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Subaru Outback Specs (2016)

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2016 Subaru Outback Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 108.1 in
Length 189.6 in
Width 72.4 in
Height 66.1 in
Curb Weight 3593 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.5 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 38.9 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 57.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 55.0 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.1 in
Total Legroom 81 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 35.5 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 73.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Subaru Outback Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2015 Through the 2009 model year, the Outback (and the related Legacy sedan) had a tight back seat. Though marketed as a midsize car, it was actually a compact. The 2010 redesign dramatically expanded the Outback's interior, especially in the back seat. The 2015 redesign added another inch of shoulder room, such that the Outback (and Legacy) are now not only truly midsize, but rank among the roomiest midsize cars. Rear air vents are offered--in Outbacks with leather. So the tested car lacked them. Some compact crossovers, including the Cherokee, are about as roomy, but they achieve their specs through a more upright seating position. People in the back seat are closer to the front seats, so they don't feel like they have as much room even though they have just as much space for their legs. But they get rear air vents even in the lower trim levels. see full Subaru Outback review
2016 Subaru Outback Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
The front seats have an unusually high bulge just below my shoulder blades. This feels more odd than uncomfortable, at least to me. The driver's lumbar adjusts, but this affects the area below said bulge. Partly depending on your height your experience might vary. These seats also provide very little lateral support, which admittedly isn't much of an issue given the non-sporting character (and non-sporting tires) of the Outback. I had no such qualms with the armrest on the door. It's wide and cushy. In the front seats' favor, for 2015 Subaru has added fore-aft adjustability to the headrests, a rarity in recent moderately priced cars. The Jeep's cloth seats are too squishy, but they're more form-fittting than the Subaru's, and I find them more comfortable. see full Subaru Outback review
 

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2016 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5i 2.5i Premium 2.5i Limited 3.6R Limited
Standard Engine 2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4000
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4000
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4000
3.6L H6
DOHC-4v
256 hp@6000
247 lb-ft@4400
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires225/65HR17 tires225/65HR17 tires225/60HR18 tires225/60HR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Subaru Outback Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
It generally drives very nicely, but it does feel underpowered at times. see full Subaru Outback review
 

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2016 Subaru Outback MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Wagon 2.5i 24,995 23,499 850
4dr Wagon 2.5i Premium 27,395 25,761 850
4dr Wagon 2.5i Limited 30,395 28,473 850
4dr Wagon 3.6R Limited 33,395 31,227 850

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