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Subaru Outback Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2013)

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2013 Subaru Outback Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 107.9 in
Length 189.0 in
Width 71.7 in
Height 65.7 in
Curb Weight 3459 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 37.8 in
Total Legroom 80.8 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 34.3 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 71.3 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 Subaru Outback

2013 Subaru Outback Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
The front seats are very comfy, and the seat heaters are powerful and warm up quickly. We compared the car to a 2014 Forrester, and we think the OB seats are more comfy-- they have more thigh support. see full Subaru Outback review
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
The rear seats are much more comfy than in the old Outback. They took a couple of inches out of the cargo area to give the rear seat more room. The reclining seatback for the rear seats is a nice comfort as well. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am a big guy. 5'10 and about 290 lbs. This car is very comfortable for me. I can reach the controls nicely, love the heated leather seats. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Very comfortable. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I have found our 2012 Outback to be very comfortable for long drives. The driver's seat has plenty of adjustment to accommodate my frame. Legroom is outstanding. My wife got so spoiled with the heated seats in our 99 Outback Limited that she balks at cars without. So our 2010 and now the 2012 have had the heated seats. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Rear seat comfort is excellent even for very tall teenagers and 20 somethings. The redesign of the Outback in 2010 noticeably improved rear seat space. One note when flipping down the back seats. Make sure your head is out of the way when you lift the release lever. The seat back springs forward quickly. The angle of the rear seat can also be reclined for additional comfort. The fold down center cup holder is a nice touch. The seating position is high so visibility is great. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
0 see full Subaru Outback review
2013 Subaru Outback Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Minor complaint-- like every other Japanese car I've ever owned, this one also doesn't seem to understand that feet get cold. The heater is great- it provides lots of heat, and quickly. But when you you set it to floor, the hot air hits you in the lower calf, and then rises. The heat never makes it to your feet! see full Subaru Outback review
 

2013 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5i 3.6R
Standard Engine 2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
173 hp@5600
174 lb-ft@4100
3.6L H6
DOHC-4v
256 hp@6000
247 lb-ft@4400
Standard Transmission6-speed manual5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable CVT 
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWD
Standard Tires215/70R16 tires225/60R17 tires
Optional Tires225/60R17 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2013 Subaru Outback

2013 Subaru Outback Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
We have the 2.5 engine with the 6 speed manual transmission-- and really like it. In our old 2001 outback, with the 5 speed, it always felt like it needed one more gear to shift to when on the Highway. The 6th gear in the 2014 makes a big difference, and makes for a quieter ride on the highway. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 3.6R has plenty of power and yet gives great gas mileage. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Had a 2010 Forester with the 2.5 4cyl and auto. Hated it. Test drove the Outback with the 3.6R 6cyl and 5 spd auto. Love it! Great power and the transmission is so smooth. Just wish I could shift gears from the gear selector and didn't have to use paddles. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I don't know if I'll ever get used to the CVT. To me it is like driving a rubber band. I have found it to work well though. The engineers say the CVT is one of the reasons for good gas mileage, so it is ok with me. I have lately done a fair amount of driving on 2 lane highways that require passing ability. The Outback will jump out there and accelerate quickly to passing speed. It is not a V8 or a WRX, but it seems to have enough power to me. The CVT does not require any service until at least 100,000 miles. There isn't even a dipstick to check the fluid level on the CVT. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
CVT performs adequately, it's a wagon with a SUV slant, so I don't expect BMW sedan, supercharged SUV or sport car performance. And for passing and ridding this vehicle a bit harder the manual downshift gives it adequate kick to perform a quick acceleration by bypassing the CVT reaction time. The sound is a bit whiny and sound dampening could be improved drastically. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
0 see full Subaru Outback review
2013 Subaru Outback Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
CVT is a poor choice for this vehicle due to typical engine "motor-boating" sound when accelerating. Great for fuel economy, not that great for refinement when revving hard when passing especially due to Subaru's characteristic boxer engine th see full Subaru Outback review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2013 Subaru Outback

2013 Subaru Outback Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Seem to be wearing quickly. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Stock tires seem to be short lived. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Nothing to report, great on solid snow, summer streets, rain and sand, after 20k miles look like new, but we already had 2 holes that needed to be plugged. see full Subaru Outback review
 

2013 Subaru Outback MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Wagon 2.5i 23,495 22,123 795
4dr Wagon 3.6R 28,495 26,643 795

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