Safety

As mentioned, the Outback boasts excellent crash-test ratings and a better rollover rating than an SUV. The standard stability system automatically means there's antilock braking and traction control. The front seats have side-impact airbags and active head restraints, and standard curtain airbags cover the side windows, front and rear, in the event of a side impact.

Outback in the Market

This trailblazing model has aged well. Compared to similar wagons, the Outback is a bargain — especially when you consider its standard all-wheel drive. However, the AWD's added weight makes the mileage lower than it otherwise would be. Even the hefty Venza beats it in efficiency, with either front- or all-wheel drive. The spoiler is that even Subaru loyalists have another choice, with a little more room for a little less money: the 2009 Forester.

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    Headlights
    To turn on the headlights, turn the knob on the end of the turn signal lever. first position Instrument panel illumination, tail lights, front side marker lights and license plate lights are on ...

    Programming other devices
    To program other devices such as door locks, home lighting and security systems, contact HomeLink® at www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515. ...

    Manual transmission
    Manual transmission The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed, 5-forward-speed and 1-reverse- speed transmission. The shift pattern is shown on the shift lever knob. When shifting f ...