driving conditions.

Stability control

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with electronic traction control (TCS)ChassisUnitized body construction, Ring Shaped Frame Reinforcement safety structure

Suspension

Front: MacPherson-type struts with internal rebound springs, lower L-arms, coil springs and stabilizer bar

 

Rear: Double wishbone with subframe

Brakes

Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Brake Assist and Brake Override system

 

Front: Dual piston calipers, ventilated discs (2.5i: 11.6-in.; all others: 12.4 in.)

Rear: single-piston calipers, (2.5i: solid 11.3-in. discs; all others: solid 11.4-in.)

Steering

Rack-and-pinion with engine-speed controlled variable power assist

Ratio

14.5:1

Turns, lock to lock

2.9

Turning circle

36.8 ft. curb-to-curb

Wheels

2.5i: 16-in. steel with full wheel covers

 

Premium and Limited: 17-in. alloy17-in. alloy

Tires

205/60R16

 

Premium and Limited: 215/50R17225/50R17Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase

108.3 in.

Length

187.2 in.

Height

59.3 in.

Width

71.7 in.

Overhang (f/r)

38.0 in. / 40.1 in.

Track (f/r)

61.6 in. / 62.0 in.

Curb weight (lbs.)

2.5i 6-sp.: 3,315

 

2.5i CVT: 3,392

Premium CVT: 3,384

Limited CVT: 3,4273.6R: 3,496

Limited: 3,545Interior Dimensions

Head room (f/r)

40.3 in. / 37.5 in.

 

With moonroof: 38.1 in. / 37.5 in.

Leg room (f/r)

43.0 in. / 37.8 in.

Shoulder room (f/r)

56.3 in. / 56.1 in.

Hip room (f/r)

54.5 in. / 53.9 in.

EPA passenger volume

103.0 cu. ft. 100.0 cu. ft. with moonroof

EPA trunk capacity

14.7 cu. ft.

EPA total volume

117.7 cu. ft. (EPA midsize category) 114.7 cu. ft. with moonroof

Trunk liftover height

27.2 in.Fuel Economy

2.5i

3.6R

EPA city / highway / combined mpg

6-sp. manual: 21/28/24

 

Lineartronic CVT: 24/32/2718/25/20

Fuel capacity

18.5 gal.

 

 

AT-A-GLANCE

2013 Subaru Outback®

2.5i 2.5i Premium  2.5i Limited 3.6R 3.6R Limited

  • Fourth-generation of The World’s First Sport Utility Wagon® that launched the crossover category in 1995.
  • Two performance levels and three trim lines.

New for 2013

  • Redesigned front styling with new grille, headlights and bumper cover.
  • More powerful, more efficient DOHC 2.5-liter 4-cyl. Boxer engine with broader torque delivery for improved low- and mid-range response.
  • Up to 30 mpg.
  • Available EyeSight safety system with: Pre-Collision Braking; system capable of pedestrian detection; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Second-generation Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission (std. 2.5i Limited, available other 2.5i models) is lighter, more responsive and quieter than previous version.
  • Chassis enhancements ensure smoother, quieter ride with improved agility.
  • Standard audio system for 2.5i and 3.6R models adds Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod® control capability and USB port.
  • Bluetooth steering wheel control switches std. base 2.5i model.
  • Audio/navigation system offered in Limited trim lines features 7-in. LCD touch screen, SirusXM NavTraffic service (with a 4-month free trial subscription) voice activated controls, rear vision camera and harman/kardon premium audio.
  • Limited models add electro-luminescent gauges and a 3.5-in. LCD color display, as well as a center console rear seat A/C duct outlet.
  • Revised retractable roof rail crossbars can accommodate longer accessory attachments.
  • Brake Override safety system.
  • Special Appearance Package available for Limited models includes 2-position memory for 10-way power driver’s seat, keyless access & start and exclusive exterior and interior trim.

Key Facts

  • Innovative standard roof rails with crossbars that swing into position only when needed, to help reduce wind noise. They now feature an additional 9.8-in. of bar spread adjustment.
  • Both engines specify regular-grade gasoline.
  • Heavy-duty raised 4-wheel independent suspension and 8.7-in. ground clearance enable off-pavement driving.
  • Three types of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive featured across Outback line: 2.5i models with 6-speed manual transmission use a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute the power 50:50 front to rear. Outback 2.5i models with continuously variable transmission (CVT) use an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch to actively control power distribution in response to driving conditions. Outback 3.6R models use Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) system, which normally sends more power to the rear wheels to enhance handling agility and continuously adjusts power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.

Basic Specifications

Body 5-passenger wagon Wheelbase 107.9 in.

Length 189.0 in.

Height 65.7 in. (with roof rails)

Width 71.7 in.

Engine:

Outback 2.5i models DOHC H4, 2.5-liter

Horsepower 173 hp

Torque 174 lb-ft

Transmission 6-speed manual or CVT

Outback 3.6R models DOHC H6, 3.6-liter

Horsepower 256 hp

Torque 247 lb-ft

Transmission 5-speed automatic

Key Standard Features

Outback 2.5i

  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 16-in. wheels with 215/70R16 tires
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Brake Assist and Brake Override
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with armrest and recline feature
  • 3-spoke steering wheel with integral audio, Bluetooth and cruise control switches
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc in-dash CD player, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod control capability, USB port and aux. input jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Combination digital clock and trip computer, including outside temperature display
  • Cruise control
  • Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder function.
  • Front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Overhead console with holder for sunglasses
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors, manual folding
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Remote keyless entry system with integrated ignition key
  • Roof rails with retractable crossbars
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

2.5i Premium adds:

  • Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tires
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Cargo area cover
  • Driver’s window with auto up/down
  • Fog lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Privacy rear glass

2.5i Limited adds over 2.5i Premium:

  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • All-Weather Package (heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer, heated side mirrors)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Center console rear A/C outlet
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • harman/kardon® display-type audio system with HD Radio, XM Satellite Radio (4-month free trial subscription included) and 9 speakers, including subwoofer
  • Electro-luminescent instrument cluster with 3.5-in. LCD display

3.6R adds to 2.5i:

  • 256-hp 6-cyl. Boxer engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tires
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Fog lights
  • Cargo area cover
  • Rear privacy glass

3.6R Limited adds to 3.6 R Premium:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • All-Weather Package
  • Driver’s auto up/down window
  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • harman/kardon display-type audio system
  • Instrument cluster with LCD display
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Electro-luminescent gauge cluster
  • Rear AC duct in center console

Optional for Premium trim lines:

  • harman/kardon display-type audio system
  • Power Moonroof Package with Rear Vision Camera and auto-dimming mirror with display plus Homelink
  • All-Weather Package (2.5i Premium; standard for 3.6R Premium)

Optional for Limited trim lines:

  • EyeSight driver-assist system
  • Power Moonroof Package (see Premium)
  • Special Appearance Package with Keyless Access & Start, 2-position memory driver’s seat, exterior turn-signal mirrors, Saddle Brown perforated leather, Outback logo floormats, and unique exterior trim accents
  • Voice-activated touch-screen GPS navigation system with harman/kardon premium audio, XM® Satelllite Radio and XM Navtraffic (4-month free trial subscription included for both), rear vision camera, iPod/USB input, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and streaming audio, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink®