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Compare Subaru Outback 3

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Neoscore
35%
Pros
  • Good engine lineup
  • Manual transmission still available
Cons
  • Bad 0-100kph time
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Outdated automatic transmission
  • Horrible styling

Variants

2.5 165PS
2.5 165PS AT
2.5 173PS
2.5 173PS AT
2.5T
2.5T AT
3.0R

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
2.5 165PS459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5 165PS AT459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5 173PS459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5 173PS AT459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5T459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5T AT459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
3.0R429 L / 15.1 cu-ft ~ 1628 L / 57.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
2.5 165PS6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5 165PS AT6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5 173PS6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5 173PS AT6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5T7.2 L / 7.6 qt
2.5T AT7.2 L / 7.6 qt
3.0R7.2 L / 7.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
2.5 165PS4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 165PS AT4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 173PS4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 173PS AT4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5T4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5T AT4.0 L / 4.2 qt
3.0R5.5 L / 5.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
64.0 L / 16.9 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
2.5 165PS510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5 165PS AT510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5 173PS510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5 173PS AT510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5T510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5T AT510 kg / 1124 lbs
3.0R515 kg / 1135 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
2.5 173PSHelical spring
2.5 173PS ATHelical spring
3.0RHelical spring
Tire Size
2.5 165PS215/60 R16
2.5 165PS AT215/60 R16
2.5 173PS215/55 R17
2.5 173PS AT215/55 R17
2.5T225/55 R17
2.5T AT225/55R17
3.0R215/60 R17
Turning Circle
10.8 m / 35.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Size | Height
2.5 165PS1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 165PS AT1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 173PS1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 173PS AT1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5T1605 mm / 63.2 in
2.5T AT1605 mm / 63.2 in
3.0R1545 mm / 60.8 in
Size | Length
2.5 165PS4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5 165PS AT4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5 173PS4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5 173PS AT4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5T4795 mm / 188.8 in
2.5T AT4795 mm / 188.8 in
3.0R4730 mm / 186.2 in
Size | Width
1770 mm / 69.7 in
Track Width | Front
1495.0 mm / 58.9 in
Track Width | Rear
2.5 165PS1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 165PS AT1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 173PS1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 173PS AT1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5T1490.0 mm / 58.7 in
2.5T AT1490.0 mm / 58.7 in
3.0R1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
Weight
2.5 165PS1430.0 kg / 3152.6 lbs
2.5 165PS AT1430.0 kg / 3152.6 lbs
2.5 173PS1475.0 kg / 3251.8 lbs
2.5 173PS AT1485.0 kg / 3273.9 lbs
2.5T1550.0 kg / 3417.2 lbs
2.5T AT1550.0 kg / 3417.2 lbs
3.0R1545.0 kg / 3406.1 lbs
Wheelbase
2670 mm / 105.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
2.5 165PS9.8 sec
2.5 165PS AT9.8 sec
2.5 173PS9.8 sec
2.5 173PS AT10.9 sec
2.5T9.8 sec
2.5T AT9.8 sec
3.0R8.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
2.5 165PS9.3 sec
2.5 165PS AT9.3 sec
2.5 173PS9.3 sec
2.5 173PS AT10.4 sec
2.5T9.3 sec
2.5T AT9.3 sec
3.0R8.1 sec
Fuel Economy
2.5 165PS12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 165PS AT12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 173PS8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
2.5 173PS AT8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
2.5T12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5T AT12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
3.0R9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 13.4 L/100km / 17.6 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
2.5 165PS198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
2.5 165PS AT198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
2.5 173PS199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph
2.5 173PS AT199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph
2.5T198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
2.5T AT198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
3.0R224.0 km/h / 139.2 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Engine
2.5 165PSEJ253
2.5 165PS ATEJ253
2.5 173PSEJ253
2.5 173PS ATEJ253
2.5TEJ255
2.5T ATEJ255
3.0REZ30D
Engine | Bore
2.5 165PS99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 165PS AT99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 173PS99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 173PS AT99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5T99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5T AT99.5 mm / 3.9 in
3.0R89.2 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
2.5 165PS10.0:1
2.5 165PS AT10.0:1
2.5 173PS10.0:1
2.5 173PS AT10.0:1
2.5T10.0:1
2.5T AT10.0:1
3.0R10.7:1
Engine | Displacement
2.5 165PS2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 165PS AT2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 173PS2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 173PS AT2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5T2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5T AT2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
3.0R3.0 L / 183.1 cu-in / 3000.0 cc
Engine | Power
2.5 165PS165.0 hp / 123.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 165PS AT165.0 hp / 123.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 173PS173.0 hp / 129.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5 173PS AT173.0 hp / 129.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5T250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5T AT250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 6000 rpm
3.0R245.0 hp / 182.7 kW @ 6600 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
2.5 165PS67.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 165PS AT67.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 173PS70.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5 173PS AT70.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5T101.8 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
2.5T AT101.8 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
3.0R81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
2.5 165PS79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 165PS AT79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 173PS79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 173PS AT79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5T79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5T AT79.0 mm / 3.1 in
3.0R80.0 mm / 3.1 in
Engine | Torque
2.5 165PS225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 165PS AT225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 173PS229 Nm / 168.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5 173PS AT229 Nm / 168.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5T339 Nm / 250.0 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
2.5T AT339 Nm / 250.0 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
3.0R297 Nm / 219.1 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Engine | Type
2.5 165PSNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 165PS ATNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 173PSNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 173PS ATNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5TTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5T ATTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.0RNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
2.5 165PS5-speed
2.5 165PS AT4-speed
2.5 173PS5-speed
2.5 173PS AT4-speed
2.5T5-speed
2.5T AT5-speed
3.0R5-speed
Transmission | Type
2.5 165PSManual
2.5 165PS ATAutomatic
2.5 173PSManual
2.5 173PS ATAutomatic
2.5TManual
2.5T ATAutomatic
3.0RAutomatic

Production

Availability
2.5 165PS2003 ~ 2007
2.5 165PS AT2003 ~ 2007
2.5 173PS2007 ~ 2009
2.5 173PS AT2007 ~ 2009
2.5T2003 ~ 2007
2.5T AT2003 ~ 2007
3.0R2003 ~ 2009
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