Site Title

Subaru Outback 3 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2009)

Neoscore 35%

Product Gallery

Photo 0of Subaru Outback 3 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2009)Photo 1of Subaru Outback 3 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2009)Photo 2of Subaru Outback 3 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2009)Photo 3of Subaru Outback 3 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2009)

Product Overview

Subaru Outback 3 (chassis code BP) is a mid-size station wagon in production from 2003 to 2009. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.5 to 3.0 liters.
Based on the Gen4 Subaru Legacy, the Outback 3 is the "uglified" version with a higher roofline, more ground clearance, and more plastic thrown on. Unfortunately, while the Legacy 3 was a notable improvement over its predecessor in styling, the Outback 3 is even uglier: The elegant design of the former is less resilient to the "plastic treatment".
Many of the same engines from the previous generation were carried over and up-rated. A diesel was also introduced in the EU.
While manual transmission was available, the automatics were rather outdated 4- and 5-speed at this point.

<

>

X

Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 35% (not directly comparable across industries)
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  • Outdated automatic transmission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

Find Related Products (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

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

Capacity

2.5 165PSCargo Capacity
459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5 165PS ATCargo Capacity
459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5 173PSCargo Capacity
459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5 173PS ATCargo Capacity
459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5TCargo Capacity
459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
2.5T ATCargo Capacity
459 L / 16.2 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
3.0RCargo Capacity
429 L / 15.1 cu-ft ~ 1628 L / 57.5 cu-ft
2.5 165PSCoolant Capacity
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5 165PS ATCoolant Capacity
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5 173PSCoolant Capacity
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5 173PS ATCoolant Capacity
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
2.5TCoolant Capacity
7.2 L / 7.6 qt
2.5T ATCoolant Capacity
7.2 L / 7.6 qt
3.0RCoolant Capacity
7.2 L / 7.6 qt
2.5 165PSEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 165PS ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 173PSEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 173PS ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5TEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5T ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
3.0REngine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
64.0 L / 16.9 gal
Passengers
5
2.5 165PSPayload
510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5 165PS ATPayload
510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5 173PSPayload
510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5 173PS ATPayload
510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5TPayload
510 kg / 1124 lbs
2.5T ATPayload
510 kg / 1124 lbs
3.0RPayload
515 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 173PSSuspension | Rear
Helical spring
2.5 173PS ATSuspension | Rear
Helical spring
3.0RSuspension | Rear
Helical spring
2.5 165PSTire Size
215/60 R16
2.5 165PS ATTire Size
215/60 R16
2.5 173PSTire Size
215/55 R17
2.5 173PS ATTire Size
215/55 R17
2.5TTire Size
225/55 R17
2.5T ATTire Size
225/55R17
3.0RTire Size
215/60 R17
Turning Circle
10.8 m / 35.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

2.5 165PSSize | Height
1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 165PS ATSize | Height
1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 173PSSize | Height
1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 173PS ATSize | Height
1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5TSize | Height
1605 mm / 63.2 in
2.5T ATSize | Height
1605 mm / 63.2 in
3.0RSize | Height
1545 mm / 60.8 in
2.5 165PSSize | Length
4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5 165PS ATSize | Length
4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5 173PSSize | Length
4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5 173PS ATSize | Length
4730 mm / 186.2 in
2.5TSize | Length
4795 mm / 188.8 in
2.5T ATSize | Length
4795 mm / 188.8 in
3.0RSize | Length
4730 mm / 186.2 in
Size | Width
1770 mm / 69.7 in
Track Width | Front
1495.0 mm / 58.9 in
2.5 165PSTrack Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 165PS ATTrack Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 173PSTrack Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 173PS ATTrack Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5TTrack Width | Rear
1490.0 mm / 58.7 in
2.5T ATTrack Width | Rear
1490.0 mm / 58.7 in
3.0RTrack Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.5 165PSWeight
1430.0 kg / 3152.6 lbs
2.5 165PS ATWeight
1430.0 kg / 3152.6 lbs
2.5 173PSWeight
1475.0 kg / 3251.8 lbs
2.5 173PS ATWeight
1485.0 kg / 3273.9 lbs
2.5TWeight
1550.0 kg / 3417.2 lbs
2.5T ATWeight
1550.0 kg / 3417.2 lbs
3.0RWeight
1545.0 kg / 3406.1 lbs
Wheelbase
2670 mm / 105.1 in

