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2009 Subaru Outback Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 2,670 mm
Length 4,793 mm
Width 1,770 mm
Height 1,605 mm
Curb Weight 1,531 kg
Fuel Capacity 64 L
Headroom, Row 1 1,029 mm
Shoulder Room, Row 1 1,382 mm
Hip Room, Row 1 1,295 mm
Legroom, Row 1 1,120 mm
Headroom, Row 2 993 mm
Shoulder Room, Row 2 1,364 mm
Hip Room, Row 2 1,336 mm
Legroom, Row 2 861 mm
Total Legroom 1,981 mm (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 949 L
Cargo Volume, Maximum 1,875 L

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2009 Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
It seems to have as much room as my Chevy Suburban. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
More then enough room for my children and their car seats. Much more room compared to my VW Passat Wagon I traded in. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
This is a big one for me since I'm 6'6". The seat is very comfortable, even with my long legs. With it all the way back, I can fit in the rear seat as well. Also, heated seats are a wonderful thing. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The driver's seat with its 10 way adjustments was rival to Volvo's orthopedic chair. The passenger seat, however was akin to something out of a Yaris & this was the main reason we did not buy this car. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 Subaru Outback Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
There are no adjustements for height, lumbar or tilt for the passenger in any of the available trim levels. We would have bought this car new from the dealer otherwise. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
One complaint is the hard, short driver's seat. I use a gel cushion. I had after market leather installed. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A little tight in the left portion of the footwell; small dead pedal. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not long enough for a 6 foot 2 inch frame but I manage see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Footroom too short. see full Subaru Outback review
 

2009 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5i 2.5 XT Limited 3.0R Limited
Standard Engine 2.5L H4
OHC-4v
127 kW@6000
230 Nm@4400
turbocharged
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
181 kW@6000
327 Nm@3600
3.0L H6
DOHC-4v
183 kW@6600
291 Nm@4200
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires225/60HR16 tires225/55VR17 tires225/55VR17 tires
Optional Tires225/55VR17 tires  

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2009 Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Ground clearance with proven AWD drive. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Our 2010 Outback is averaging 25+ mpg in town and 30+ on the road. The CVT is different to drive but adequate for everything except the drag strip. I am very pleased with the power from the improved 2.5 boxer. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The all wheel drive is wonderful and really does give amazing traction for a vehicle that drives like a car. The CVT takes a little getting used to but provides for a uniquely smooth ride. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The H6 engine in the Outback is noticably powerful. I preferred the IDEA of a "proven" (if only 1 year) conventional transmission over the CVT. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The CVT tranny is excellent. I love how smooth it is not having true "shift points". For a 4 cylinder I am very impressed with the ammount of power it produces for being in such a large vehicle. The option of going to manual from automatic is great. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 3.6 was a fantastic engine for this vehicle, the 2.5 was merely adequate. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Plenty of power, if you get it up to 4k rpm. No understeer or oversteer thanks to AWD and very winter capable. The road to my house has 8% to 10% grades and the Outback handled the grades with no problem even when the snow was packed and icy. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The 4 cyl is adequate for the mountains. I can keep it under 3000 rpm and climb anything at highway speeds of 65 or 70 mph. I don't trust it for quick passing though. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We needed all-wheel drive & it has a proven track record in this area. So far, it has met our expectations (with the exception of low clearance) in this regard. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Standard AWD see full Subaru Outback review
2009 Subaru Outback Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Transmission has issues, the TCM has been reflashed 4 times. We've been told that there is not a fix and will not be a recall since it is not a 'safety issue'. Glad we leased it because it is going back; had it been a reliable vehicle we would have purchased at the end of lease. We knew a first model year had risks but never expected this. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
There is no 6 speed manual transmission available for the Outback with the 3.6; another reason we did not buy. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Non-turbo is quite slow even in unloaded vehicle. For the price, there were better options. Auto trans model was only 4 speed, not particularly well-matched to engine power and weight of vehicle. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
could use a few more horses see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Somewhat clunky automatic transmission. Engine is a bit wheezy when passing. see full Subaru Outback review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2009 Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The Continental's started 'bulging' on the inside sidewalls at 11K miles. I am ridiculous about maintaining correct air pressure monthly for both cars. Continental would not replace only adjust. I replaced them with Pirelli P4's. No issues after 8K miles. Also, much quieter and vibrations subsided too. Crap tires are unacceptable on a $34K vehicle. see full Subaru Outback review
 

2009 Subaru Outback MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Wagon 2.5i 22,295 21,020 695
4dr Wagon 2.5 XT Limited 31,595 29,367 695
4dr Wagon 3.0R Limited 32,095 29,924 695

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