The iconic AWD Outback Wagon provides all the room and traction that many people need from an SUV, without the bulk and poor fuel economy. Increased ground clearance and strengthened suspension improve off-pavement capability. Even so, the Outback is better suited for traversing deep snow drifts or muddy roads, than serious off-road duty. Engine options range from a 173-bhp 2.5L flat-4 (2.5i), a 250-bhp turbo flat-4(2.5 XT), or a 250-bhp flat-6 (3.0 R). Transmissions choices include a 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, or 5-speed automatic. The 3.0 R Outback Wagon is available in L.L. Bean Edition and VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) Limited models, which are loaded with extras such as a 160-watt CD audio system, GPS navigation, and a Momo® steering wheel.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||Original MSRP
|Outback Wagon 2.5 i ||2.5l H4 (175-bhp) ||M5 ||AWD ||$24,795|
|Outback Wagon 2.5 XT ||2.5l H4 (250-bhp) ||M5 ||AWD ||$30,995|
|Outback Wagon 2.5 XT ||2.5l H4 (250-bhp) ||A5 ||AWD ||$32,195|
|Outback Wagon 2.5 i ||2.5l H4 (175-bhp) ||A4 ||AWD ||$25,795|
|Outback Wagon 3.0 R ||3.0l H6 (250-bhp) ||A5 ||AWD ||$28,995|