2011 Subaru Outback review

Somewhere amid the parade of crossovers and wagon-like vehicles is the Subaru Outback. Once merely a version of the Legacy wagon, which has since been discontinued, it's now a household name among family-car shoppers. Indeed, a year after its redesign, the Outback has sold more than the competing Toyota Venza and Honda Accord Crosstour combined.

The Outback's formula for success is no secret. Where others have tried in so many ways to reinvent the crossover concept, the Outback is happy to nail all of its essentials: utility, capability and drivability.

Trim levels include the four-cylinder Outback 2.5i and six-cylinder Outback 3.6R, each of which come in three versions: base, Premium and Limited (compare them here). As with all Subarus, all-wheel drive is standard. The Outback was redesigned for 2010; you can compare that version with the 2011 Outback here. We evaluated the four-cylinder Outback last year; this time around we tested a six-cylinder Outback 3.6R Limited.

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Towing with all wheels on the ground
WARNING ● Never turn the ignition switch to the УLOCKФ position while the vehicle is being towed because the steering wheel and the direction of the wheels will be locked. ● Remember ...

Taking a phone call and declining an incoming call
To take a phone call: Press the OFF hook switch . To put an incoming call on hold: Press the ON hook switch briefly. To decline an incoming call: Press the ON hook switch for more than 1.5 ...

Backward direction
Turn the УTUNE/TRACK/CHФ dial counterclockwise to skip to the beginning of the current track/file (track). Each time the dial is turned, the indicated track/file (track) number will decrease. N ...