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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    AUTO button
    FULL AUTO mode operation: When the AUTO button is pressed, the indicator light FULL AUTO on the display illuminates. In this state, fan speed, airflow distribution, air-inlet control, and ...

    Rear ashtray (STI if equipped)
    Rear ashtray (STI if equipped) The rear ashtray is located on the upper side of the back of the center console. To open the ashtray, pull the upper edge of the lid. Fully close the lid after using ...

    Setting passkey
    1. Select the SET PASSKEY menu. After the currently set passkey is displayed, a new passkey can be entered. 2. Input the new passkey by operating the TUNE/TRACK/CH dial. 3. Select the CONF ...