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2012 Subaru Outback At A Glance (Press Release)

2012 Subaru Outback At A Glance

  • Fourth-generation of The World’s First Sport Utility Wagon® that launched the crossover category 17 years ago; was all-new for 2010.
  • Roomiest Outback ever, with bold design that emphasizes function and capability.
  • Two performance levels and three trim lines.

New for 2012

  • New standard audio system for all Premium models includes: AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player with Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), iPod® control capability, USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack, 6 speakers.
  • New harman/kardon® display-type audio system optional for the Premium models includes, in addition to the above: 4.3-inch LCD display, HD Radio, XM Satellite Radio, 9 speakers, including subwoofer.
  • New Alloy Wheel Package for 2.5i includes: 17-in. alloy wheels, fog lights, All-Weather Package (2-stage heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer)
  • Steering wheel Bluetooth switches standard for Premium models.

Key Facts

  • 6-speed manual transmission and available LineartronicTM  CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for Outback 2.5i models.
  • New-generation chassis with double-wishbone rear suspension and other enhancements deliver smoothest, quietest ride ever in an Outback.
  • Brake Assist safety feature standard.
  • Limited models offer voice-activated GPS navigation system with rear backup camera, hands-free Bluetooth capability, USB/iPod input and streaming Bluetooth audio.
  • Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder function.
  • Innovative standard roof rails with crossbars that swing into position only when needed, to help reduce wind noise.
  • IIHS “Top Safety Pick”
  • 2.5-liter Boxer engine is available as PZEV-certified; 3.6-liter 6-cyl. Boxer engine produces 256 hp and uses regular-grade fuel.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system standard on all models.
  • Heavy-duty raised 4-wheel independent suspension and 8.7-in. ground clearance enable off-pavement driving.
  • Three types of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive featured across Outback line: 2.5i models with 6-speed manual transmission use a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute the power 50:50 front to rear. Outback 2.5i models with continuously variable transmission (CVT) use an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch to actively control power distribution in response to driving conditions. Outback 3.6R models use Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) system, which normally sends more power to the rear wheels to enhance handling agility and continuously adjusts power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.
  • Standard front seat side impact air bags,
    side curtain air bags and intelligent dual-stage deployment front air bags.

Basic Specifications
Body: 5-passenger wagon
Wheelbase: 107.9 in.
Length: 188.2 in.
Height: 65.7 in. (with roof rails)
Width: 71.7 in.

Engine:
Outback 2.5i models: SOHC H4, 2.5-liter
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual or CVT

Outback 3.6R models: DOHC H6, 3.6-liter
Horsepower: 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 247 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Key Standard Features
Outback 2.5i

  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 16-in. wheels with 215/70R16 tires
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with armrest and recline feature
  • 3-spoke steering wheel with integral audio and cruise control switches
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc
    in-dash CD player, RDS and aux. input jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Combination digital clock and trip computer, including outside temperature display
  • Cruise control
  • Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder function.
  • Front seat side-impact airbags and side
    curtain airbags
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Overhead console with holder for sunglasses
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors, manual folding
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Remote keyless entry system with integrated ignition key
  • Roof rails with integral retractable crossbars
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

2.5i Premium adds:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tires
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player, 6 speakers, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, iPod® control capability, USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, in-glass audio antenna, vehicle pre-wired for XM® / Sirius® Satellite Radio.
  • Cargo area cover
  • Driver’s window with auto up/down
  • Fog lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Privacy rear glass

2.5i Limited adds over 2.5i Premium:

  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • All-Weather Package (heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer, heated side mirrors)
  • LineartronicTM  CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • New harman/kardon display-type audio system includes 4.3-inch LCD display, HD Radio, XM Satellite Radio, 9 speakers, including subwoofer.

3.6R adds to 2.5i:

  • 256-hp 6-cyl. Boxer engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tires
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • Cargo area cover
  • Rear privacy glass

3.6R Premium adds to 3.6R:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • All-Weather Package
  • Driver’s auto up/down window

3.6R Limited adds to 3.6 R Premium:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • New harman/kardon display-type audio system.

Optional for Premium trim lines:

  • New harman/kardon® display-type audio system.
  • Power Moonroof Package with Rear Vision Camera and auto-dimming mirror with display plus Homelink
  • All-Weather Package (2.5i Premium; standard for 3.6R Premium)

Optional for Limited trim lines:

  • Power Moonroof Package
  • Voice-activated GPS navigation system with backup camera, iPod/USB input, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and streaming Bluetooth audio

Optional for all:

  • Mobile Internet

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