Performance

2.5 165PSAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.8 sec
2.5 165PS ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.8 sec
2.5 173PSAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.8 sec
2.5 173PS ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.9 sec
2.5TAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.8 sec
2.5T ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.8 sec
3.0RAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.5 sec
2.5 165PSAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.3 sec
2.5 165PS ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.3 sec
2.5 173PSAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.3 sec
2.5 173PS ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.4 sec
2.5TAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.3 sec
2.5T ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.3 sec
3.0RAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.1 sec
2.5 165PSFuel Economy
12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 165PS ATFuel Economy
12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 173PSFuel Economy
8.6 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 ATFuel Economy
8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
2.5TFuel Economy
12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5T ATFuel Economy
12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
3.0RFuel Economy
9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 13.4 L/100km / 17.6 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 165PSTop Speed
198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
2.5 165PS ATTop Speed
198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
2.5 173PSTop Speed
199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph
2.5 173PS ATTop Speed
199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph
2.5TTop Speed
198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
2.5T ATTop Speed
198.0 km/h / 123.0 mph
3.0RTop Speed
224.0 km/h / 139.2 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
2.5 165PSEngine
EJ253
2.5 165PS ATEngine
EJ253
2.5 173PSEngine
EJ253
2.5 173PS ATEngine
EJ253
2.5TEngine
EJ255
2.5T ATEngine
EJ255
3.0REngine
EZ30D
2.5 165PSEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 173PSEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5TEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5T ATEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
3.0REngine | Bore
89.2 mm / 3.5 in
2.5 165PSEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 173PSEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5TEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5T ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
3.0REngine | Compression Ratio
10.7:1
2.5 165PSEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 173PSEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5TEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5T ATEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
3.0REngine | Displacement
3.0 L / 183.1 cu-in / 3000.0 cc
2.5 165PSEngine | Power
165.0 hp / 123.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Power
165.0 hp / 123.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 173PSEngine | Power
173.0 hp / 129.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Power
173.0 hp / 129.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5TEngine | Power
250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5T ATEngine | Power
250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 6000 rpm
3.0REngine | Power
245.0 hp / 182.7 kW @ 6600 rpm
2.5 165PSEngine | Specific Output
67.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Specific Output
67.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 173PSEngine | Specific Output
70.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Specific Output
70.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5TEngine | Specific Output
101.8 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
2.5T ATEngine | Specific Output
101.8 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
3.0REngine | Specific Output
81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
2.5 165PSEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 173PSEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5TEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5T ATEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
3.0REngine | Stroke
80.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 165PSEngine | Torque
225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Torque
225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 173PSEngine | Torque
229 Nm / 168.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Torque
229 Nm / 168.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5TEngine | Torque
339 Nm / 250.0 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
2.5T ATEngine | Torque
339 Nm / 250.0 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
3.0REngine | Torque
297 Nm / 219.1 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
2.5 165PSEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 173PSEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5TEngine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5T ATEngine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.0REngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 165PSTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 165PS ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.5 173PSTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 173PS ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.5TTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5T ATTransmission | Gears
5-speed
3.0RTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 165PSTransmission | Type
Manual
2.5 165PS ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.5 173PSTransmission | Type
Manual
2.5 173PS ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.5TTransmission | Type
Manual
2.5T ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
3.0RTransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

2.5 165PSAvailability
2003 ~ 2007
2.5 165PS ATAvailability
2003 ~ 2007
2.5 173PSAvailability
2007 ~ 2009
2.5 173PS ATAvailability
2007 ~ 2009
2.5TAvailability
2003 ~ 2007
2.5T ATAvailability
2003 ~ 2007
3.0RAvailability
2003 ~ 2009

Related Products

Thumbnail of product Subaru Legacy 4 (BP) facelift Station Wagon (2006-2009)

Subaru Legacy 4 (BP) facelift Station Wagon (2006-2009)

Subaru Legacy 4 Station Wagon (chassis code BP) facelift is a mid-size station wagon in production from 2006 to 2009. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift model, very ...
Neoscore 55%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Legacy 5 (BR) Station Wagon (2009-2014)

