Outback in the Market

Utility and crossovers go hand-in-hand, and the Outback comes up strong on all the basics. Like every Subaru, its success will be limited by the automaker's insistence on standard all-wheel drive, which typically raises prices and lowers gas mileage — great in Maine, not so much in Mississippi.

More than other carmakers, Subaru has managed to lessen the sting in both price and mileage, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Outback: It boasts competitive mileage and a lower starting price than much of the front-drive competition. Add to that Subaru's loyal owner base, and the Outback's future looks bright.

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    Roof rail (if equipped)
    1) Roof rack Luggage can be carried on the roof after securing the roof rack to the roof rail. When installing the roof rack on the roof rail, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The ro ...

    Meters and gauges
    NOTE Liquid-crystal displays are used in some of the meters and gauges on the combination meter. You will find their indications hard to see if you wear polarized glasses. ...

    Tether anchorage location
    Outback Three tether anchorages, i.e., ones for the right, center and left positions, are already installed on the rear edge of the roof. Open the cover flap to use each anchorage. ...