2010 Subaru Outback. Click image to enlarge
2010 Subaru Outback
New York, New York – An all-new 2010 Subaru Outback debuted at the New York International Auto Show today. The fourth generation of the Outback offers bolder and crisper styling, and enhanced performance, comfort, and fuel economy with the introduction of an all-new chassis and the new Subaru Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Capability is enhanced with a segment-first swing-out roof rail and crossbar design and more ground clearance.
Trim levels will include the entry-level PZEV, the 2.5i Sport or Limited package and the 3.6R or Limited package. The 2010 Outback PZEV and 2.5i models are powered by a revised 2.5-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine, teamed for the first time with a new 6-speed manual transmission or the optional new Lineartronic CVT. The Lineartronic CVT is also equipped with a “6-speed” manual mode and steering wheel paddle shifters. The 2.5-litre engine is modified for 2010 to improve performance, driveability, and fuel economy. The engine delivers 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Whether teamed with the new 6-speed manual transmission or the Lineartronic(TM) CVT, the roomier 2010 Outback provides quicker acceleration and lower fuel consumption. All Outback models for 2010 feature a larger fuel tank, now 70 litres (18.5 gallons) vs. 64 litres (16.9).
A new 3.6-litre H6 engine produces 256 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of peak torque, and does so using regular-grade fuel.
Subaru engineers have increased interior volume by almost eight per cent in a vehicle that is actually shorter than the outgoing model. Seat comfort is further enhanced in the 2010 Outback with new front and rear seat designs. The rear seat includes a new recline feature. The front seatback shape also provides extra rear-seat knee room, and the front-seat cushion design allows more rear-seat foot room.
A four-dial instrument panel is augmented by a multi-information display with trip computer. Richer looking appointments and details abound, including a new three-spoke steering wheel. A new driver-selectable electronic parking brake (with the electronic Hill Holder System) eliminates the traditional parking brake handle, freeing up space in the centre console.
Every 2010 Outback is also equipped with an innovative new roof rack system. Its integral crossbars swing into position only when needed. Stowing the crossbars in the roof rails when they’re not needed helps to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce noise by lowering overall wind resistance.