Subaru Outback: The Best Family Car

An automobile manufacturer based in Japan, FHI (Fuji Heavy Industries) has been using Outback as an automotive nameplate since 1994. Till now, this name has been used with two different vehicles manufactured under the Subaru brand name. The two models using the outback name include the model derived from the Subaru Impreza’s hatchback version and the other one based on the Subaru Legacy, which belongs to a mid size category. The name ‘outback’ highlights the moderate level of the capabilities of a vehicle to travel on the road.

The outback model based on the Legacy from Subaru, the Outback Sport was launched in 1994 in the North American market. The other version based on the Impreza’s hatchback was launched in North American market in 2000 for the first time, while its second generation was launched in the year 2007, which was discontinued in the year 2011. The Impreza based model boasted of a raised suspension and an appearance package of an off-road vehicle. The replacement version of the Outback sport, Subaru XV has been launched and adopted in the North American market.

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Technical Characteristics of Subaru Outback

Technical Characteristics of 2008 Subaru Outback 2.0D produced by Subaru (JP).

Body Type Sport-utility vehicle 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 1505 Kg
Length 4730 mm
Height 1545 mm
Wheelbase 2670 mm
Front Track 1495 mm
Rear Track 1485 mm
Ground Clearance 195 mm
Fuel Capacity 64 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels All wheel drive
Steering n/a
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 150HP (110 kW) @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque 350Nm @ 1800 rpm
CO2 Emissions 153 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1998 cc
Bore 86 mm
Stroke 86 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 FLAT
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 16.3:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 7JJ x 17 / 7JJ x 17
Standard Tyres 215/45 R 17 94V / 215/45 R 17 94V
Suspension Front I.MS.
Suspension Rear I.MultiLi.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 9.2 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 7.1 l/100km
Road 5.1 l/100km
Mixt 5.8 l/100km