2012 Subaru Outback

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2012 Subaru Outback
2012 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback is a great alternative to a sport-utility vehicle. Offering much better ride and handling than an average SUV plus standard all-wheel drive--which is usually an expensive option on utility vehicles--the Outback will do most of what a crossover can do on a lot less gas. The continuously variable transmission is maintenance-free for the life of the vehicle and uses a chain for greater durability instead of the industry-standard Kevlar belt. We recommend the 3.6-liter engine, because the Outback is a little on the heavy side and merging into traffic with the four-cylinder can be tense as the vehicle takes its time getting up to speed. Subaru is known for its safety features. Stability and traction control are standard across the Outback line. A backup camera is included with the power moonroof option group and displays the image in the rearview mirror, so the camera is available even if you decide to forgo the navigation system. If you do opt for the navigation package, an auto-dimming rearview mirror is one of the benefits. A variety of audio changes take place for 2012, with the optional system on Premium models being the most impressive--now you can tag your favorite tracks on iTunes right from the driver's seat. As the Outback matures, it should appeal to many more potential buyers.
2013 Subaru Legacy Front Three Quarter1
After recording nearly 267,000 sales in the U.S. last year, Subaru has an even bigger goal for 2012: to hit 320,000 sales. If Subaru reaches that target, it would be the company's fifth straight year of sales growth in this market. To help fuel increased sales volumes, Subaru is updating two of its cars, the 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback. Both the 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback benefit from a new FB-series 2.5-liter boxer-four engine, which has dual overhead cams and produces 173 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, increases of 3 hp and 4 lb-ft compared to the outgoing single overhead cam engine. The new engine has more low-end torque for everyday driving. The cars also score an updated continuously variable transmission, which is supposed to be quieter and more response than before. It contributes to improved fuel economy of 24/32 mpg (city/highway) for the 2013 Legacy, up from 23/31 mpg in the 2012 model. The 2013 Outback is predicted to return 24/30 mpg with the powertrain combo, an increase over the 22/29 mpg ratings of the 2012 model. Other changes include a mild face lift, better seat fabrics, new wood trim, and chassis updates to reduce body roll by 40 percent. The 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback are available with Subaru's new EyeSight safety system. It uses two cameras to provide adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and collision warning functionality. EyeSight makes its U.S.-market debut on the Outback and Legacy, but will eventually appear on other Subaru models. "What's clever about [EyeSight] is its simplicity," said Subaru executive vice president Thomas Doll, noting that it will be significantly cheaper than collision-avoidance gadgets from rival manufacturers. Sadly, Subaru has discontinued what was sometimes called the grown man's WRX: the Legacy 2.5GT. The sporty variant, which could hit 60 mph in less than six seconds, used a turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer-four engine with 265 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, along with a six-speed manual transmission and unique 18-inch wheels. For more on the 2013 Subaru Legacy and Outback, check out our First Look here. For more on the 2012 New York International Auto Show, including videos, the latest photos, and more information, click here to visit our New York Show homepage.
, check out our First Look [[here]]. For more on the 2012 New York International Auto Show, including videos, the latest photos, and more information, click here to visit our New York Show homepage. 
2012 Subaru Outback 3 6R Front Left View
On a 22-degree winter morning, the Outback is the sort of vehicle you want to find in your driveway. When I got in the car, I had no problem finding the seat controls, the seat heater button, the sideview mirror control, and the climate controls; everything was transparent. The way Subaru has this car geared, off-the-line acceleration with the boxer six-cylinder is almost startling; you'll have no problem dashing around town or dusting many cars at stoplights. I accidentally breezed past a couple of traffic cops in Ann Arbor speed traps at more than 10 mph over the posted limits, but I think the fact that I was in a station wagon caused them to not take much notice, thankfully. So, hey, here's your low-profile family speed wagon.
2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Red Front Three Quarter In Motion
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Subaru is recalling certain 2012 Subaru Legacy and Outback models due to side curtain airbags with an incorrect mixture of propellant.

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2012 Subaru Outback Specifications

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2.5L H4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
170 hp @ 5600rpm
170 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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