The Subaru Outback was all-new for 2010, the roomiest Outback ever, built on an all-new platform with longer wheelbase and increased width for greater interior room.
For 2011 the Outback receives the followign minor revisions:
— Folding exterior mirrors standard on all models.
— New Rear Vision Camera included in Power Moonroof option package; 3.3-inch display appears in auto-dimming rear view mirror, which also incorporates HomeLink.
— The auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink is added to the optional Navigation Package.
— The harman/kardon Audio Package, which is standard for Limited and optional on Premium models, now includes factory installed XM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial subscription.
– Nine exterior colors vs. eight in 2010 — Ruby Red Pearl added; Caramel Bronze Pearl replaces Harvest Gold.
Distinguished by bolder styling, the new-generation Subaru Outback delivers enhanced performance, comfort and fuel economy. Capability is enhanced with a segment-first swing-out roof crossbar design and an improved 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
The 2011 Outback line includes the 2.5i, powered by a 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine, and the Outback 3.6R powered by a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine teamed with a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission.
The Outback blends a sophisticated crossover design with SUV details. The upright grille features the Subaru circular badge and wing design as the focal point and is offset by dramatic hawk-eye headlamps. The functional molded lower rocker and side cladding convey the Outback’s capability for durable for off-pavement driving.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/27
Estimated starting price: $21,850
Compiled by Motor Matters

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