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2011 Subaru Outback 3.6 R Premium

2011 Subaru Outback Review

(4 Stars)  Less is more works well

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
In the 90's when the SUV market was expanding at an amazing rate. Subaru decided that many customers liked the elevated driving position and tough guy styling of the SUV barges of the day, but that they wouldn't want to share the bouncy ride or the prodigious fuel consumption of the large SUVs. When it debuted, the Outback, which was labeled a sport utility wagon, was about the only vehicle in its class and started selling strongly right away. It was based on the Legacy, but with a raised platform for better outward visibility and ground clearance. In 2010, the Outback won the Motor Trend Sport Utility vehicle of the year and it remains the same for 2011. It's easy to think of the Outback as a SUV without all the drawbacks of an SUV. A large interior and lots of ground clearance, good on road manners and a strong ability off the road are what has made the legacy such a favorite.

Engines to power this 3700 SUV are a 2.5 liter four cylinder or a 3.6 liter 6 cylinder.

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2011 Outback 3.6R Premium Wagon Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 247 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'11 Subaru 3.6 R Premium Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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