Subaru Legacy 5 (BR) Station Wagon (2009-2014)

Subaru Legacy 5 Station Wagon (chassis code BR) is a mid-size station wagon in production from 2009 to 2014. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.5 liters. Compared to the Gen5 Legacy Wagon, the BR model h...
Neoscore 59%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Legacy 4 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2006)

Subaru Legacy 4 (BP) Station Wagon (2003-2006)

Subaru Legacy 4 Station Wagon (chassis code BP) is a mid-size station wagon in production from 2003 to 2006, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.0 liters. Compared to the ...
Neoscore 54%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Outback 2 (BH) Station Wagon (1999-2003)

Subaru Outback 2 (BH) Station Wagon (1999-2003)

Subaru Outback 2 (chassis code BH) is a mid-size station wagon in production from 1999 to 2003. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.5 to 3.0 liters. Based on the Gen3 Legacy Station Wagon, the Outback is an "...
Neoscore 34%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Legacy 3 (BH) Station Wagon (1998-2003)

Subaru Legacy 3 (BH) Station Wagon (1998-2003)

Subaru Legacy 3 Station Wagon (chassis code BH) is a mid-size station wagon in production from 1998 to 2003. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.5 liters. Compared to the smaller Impreza, the Legacy is mor...
Neoscore 40%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Levorg Station Wagon (2014-2020)

Subaru Levorg Station Wagon (2014-2020)

Subaru Levorg (chassis code VM) is a mid-size station wagon in production from 2014 to 2020. It was available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.0 liters. Sharing its platform with the GJ/GP Impreza and VA WRX, the Levorg is a mark...
Neoscore 63%NEX score 43%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Impreza 2 (GG) Station Wagon (2000-2002)

Subaru Impreza 2 (GG) Station Wagon (2000-2002)

Subaru Impreza 2 Station Wagon (chassis code GG) is a compact station wagon in production from 2000 to 2002, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.0 liters. Compared to the sedan, the ...
Neoscore 39%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Impreza 2 (GG) facelift Station Wagon (2002-2005)

Subaru Impreza 2 (GG) facelift Station Wagon (2002-2005)

Subaru Impreza 2 Station Wagon (chassis code GG) facelift is a compact station wagon in production from 2002 to 2005, whereupon it received the second facelift. It was available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.0 liters. Compared ...
Neoscore 41%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Impreza 2 (GG) facelift 2 Station Wagon (2005-2007)

Subaru Impreza 2 (GG) facelift 2 Station Wagon (2005-2007)

Subaru Impreza 2 Station Wagon (chassis code GG) facelift 2 is a compact station wagon in production from 2005 to 2007. It was available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.5 liters. Compared to the facelift model, the second facelif...
Neoscore 40%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Outback 6 (BT) Station Wagon (2019)

Subaru Outback 6 (BT) Station Wagon (2019)

Subaru Outback 6 (chassis code BT) is a large station wagon in production from 2019. It is available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 2.4 to 2.5 liters. Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, will appreciate the extraordinary appro...
Neoscore 54%NEX score 63%
Thumbnail of product Subaru Outback 5 (BS) Station Wagon (2014-2020)

Subaru Outback 5 (BS) Station Wagon (2014-2020)

Subaru Outback 5 (chassis code BS) is a mid-size crossover in production from 2014 to 2020. It was available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.6 liters. Compared to the Gen4 Outback, which was when Subaru finally finishe...
Neoscore 45%
Thumbnail of product Skoda Octavia 2 Combi (1Z) Station Wagon (2004-2008)

Skoda Octavia 2 Combi (1Z) Station Wagon (2004-2008)

Skoda Octavia Mark 2 Combi (Typ 1Z) is an affordable mid-size station wagon in production from 2004 to 2008, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.4 to 2.0 liters. Based on VAG's A5 pla...
Neoscore 20%

User Reviews

Neofiliac places the utmost respect for your privacy. We use no cookie whatsoever beyond that needed for the proper functioning of the website.

*This page contains affiliate links to third-party merchants such as Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten. When you make a purchase using the supplied links, we will receive a commission.

**Neoscore is the calculated by our AI using advanced models based on the features and qualities of each product. Scores are not directly comparable across industries.

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!