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2010 Subaru Outback pricing announced

Good news for Subaru fans. The Japanese automaker, just like with their four door Legacy , have announced pricing for what they call the World’s First Sport Utility Wagon; their entrant into the crossover category, the 2010 Subaru Outback . The vehicle will be offered in eight different versions and pricing will start at $22,995 for the 2.5i version mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and goes up to $30,995 for the 3.6R Premium model with all the bells and whistles.

Check out the press release from the New York Auto Show debut after the jump.

Press release

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Subaru Outback(R). The fourth-generation of the World’s First Sport Utility Wagon(R) is a roomier and more capable interpretation of the vehicle that launched the crossover trend 15 years ago. Distinguished by bolder and crisper styling, the all-new 2010 Subaru Outback delivers enhanced performance, comfort and economy with the introduction of an all-new chassis and the new Subaru Lineartronic(TM) CVT (continuously variable transmission).

Capability is enhanced with a segment-first roof rail and integrated crossbar design, 18.5 gallon fuel tank and an improved 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Interior volume increases 7 percent compared to the previous generation yet the overall length is almost one-inch shorter than the ’09 model. Rear legroom increases almost 4 inches and total cargo capacity is now an impressive 71.3 cubic feet — an increase of 6 cubic feet. Despite the larger size, fuel economy is estimated to increase by 1 MPG in both City and Highway modes with CVT.

As with all Subaru vehicles, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard, which helps driving performance by enhancing traction regardless of weather conditions.

Model Pricing Highlights:

The 2.5i is powered by a revised 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine and is available with either a new standard 6-speed manual transmission for $22,995 (the same price as the outgoing model) or the Lineartronic(TM) CVT for $23,995.

Base Model

This base model comes complete with 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, tilt and telescope steering column, 8 cup holders, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats, floor mats, cargo tray, electronic parking brake with Hill Holder(R) system, auto on/off exterior lights (autolights), AM/FM Stereo with single-disc CD player, auxiliary input jack and 4 speakers, dual lit visor mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, updated gauge cluster with ’eco’ gauge, multi-function display with outside temperature, overhead console with sunglass holder and remote keyless entry system.

There are a number of options available for the 2010 Outback. (Availability varies by trim level):

  • Power moonroof at $995
  • All-Weather Package at $500 which includes: heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer and heated exterior mirrors
  • harman/kardon(R) audio system for $995 which includes: AM/FM 6 CD, 440 Watt harman/kardon amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers, hands-free Bluetooth(R) phone capability
  • Navigation system for $2,000 which includes: AM/FM/CD/DVD, GPS navigation system 8" LCD touch-screen, 440 watt harman/kardon amplifier, 9 harman/kardon speakers, hands-free Bluetooth phone and audio, USB port with iPod(TM) control and backup camera

2.5i Premium

The 2.5i Premium comes with either a 6-speed manual transmission or the option of the all-new Lineartronic CVT and will have a starting price of $24,295 (2.5i Premium with Lineartronic CVT starts at $25,295.) Standard equipment includes all 2.5i model features (where applicable) plus halogen fog lights, cargo cover, privacy glass, 10-way power driver’s seat, driver’s side window with automatic up/down, leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument storage bin w/door, overhead console with sunglass holder and ambient light, body-colored mirrors and 16" Alloy Wheels. Options include: All-Weather Package, harman/kardon audio system and power moonroof.

2.5i Limited

The 2.5i Limited comes equipped with the new Lineartronic CVT and will have a starting price of only $27,995. It includes all 2.5i Premium model features (where applicable) plus dual zone climate controls, paddle shifters and a 6-speed manual shift mode, P215/50 R17 all-season tires, 17" Alloy Wheels, perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-way power front passenger seat, All-Weather Package and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system.

3.6R

The new range-topping Outback 3.6R, which replaces the 3.0R model is powered by a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine matched to a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. Compared to the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine it replaces, the more powerful 3.6R has similar external size and uses regular-grade fuel, rather than premium as the 3.0L 6-cylinder recommended to achieve its rated power.

The Outback 3.6R will have a starting price of $27,995 — a $4,000 decrease from the 2009 6-cylinder Outback and includes all 2.5i model features (where applicable) plus P225/50 R17 all-season tires, 17" Alloy Wheels, paddle shifters, driver’s side window w/automatic up and down, instrument storage bin w/door, overhead console with sunglass holder and ambient light, privacy glass and fog lights.

The 3.6R Premium will have a starting price of $28,995 and includes all 3.6R base model features (where applicable) plus a 10-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and All-Weather Package. Options include: harman/kardon audio system and power moonroof.

The 3.6R Limited will have a starting price of $30,995 and includes all 3.6R Premium model features plus perforated ivory / off black leather-trimmed upholstery, 4-way power front passenger seat, and harman/kardon audio system. Options include: power moonroof and navigation system (navigation system requires power moonroof option).

All Outback models for 2010 are equipped as standard with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), which combines stability and traction control capability. The all-new electronic Hill Holder System — standard on all models — when activated, holds the vehicle in place until the driver applies the throttle to pull away from a stop.




9 comments:

This fourth generation Subaru Outback was introduced at the 2009 New York Auto Show on April. Fifteen years after the original Outback was also introduced at the New York Auto Show. With the tag price base at $22K, it is not bad having this crossover in your garage and for your entire family.

This out back is the right car for the family, for the bachelor for young couple and with its tag price I don’t see reason to hesitate and get this car. It’s a best buy on my opinion.

The price is just right. There other crossover out there that have less features and yet have higher market price. So for me this New Outback is just fit for the recession budget.

Also known as Legacy Outback in Europe and Japan. The Japanese-spec Legacy can be fitted with a new safety feature called EyeSight. It consists of two cameras, one on each side of the rear view mirror, that use human-like stereoscopic vision to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. The system helps maintain a safe distance on the highway, warns the driver during unintended lane departure, emits a wake up call should everyone else pull away from the traffic lights, and keeps an eye out for pedestrians.

With 31K for 3.6R Premium, who would not want this crossover to fit in his garage? The interior seemed seamlessly comfortable and the engine is fine.

With its upgraded features, Outback really makes a good competitor for crossover type vehicles. Compared with the Lexus hybrid crossover, I would prefer this one, except that Lexus has a magnificent hybrid engine for their crossover.

Good thing about car manufacturers is that they make sure car buyers have options that would fit their lifestyle. Subaru, with all its variety, surely did.

Since it last came out in year 2006, I think they have made interesting changes and renovations to make Outback one of the best among all car companies. I strongly recommend that if anyone is planning to buy a great car, Outback is the best!

The price totally fits the features of the car.

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