Described as a sports utility wagon, the 2009 Subaru Outback is a wildly popular vehicle due in part to it unique diversification of abilities and uses. While other auto makers have attempted to copy the Subaru success story, the original Subaru Outback is still clearly the leader, and gets progressively better with each model year. With a starting manufacturers suggested retail price of $22,295 the 2009 Subaru Outback is quite a bargain given it’s extraordinary features. With gas mileage of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, the 2009 Subaru Outback helps consumers considerably at the gas pump.
The performance of the 2009 Subaru Outback is superior with a 2.5 Liter, 16 valve 4 cylinder engine that has a 170 Horsepower output at 6,000 RPM’s. A fully synchronized 5 speed manual transmission, power assisted rack-and-pinion steering, and a 4 wheel disc anti-lock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution are outstanding mechanical features. The 2009 Subaru Outback has independent front strut suspension and rear multi-link suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars.
On the interior the 2009 Subaru Outback has all of the amenities of a luxury car, without the heavy price tag. A 6 way adjustable driver’s seat, a 3 spoke steering wheel with cruise control, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel are just the beginning of the 2009 Subaru Outback’s quality features. Power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and a center console with dual cup holders put everything at your fingertips. The audio system on the 2009 Subaru Outback consists of an AM/FM stereo with a CD player and MP3 capabilities and 6 speakers.
The 2009 Subaru Outback has a one-of-a-kind look, with 16 inch alloy wheels and styled covers, black door handles and side mirrors, and black-finished raised roof rails. The projector beam and multi-reflector headlights and aluminum alloy rear gate with an integrated spoiler give the 2009 Subaru Outback a bit of sport as well.
From the standpoint of automobile safety, the 2009 Subaru Outback is great. Driver and front passenger front and side airbags, and energy-absorbing steering column, and tire tire pressure monitoring system are very good features. Additionally, kids are well protected with rear child safety door locks and lower anchors and tethers for children.
For this class and price, the 2009 Subaru Outback is a consumers dream. Anyone shopping for a new vehicle would be hard-pressed to find a better vehicle for the price.